STUDIO WORKSHOP: Cutting Edge Furniture Upcycling - Saturday 10th July
If you want to learn how to upcycle furniture Done up North style then this is the class for you!
It's a fun, informal workshop but with some serious upcycling going on as I take you right through the process of transforming a piece of your own furniture with a fabulous contemporary painted finish & giving it a whole new unique and cool design.
We'll work through the essential steps preparing and repairing your furniture before painting before moving on to learn the way to get the smoothest paint finish possible by hand. Then I'll show you my tricks of the trade to create exciting geometric designs on your piece which will really make it stand out.
Finally we'll take a look at protective finishes and finishing touches for your project.
You'll get to work with some of the best furniture upcycling products used widely by industry professionals and home DIYers alike - including one of the leading furniture paints - Fusion Mineral Paint.
It is easy to work with, is non-toxic, lead free, virtually odourless, has no volatile organic compounds (VOC) and contains no ammonia or formaldehyde. You'll get a chance to use some of the 50+ different colours as well as metallics in their range.
You'll also get the chance to work with other top brands that I use regularly myself to create my pieces General Finishes, Two Fussy Blokes and Robersons Liquid Metals.
You'll also get an exclusive discount when you buy supplies for your very next project.
I'll will be on hand to guide you with help and advice throughout as well, lots of insider tips and techniques and am happy to answer any other questions you might have.
You can also come and join my Facebook Group after the workshop to get continued support and share your projects with other past workshoppers!
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.
Here is what some of my past lovely workshoppers have had to say:
"Just completed the upcycling workshop with Nicky at Done up North. It was a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of useful tips and help along the way. Nicky makes the day very enjoyable and meeting other like minded 'upcyclers' from those of us who are novices to those already giving it a go. I would highly recommend her workshops. I especially enjoyed giving the geometric designs a go (with Nicky's help) and I am pleased with my finished result."
"Nicky was brilliant!!!! A mine of information on all aspects, learning different techniques, with masking tape blows your mind with the outcome. It was a real fun experience and the time just whizzed by. It was great to see other people’s vision for their pieces and the results. Book on to a workshop you will not be disappointed. A great big thumbs up 👍 from me 😁"
"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!"
"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."
Workshop timings The Class runs 10-5pm
What's included: All paint supplies and tools required for the class Protective equipment such as aprons, gloves and dust masks A handy info pack to take away On the day discounts on our Upcycling products Refreshments & light snacks
Attending the workshop: Bring along a piece of unpainted vintage furniture small and easy enough to carry by yourself for the workshop. Side tables and bedside cabinets are perfect project pieces to learn on.
The Studio is spacious and well ventilated and we will follow the current Coronavirus guidelines at the time of running the class. We'll provide details once you've booked. Wearing clothes suitable for painting is a good idea and please don't wear sandals as we're a working upcycling studio so we like to keep your toes safe from harm!
We have a kitchen area with fridge and microwave you are welcome to use if you are bringing lunch.
There is plenty of parking on site at Springfield Mills and the Studio is fully accessible.
The Workshop is for all ages 14 and above. No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome.