Furniture Painting Workshop in Grappenhall, Cheshire (1 Day) - prep and protection, distressing, crackling, stencilling, waxing, blending, dry brush etc



Furniture painting workshop in Cheshire where you will learn preparation and protection, distressing, crackling, stencilling, waxing, blending, dry brush etc. Treat Yourself to a 'Me Day' and Learn how to Upcycle Your Furniture I'd love to welcome you to this one day (10 am to 3 pm) 'Furniture Painting' Workshops 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! You will bring a small piece of furniture that you'd like to 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, blending, 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. Having taught the workshops for the past five years, my attendees have reported they don't just leave with a new and exciting upcycling 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 have been inspired to continue painting at home on their own projects. Please see all of the lovely reviews from attendees. During this workshop, you will 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 lovely environment. You will receive one to one instruction during the workshop. Leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. 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, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you. 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 furniture chalk paint will be available for you to buy 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 'Furniture Painting Workshop' for those of you who are starting out on your upcycling journey or for those of you who may have done some painting but want to expand your skills to a more advanced level. We also run: - 'BEGINNERS UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOPS' for those of you who are starting out on your upholstery journey - 'DIY & HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS' covering many techniques to give you independence in your home All workshops are run in Warrington, Preston and Stockport. To see further details and available dates for all of our workshops, please scroll down to just above the map and click on 'The Boho Shed' just under the title '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



The Boho Shed

with Craft Courses since 2018

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My passion is to help you unlock your creative talents, to 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, UPHOLSTERY and DIY & HOME MAINTENANCE Workshops in Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my workshops. We also sell beautiful CHALK FURNITURE PAINT. Pease see our Boho Shed listings for your choice of colours. Jo (The Boho Shed) x

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • 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
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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, Witherwin Avenue, Grappenhall Heys, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 3DS