Course Start Dates
Saturday 16th September 2017
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Saturday 14th October 2017
Saturday 11th November 2017
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. The chair, all materials and tuition are included as is lunch, it's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 3 per course so it's ideal for friends to book and come along together!
Stephanie (the proprietor of La Di Da and avid upcycler) runs the course and will guide you through step by step. She has a relaxed and friendly style of teaching. A jewellery designer by trade she has been painting and up cycling furniture with a passion for years and has been taught by Annie Sloan.
What's included in the price?
A vintage chair to upcycle
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & waxes in a variety of colours
Annie Sloan Fabrics in a variety of patterns and colours
A fish & chip lunch
Endless teas and coffee, a selection of cakes & biscuits
Notes and a goody bag
The chair makeover was fantastic and Steph was very helpful and patient. We all achieved amazing results.
My suggestions are to do with the catering aspect. Firstly you need a proper coffee machine and ideally homemade cakes (or at least cakes from a bakery, placed on a plate). Secondly, I would suggest that fish and chips for lunch are not ideal. Surely some sandwiches from Waitrose or something similar would be easily sourced.
A fabulous day that could be improved.
What a wonderful day! Steph was extremely knowledgable and practical and a great host. I have done quite a bit of painting previously, but Steph provided lots a of new helpful hints and tips. The upholstery part was all new and great fun to learn. I came away feeling like I really achieved something. I have been recommending the day to everyone.
Had a really fun, busy and relaxing day with my Mum learning all about painting and upholstery with Annie Sloane paint and fabrics.
Steph is a very knowledgeable, patient and lovely lady.
We both loved our chairs at the end of a brilliant course.
A brilliant experience. Steph is friendly, good fun and very supportive. Everything is well prepared and I really did learn how to upcycle a vintage chair. Steph patiently guided us through every stage from using Annie Sloan paint (as good as it says on the tin!), through stripping back the padded seat to it's basic wooden frame to a complete re-upholster. Great setting, good company, good food and removing staples from the old seat even provided an unexpectedly good physical workout. Loved everything. Oh yes... and my chair looks just fantastic!
Steph, the gregarious and charming proprietor of La Di Da in Andover, is a wonderful font of knowledge on Annie Sloan and up cycling in general. The course I attended was relaxed, friendly and informative. I had a great day and look forward to the next one.
I didn't know quite what to expect when I signed up for a whole day renovating a chair but the transformation that we all achieved with these rather sad looking, unloved chairs was quite magical!
The day flew by and Steph was on hand with step by step help and encouragement as well as keeping us supplied with drinks, snacks and lunch. The old nails and original upholstery had definitely seen better days and really needed consigning to the rubbish bin. The materials we were given were a joy to work with and I could not believe how easy the Annie Sloan paint was to use.
I learnt so much and it has given me the confidence to have a go at painting and reupholstering another two unloved chairs that I have at home. A fabulously rewarding, busy but fun day and one I would thoroughly recommend.
With so many lovely wooden chairs looking unloved, this course is perfect to not only transform them with the gorgeous choices of Annie Sloan paint but also to reupholster any seats etc! Steph guides you through the whole process - so a full on but rewarding day - so you can take your learnings and confidently tackle your chair renovations!
I have always wanted to try my hand at upholstery and being a recent convert to Annie Sloan paints this seemed the perfect course for me.
The course was a full day, but the time flew by with Steph keeping us supplied with drinks, snacks and lunch as we went along.
Steph took us through step by step what we needed to do and was hands on helping where needed (some of the old nails and tacks are hard to shift!!). It was lovely to be able to transform and old chair and see it come back to life in your own hands.
The day was very hands on, but such fun, I really would recommend to anyone.