Paint your own piece - furniture workshop - North Wales



Have you ever fancied painting or upcycling your own furniture but don't know where to start? Well this is the course for you... Please join us for a fun filled furniture paint workshop for beginners. The course is run by Charlotte from "Charlotte's Country Commissions" she has many years experience of furniture painting and decorative techniques and can help you transform your old piece of furniture to new! It is a great introduction to using chalk paint on furniture and you will come away with a new skill and confidence to carry on painting!

The course is limited to 2 people per session, so book early to avoid disappointment, via the link above.

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?

We will supply all the materials and paint you need to transform your piece. On the day all you need to bring with you is a small item of furniture like: Small mirror, picture frame, wall shelf, small coffee table, small chair, small side table etc. If you are unsure on the size of furniture please contact Charlotte. Please note coffee, tea & biscuits are provided, however lunch is not included.


Charlotte McAdams at Charlotte's Country Commissions


22 Maes Cilan

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


5 hours (10:30am to 3:30pm)

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In-person course
Liz Thompson - - #29104

What a great way to spend a Saturday! A friend and I had been given vouchers for a craft course and we selected furniture upcycling with Charlotte at Afonwen Antique and Craft Centre. Charlotte was very welcoming and helped us to make initial decisions regarding our items of furniture. She gave us plenty of information and practical assistance and by the end of the session we both had a beautifully renovated item. I was so pleased with my coffee table. The result far exceeded my expectations. Thank you for all your help, Charlotte, it was a very enjoyable and productive day.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thank you Liz, I am so thrilled you enjoyed the day and was over the moon with your new piece of furniture. You worked hard to get it complete and it looked wonderful in the end, Well done.

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Viv Gee - - #25919

Had a really great fun workshop with Charlotte on Saturday. I was really grateful for all the help and advice she gave me which enabled me to upcycle an old side table into something which looks good and which I will now use, instead of having it hiding away in a corner. I will be booking for another of her courses in Chester.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thanks Viv, you did an amazing job on your side table, well done.
I hope you enjoy your new transformed piece of furniture and look forward to seeing you again in one of my other workshops soon.

In-person course
Jennie jones - - #24583

Had a fabulous day! Charlotte was an amazing teacher, we learnt so many techniques and everything was explained so clearly at each step of the process. More then pleased with how my rocking chair turned out, it looks amazing and has been given a new lease of life!! I now definitely got the confidence to try this at home now! I've so many ideas in my head now :)

In-person course
Terry Porter - - #22871

Very enjoyable and informative experience. Charlotte very friendly and helpful.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thank you Terry, glad you had a good day and enjoyed painting your nest of tables.

In-person course
Sarah Griffin - - #21969

I had a wonderful day with Charlotte. She is truly an expert in this field of chalk painting. I had absolutely no idea what would be involved but at every step of the way Charlotte was there with the perfect amount of advice, she has a beautiful way of helping complete novices and more experienced people alike. I learned so much and was so thrilled that everything we needed was supplied but most importantly I appreciated the time that Charlotte spent with me. My upcycled table looks almost professional. I would highly recommend taking up the opportunity to learn or improve this skill and the day definitely made me want to do more. Thank you Charlotte for a very special day. Hope to see you again soon.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thank you Sarah, you did a great job on the small coffee table, glad you enjoyed the day as much as me! :)

In-person course
Naomi Baker - - #21968

We really enjoyed our day painting with Charlotte, she really knows her stuff. The day was fun, relaxing, calm and we made some great friends. Charlotte is a great teacher, host and advisor with lots of encouraging tips. I feel confident to give other pieces a go now. The completed piece was beyond my expectation. What a brilliant way to spend the day, with a bonus of great food in the restaurant too. Well done Charlotte and we'll definitely be back soon.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thanks Naomi, you are a real natural at painting I feel you might get addicted to this.... :)
Thank you for your amazing workshop review.

In-person course
Julie Simmonds - - #21223

Really enjoyed the time spent on the course with Charlotte. I felt comfortable within minutes of arriving and felt able to ask questions throughout the day. There is no doubt that Charlotte is an expert and very knowledgeable in her field. She is full of ideas and suggestions that inspired me to think about other projects I can do at home. I really had my eyes opened to various different techniques and finishes that can be used when upcycling. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to learn from a professional how to upcycle - I enjoyed it so much I intend to come again with another project. Thanks again Charlotte, brilliant educational and fun day! Julie Simmonds

Many thanks

Julie :) x

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thanks Julie for your fantastic review, you did an amazing job on your mirror, what a transformation you made! Can't wait to see it on the wall in situ. Hope to see you again with another project this year. Thanks Charlotte x

In-person course
Emily - - #21186

Had a fantastic workshop with Charlotte on Saturday. I learnt all about the different chalk paint techniques, managed to transform two dated pieces of furniture and had lots of fun doing it. Charlotte really knows her stuff and offers just the right amount of support. The atmosphere was relaxed in the beautiful craft centre, the only struggle was trying not to buy too many cakes from the amazing restaurant! Fantastic day, will definitely be back! Thanks Charlotte

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

You did an great job on your pieces Emily. So glad you enjoyed learning all about the chalk paint and different decorative techniques. You are a natural painter, well done! :)

In-person course
Carol - - #20299

The course was a gift from my son and daughter in law, it's got to be one of the best presents ever. I spent the day at the workshop giving a new life to a coffee table that I have had for at least thirty years, Charlotte was brilliant, as a novice she puts you at ease and gives you confidence right from the start, the skills that she passes on will stay with me. Charlotte also provides everything that is needed paint, filler and brushes.
I shall certainly be returning as it has given me a new interest and the gift vouchers are a brilliant idea.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Sounded like you had an amazing day out Carol. You did very well with your coffee table and had lots of inspiration and colour ideas which always helps the project run smoothly. Hope to see you again at another workshop with another piece of furniture! :)

In-person course
Faye - - #20261

Brilliant furniture painting workshop held in a lovely building at Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre in North Wales. I learnt a lot about chalk paint and Charlotte gave lots of helpful hints & tips along the way. Fun day out especially if you book with a friend or family member to make a memorable experience and you get to take home your new piece of furniture! Bonus :)
Many thanks Charlotte

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thanks for your review Faye, so glad you enjoyed your "Paint Your Own Piece" experience in North Wales.

In-person course
Christine - - #19508

Had a great day turning an old, damaged table hidden by a tablecloth, into something I can now have out on display. Learnt lots and would definitely recommend Charlotte’s course.

Response from Charlotte's Country Commissions:

Thank you Christine for your lovely review.
You worked so hard on Saturday to bring your old table back to life, it looked wonderful in the end, and we had a good giggle too! :)

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