STUDIO CLASS: Intro to Furniture Upcycling with Done up North
Get your first taste of learning to beautifully upcycle furniture with me at the Done up North Studio in Leeds on this 1 day furniture painting class.
Bring a small piece of furniture along and take it home totally transformed at the end!
You'll get to find out the key techniques to update your old or tired furniture with a stylish new look and how to make sure it doesn't chip or scratch and stays looking good!
We'll cover everything from colour choice and planning your re-style, to the best way to preparing your furniture ready to paint and then how to achieve a super smooth new paint finish.
You'll get to work withFusion Mineral Paint- a much-loved specialist furniture paint, that gives a beautiful matt finish, which is easy to work with but is hard-wearing and requires no top coat at all to be durable.
It is made from natural ingredients so is non-toxic, lead free, virtually odourless and has no volatile organic compounds (VOC) meaning it's kinder to the environment as well as us.
We'll also be able to have a look at a decorative techniques to accentuate your piece such as stencilling, tape design, decoupage and adding metallic details and discuss ways to protect your furniture.
This is a beginner class so no experience is necessary and you'll take home your lovely re-finished piece and the knowledge and confidence to tackle even more upcycling projects.
Furniture upcycling doesn't require a lot of investment to get started and is a great thing to be able to do to add a personal touch to your home but it is so worth learning the best techniques, tools and products to use to save you wasting money, make the process easier and enjoyable and the result more polished and long-lasting.
I'll share my tried-and-tested tips and techniques gained over 6 years as a professional with you on this fun, informal workshop and help you get started upcycling in style!
Please note: this is a Furniture Painting Class covering professional level techniques for prepping and painting techniques and elements of accentuation with design.
If you would like to learn the process of restoring and refinishing wood and more advanced / involved design techniques please look at the 2 Day Course
What's included All paint, materials, tools and protective wear (aprons, masks, gloves etc) will be provided. Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout.
What to bring: You simply need to bring a small unpainted piece of furniture to work on such as a side table or small bedside cabinet.
Comments from past work shoppers:
"I really loved doing the furniture painting course with Nicky. She’s so patient and kind, very knowledgeable and incredibly generous with her time. I was so pleased with the end result. The course is great value for money in amazing surroundings and I feel empowered to get on with some projects solo now. Highly recommended."
"I would like to thank you for a very informative, interesting, and productive day. I've already recommended your course to a friends daughter. I’m sure not only beneficial but interesting."
"Fantastic day yesterday Nicky really enjoyed it and looking forward to more!!"
"Nicky's tutorials are so informative. Her work is inspirational. Highly recommended."
About me: I am Nicky, an award-winning furniture designer and upcycler who has featured in interiors magazines like Reclaim and Real Homes and demonstrated at events such as Grand Designs Live. I have recently joined the artists on BBC Television's Money for Nothing.
I'm an associate member of the House of Upcycling, the UK's leading authority on professional upcycling.
I've been teaching aspiring upcyclers online and in person and via my Facebook groups for over 3 years.
I'm happy to create tailored workshops or demonstrations if you are looking for something specific, please get in touch for a chat! Email firstname.lastname@example.org