In-person course
in Warrington

Cheshire FURNITURE PAINTING Workshop Level 1 Beginners / Intermediate (1 Day) - Treat Yourself to a 'Me Day' and Learn how to Upcycle Your Furniture



I'd love to welcome you to one of my one day (10 am to 3 pm) 'Furniture Painting' in a relaxed and friendly environment at the gorgeous Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden, Warrington, Cheshire. Spend the day in the bright and airy schoolroom and glasshouse whilst looking out onto the spectacular gardens. On sunny days, we can get outside! Having taught the workshops for the past three years, the people who have attended previously have reported they don't just leave with a new skill, but they say they have enjoyed a lovely day out from their busy lives and pressures (with lots of chats, laughs, coffee and cake!), they have met some lovely new friends, and more often than not, they have been inspired to continue further with their ongoing creative endeavours. Please see all of the lovely reviews from attendees. During this workshop, you will learn how to upcycle, refresh, modernise and skillfully transform a piece of your tired and dated furniture whilst making some new like-minded friends in a relaxed, supportive and lovely 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 that you'd like to freshen up and transform into a beautiful, elegant piece to match your home décor. During the first section of the workshop, I will teach you about different paints from the leading brands on the market, brushes, tools, wood preparation and final protection. You will also learn a variety of painting and effects techniques incl. painting, crackling, dry brushing, distressing, two colours, stencilling, waxing and finishing/protecting the paint (including some invaluable tricks of the trade). You will be able to experiment with different paints, colours, brushes and techniques on a techniques 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 scroll to the bottom and select 'message the tutor,' if you would like to proceed to book your place please select 'see available dates' at the top of this page. I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you!

What's included in the price?

All tools, paints 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 on most days, 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 workshop 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. 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. Should you choose to join us on this workshop, I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely and creative day with you. This is our 'Level 1 Furniture Painting Workshop' for beginners/intermediates. We also run: - Level 2 'Furniture Painting Workshops' (for intermediates/advanced) for those of you who have done some painting previously and would like to expand on and develop your skills - Level 1 'Upholstery Workshops' (for beginners) for those of you who are starting out on your upholstery journey - 'Combined Furniture Painting and Upholstery Workshop' (for all levels) for those who just love creating and want to learn some additional creative skills by upcycling a kitchen/dining chair To see further details and available dates for all of our workshops, please scroll down to just above the map and click on 'More From This Maker'. I hope to meet you soon, Jo x (The Boho Shed)


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

Cancellation policy

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



The Boho Shed

with Craft Courses since 2018

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My passion is to help you unlock your creative juices, help you develop your ideas in transforming and brightening your furniture and home, introduce you to like-minded friends at my welcoming workshops and provide a supportive, relaxed & fun environment in which to learn new skills whilst taking some enjoyable time out of your often busy life. I run FURNITURE PAINTING and UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOPS in Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my workshops. Jo


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

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Spooky
  • Hen dos
  • Weekends
  • Overseas Holiday
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
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