ONLINE COURSE: CUTTING EDGE
Learn to restore and re-design Vintage Furniture with Done up North.
Get your furniture designing off to an amazing start and your confidence to the next level with the only furniture upcycling course of its kind teaching you end-to-end the process of creating distinctive designs with tape, beautifully restored wood and super smooth finishes.
This Course has been newly revamped and extended and is available with a Live Coaching & support option.
Come with me as I create this exact Drinks Cabinet and you can learn to make your own unique upcycled creation!
This popular course is newly revamped and extended and returning October 26th 2021
How the Course works
Course resource area
THE COURSE COVERS:
Selecting furniture & tools
Planning your process
Tape Design Techniques
Finishes & Finishing Touches
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this Course Right for Me?
- This is a perfect course if you have never even lifted a paintbrush as I’ll show you everything in detail right from the very start! You don't need any experience at all.
- It’s also great for you if you have some experience but perhaps want to enhance your knowledge or skills or improve a specific aspect of your technique (have a look at the modules below for more detail)
- It’s also great if you already a Pro and skilled in certain areas and want to add new techniques to your repertoire!
- And it’s definitely going to be perfect for you if you want to get started with Masking Tape Design or get better results than you’re currently getting.
What do I need to take the Course?
We'll send you a list of the essential items before the course starts, with some optional extra items depending on the design and the type of piece you choose. It doesn't take a huge investment in equipment to take this Course.
The items are broken down by week too so you don't need to buy everything at once, but just as you come to that stage.
How does it work if I can't join in Live?
Live Q&A sessions are held regularly and will be arranged ay varying times to allow as many people as possible to join them despite their differing commitments and of course, different timezones.
Nicky will also be available in the Course Group to support you and answer questions and provide ad hoc extras.
How long do I have to complete the Course
If you select a piece as guided in the introductory modules and were following along 1 day at the weekend it's estimated it would take you 4-6 weeks or in hours 32-48 hours.
If you have more time you can go more quickly than that.
It can depend how complex your design is, how big your piece is, how much repair it needs and of course people work at different speeds!
The most important thing is not to feel pressure and to enjoy the Course.
When is the Course?
You can take it in your own time or take each module week by week - up to you!
Can I join if I'm not in the UK?
We have people from around the World on the Online courses - it's a wonderful way to get to work together.
Have a look at the FAQ 'How does it work if I can't join in Live' for a little more info on different timezones.
Is the course is fully accessible?
The Lives and demos will be captioned and full transcripts will be made available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to discuss your needs with us.
I'm not on Facebook so can I still take part?
All the Course resouces are all accessible through the Members area of the Design School website.
Coaching lives will take place on Zoom so you can still join to ask questions without needing to access Facebook.
LEARN YOUR WAY
LEARNING THAT FITS YOUR LIFE NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!
Learn Week by Week
Join the online sessions & create step-by-step with your fellow course goers!
Modules gradually rolled out
Allows you to build a deeper undestanding at each stage
Go at your Own Pace
Fit the course into your schedule and watch on replay
Life time access
The course materials and support group are available to you indefintely
WHY LEARN WITH ME?
- I'll be showing you how to re-design it the unique Done up North way that has become a much emulated style within Modern Furniture Refinishing.
- You will be learning the exact techniques I use myself to create high quality pieces that will look good and stay looking good for a long time to come.
- The demos are packed with value as I share all of my tips, insider info and personally gained experience.
- As a three-time award-winning Upcycler / Furniture Refinisher you can be confident are learning from an industry leader.
- I have shared what I've learned with thousands of people online, and hundreds through my courses and Lives - many of whom have moved on to start their own businesses
- And, oh yes, learning with me is fun too - this is certainly not a stuffy or dry course. We're all here to do something we love after all!
What they say about the Course
Furniture Artist, Gold Earth Design
I was not feeling confident about my skills and I was worried about making basic mistakes. Now, I feel so much more prepared to take on work and challenges in my journey with upcycling! Nicky provided awesome resources and guidance that I can keep with me forever. I am so thankful to have found her and to have the opportunity to work with her even from so far away. If you want to learn professional skills and feel confident about the quality of your work I highly recommend the course."
Vintage Furniture Refurbisher, Raymonds Rose
I’d highly recommend Nicky’s workshops / coaching if you are looking for a new venture or help with upcycling furniture. I researched a number of companies who did similar workshops to Nicky before I decided to take the plunge, I love her style and her work ethic and the fact she is incredibly talented just to name a few! I never thought I would be able to start a new business after completing Nicky’s course, it was certainly a game changer for me!
Furniture Artist, Tilly Telstar
If, like me, you are new to the world of furniture painting and you want to produce a contemporary finish to your furniture. Spend the money and take Nicky’s course! The course will give you the skills you need turn out beautiful work. I am now confident that I can sell my work and start my business. Thank you Nicky ! Your online course was extremely helpful to me."
Furniture Designer, Tiggy Lou Creations
Before I started working with Nicky, I was struggling to know where to start with masking tape design and what order you did the different steps. But I’m so glad I joined her workshop as I learnt all the skills I needed. Nicky really helped me get clear on the process, the tools required, how to avoid mistakes and importantly, when mistakes do happen, how to correct them!"
A new angle on Furniture Refinishing...
She has won several awards for her original and experimental designs including International Upcycler in a Modern design category, Technical Refinishing Artist and Wood Refinishing Artist.
She is a Member of The House of Upcycling, Ambassador Associate for their membership of the British Institute of Interior Design, has appeared at Grand Designs Live and the Observer Design Magazine and been Upcycler of the Month in Reclaim Magazine.
She creates one-off design pieces from her own designs and to order for her clients. She also devotes a lot of her time to teaching aspiring Furniture Upcycling Pros how to create their own original designs and help them on their way towards doing something creative they love too, through her courses and coaching groups.