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The Annie Sloan complete chair makeover Workshop at La Di Da Interiors

Upcycled chair by La Di Da Interiors


"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.

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?

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
Ongoing support


Stephanie Briggs at La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts
Rear of 34 Bridge Street
SP10 1BW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
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6 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
- - #20017

I was bought a complete chair upcycling workshop at LaDiDa Interiors with Steph as a Christmas present. I can honestly say it was one of the best presents I've ever had! I am a complete beginner when it comes to painting and up cycling but now I feel confident enough to tackle projects on my own. I had a specific purpose in mind for my new chair and I am delighted with the results. I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys making new and beautiful things in a relaxed environment. Thank you Steph.

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- - #19948

Learnt a lot in a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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- - #19237

Had the most fabulous day learning how to renovate a chair, painting the frame in any colour you like from the Annie Sloan collection, and then completely re-upholstering the seat pad. Add to that the gorgeous cake and fish and chip lunch! I learnt so much and I can’t wait to use my new skills, I can’t thank you enough. Looking forward to using my new paints purchased in the shop (and don’t forget to buy a bottle of gin too). So much fun had, and everyone loves my chair x

Response from La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts:

Thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed the course and your chair is being admired

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- - #16717

Steph gave us a great time. the course was well prepared with everything we needed to complete the project at hand - paints , tools etc . I learnt a lot and increased my confidence to carry with other projects that I had in mind. Steph had loads of patience and the calmness throughout the day made it a relaxing time out. I loved the fish and chip lunch - Steph please tell him that it was probably one of the better fish and chips I've had for along time!

thanks for the great day . emma

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- - #16203

Great Course! Fully Recommend! Learnt Loads! Thanks for everything!

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- - #15291

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.

In-person course
- - #14612

Hi Steph

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

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

In-person course
- - #13761

Fantastic course

Well explained
Ideal location

Thank you Steph

In-person course
- - #13757

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!

In-person course
- - #13755

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!

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- - #13383

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.

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- - #13171

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!

Response from La Di Da Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts:

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In-person course
- - #12971

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.

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In-person course
- - #12627

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.

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- - #12623

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!

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- - #12601

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.

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- - #11608

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!

In-person course
- - #11064

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!

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- - #10558

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.

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- - #10300

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.

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- - #9119

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.

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- - #8599

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.

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- - #8380

Nice group of people and fun. Enjoyed learning basic upholstery techniques especially.

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- - #8262

Great day, everything explained well. Can wait to get started on my own chairs.

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- - #8080

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.

In-person course
- - #7706

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!

In-person course
- - #6542

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.

In-person course
- - #6541

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.

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- - #6538

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!

In-person course
- - #6535

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.

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