Furniture Painting Workshop (Level 1) - Learn how to upcycle/paint your furniture - Warrington, Cheshire

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Description

Hello, we hope you are all well and safe.

We are delighted to announce we are now back up and running and hope you will find our workshops a welcome delight after the very difficult times we have all had.

Come along to one of our 'one' day (10am to 3pm) fun and friendly Furniture Painting Workshops at the gorgeous Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden, Warrington, Cheshire. Spend the day in the bright and airy schoolroom and glass house whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside to paint!

Learn how to upcycle, refresh, modernise and skilfully transform a piece of your tired and dated furniture whilst making some new like minded friends in a relaxed, supportive and beautiful environment.

Leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time.

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.

During the first section of the workshop I will teach you about the paint, brushes, tools and wood preparation. You will also learn a variety of painting and effects techniques incl. painting, crackling, dry brushing, distressing, two colour, stencilling, waxing and finishing/protecting the paint when you will be able to experiment with different paints, colours, brushes and techniques on a practice 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.

You will then try out your newly learned skills during the second part of the day when you will paint and transform your own piece of furniture.

I will be there every step of the way to guide you and to provide advice and ideas for a creative result. 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.

If you have any questions in advance of booking your place please select 'chat with the maker,' if you would like to proceed to booking your place please select 'see available dates.'

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

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools, paints and and materials are provided and are included in the price.

The price also includes lovely homemade cakes, cream scones, biscuits, tea and coffee throughout the day. Lunch is not included in the price, however a delicious afternoon tea or lunch can be enjoyed in the gorgeous adjoining glass house Ape Bars Cafe overlooking the amazing gardens (please let me know if you would like lunch in the cafe as I will need to book you in at the moment), or please feel free to bring some lunch with you which can be eaten in the workshop or in the beautiful gardens.

Parking is available free of charge within the Walled Garden just outside the School Room (I will provide a map and directions).

Please come in comfortable clothing and ideally an apron (not essential). Also comfortable shoes.

We are extremely proud of the lovely reviews we have received from people attending previous workshops. Please take a look in The Boho Shed review section.

Should you choose to join us on this workshop, I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely and creative day with you.

Our lovely chalk paint will be available for you to buy from the workshop or online should you wish to continue with other exciting projects at home.

This is the Level 1 Furniture Painting Workshop for beginners/intermediates We also run Upholstery Workshops for those of you who would like to learn some all-round skills. Please see our other 'The Boho Shed' course listings here on the Craft Courses site.

Joanne (The Boho Shed).

Maker

Joanne Hughes at The Boho Shed

Venue

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Witherwin Avenue, Grappenhall Heys
Warrington
Cheshire
WA4 3DS

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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Reviews

In-person course
Deb Lovelock - - #35001

Thoroughly enjoyed Jo’s furniture painting workshop at the Boho Shed. Spent a lovely relaxing day learning a new skill in a beautiful location with friendly people. Thanks Jo. Hope to return soon for the upholstery workshop.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Deb. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it, our first in Billinge. I love it that you went all out and experimented with a few different techniques on your lovely frames. I look forward to seeing you again at one of the upholstery workshops. x

In-person course
Annette Firman - - #34930

I had a brilliant day today amongst some lovely like minded people! Jo’s workshop is excellent. She explains techniques really well and is so helpful with answering questions and demonstrates them individually as well as to the whole group. I managed to transform a dated old side table into something unique and pretty! The added bonus was the delicious cakes and tranquil setting.
I would highly recommend this workshop 😀

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so very much for your kind review Annette. I sincerely enjoyed our day together. You were a pleasure to teach and made such a fantastic job of your little table. Glad you enjoyed the cakes too! I’ll pass on your comments to the bakers aka Mum and Aunty. 🙏💕

In-person course
Anita Jones - - #34916

Had a great day on the furniture workshop and learnt many things which I can’t wait to put into practice.
The afternoon tea provided was also delicious.
Highly recommend this course and Jo was very informative and helpful.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you Anita, It means the world when I receive good feedback from attendees. Im so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, and a big thank you to the staff at Cuerden Café for providing such a delicious afternoon tea. :-) 🙏💕

In-person course
Samantha Kelshaw - - #34911

Great day with Jo
Relaxed fun and really informative
Would highly recommend it and look forward to the advanced course soon

Samantha

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your lovely comments Sam, and for travelling so far to the workshop. I just love those candlesticks! 😍

In-person course
Sarah bushell - - #34285

Jo
Just wanted to say I had such a lovely day today. Never felt so relaxed for a long time.
& loved the sunshine touch lol! Xx

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your lovely review Sarah. I'm so pleased you had a lovely day. For those reading this, Sarah has given me a new name for 'dry brushing' - the 'sunshine touch' cos she loved the technique so much, and so do I! :-)

In-person course
Ruth lovelady - - #34280

Lovely welcoming reception v informative day thoroughly enjoyed
Thanks Jo

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your kind words Ruth. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. X

In-person course
Jane N - - #34073

Had a really enjoyable day in the shed and Jo was excellent - good level of information given and then we were let loose to work on our projects with Jo on hand to help and make suggestions along the way. I had a brilliant day and was delighted with the results of my project - the outcome was better than I had dared to hope for. Would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone starting out on furniture painting - it gives a really good base of knowledge and understanding. The homemade bakes were a bonus too! Many thanks Jo for a brilliant day.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely words Jane. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day. You did a lovely job of your furniture. Happy painting at home! :-)

In-person course
Wendy Tierney - - #31567

I attended the 1 day furniture painting workshop for beginners yesterday at the lovely Grappenhall Heys Gardens in Warrington. It was a very enjoyable, relaxed and informal day. First class tuition from Jo who took us through several paint techniques step by step. Jo kept us topped up with refreshments and delicious cakes & scones baked by her mum and auntie.

I painted and waxed a small side table using the air brushing and ageing technique and I was well chuffed with the final finish resulting in my table now being promoted from garage to dining room.

All materials were supplied by Jo with a huge choice of colours. I would highly recommend the workshop and I’m ok considering booking the upholstery course she runs in the future.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your lovely kind words Wendy. I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop and cakes! Mum and Aunty are delighted. 😊 Hope to see you next year.

In-person course
Luise - - #31562

A great course! Jo takes you through a range of techniques and gives you the confidence to experiment on your own piece of furniture. She is knowledgeable,
patient and inspiring. Lovely to take home a transformed piece of furniture at the end of the course. Looking forward to doing level 2 next year!

Response from The Boho Shed:

I’m so pleased you enjoyed the workshop Luise. I look forward to seeing you again next year.

In-person course
Rachael - - #31559

I attended Jo's Painting Furniture workshop in Grapenhall and wasn't sure what to expect as it was a gift from my husband and I hadn't done anything like it before.

Jo did a great job of putting me at ease, taking the time to explain lots of different techniques before we got to put them into practice.

The workshop was lovely and relaxed and after practicing some of the techniques, we got to paint our own piece of furniture from home. There were lots of handy tips, and I feel like a gained the confidence and inspiration to paint some more pieces (and we got to enjoy some lovely cakes and scones too).

Response from The Boho Shed:

I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop Rachael. You made a lovely job of your table. Thanks for your lovely comments.

In-person course
Christina - - #30808

Attended the furniture painting and upcycling workshop a few days ago and it was excellent! The workshop was a perfect size, really chilled and informal and the location was perfect, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a fab little café. Jo was an excellent trainer and I picked up some great prepping and painting techniques and advice around the best paints and brushes to purchase. Will definitely be attending more of Jo's sessions! X

Response from The Boho Shed:

So pleased you enjoyed the workshop Christina. It was a pleasure for me and your little chair looked really gorgeous. I look forward to seeing you again soon. X

In-person course
Lesley - - #30711

The furniture painting workshop at Cuerden Valley yesterday was really enjoyable and very informative. Jo allowed all participants to ask questions as we were learning new techniques and was very supportive and encouraging as we worked on our individual pieces. We all came away inspired and more confident to try out new techniques. Thanks Jo!

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Lesley. I’m delighted you enjoyed the day and feel inspired to try some more new techniques. Happy Painting.

In-person course
Lesley Hitchen - - #29462

Great course for anyone wanting to enhance or reminder of techniques, or like me start from the beginning not having tried it before. Great tips on which paints work better with the different techniques. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere in a great location. I will definitely be going to more of Jo's courses!

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks for your lovely review Lesley. You did such a great job of your furniture particularly it was your first time. I look forward to seeing you again.

In-person course
Michelle winstanley - - #29224

I had an amazing time both learning new techniques and brushing up (pardon the pun) on previously taught skills. This was my second experience of the level 1 course, and I was delighted to realise how much more I learnt. The entire day was so much fun, led by an extremely accomplished artist who was so generous in sharing her vast knowledge and experience. Joanne purposed to divide her time between all 8 of us so brilliantly, guiding and advising with ideas personal to each person, and perfectly appropriate to each piece. We all had a fabulous time of bonding throughout the day as we practised the various exercises. We all came away with a greater understanding of approaching furniture restoration, along with transferable skills for future endeavours. We also came away with a finished product that, to my mind, were of a very high standard. I can highly recommend Joanne’s workshops. You will never see a piece of furniture in the same light. A joy!!

