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Furniture Upcycling at The Makershed

Duration: 4 x Sun or Tues Daytimes / 8 x Tues Eves

Price: £180

Run by: Jenny Smith
at The Makershed

St Pauls Learning Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls

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About the Course

A part-time course in Furniture Upcycling

This course involves repairing, upcycling and potentially re-upholstering a small project of your choice. This could be any small piece of furniture that you would like to give a new lease of life. Examples of suitable beginners projects are dining chairs or bedside cabinets.

You will have the opportunity to try out a range of upcycling techniques, formulate an upcycling plan for your project and then execute your plan under guidance.

Learn about:

Furniture repair
Surface preparation*
Furniture paints
Painting techniques such as distressing, stencilling and making geometric designs
Wax finishing
Customisation such as replacing handles

Skill level: 1
Suitable for those with no previous experience.

Tutor is woodworker and creative maker Fern Busuttil.

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

What's included in the price?

All tools are provided. Furniture paints, waxes and basic upholstery sundries are included in the course fee. Off the roll upholstery materials such as hessian, calico, felt, wadding and top fabric will be available to buy at the Makershed in small quantities and as required for your project. You may also choose to purchase a top fabric independently and your tutor can advise you about what to buy when you make your upcycling plan. If you require foam for your project than we can help you order this from a local upholstery foam supplier. Students may choose to buy replacement handles or other items for customisation.

There is a cafe next to the Makershed in the St Pauls Learning Centre serving hot meals and drinks at lunchtime. Students are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Saturday 1st June 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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