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 Acrylic Mineral paint (Fusion Mineral Paint and Fleur Designer Paints): they are easy to apply, have a built in top coat for water permanency, are 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. Please wear clothing suitable for painting in - or bring an apron (we can provide one if needed!)
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.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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 paint 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.
The Butterfly's Wing is based at The New Georgian Rooms, in Bridlington's Historic Old Town. There is Free all day parking nearby, with local transport links available.
2½ hours (flexible times to suit)