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Furniture upcycling workshop - 1 day

Duration: 1 day 10-4pm

Price: £95

Contact: Hannah Wiles at Tread Softly

Reloved Works, Pear Mill
Stockport Road, West Bredbury

Course Start Dates

Friday 28th February 2020
Sunday 29th March 2020
Thursday 30th April 2020
Friday 29th May 2020

About the Course

Would you like to be taken through the process of upcycling a piece of furniture from start to finish? This ‘bring your own piece’ full day course will give you all the tools, tips and advice to beautifully upcycle your piece of furniture. This will include being shown how to prep, sand, paint and finish your item using exciting, modern paint techniques that will breathe a new lease of life into you chosen piece.

If you have always wanted to upcycle furniture, but felt like you would benefit from professional guidance then this is the course for you! You will learn how to prepare your furniture, using wood filler, expert sanding and paint techniques. You will learn to create stunningly modern geometric designs that are simple to achieve. By the end of the day you will leave with a gorgeous piece of upcycled furniture, feeling confident of your skills and full of ideas for future projects.

The workshops have a relaxed and informal atmosphere where we can inspire each other and have lots of fun along the way. To ensure you get my full support throughout the day class sizes are limited to 5 people. All you need to bring is your piece of furniture. This should be easy to carry and no larger than a bedside table or wooden chair. Contact me with any questions or for recommendations of where to source your preloved piece. Send a picture of it if you would like advice.

All abilities are welcome. It can get messy so please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. All other materials will be providing, including your own information pack to take home, detailing all that is covered in the workshop.

I am a qualified teacher and tutor and have been running workshops for several years. I started my own upcycling furniture business in 2015 and will share everything I’ve learnt with you.

There is a little cafe at Pear Mill where you are welcome to break and get some lunch during the day or feel free to bring a pack lunch.

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 materials, you just need to bring the piece of furniture you want to upcycle!

Want to review this course?

After trying to find a creative hobby for years and not really getting anywhere, this course was just what I needed. It's definitely one of the best courses I've been to. Hannah went through each process step-by-step and was really approachable if I was unsure about anything. The techniques learnt has made me excited to upcycle more furniture ☺️ I would highly recommend. Thanks so much Hannah!

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Response from Tread Softly:

Aww thanks Chloe ☺️ What a lovely review! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it and that bedside was 👌👌👌 I really hope you do continue upcycling and feel free to message me if you have any upcycling questions going forward 😊

Very good course. Hannah was knowledgeable, flexible and really clear and helpful. I was delighted with the piece I left with

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Response from Tread Softly:

Pleased you enjoyed the course. I was amazed how much you got done in one day and the final piece was superb 👏

I had a brilliant time on Hannah’s 1 day upcycling course.

Hannah is so knowledgeable on furniture upcycling and had plenty of tips and tricks at hand to get the best out of our furniture. The venue was perfect and she had everything we could possibly need for the day, even snacks!

I learnt so much in just a day and I’m looking forward to starting my next project at home so that I can put all I learnt in to practice!

Thanks Hannah!

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Response from Tread Softly:

Aw thanks Karen ☺️ It was lovely having you along, glad you enjoyed the day. I loved your confetti inspired design! Can’t wait to see what you do next.

And a special thank you for helping me clean the brushes at the end hehe 💕

Took my Nanna & Grandads side table (originally made by Mums 'Big Grandad') to be upcycled at an up cycling workshop at Pear Mill. Me & mum had loads of fun, (despite being completely useless at DIY, craft and domestic things, we gave it a 'try' at least whilst singing along to a bangin' Motown soundtrack, which helped with our beginners nerves 🤣 👀) Love that the final product it's full of character & we sanded it down to proudly display generations of Sutton, Beckett & Martinez scratches, scuffs n scrapes while putting our own stamp on it with some masking tape deigns and Manchester Worker Bee Hexagons. Hannah, thanks for putting up with us and assisting us with our little mistakes and the finer details we couldn't manage ourselves and for accommodating us as a pair also! Highly recommend this course. Our table looks beautiful. Lots of compliments from extended family & friends.

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Response from Tread Softly:

Aw what a lovely review ☺️ Thanks so much for coming guys, it was lovely having you both along. I thought you were very competent and I absolutely loved the family history behind this piece of furniture. I thought it was brill that you made a feature of the scratches and marks of human existence ❤️ And the nod to the Manchester worker bee with 5 hexagons linking to the generations this pieces had past between. Thanks for both being good sports, it was fun having you along 😊 Glad it’s rightly getting compliments!

I really enjoyed the day. Hannah was extremely helpful and I was pleased with the transformation in my piece of furniture.

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Response from Tread Softly:

Thanks Marie! I admired your attention to detail with the sanding, and the colour matching! It was a fab transformation 😊 Hope you get the other two done.

I really enjoyed this course and Hannah was a brilliant teacher. She took us step by step through the whole process and was very generous with her knowledge. I'm delighted with my piece and the skills I learned, and can't wait to start on my next piece!

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Had a fantastic time on the upcycle course. Hannah is friendly, welcoming and a great teacher. She taught us thoroughly one stage at a time which I thought was great! Loved it, would definitely recommend 👌☑️

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Response from Tread Softly:

So glad you enjoyed it Nickelle! Your bedside was so cute 😊 and very creative. Thanks for coming X

Hannah was absolutely lovely. Happy to answer questions and really helpful. The day was well structured, but had a really laid back atmosphere as well.
I really enjoyed the day. Thank you Hannah x

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Response from Tread Softly:

Thanks for the review Glenda 😊 It was so lovely to meet you. Glad you enjoyed the day!

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