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Furniture chalk painting workshops in Rainford, St Helens - by The Boho Shed

Duration: One day (10am to 3pm)

Price: £75

Book with: Joanne Hughes
at The Boho Shed

Rainford Village Hall
Church Road
Rainford, St Helens
WA11 8HB

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About the Course

Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St Helens, Merseyside. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home.

The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time.

Choose either level 1 or level 2 depending on your experience:

On the Level 1 Beginners course, the first section of the workshop will be a step by step instruction on a variety of techniques incl. prep, painting, crackling, dry brushing, distressing, two colour, stencilling and finishing/protecting the paint when you will be able to experiment with different paints, colours, brushes and techniques on a techniques board (provided and which you will be able to take home). I will guide you through each stage and discuss in detail how and when to use each technique. During this time we will start to discuss your piece of furniture and which look(s)/colour(s) you prefer in preparation for the second part of the day when you will transform your piece. You will be able to ask as many questions as you wish and much of the time will be one to one.

You will bring a small piece of furniture which you'd like to freshen up and transform into a beautiful, elegant piece to match your home decor, and try out your newly learned skills during the second part of the day. I will be there every step of the way to guide you and to provide advice and ideas for a creative result. Again, with such a small group, there is plenty of time for one to one discussion. Full workshop notes on techniques, paints, products and where to buy will be provided.

The level 2 Intermediate / Advanced workshop is ideal for people who have a basic knowledge of furniture painting, or those who have attended Level 1. You will learn a variety of more advanced techniques including glazing, raised stencilling, image transfer, decoupage, blending and metallic/leaf foiling, creating your own board and small pieces (all provided in the price) which you will be able to take home with you on the day. You wouldn't need to bring any furniture with you for this workshop. Full workshop notes also provided.

For more information or to book a place please contact Joanne via the contact "button" link above.

I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you!

Future dates to be arranged. Please contact to show your interest.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, materials, paint and painting boards.

Cakes / biscuits and tea / coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring some lunch with you.

Free parking is available across the road from the village hall.

Please come in comfortable clothing which you don't mind getting marked or please bring an apron. Also please wear comfortable shoes.

Please contact me via the green 'contact' button at the top of this page. I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely day with you.

Joanne (The Boho Shed).

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Another great day learning new craft skills from Joanne. Level 2 was brilliant, as was level 1. My shed is now cleared waiting to be painted and have my electrics re-connected. Can't wait to get started on my own projects!

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Response from The Boho Shed:

It was lovely to have you attend the workshops Babs, I'm so pleased you enjoyed them. I look forward to seeing what you create at home.

Completed both Level 1 and Level 2 courses in furniture painting techniques with Jo. Great to learn about different products and gain confidence in how to use them. Jo is a lovely teacher and encourages creativity and the desire to go home and paint everything using the skills learnt.!. The courses are fun, informative and friendly and I have already booked on the upholstery course. Highly the cakes are delicious x

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Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm so delighted you are enjoying the workshops Susan. Thank you for your lovely words and I look forward to teaching you how to upholster next week. x

I have just attended Level 2 furniture painting workshop and had another amazing day learning new techniques to add to my Level 1 skills. In level 1 I learned one colour distressed look, two colour distress with waxing, two colours with crackled effect (my fave) and stencilling and dry brushing. If that's not enough I'm now adding glazing, raised stencilling, image transfer, decoupage (amazing technique) blending, dry brushing and metallic foiling.
Can't believe how much I have learned, and again Jo you are an amazing teacher and so passionate and patient. I would recommend these two courses, you will love them.

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Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your kind words Julie, but it takes two to tango :-) You did a lovely job on both workshops. Hope to see you again soon.

Thoroughly enjoyed level one, looking forward to level two. Just nipping out to buy some chalk paint, that's how motivated I am!

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Response from The Boho Shed:

That's fantastic news Barbara. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday for level 2 creative techniques. :-)

I attended the furniture painting workshop today Level 1, thank you Jo for another fab day. I loved the upholstery footstool workshop so much I wanted to learn more skills and thats what I did today. I was looking forward to this course and it was more than I expected it to be. I have learned some amazing techniques that I will use on some pieces of furniture I have at home to upcycle. Jo, I keep looking at my chair and thinking wow I did that! Thank you again for all your patience, knowledge and the skills you taught us today and your encouragement to step out of my comfort zone! I met a lovely couple today, so nice meeting like minded people. Can't wait for Level 2 Jo, and the handouts are spot on and a great help in knowing what to buy. I would highly recommend the workshops.

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Response from The Boho Shed:

It was really great to see you again after the upholstery workshop Julie. I'm absolutely delighted you enjoyed the painting as much. It's such a compliment to have lovely people return for more learning with me. You helped to make it a wonderful day! See you at Level 2 :-)

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Joanne is very knowledgeable and inspirational. The class was small and everyone had one to one tuition. We all produced fantastic items to take home. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a new hobby. Just be prepared to get hooked on furniture restoration.
Thanks Joanne. Can’t wait for the advanced course.

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Response from The Boho Shed:

Many thanks Liz, it's great to see you have continued to paint at home doing some gorgeous pieces for your new home. I look forward to seeing you at the level 2 workshop.

Jo is so knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend the advanced painting workshop, I've learnt so much and have bern practicing my new skills on pieces at home. Such a relaxing time and so therapeutic.

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Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your kind words Vanda. I'm delighted you enjoyed this level 2 workshop and pleased you have continued painting at home. I look forward to receiving the pictures. I will let you know about the upcoming drop in 'paint with me' sessions.

Had a really enjoyable day with Joanne from The Boho Shed learnt techniques that were really effective to give any piece a facelift. Joanne had loads of ideas and her passion shone through. Would definitely recommend her courses.

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Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks for the lovely review Julie. I really enjoyed working with you on your piece and had a great day too.

When to a Furniture Workshop on the 19 January wonderful day, “Extremely enjoyable and informative. Joanne was very knowledgeable and helpful!'”
Would recommend her courses if you have ever considered learning how chalk paint to give your furniture a new lease of life.


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Response from The Boho Shed:

Many thanks for the lovely review Anne. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day.

Had a great day today at the Furniture Paint Workshop :). Jo is really friendly and knowledgeable, I feel like a learnt a lot :). Thank you!

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Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you Rachel, you produced a wonderfully creative piece of furniture. I'm delighted you enjoyed the day.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 16th November 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Child friendly
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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