The Annie Sloan Complete Chair Makeover Workshop at La Di Da Interiors
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About the Course
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. It's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 5 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.
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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
Had a smashing day. There were only a few of us as it clashed with the Royal Wedding, but it was a real treat as well as an opportunity to learn a new skill. I will have more respect for the chairs I sit on now I know just how much work goes into making them comfortable. Steph was helpful and knowledgeable and it was lovely to see the old chairs turn into such lovely items.
Lynne Shields - - #15291
What a great day we had on Saturday - loved every minute, you are a fantastic teacher taking great care to explain each step of the process - I have great respect for upholsters now, did not realise how much work was involved, but am thrilled with what I achieved. I now have a lovely bright chair in my summerhouse which will be much enjoyed by all. Met two lovely ladies who all produced stunning chairs. A great day and a great experience. Loved the cake, tea and fish and chips, smashing!
Hope to join you again before too long
With thanks, M
Maureen - - #14612
Response from La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts:Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back on another course soon
Thank you Steph
Corinne WrightWells - - #13761
A great day learning to upcyle an old chair with Annie Sloan paint and finishing it by reupholstering the drop in seat. I am very pleased with the end result and enjoyed seeing the 4 others emerge into new, colourful chairs under the clever hands of my co-learners. A shame I had to leave early due to the weather!
Jayne Nicholas - - #13757
Great day. Nice welcome, delicious tea, coffee, cake and plenty of water.
We stripped the seat right back to the frame and were taught to start from scratch with webbing all the way to calico and then the final material. Also did 2 coats if ASCP on chairs and then waxing techniques. All in all, a very thorough day. Only slight criticism- we could have done it in a slightly shorter time, but perhaps due to letting paint dry sufficiently...? Thank you to Steph. Best teacher out there!
Janet Goatlu - - #13755
We had an amazing day, I went with my daughter and sister-in-law and we all came away with fabulous chairs. It was great fun selecting the paint and material to bring your chair back to life.
Steph was brilliant; her explanations and guidance were clear and uncomplicated. She was always at hand to give a little bit of extra advice if needed. I can't believe how much we achieved in a day. The fish and chip lunch was superb and along with the tea and cakes, we felt extremely well looked after. All of us thought it was a fantastic day and I'm sure we'll be back to do another workshop.
The Annie Sloan Complete Chair Makeover Workshop at La Di Da Interiors - - #13383
A brilliant course that i would recommend to any budding upholsterer or furniture upcycler. Steph is a brilliant teacher and provides everything you need to produce your own unique chair. A constant supply of tea and cake plus a lovely fish and chip lunch keeps you going but the day goes so fast and before you know it you've finished!
Melanie - - #13171
Response from La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts:Thank you for your review
I have enjoyed Complete Chair Makeover Course very much. It was fun! Steph is great teacher and host. I'm going to practice upholstery on few of my old chairs. I will definitely recommend this course.
Edyta Miller - - #12971
Response from La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts:Thank you for your review
Had a lovely time the last two Saturdays at La di da for Annie Sloan Workshops.
Started with the Basics course first and then the following week on the Complete Chair Makeover Course.
Steph’s no nonsense, down to earth, friendly approach put us all at ease and made it fun and interesting. Didn’t matter if you were a total novice like me, or had some experience, the excellent tuition meant that every one learnt and took away something worthwhile. The time just flew by!
I shall be trying to put into practice the techniques I have learned and then will consider maybe the Advanced Techniques Course later on.
Thank you for two very enjoyable Saturdays.
Irene Warden - - #12627
Had a great time. Steph is a good teacher and I was very pleased with the end result - a lovely chair to take home and show off!
Beverley Bruce - - #12623
What a time! I really enjoyed, the group was lovely. I can recommend anyone who wants to attend that they will not be disappointed.
Cant wait for the next one.
Thanks for the lunch.
Memory Gombarume - - #12601
A very full day - but what an achievement at the end! Steph is an excellent tutor who takes on board the level everyone is working at and adjusts accordingly. Excellent tea, coffee and cakes and smashing fish and chip lunch. Would recommend to anyone!
Kate Lockwood - - #11608
I am so, so glad that I went to the chair workshop! It's something that I have always wanted to learn more about - and was not disappointed.
Steph was brilliant with explaining each step of the process and was so patient and positive at guiding each one of us. Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does was a joy to be around!
The little touches of the cakes and plenty of tea and coffee was very much appreciated, and the lunch was also a huge hit... especially from working up such an appetite.
I will definitely be join another workshop and have quite a few friends and family members who now also want to join me after seeing what can be created!
Overall a fabulous way to do something a little different, learn some new skills from a brilliant teacher and be in great company!
Heidi Bawden - - #11064
I really enjoyed the chair makeover course. Steph was very helpful and knowledgeable. All tools and materials were readily available along with plenty of refreshments and a lovely fish and chip lunch. I have no hesitation in recommending this course.
Lynda Perry-Fisher - - #10558
Steph was fabulous and not only did I come away with a newly renovated chair (that I've had lots of lovely comments on) but I've learnt a skill for life and have since reupholstered my four dining chairs and they look great. Steph couldn't have been more helpful and looked after us like kings and queens! The fish and chip lunch was absolutely delicious too. I would definitely recommend this course.
Nellie Haynes - - #10300
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.
Naomi Barnett - - #9119
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.
Victoria Seth - - #8599
Nice group of people and fun. Enjoyed learning basic upholstery techniques especially.
Amanda Baggaley - - #8380
Great day, everything explained well. Can wait to get started on my own chairs.
Katie - - #8262
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.
Fiona Young - - #8080
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!
Wendy Davis - - #7706
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.
Sophie - - #6542
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.
Eleanor Jakeman - - #6541
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!
Chris Levoi - - #6538
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.
Sue Canavan - - #6535
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Course Start DatesSaturday 18th August 2018
Saturday 8th September 2018
Saturday 20th October 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
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