Done up North Style Furniture Refinishing - Studio Weekend November
An in-depth experience of creating Done up North style furniture designs along with Nicky at her studio in Leeds!
This weekend course takes you right through the process of transforming a piece of furniture of your choice (to be agreed in advance) from start to finish and even through to a finished piece photo shoot at the end. You'll walk away with an unique creation plus a wealth of knowledge and confidence to go on to create many more. Plus we have a lot of fun in the process!
The course cover the following (what techniques you use will depend on the project you bring and your planned design)
Sourcing and understanding vintage furniture
In-depth prep including stripping and priming
How to paint with a smooth modern, professional finish
Planning your new design
Masking tape design application techniques
Decoupage application technique
Gilding application technique and metallic paints
Understanding different products available
Understanding and applying protective finishes
Refinishing, fitting and replacing hardware
Styling and photographing your furniture
Useful advice, tips and techniques on all aspects of Modern Furniture Refinishing
Workshop time & date: 10am-5pm Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 2020
Workshop venue: Unit 12c Springfield Mills Bagley Lane Farsley Pudsey West Yorkshire LS28 5LY
Closest recommended accommodation is The Calverley Arms - 4 mins drive Closest airport is Leeds Bradford - 12 mins drive The closest train station is New Pudsey (or a 20 min taxi from Leeds Station)
What's included All paint, materials, tools and protective wear (aprons, masks, gloves etc) will be provided.
You will get an project pack with my upcycling guide to take home.
A light lunch, snacks and refreshments will be available right throughout the day.
What to bring: You simply need to bring a piece of furniture to work on and any replacement or additional fittings you wish to add to your piece such as handles and any specific design items you have in mind such as wallpaper.
You will be required to tap into the Track and Trace application via our QR code so please ensure you have a mobile phone with the app installed.
No experience is required and this class is suitable for all abilities. This workshop is for ages 16 and over.
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 Nicky: Nicky is a full-time professional furniture designer making high-end statement pieces for sale and for commission projects for clients across the country, specialising in creating unique leading edge Modern designs for vintage furniture.
She has been teaching painting and upcycling workshops for three years and has taught over 300 people to date both at in person classes and live online.
She has featured on stage at Grand Designs Live at ExCeL and the NEC and the Handmade & Upcycled Market demonstrating her style of work and is due to appear at the re-scheduled Ideal Home Show at Olympia in 2021.
She has written tutorial articles for Reloved Magazine, featured in Reclaim magazine and regularly contributes to other interiors blogs for Homes and Interiors websites. In 2019 she was voted Technical Refinishing Artist of the Year and Wood Refinishing Artist of the Year at the FlipRunway Awards and previous to that was recognised by General Finishes in their International Upycling Competition winning the ‘Modern Love’ category.
She is an Associate Member of the House of Up - the UK's independent authority on professional upcycling for interiors and is one of their Ambassadors for their membership of the British Institute of Interior Designers. She also holds a qualification in Interior Design.
Terms & Conditions:
Full payment is required in advance before attending.
The workshops are non-refundable if you are unable to attend.
However, if you are unable to attend please notify us as soon as you can and we will do our best to transfer you to another date, providing we are able to re-sell your place. We will only reschedule you once.
We reserve the right to reschedule a workshop if numbers are too low to make it viable to run or will offer to transfer any bookings to other available dates.
If a workshop is forced to be cancelled completely in the public interest then we will re-schedule all existing bookings to a new date in the future to be arranged with you.
Materials provided for the workshop are for personal use only and must not be reproduced.