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
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Stephanie was a brilliant tutor and explained and answered every question that was raised. I have gone away with lots of ideas - I just need to put them into practice!
Karen Withers - - #9118
A fun morning that built my confidence to the point where I feel equipped to tackle the project I had in mind. Plenty of hands on work and time for questions and useful to bring the sample piece of wood home to remind me of the finishes.
Julie Fretwell - - #8752
Excellent course with lots of techniques covered.
Lorraine Sime - - #8739
I really enjoyed this workshop, learning further techniques with Annie Sloan paint. It felt like we covered a lot more than in the first workshop, which may have been due to the number of attendees. I think Steph is fantastic and would spend every day learning more about painting techniques if I could!
Laura Bond - - #8723
I'm not a beginner to upcycling furniture. But, I am a beginner to upcycling with Annie Sloan paints. The course was excellent and introduced me to new painting techniques including using wax in conjunction with paint. The course was well structured and delivered in a relaxed/fun atmosphere by Steph, who has whetted my appetite to use my newly acquired skills and Annie Sloan paints in the near future. I'm sure my home and immediate family will benefit from what I have learned.
steve partridge - - #8699
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
Loved the course and the ladies on it. A wonderfully relaxing morning. Wish I'd known about the afternoon as I'd have loved to do more.
Thank you x
Claire thomas - - #8366
Very interesting and informative. I came home with more work planned than originally intended. All was clearly explained. I did consider staying on for the afternoon session but felt it would be better to make use of the detail gained in the morning and will look forward to attending that course at a later date. Thank you very much.
Ann wilson - - #8335
I really enjoyed the course, it was great to meet like minded creative people. Due to the versatility of the paint attending the workshop is quite inspirational and you come away with so many ideas for what can be done. I can't wait to attend the second workshop and expand on what Steph has shown me so far.
Laura Bond - - #8324
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
I am so glad I chose to do this course! Steph is the oracle of all things Chalk Paint - if you're looking to learn about furniture up-cycling, different painting techniques, waxing, craqueleur, decoupage, tips and tricks, dos and don'ts - look no further.
Thank you Steph for a thoroughly enjoyable day - lots of fun, you make a great tutor and ambassador to the Annie Sloan method! Great little shop too!
Philippa Rogers - - #7941
As a complete beginner this workshop was good, it gave me some ideas and I learnt you can pretty much paint anything including shoes!
sarah buck - - #7832
A brilliant course very well run by Steph. I learnt much more than I expected to and would highly recommend it.
Alison Osborne - - #7827
What a lovely day we have had! A great course, with lots of techniques and ideas to get started using the Annie Sloane product range, topped off by Steph's friendly and knowledgeable guidance. Thank you so much - Can't wait to get started putting it all into practice!
Aude Espinasse - - #7823
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
Really enjoyed my afternoon learning how to use gold leaf, furthering the decoupage and image transfer technique and blending colours with stenciling. Thanks Steph for a superb course!
Kirsty Locke - - #7525