About the Course
On the first Saturday of every month here at The Wood Pile we host a Shabby Chic Course which lasts 3 hours, This 3 hour course will teach you how to upcycle your worn out old furniture with a makeover. We offer creative workshops on how to give new life to your old and boring furniture, we teach people young and old how to paint old or new furniture using only the best chalk paints in a variety of colours to give you the very best results.
Our team will show you the "shabby chic" method and finishing off with a wax to give that silky smooth finish. We have a variety of options to bringing your own small piece of furniture or painting an object we have supplied with the option to purchase if you wish. Please make sure your item is small as we are limited on time to paint and we want everything to be taken home dry. The perfect item would be a mirror, stool, bedside cabinet or small box, you may also bring a small chair or small side table, please make sure it is no bigger than 35 x 20 x 15 inches approx. No book shelves, sideboards. desks, cots, large coffee tables, as we are are limited on time to finish painting.
10.15 am arrival time
10.30 am until 1.30 am course duration
All on location at The Wood Pile, a community interest company based in Durham.
Get in touch for more details and to book your place!
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?
There will be items available to purchase on the day her if you do not have an item. Please make sure beforehand that there is something here that you want to purchase so that you are not disappointed.
We will give you help and advice for upcycling your furniture. You will have the use of 2 types of chalk paint per person, up to a maximum of 250 ml per person.
Refreshments will be provided and an apron to protect your clothes, we ask that you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on, including your footwear.
Did this course in 2016 a gift from my daughter. Learnt a lot and have since shabby chic my kitchen. Highly recommend
Yvonne Green - - #11501
Very well organised and very informative course. Learned alot about all stages ofhow to shabby chic your furniture. Karen is very welcoming and very helpful even after you finish course.
Andrea Affleck - - #11494
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