ONLINE WORKSHOP: Done up North style Furniture Upcycling - booking soon!
This course will be open for booking very soon for the next one due to run in August :D
Join the wait list using the form at the bottom of this page and find out first when places become available!
Why join my Online workshops?
You will learn to create unique and striking furniture designs like those pictured (all created on the April course!)
You will earn the Done Up North techniques for cutting edge upcycling - creating modern, smooth finish and eye-catching geometric designs
Starting an upcycling project together will make it feel easier and more enjoyable so you are motivated and supported working along with me!
If you've already started a project and are finding lots of pitfalls during these workshops we can trouble shoot so you can move your project forward
You too will be sharing your own exciting designs… and enjoying those amazingly satisfying masking tape reveals!
Learning in this way means you will work over a longer period giving you more opportunity to practice, play and really develop those new found modern upcycling muscles. And many more chances to ask me questions!
You will get my Upcycling reference guide as part of the course materials.
Why learn from Done Up North?
I have worked out the best techniques over several years of trial and error myself and so now YOU don’t have to go through the same painful, frustrating process to learn it all by yourself.
The workshops are packed with value as I share all my tips, insider info and personally gained experience of creating and selling furniture to help short cut you to the good stuff and help build your confidence in your work too.
You will create a unique distinctive modern design and can be confident you'll have a brilliant, professional result by the end.
We will arm you with the tried and trusted methods we have developed over the years, and shared with over 200 people, some of whom have moved on to become Professional Furniture Upcyclers themselves.
You'll save time and money knowing the right products and how to use them.
Is this course for you?
This is great if you have never even lifted a paintbrush as I’ll show you everything in detail right from the very start.
It’s also great if you have completed a few projects and want to enhance your techniques, perhaps to get a smoother paint finish!
It’s also great if you already a Pro and want to add new techniques to your repertoire!
It’s 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.
In fact, all the whole course has been designed to ensure the success of your masking tape work – as each module contributes important methods to follow if you want to achieve the perfect outcome.
What to expect on a workshop
In the first of my Done up North Style Upcycling Series I will take you through my process of Furniture Upcycling from start to finish and take you through getting a really smooth contemporary finish and creating those first masking tape designs.
This is a special online version of the courses I have been teaching face-to-face to sold out classes for the last 18 months.
These are the topics for each week:
Selecting, fixing and preparing your piece
Painting techniques for a super smooth finish
Creating a signature Masking tape design and how to get a perfect result
Plus: lots and lots of industry insider tips from me gained through working day to day as a professional furniture re-finisher and upcycler!
After you graduate from this course you could choose to take things on further by joining us on the Advanced Masking Tape Design Workshop, workshops on stripping wood and wood finishing, decoupage and gilding.
Feedback from first online course.....
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 helped me get clear on the process, the tools required, how to avoid mistakes and importantly, when mistakes do happen, how to correct them! Helen Meredith
Your course was a game changer for me. Apart from the art of furniture upcycle I also mastered the technique of geometric design. Your course content was on point and easy to follow. I found your live tutorials fantastic with plenty of tips and tricks especially if something went wrong and it did not matter if you where a novice or a seasoned upcycler. And last but not least you were on hand after each session to answer any questions of which there were many!!!
It was a pleasure Nicky from start to finish. Pauline Dooley
Before I started working with Nicky, I was struggling with what type of products I should be using to get a smooth, hard wearing contemporary finish to my furniture.I tried a lot of products but was never really satisfied with the results I was getting.I then found Nicky on Facebook and could see that she was producing the results I was looking for.I signed up to her online course and was so pleased that I did.Nicky course took me through all of the stages of prepping, painting and finishing furniture.She was on hand to answer any questions I had.The best thing about the course is that I now have it as a reference guide. Only yesterday I went back into one of the recorded classes to revise what I had learned. 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. Linda Stone
How it will work
The workshop will be taught through a series of Webinars. They’ll be held in a Facebook group – one evening a week for 4 weeks.
In each session I’ll work on a piece at each stage so you can really see what it takes and me doing the work too!
You can ask questions in the private Facebook group as you set about your own projects afterwards and I’ll be on hand to help as you do.
Before the next module begins there will be a live FAQ / Show & Tell Zoom call to trouble shoot any issues you’ve had working on that particular stage too.
At the end you can enjoy sharing all of your finished pieces and masking tape reveals with everyone!
Don’t worry though if you can’t make the sessions live as you can watch them in your own time and work at your own pace. You can play them back as many times as you like with no limits on how long you can access them for.
What you get with this online version of the workshop
There will be lots of interaction during and after the process so you are as fully (if not more) supported as an in person workshop. There will be lots of opportunities to sense check your progress and ask questions.
If you can't usually get to my in-person workshops this is your chance to learn with me live. This course will probably change into a fully recorded course next time around so don't miss out on this opportunity to work with me 1-to-1.
You will also get my Upcycling reference guide as part of the course materials and detailed weekly worksheets plus ad hoc demo videos as needed.
What you need to participate
As soon as you book on you will receive a supplies list of recommended items with my personal choices - as well as alternative suggestions, that you will need in order to work along with me broken into the 4 weeks of the course.
So all you need to do is find yourself a piece of furniture to work on and you can work alongside me and through the week in between our sessions or at your own pace and to suit your own schedule.
A small side table or beside cabinet is the norm but you do have a bit more time to do each stage than the one day folk do. Just don't be too ambitious to start with so that you can concentrate on the methods and not be overwhelmed by the size or complexity of the piece! ;)
Flat surfaces do help if you want to do a masking tape work. It's better to choose a wooden piece if you can but I'll through prepping all types of surfaces in readiness for your designs!
If you have any questions please feel free to message me firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking forward to upcycling Done up North style with you!