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Furniture Painting Class – August 2018
August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm$20 – $65
What is the Furniture Painting class?
It’s a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. Its amazing what a lick of paint can do bring a piece back into style and make it loveable again.
Please bring a small item of wooden furniture to paint or you can pre-order a piece for £20 and we will source it for you e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.
What will you do in this class?
During the class, you’ll learn how to prepare your furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used. You’ll mix up your own chalk paint and we’ll help you practice and refine your brush work skills.
You’ll learn the basic techniques required to achieve a clean, finished look for your furniture. For those interested in the shabby chic look, you’ll be shown how to distress your furniture and how two tones if you want to work with a couple of contrasting colours. If you want a more funky or retro look, we can show you how to use masking tape to create colourful designs.
Finally you’ll finish and protect your furniture with a soft furniture wax or a varnish.
Why take the Furniture Painting class?
You’ll gain access to paints, brushes, waxes and varnishes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a relaxed and social class.
Learn from our experienced tutors knowledge, experience and helpful tips, including the most common mistakes and challenges that furniture painters face and how to fix them. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and see how others transform their pieces too.
By the time you finish our furniture painting class, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently use the paints and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture. Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!
Light refreshments will be provided on the day. You’ll also be given the remainder of one small pot of chalk paint that you’ve mixed and instructions to take home with you.
How do I book the class?
Bookings must be made in advance to secure your place. Select a ticket, up above and click add to cart and follow the onscreen instructions. Payments for class bookings made through our website are processed securely by Paypal, using a debit or credit card or your paypal account.
We can also accept payments by cash, cheque or bank transfer, please contact us for details.
How do I cancel or change my booking?
We provide a full refund on class bookings, up to one week in advance of the class. For cancellations made less than 7 days before the start date of the class, half of the fee will be forfeit. Cancellations, on the day of the class, will not be refunded. However you may transfer the name on your booking on the day, if you wish to swap your attendance with a friend.
Please contact us or call us on 0131 281 7966 to amend your booking.
We reserve the right to cancel classes, all payments will be returned in full, should this happen.
Can I buy this as a gift?
Yes of course. We can even create a personalised pdf gift invite, for this class if you’re purchasing this as a gift. Simply include the name of the person that you are gifting the class to within the comments section when booking and we’ll email it through to you.
Do you provide private tuition, classes or parties?
Yes, we do! We have a range of fun upcycling activities for you to choose from.
Whether it’s a birthday party, hen party or just an excuse to get together and be creative. Our upcycling parties are suitable for all ages and abilities, you can hold your party here in the Upcycled World studio or we can bring the party to you.
Our tutors are creative upcycling facilitators with a proven track record of working with various social groups and in local community events, big and small. We also offer private tuition for furniture painting, sewing and jewellery making.
Please contact us for more details or call us on 0131 281 7966.
Creating a more sustainable future.
Join our furniture painting class, meet like minded people and develop your skills as an upcycler for a more sustainable lifestyle.