Furniture Painting Workshop in the Cotswolds

Duration: One Day

Price: £125

Run by: Celia Perrin & Christopher Sweet
at Interiors @ No. 6 with Tearoom

01242 603070

6 North Street
GL54 5LH

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About the Course

Our courses are aimed at those of you who have never painted furniture before, or who have flirted-with but would like to develop their skills. The courses will cover the most basic techniques, along with a generous dose of furniture painting ideas in a relaxed manner. The intention is to cover everything that you need to know to get started in re-styling furniture and the workshop will be very many hands on.

Whether you just want to refurbish an item for your own personal use, or you may be planning a start-up business in retailing painted furniture, the courses will be planned and delivered, so as not to confuse, and provide you with a good grounding to branch out on your own.

Our Workshops cover:-

- Dry brushing techniques
- Appliques and stenciling
- Methods for upscaling your project
- The use of different paints for specific projects

Please note that from June 2018 we shall be using a specially selected range of Mylands Matt with Marble Paints exclusively for all workshops

Course notes will be provided and the workshops will be managed by owners Celia Perrin & Chris Sweet. Their services are rated as 5* star on Houzz Interiors UK

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

What's included in the price?

The course is constructed in such a way that delegates have little or prior knowledge of furniture painting or refurbishing, and hopefully, at the end of the day, you will have enough knowledge to achieve a high level of proficiency to re-style furniture.

The day includes:-
Coffee and cake treats on arrival
All materials, plus accessories and stencils with which to work
Paint (at least six popular colours) and paint brushes
Luncheon (usually individual quiche and salad, served with an elder-flower presse
Afternoon cream tea with scone, conserve and clotted cream
Course notes and sample products plus other goodies

Kindly bring with you a small piece of furniture that you wish to re-style, and any images on your cell-phone of other items that you may wish to restyle in the future? We would be more than happy to give any advice during the day.

NB. Due to the complexity of your chosen piece, we cannot always guarantee to complete your chosen project during the one day workshop.

Want to review this course?

Warm welcome with a coffee and cake. Discussed what my expectations of the day were. Everything went at my pace and the course was very relaxed. I never felt like I was doing it wrong as creativity is what you make it. Lunch was brilliant my absolute favourite thank you, which allowed the paint to dry on my work. Then we made the finishing touches which totally transformed the piece of furniture. I was astounded and didn’t think it would work but it looks brilliant thank you so much for your guidance and knowledge. I will definitely keep in touch. And the day was nicely rounded off with a freshly made scone with cream! It was a surprise birthday treat for me and I loved every minute of it thank you

- - #15490

Chris and Celia are really generous with sharing their knowledge and their skill. I was really lucky because I was the only attendee so that meant I could have their undivided attention! I took along an Ercol chair that I want to restore. They taught me how to clean it and rub it down and take the varnish off and then gave me a list of instructions as to how to continue the project at home. There simply isn't enough time to complete such a big project on one day but they got me off to to a cracking start and filled me with confidence and know how. I enjoyed the painting lesson on chair spindles and I had no idea that stencilling and gilt work could be so effective. Lovely people who care about doing the job properly and imparting their wisdom with kindly guidance. I especially like that they were flexible with the day and taught me what I was interested in. Thank you so much.

- - #15118

Enjoyed the course, thank you Chris and Celia for showing us different techniques to paint furniture, and giving us inspiration to try something new.
Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea exceptional

- - #15117

Hello Celia and Chris

The course with you was rewarding and helpful. I learnt new techniques, new approaches, about material like brushes which one to use and how. You had samples ready to show me the techniques and I tried myself. You showed me stenciling and moulds which is new to me and very intriguing. It was beneficial to meet with you, thank you very much for your inputs, it's mostly appreciated.

Kind regards,


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- - #15093

The perfect introduction to furniture painting. Chris and Celia couldn't have been more helpful, talking us through all the steps from what to look out for (and avoid) when picking furniture to paint, preparation and choosing paint to painting the additional techniques you can use to enhance a piece. We each came away with a finished and completely transformed piece of furniture which will act as a lovely reminder of a lovely day and a confidence boost to start more furniture projects. All this and delicious food and wonderful hospitality. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.

- - #14531

Response from Interiors @ No. 6 with Tearoom:

Hi Jennifer

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a real pleasure looking after you and Mum the other day, and look forward to seeing her assessment in due course.

Don't hesitate to contact us should you require further advice

Best wishes Celia & Chris

This was a lovely mother and daughter activity introducing us to furniture painting. Prior to the course we had spent a fun morning at a local place hunting out a small piece of furniture to take with us. Celia and Chris were delightful and very helpful. We learnt a range of new skills. Excellent value for money, lovely food - very enjoyable birthday. Thank you.

- - #14373

Response from Interiors @ No. 6 with Tearoom:

Thank you Brenda for responding to our review request and the rating that you provided. We note that you awarded a 4* grade and it would be useful to learn how we could improve the day in order to receive an excellent (5*) review?

When convenient can you kindly respond to

Meantime feel free to contact us at anytime for further advice.
Best wishes Celia

I did this workshop with my husband, and both of us being complete beginners and not very artistically creative we just wanted to have a nice day together and thought we'd try out something new. Amazingly under the guidance of Chris and Celia we each transformed a bedside table and were extremely proud of what we achieved. Maybe we are creative after all! Now that we have some skills, some confidence and a couple of mentors in Celia and Chris, we are planning many more projects. I definitely recommend this course whether you are a total novice or looking to start a furniture business. We had a really enjoyable day and loved getting to know Chris and Celia too. Thanks very much!

- - #13156

I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to furniture painting. Chris and Celia were encouraging, helpful and generous with their knowledge of products to use and practical tips for avoiding common mistakes. A great way to gain confidence to start on those projects you've always wanted to do but didn't know where to start. And I left with three small items well underway to a finished state!

- - #12512

We booked a group of four on the furniture painting workshop. They all found the course extremely well presented and very helpful. Different learning styles and levels of competence were taken account of. They found that the pace of the course kept them interested and the day went very quickly. I know that they appreciated the patience that was shown them. It was a bonus that they came away with a piece of furniture that they had painted themselves. Overall this course has really motivated them to try their new skills and they are looking forwarding to putting their new skills into practice. They also thought the food provided was delicious.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 19th August 2018
Tuesday 21st August 2018
Thursday 23rd August 2018

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