Done up North for the weekend! The Furniture Refinishing Masterclass - April 18th & 19th
This is my brand new workshop for an even more in-depth experience of creating Done up North style furniture designs!
We will each take a piece of furniture from prep to paint and right through the design process, finishes and all the way to finished photos together.
This two day workshop gives us the opportunity to get a more in-depth look at creating masking tape designs during the second day learning how to lay them out perfectly to balance with the specific piece you are working on.
There is also the option to use stencilling, decoupage and gilding to create your Modern Luxe makeovers too.
The class size is limited to allow for more personal tuition and time working one on one.
Workshop time & date: 10am-5pm Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April (studio available 9-6pm each day)
Workshop venue: Unit 12c Springfield Mill Bagley Lane Farsley Pudsey West Yorkshire LS28 5LY
(details on recommended hotels and travel will be added shortly)
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 in-depth upcycling guide to take home. 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 items you wish to add to your piece such as handles and any specific design items you have in mind such as stencils, wallpaper (a selection of each will be available to use additionally)
On the workshop you'll be working with Fusion Mineral Paint, which is pretty much the furniture painters favourite furniture paint these days now that fashions are moving away from chalk paint. It's a specialist furniture paint that gives a beautiful matt finish and is so lovely and 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. You'll get a chance to use some of the 50 different colours as well as all of the amazing metallic paints in their range.
You'll also work work with General Finishes - the award winning wood-working brand who produce the best quality stains and hardest wearing finishes to enhance and protect your projects.
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get advice for your projects while you are painting too.
Lunch is provided both days with refreshments available throughout the during the day. There is a break out area to take breaks.
There is plenty of parking on site and the workshop is fully accessible.
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!!"
"Had a really great time at our furniture decorating session at Sunny Bank Mills."
"Nicky's tutorials are so informative. Her work is inspirational. Highly recommended."
About me: I am a full-time professional furniture re-designer and upcycler making high-end statement pieces for sale and for commission projects for clients across the country, specialising in creating Art Deco and Mid Century style Modern designs. I have been teaching painting and upcycling workshops for two years now.
I have been teaching painting and upcycling workshops for two years now and I absolutely love doing them! Its fantastic working with people and seeing the amazing things they create and the enjoyment it brings them. I have a previous career in training and user support so my workshops are a supportive, fun and friendly environment for people to come together to learn & relax with lots of encouragement from me and other work shoppers and as much or a little hand holding as you feel you need.
I have done live demonstrations on stage at Grand Designs Live at ExCeL and the NEC and the Handmade & Upcycled Market and have written tutorial articles for Reloved Magazine, featured in Reclaim magazine and regularly contributes to other interiors blogs for Homes and Interiors websites. I have been recognised by General Finishes in their International Competition winning the ‘Modern Love’ category in 2018 for my re-styling of a 1960s Formica sideboard and am delighted to be a finalist in this year's FlipRunway Awards – the first Furniture Refinishing industry awards for the UK. I'm an Associate Member of the House of Up - the UK's leading independent authority on professional upcycling for interiors. I'm also an Associate Member of the British Institute of Interior Designers and also hold a qualification in Interior Design.
We can also accommodate workshops for groups or parties such as birthdays, hen parties, etc. Please call us to discuss!
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.