About the Course
In this introduction to furniture painting, Lynn, owner/designer at The Butterfly's Wing, will take you through the process of painting furniture, from initial preparation to painting one and two colour finishes, including how to distress using wax resist and wet distressing. We also look at decorative finishes such as metallic paints, antiquing waxes and glazes, and how to care for your painted furniture.
After practicing the techniques you then have the opportunity to paint a piece that you bring from home, or I can provide something for you*.
At The Butterfly's Wing I love using Fusion mineral paint: it is easy to apply, has a built in top coat for water permanency, is reasonably priced, durable and eco friendly. This paint assures a quality finish that adheres beautifully with a gorgeous, smooth satin sheen - perfect for the beginner and the seasoned professional!
(*Please let me know if you are bringing your own piece, it needs to be small enough that you can carry it - e.g. small table, picture frame, tray, apple box, table lamp - and may need some prep before you arrive).
No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome (over 16s only). Please wear clothing suitable for painting in - or bring an apron (we can provide one if needed!)
Terms & Conditions:
Full payment is required at time of booking.
The workshops are non-refundable. I will transfer you to another date/workshop where possible and agreed by both parties, if you are unable to attend your booked session. Please notify me as soon as you can and at least 24 hours prior to workshop start.
If booking with a Craft Courses voucher for part, or all, of the course fee, please give all details on the contact form or by telephoning me. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about workshops - I am always happy to help and improve my workshops where needed.
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?
As well as your sample pieces and your painted item, you get to take home an instruction guide to help you remember what we have done!
We also offer a 10% discount on any fusion products purchased on the day. PLUS 10% discount on any further workshops booked on the day!
Refreshments are provided along with a delicious homemade cake or biscuits.
Shabby sheep is based in a beautiful, rural location, so transport is required and we have plenty of parking (although we are happy to pick you up from our nearest bus stop if you need it - please enquire before booking!)
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.