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your really lovely words Michelle. You are doing such a fantastic job of all your painting projects. You're very talented and creative. Your biscuits were delicious btw! Thank you!

In-person course
Beth Downes - - #27863

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Response from The Boho Shed:

What a really lovely review Beth, thank you so much. I really enjoyed working with you in helping you to develop your skills and go home with a gorgeous piece of transformed furniture. You did a fantastic job!

In-person course
Joyce Kay - - #27853

I would like to thank Jo for a brilliant introduction to furniture painting, I'm not very good at arty things but thought I would give this course a try and see what I could produce. We were provided with written, verbal and practical instruction and Jo was very supportive and helpful at all times. And so, we set about using our new learned techniques to transform our tired old pieces of furniture into some lovely items.

The course is held in a large and comfortable room near the cafe where we ate a wonderful afternoon tea. I would recommend this course to anyone who is curious/interested in furniture painting and I am certainly going to try my hand at painting some furniture at home.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Joyce. It was great that you were part of the day! I am so pleased you will try out your newly learned techniques at home. Please let me see what you produce.

In-person course
Suzanne Connor - - #27604

A lovely day, I learned a lot and met some great people too. Would definitely recommend this course.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your recommendation Suzanne. Your mirror looked delightful at the end of the day. I had a lovely day with you all too. Hope to see you again.

In-person course
Carolyn Williams - - #27603

What a lovely day
Very interesting and interactive, every minute used to the max.
Learned such a lot and came away with a great sense of achievement.
Lovely place with great facilities.
Very well done Jo.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you Carolyn. You did so well with your unit. I hope your fish enjoy their new home. It was lovely to spend the day with you.

In-person course
Val Davies - - #27599

I was given this course as a birthday present from my daughter. This course did not appeal to me but went with a very small table (just about to be thrown into a tip) not knowing what to expect! The day was spent with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor, Joanne.
At the end of the day I came away having transformed my small table and learnt a great deal about all types and methods of transforming items of furniture.

There were 8 of us all with different items and all took a marvellous turnaround in appearance. Changed my mind - would recommend this course especially to people who think they cannot do this.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Val. I am so delighted you enjoyed the day and got so much out of it having arrived feeling quite cynical about the workshop. You did amazingly well with your table and I hope your daughter loved it too.

In-person course
Anna Mather - - #27601

Jo was a fantastic teacher. I went having no experience of doing any furniture painting to creating two beautiful picture frames and feeling truly inspired.
Highly recommended.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks for your recommendation Anna. I'm so pleased you left feeling inspired and hope you manage to continue at home. Hope to see you again.

In-person course
Ines - - #26838

Excellent day! This course is well organized, Jo is always there to help and her instruction are easy to follow. There is plenty of material to choose from at every step of creating your personal piece of art or joy. I loved the fact that these skill are so easily transferable to other materials or projects too.
Great course, excellent company and skills as well as memories or gifts to go home with! What more can you wish for!?
A big "Thank you" to the cafe for the amazing food!
Thank you, Jo!

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your lovely words Ines. It was a pleasure to have you be part of a great day and I'm delighted you are pleased with your creations. I agree, as usual, the cafe did an amazing job of providing a delicious afternoon tea!

In-person course
Sarah Elsy - - #26837

What a lovely day! Jo guided us through making the Christmas bottle and Christmas plaque with patience and expertise. I was delighted with the things I made. To be able to make such an effective keepsake or decoration in one day was wonderful. Thank you for the yummy cakes along the way and thank you to all at Cuerden Cafe for a fantastic afternoon tea. The location couldn't have been better. I would definitely come back for more courses like this with Jo at the helm!

Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop Sarah, especially on your birthday! Thanks for being part of a really great Christmassy day. Hope to see you again soon.

In-person course
Sharon Radley - - #25875

Today I had the privilege to attend Jo’s Boho Shed studio and learn how to paint a piece of furniture. My best friend bought me this experience as a surprise and it did not disappoint. I had a dark wood table that looked very unloved and with Jo’s great knowledge, passion for her craft and Enthusiastic enthusiasm for us to enjoy learning a new skill, I produced an amazing rejuvenated piece of furniture in Swanky Pants colour edged in distressed silver. Highly recommended and thank you Jo xx

Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm delighted you enjoyed the workshop Sharon and that it was a good surprise! Lovely of your friend to do that for you. Thank you for your kind words. x

