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Furniture Painting – An introduction to Shabby Chic

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Duration: 1/2 Day

Price: £120

Book with: Luke Jeary
at Key Skills Norfolk Limited

2 Bartons Court
Horse Fair Close
St. Johns Business Estate, Downham Market
PE38 0QR

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About the Course

Do you…

…like to see new life brought back into old and boring furniture?

…have an interest in distressed painted wooden items?

…lack experience working with wood or painting it but would love to learn more?

If you answered yes to any of the 3 questions above then this is the course for you…

About the course:

‘Here’s your chance to learn some wood distressing, finishing and painting skills to produce that vintage country furniture look.

During the class, you will spend time learning some basic wood preparation techniques, exploring how and why this preparation will affect the final desired effect.

You will find out about the characteristics of common materials used in furniture and how to best work with these.

This course is designed to build a participants confidence in basic furniture painting tasks, in order to successfully & skilfully achieve a professional finish.

Topics Covered:

Selection of project items (What to look for + do’s and don’ts).
An introduction to dry brushing effects.
Materials that can be used to your advantage including certain common defects.
Correct brushing techniques for the material or item being painted.
Introduction to time saving power tool techniques.
Adding the effects of age.
What’s included?

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?

-An introductory gift pack
-Refreshments: Tea, coffee, Fruit juice along with a biscuit, pastry or
cake on arrival and after the course
-Lunch: A light lunch will be provided by a locally based supplier
-Materials, paints and sundries: Everything needed for this course will
be provided
-Exclusive discount off a future course with us

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos