We are now in the "New Normal" after the Coronavirus Pandemic, but this doesn't mean everything has to stop.... Through the lockdown you may have had more time to spend around your home and some of you are desperate to get creative to be inspired which is essential for our wellbeing! This workshop has been ReThought and we offer a social distancing version with only small groups of three people following all the government guidelines...So if you have a piece of furniture that looks a little dull or out-dated, or doesn't suit your taste or décor join us to ReThink, ReUse and ReInvent a piece of furniture without spending lots of money and helping the environment!
About your Tutor.
With over 20 years of interior design experience from show houses to private clients Sarah is part of a husband and wife partnership owning ReVamp Boutique. Having past experience in teaching at a local college Sarah is there to inspire and recreate with you!! ReVamp Boutique a small company in Essex who upcycle, repurpose, redesign and reuse. This could be anything from shells to a piece of furniture that needs some love to bring it back to use. Having an eye for a gem that that they fall upon they upholster, sew, drill, paint, varnish and have many more skills including using our popular Laquerre Boutique technique. They Sell on Etsy and except commissions. Designing is about being creative and having fun!
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, a packed lunch and own mug as hot water will be available.
What you will learn:
The workshop is two days long and it covers painting and decoupage and we teach a further technique of how to make your piece individual once you have learnt and applied the paint and wallpaper.
A picture of your chosen piece and wallpaper will need to be emailed to us latest 5 days before the start of the workshop
Although you will be working on your own piece throughout the two days, alternative inspiration and techniques will be discussed. .
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 send us a message and we will contact you with any further details you may need.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will have a beautiful piece to take home with you.
There is ample parking at the venue for you to use.
Sarah Ashby-Bassett at ReVamp Boutique
Pine Valley Interiors The Barn Units,10-11 Gosbecks Road, Colchester Essex CO2 9JR
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.......
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...
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!
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!!
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
Sarah at ReVamp Boutique XX
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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! :)
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.