In-person course
Sal Basford - - #25867

I have just spent a wonderful day learning loads of excellent furniture painting techniques. There were only a few in the class so Jo was able to support us all really well. Jo is obviously a very knowledgeable & experienced teacher.
I arrived with a very boring and highly polished dark wood nest of tables & left with a beautiful & classy navy & grey table, looking forward to painting the other 2. Already planning my next day with Jo, but what to choose - upholstered footstool or intermediate painting techniques 🤔 . Great day, thanks Jo xxx

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much Sal. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, you did a really great job on your tables. I look forward to seeing you soon on the next one. :-)

In-person course
Shaorn - - #25567

Just had a brilliant day with Jo who was wonderful and informative. Even though I am not creative, this allowed me to try out different techniques which I will be able to use. Jo spent time with everyone discussing ideas for our chosen piece of furniture. I am looking forward to booking on another course in the future.

Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm delighted you enjoyed the day, thank you for your lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

In-person course
Helen-Jane Mason - - #25501

Had a brilliant day learning new skills which I can't wait to try out on other pieces of furniture that desperately need to be rejuvenated!
The instructor was very informative, and with guidance and advice along the way, I finished up with a brand new contemporary paper rack. Thank you so much!

Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day Helen, you did a great job on your paper rack. I look forward to seeing your future creations. Thanks for your lovely words.

In-person course
Jane - - #25390

Having attended the Level 1 Furniture painting course earlier in the year & thoroughly enjoyed it, I was keen to get booked on the Level 2. Jo is extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes the whole day great fun. I would highly recommend attending Jo’s workshops & will be returning for the footstool upholstery workshop in the new year.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for your lovely words Jane, I'm so pleased you got as much out of the level 2 painting course and I look forward to seeing you for some upholstering in 2020! :-)

In-person course
Julie - - #24730

I attended this course sept 14th. Jo is absolutely delightful. She is well informed, patient and encouraging! The choice of kit that she provides is amazing. This is my second course with Jo and I’m looking to attend my third soon! The venue is brilliant and the lunch/afternoon tea is delicious. Highly recommended. Thanks Jo.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so very much Julie. It was a delight to spend the day with such a lovely group of girls. I agree, Cuerden View Cafe is a perfect venue and all credit to the staff and chefs for consistently providing an excellent and friendly service and afternoon tea.

In-person course
Jan Halstead - - #24671

What a fab day, this is my second course with the Boho Shed at Cuerden Valley and already planning my next one. The course was informative and fun in an informal atmosphere. The techniques we have learned and all the expert tips will enable me to use them on projects at home. Thanks again Jo for a lovely day. PS. The afternoon tea (lunch) provided, sets you up for the afternoon.

Response from The Boho Shed:

It was great to see you again Jan and I'm delighted you enjoyed your second workshop as much as the first. Credit to Cuerden View Cafe and staff for providing a beautiful environment and delicious afternoon tea! See you again soon. :-)

In-person course
Julie King - - #24452

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.

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.

In-person course
Barbara Smith - - #24492

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!

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.

In-person course
Susan Sanderson - - #24467

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 recommend......plus the cakes are delicious x

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

In-person course
Barbara - - #24429

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

Response from The Boho Shed:

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

In-person course
Julie King - - #23810

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.

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 :-)

In-person course
Debby - - #23671

Myself and my friend have always fancied upcycling furniture but have never been brave enough to have a go so we decided to go on a course to see what it was all about and I'm glad we did.
Jo is a fantastic teacher, very good at explaining things and with it being a maximum of 6 people per class she had time to come round and give advice and help to everyone individually.
The afternoon tea was to die for and it was lovely to sit and each lunch in such beautiful surroundings'
I would recommend any of Jo's courses - we will be attending many more in the coming months

Now - where's my paint...

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you for a lovely review Debby. I'm so pleased you and Deb enjoyed the workshop. You did such a fantastic job of those chairs, I really loved them. I look forward to seeing you at the level 2 creative workshop in September.

In-person course
Anne Kingston - - #23653

Attended a Furniture Painting workshop with Joanne on Sat 27 July 2019 at Cuerden Valley Park. Lovely relaxed but informative workshop with the delightful Joanne who goes out of her way to help individuals as well as supplying lots of general information on how to get the best effects. The location for this workshop is ideal, comfortable and set in a lovely park and the lunch was plentiful and delicious. All in all a really wonderful way to spend a day. Highly recommended and good value for money too! Thanks Joanne, can't wait for the next one.

Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop Anne, it was great to finally meet you and I look forward to seeing you at the upholstery one in Aug.

