Upcycling Paint & Paper Decoupage Furniture Workshop with ReVamp Boutique

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Description

What you will learn:
Sarah will be sharing her skills of upcycling with you on this workshop and helping you transform a drab piece into something creative and desirable, having fun along the way in this relaxed workshop for any level!

The workshop covers painting and decoupage and we teach a further creative technique of "how to make your piece yours" and alternative inspiration and techniques will be discussed throughout the two days.

A picture of your chosen piece and wallpaper will need to be emailed to us latest 5 days before the start of the workshop.


You will need to bring:
- A small chosen piece of furniture.
- Water based Satin wood paint of your chosen colour and wallpaper.
- Please Bring your own mask ( one spare).
- a packed lunch ( Lidl is opposite).
- Own mug as hot water, tea and coffee will be available.

T&C
We have the right to cancel, change venue or date if we don’t fill enough spaces. In this event we will give you 7 days notice with the option of rebooking or a full refund.

To book please click 'See available dates' or click 'Chat with the Maker' and we will contact you with any further details you may need.

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?

You will have a beautiful piece to take home with you.
A take home "Student Pack" with handouts ready for you to carry on your skills at home once you have completed the workshop.
There is ample parking at the venue for you to use.

Maker

Sarah Ashby-Bassett at ReVamp Boutique

Venue

ReVamp Boutique, The Barn Units, 10-11 Gosbecks Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 9JS

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

Duration

2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Reviews

In-person course
simone laura lee - - #33920

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Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Ohh Simone!

You are so very kind!

It was lovely to have you along after such a long wait ( COVID 19) to meet you!!!

Really pleased you are now on the up cycling reuse path and looking forward to seeing your work and having you along back with us again for another workshop in the near future!

Best wishes
Sarah

In-person course
Diana - - #33688

Really enjoyed this course with Sarah, it was relaxed, informative and friendly. The location was really nice. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to start out in upcycling to give this course a go. It has inspired me and gave me the basics to work with in transforming other pieces of furniture into vibrant and unique pieces of art!

Thank you Sarah

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Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Thank you Diana!
It was lovely to have you along! Glad you enjoyed your time with us and that it has inspired you! ....we would love to see any upcycles you create in the future!
Best wishes
Sarah XX

In-person course
Charlotte - - #29988

Was a bit worried at first with social distancing, but was impreseed with how, this was managed safely. Had a great couple of days and left with a unique piece of furniture that I designed. Sarah the tutor has a calming relaxed approach to learning. I have a few projects that I will now feel confident completing at home. Had a lovely time, and I have asked to be kept up to date about future craft courses.

Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Thank you Charlotte, such a lovely review for us....
We had a great time didn't we!
It was so refreshing to get out and back to things after Covid 19 Lockdown and our large workshop has plenty of space & fresh air!
Keep an eye out for new workshop listings, of course I will email you but until then enjoy your UpCycling!!

In-person course
Sue Jones - - #25300

24th and 25th September 2019.
This was an enjoyable two days where learning a new skill was so much fun. Sarah is brilliant and so enthusiastic to share as much as possible with you. I was delighted with my final piece and am already planning to "up cycle" a couple of side tables. I love it.

In-person course
Carol Anson-Higgs - - #25194

I thoroughly enjoyed the two day course with Sarah. It was the first upcycling course I have ever attended and was delighted to find that it was just Sarah, I and another delightful lady whom I am going to stay in touch with as an ‘upcycling buddy’ 😊. Sarah is a very lovely person who is both encouraging and helpful. The pace of the course is fine and the venue was both convenient and appropriate.
I didn’t think that I would be very taken with decoupage but having seen the examples of what is possible by Sarah, I am now a convert.

I have decided that this is going to be my new post-retirement ‘career’. Thanks for inspiring me Sarah!

In-person course
Jane Bartlett - - #24905

What an inspirational experience the decoupage course has been ! There is so much to learn and yet Sarah's reassuring style makes you see the possibilities are endless- and of course you can do it!

I'm heading back for some upholstery tuition next.......

Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Thank you Jane for such a lovely review! It was a huge pleasure!
So glad you enjoyed your 2 days with us...you made a fabulous transformation on your piece...it looked amazing! Deco meets Rococo!
Looking forward to seeing you again very soon...

In-person course
Sarah McDean - - #23599

I attended the 2 days upcycling course with Sarah this week. I’m so pleased I took the plunge. I not a typically crafty person. I’ve always loved the idea of being creative but have lacked the confidence to give it a go. This course is for everyone. Sarah sets you at ease and explains everything in a calm and clear way. Sarah creates a relaxed atmosphere that takes any stresses or nervousness away. I’ve come away with a wonderful bedside table and the confidence to upcycle the other one at home on my own. It was especially enjoyable to see some of Sarah’s previous projects and having the chance to chat with her and the other ladies on the course. A fun and enjoyable couple of days!

Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Thank you Sarah! So glad that you did take the plunge; taking a couple of days out of our busy lives is sometimes difficult but so rewarding! We offer this workshop to all levels of creativity and confidence and make it as flexible as we can so are chuffed to bits that you enjoyed and that you have a piece of furniture to show that you are more creative than you initially first thought!!

