Fancify your Furniture
Have you ever fancied painting or upcycling your own furniture but don’t know where to start? Do you love the look of all the retro, arty and quirky furniture in magazines and vintage shops? Well, this is the course for you… Come and join us at ReTweed for a fun-filled furniture workshop for beginners.
The course will be run by Terry Howson who has many years of experience of furniture painting and decorative techniques. She will help you unleash your inner artisan and transform your old piece of furniture or a favourite old fixture (like a picture frame not 20ft shelf!) to new.
Terry will teach you how to make a range of environmentally friendly paints with the same quality and durability as anything you’ll buy in the shops but at a small fraction of the cost in money and in environmental terms.
During the workshop, you will also practice how to prepare various surfaces– so that all your work in decorating your project won’t peel or flake off. Learn the basics of sandpaper, primers and undercoats. Practice getting the correct surface before painting.
You will take home a photo frame, renovated wooden chair, stool or something similar that you have transformed to inspire and add character to your home.
Experience Level: Beginners welcome. The use of all tools and materials is included.
Workshop Cost: £39.00 all materials, refreshments and cake. The session will run from 10:30am – 3:45pm. Experience Level: Beginners or Revivers