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[Re]new up-cycling courses with CleanStart: how to up-cycle a side table

One of our up-cycled side tables

Duration: Full day

Price: £85

Contact: Willz Darby at CleanStart

CleanStart Warehouse, Mosley Road
Trafford Park
Greater Manchester
M17 1NR
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Course Start Dates

Saturday 18th April 2020

About the Course

Learn the knowledge and the skills to turn a pre-loved side table into an up-cycled masterpiece.

Spend a Saturday with expert trainer and up-cycling-master, Willz Darby and learn how to prepare, paint a pre-loved side table of your choice to then take home. You don't need any prior experience just bags of enthusiasm and a love of creating. You will leave the course with new skills and your new up-cycled side table.

What is up-cycling?
Up-cycling is the perfect solution to furniture that needs a little love. Don't spend money on buying new, once you have the necessary up-cycling skills you can save money by giving your old furniture a new lease of life.

What will the course involve?
You will have a choice of pre-loved side tables, from a selected range that can be up-cycled within the day.

First, you will learn the basics of preparing the side table, including the different techniques and which sandpaper to use for different finishes.

Once prepared, the side table will be ready to paint with specialised chalk paint. Choose a paint colour, and Willz will guide you through the process of applying and the different distressing techniques and finishes.

When you have completed the course, you will have the knowledge, skills and your own up-cycled side table to take home.

The price includes the side table and all materials used on the course.

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?

1 small side table (from a selection)
Access to all necessary tools and equipment
Sample of chalk paint and your finished piece of furniture!
Light refreshments (tea and coffee)

(The course is held within our furniture warehouse - please bring warm clothing).


Want to review this course?

When I visited Clean Start last Saturday to do the day course everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Willz was very professional and took me through everything step by step.

We mixed our own chalk paint and mixed the paint to get my chosen colour.
I was given a small coffee table to paint and was shown how to apply the paint/rub it down and re-apply the paint. Once dry was was taught how to distress areas of the furniture that would naturally be worn over time, giving an aged/shabby sheek affect. During each stage from start to finish nothing was too much trouble.
I had a great day and I would recommend anyone thinking of upcycling either as a hobby or a business to book on this course!
Thank you again Willz for a great day :)

- - #26562

Response from CleanStart:

Thanks for your lovely review Julie! We thoroughly enjoyed having you in the workshop and were genuinely impressed with your finished piece! Your choice of colours and design choices were exceptional and I am sure you will be able to take the lessons learnt on this course and create beautiful pieces in the future! Thanks again! :)

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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