In-person course
Donna Pack - - #23592

I have just finished the two day upcycling decoupage course and it was brilliant. The tutor, Sarah, was absolutely fantastic, she answered all my silly questions and didn't make me feel stupid for not knowing the answers. It was a 2 fabulous days that were great fun, very enjoyable and inspiring. I was on the course with 3 other lovely ladies, Sarah made us all very welcome and provided us with 2 lovely lunches.
I upcycled a small table and I am so pleased with how it has turned out, it now looks stunning.
Sarah has given me the confidence to go on to do lots more :) I'm very happy.
I would definitely attend another course with Sarah and I highly recommend this course to everyone. Give it a go, I'm sure you'll love it as I did :)

Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Thank you so much Donna! We enjoyed having you on the workshop too and are so glad that your are now inspired to work on your next piece! You now have the skills so just go ahead and play!!
We will keep in touch and let you know of future approaching workshops!
Looking forward to seeing you back with us soon!
Best wishes
Sarah

In-person course
JACQUI BRADSHAW - - #21771

This course was brilliant. Sarah our tutor was professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She was easy to talk to and didn’t mind how many questions you asked her. I went with two friends and we all three had a great time and were very pleased with our pieces of furniture we took home.
Sarah also does commissions and sells her furniture on Etsy. I will definitely be keeping an eye on it.
Overall a brilliant course for the money. Two lovely days of fun and learning with great people, and she also gave us two great lunches. I have since done two more pieces of furniture. I would definitely recommend this course.

Response from ReVamp Boutique:

Thank you Jacqui!
So glad you all enjoyed! and that you have taken it further and worked on further projects at home! It was great to have you along and to be part of your new venture!
Take care and keep in touch.
Best wishes
Sarah at ReVamp Boutique XX

In-person course
Doody Blake - - #20735

This was a great introductory course to revamping furniture. I took my sister for her birthday and we spent two days together and Sarah guided us along the way to revamping our furniture pieces. I turned a sewing trolly into a drinks trolly and my sister turned some drawers into a very lovely piece of furniture to put her sewing bits in. It was fun and enjoyable and would definitely recommend to new revamp novices.

In-person course
Claire Tripp - - #20732

Had the most wonderful two days transforming an old coffee table on this workshop. Sarah was so lovely and provided such a memorable time sharing her wealth of upcycling experience and I learned so much from her! I met some lovely ladies also attending the workshop and Sarah provided gorgeous lunches and refreshments too. A fabulous two days!

In-person course
Beth Cowley - - #17447

Really enjoyed the workshop, up cycling a boring bedside table to be something new. With the help of Sarah we all created something lovely from an old piece of furniture. I met some lovely people and and loved the whole weekend! I would highly recommend the course!

In-person course
Diane - - #17436

A brilliant course! Perfect if you want to learn how to upcycle and some tricks of the trade. Excellent personable tutor! Amazing food. A real chillout two days (although I did have soooo much cutting out to do)…… met some lovely participants also.
Definitely would recommend it especially if you feel you just need to get away from your everyday life for a couple of days.Venue was perfect. Thank you.

In-person course
Nikki Pockett - - #17433

Fantastic couple of days revamping a tatty coffee table. Really pleased with the results! So nice to have some 'me time', spent with two lovely ladies under the guidance of the very talented Sarah. Highly recommended it!

In-person course
Kim Bond - - #15398

I attended the up-cycling course and really enjoyed it, in fact, I have just used the skills I was taught to revamp a piece of furniture for my 10 year old granddaughter who was over the moon with it, now my other granddaughter Gracie wants me to do something for her bedroom, looks like I will be a busy bee.
The course was very informative with a lovely ambience xx
Kim xx

In-person course
Karen - - #15050

I have just completed the 2 day Up cycling Decoupage course and thoroughly enjoyed it! I would highly recommend the course. Sarah is a great tutor and explained everything thoroughly and offered help and advice whenever needed. It was a busy, but at the same time a relaxed atmosphere, set in great tranquil surroundings.
The lunches were superb and drinks/snacks were on hand all day! The weather was a bonus too and we enjoyed lunch outside!
I am now looking forward to starting my next project and hopefully many more to come! Thank you Sarah.

In-person course
Lucy - - #15028

This 2 day Upcycling Decoupage course was fantastic! Great fun, insightful and inspiring! Sarah was a brilliant tutor who explained things really well. Sarah also accommodated for my dietary requirements as gluten and dairy intolerant and lunch was fab, which was a bonus!
Overall the 2 days were very enjoyable, and the setting was lovely, I would definitely attend another course with Sarah, and she has inspired me in my own Upcycling journey! Highly recommend to anyone! :)

In-person course
Stephanie harman - - #15016

I thoroughly enjoyed the upcycling furniture course. It was very informative and i learned so much. Sarah is an excellent tutor and takes time to explain each stage of the course. We were all made very welcome and provided us with delicious food!
Im so pleased with my piece of furniture and am delighted with the results, to think that I nearly threw it away!
Thank you Sarah, I would love to attend a future course.

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