A Hand Painted Furniture Course: Display Cabinet with Alternative Design Ideas

English tea room: One of four alternative designs


This online hand painted furniture course is perfect for beginners and more experienced painters alike. The course teaches the complete process from unloved piece of second-hand furniture through to preparation, then finishing and protecting the item, Simon demonstrates the professional approach to furniture painting with an old display cabinet that had broken glass panels, damaged veneer, wobbly legs and lots of unsightly sticky pads.

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Background information:
This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon has developed over the 30+ years working as a decorator and interior designer. It will allow you to create beautiful, bespoke, interior design concepts that suit your tastes without having to pay designer prices. Learning this versatile skill enables you to put your own creative stamp on everyday items.

On this course you will be taken through the skills needed to create professional hand-painted furniture. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect this skills before moving on to larger projects.

The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to clean your piece of furniture and shown how to remove oils, waxes, varnishes and general dirt ready for painting. You will then be led through the process of repairing any damaged glass or wood veneer to make the furniture look as good as new. After painting the furniture to your taste you will then learn how to finish and protect your work ready for use. In the final lesson Simon demonstrates 3 alternative finishes for different uses and tastes to provide further inspiration.

What's included in the price?

The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 10-50 minutes, and within 3 hours, you will be equipped with all of the information you need to start renovating your own item of furniture.

Once a member you will also receive our regular e-newsletter and have access to our members' forum so you can ask questions and share ideas with us and other students. You will also be automatically invited to join our members only online Zoom Q&A sessions.

Getting Started: An introduction to materials and equipment
Lesson 1: Repair and preparation
Lesson 2: Priming the cabinet
Lesson 3: Repairing the broken glass
Lesson 4: Painting the top coats and cleaning the glass
Finishing Touches: Applying a glass film protection
Lesson 5: Alternative finishes

Supplementary material:
1. A complete list of the tools and equipment required for this course with downloadable PDF where-to-buy products sheet
2. Expert recommendations for paints equipment and materials with downloadable PDF where-to-buy products sheet

What you will need

All materials required are detailed in our downloadable PDF products sheet available once you have purchased the course. You will also want to learn and practice the technique on a suitable practice board, or project piece, if you are a more experienced student.


Simon Nobs at South Coast Studio

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


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