Furniture Painting Workshop (Level 1) - Learn to upcycle/paint your furniture in Poynton, Stockport by The Boho Shed



Hello, we hope you are all well and safe.

We are delighted to announce we will be back up and running in the summer after the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have been lifted 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 in the gorgeous town of Poynton, Stockport. The workshop will be held in one of the lovely bright and airy rooms within 'The Centre' historic building.

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.

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 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 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.

N.B. Please note Poynton is a new venue for us, and the reviews mentioned for this course refer to exactly the same course previously (and currently also) held at Cuerden View Cafe in Preston.

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 one of the gorgeous cafes close to The Centre in Poynton, or please feel free to bring some lunch with you.

Parking is available free of charge at The Centre.

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).


Joanne Hughes at The Boho Shed
The Centre, 107 Park Lane, Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK12 1RB

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  • Adults
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  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
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  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
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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
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
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.

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