In-person course
Heather Bolton - - #23120

I completed the one day furniture painting workshop for beginners on 7th June. It was an excellent day. First class tuition from Jo who took us through several paint techniques step by step. I painted a small side table using the crackle glaze technique, some stencilling and air brushing. I was really impressed with the final result. All materials supplied with a huge choice of colours. I would highly recommend the workshop. Far better than a previous workshop I had attended.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your kind words Heather. Your did an amazing job on your table. keep up the good work.

In-person course
Liz Duncan - - #23127

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.

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.

In-person course
Level 1 Furniture Painting Workshop - - #22684

Had a great day with Jo on this workshop. Jo gave us the chance to practice some painting techniques with lots of help and guidance. We then set about painting our own piece of furniture. I feel confident now to have a go at painting more items in my home. A fun day. Thanks Jo

Response from The Boho Shed:

Wonderful news!! My job is done - for you to leave with the knowledge and confidence to continue with your own projects at home. Don't forget to show me your creativity. :-)

In-person course
Liz Webster - - #22655

Just had a fab and fun day at the furniture painting course on 7 June in Grappenhall. Jo is an excellent teacher and very approachable. We learnt lots of new techniques which I can try at home before going on the level 2 course later in the year. It was a great venue, great crowd, great fun and great value.
I would recommend this course and Jo to anyone.
I'm also looking forward to the upholstery course which I have booked for this summer.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks so much Liz. That's so kind of you. I look forward to seeing you in August for another fun and creative day.

In-person course
Clare Winstone - - #22659

I would recommend this course as a fun an informative way to learn various painting techniques. Jo is very helpful and knowledgeable, and the group of other ladies on the course were friendly and supportive. I’m looking forward to doing the next level.

Response from The Boho Shed:

I'm so pleased you and your lovely Mum enjoyed the day Clare, it was great for me too. A lovely group and soooooo creative. I look forward to seeing you again on the level 2 workshop.

In-person course
Vanda Groves - - #22365

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.

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.

In-person course
Jan - - #21913

On Friday 10 May, my neighbour Lesley and myself were lucky enough to attend Furniture Painting Level 1 Beginners at Cuerden Valley Cafe, we had a lovely day, met some wonderful and helpful ladies, had a fabulous Afternoon Tea in Cuerden Cafe and most of all learnt so much from our lovely teacher Jo, thank you for your patience!

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so very much for your kind words Jan. It was such a great day with you all and I picked up a few lovely creative ideas myself from you all.

In-person course
Karen Crean - - #21909

Jo is knowledgable, friendly & encouraging - I would highly recommend this course - I learnt so much.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much Karen. It was fantastic for me to teach such a lovely group. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day.

In-person course
Vanda - - #21059

I had the best time, learnt loads of techniques and felt confident enough to try out my new skills on furniture at home by tge end of the workshop. Jo was so friendly and patient.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Ah, thank you Vanda, I had such a great day with you all and I'm so pleased you learned so much. I love that little jewellery box, you did such a great job! I have received your message and will book you onto the advanced workshop now.

In-person course
Julie Inman - - #20997

I attended Jo's paint workshop on Friday with my mum. It was excellent day out, good value for money and very informative. We learnt how to create a distressed look, stencil, how to create the crackling look. Jo was extremely friendly, patient, helpful and full of wonderful ideas as we had the opportunity during the course to create an effect on an item of our choice. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jo's workshops and I will definitely be attending one very soon. xx

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks for your lovely words Julie. I'm delighted you and your Mum enjoyed the day. My Mum and Aunty are tickled pink you enjoyed their homemade cakes and scones! And I am so very pleased you have been inspired to keep your old furniture and make it beautiful following the workshop. See you at the next one.

In-person course
Jane - - #20397

I attended Jo’s workshop in February and was very impressed. Jo is very knowledgable and patient and taught us lots of amazing techniques. An old childhood bookcase became a very modern and refreshed piece of furniture thanks to Jo’s advice and guidance. The cakes were yummy too. Highly recommended the Boho Shes and Jo. Can’t wait for level 2.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you so much for your lovely words Jane. It's so great to receive such positive feedback. Your bookcase looked gorgeous and I'm delighted you enjoyed the day...and the cakes! :-)

In-person course
Lindsay Fraser - - #20227

Great workshop attended in February, learnt some great techniques. If you are looking to upcycle any old furniture I would highly recommend on Thebohoshed courses. Thanks Jo looking forward to the next one.

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you Lindsay. You did a great job! I'm really pleased you enjoyed the day and I look forward to working with you at Level 2.

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julie pye - - #20221

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.

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.

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Anne Jackson - - #19624

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.

Anne

Response from The Boho Shed:

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

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Rachel - - #19111

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!

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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