Shabby Chic/ Vintage Style

Painted Furniture Workshops

In May and June we held our first workshops with simple ways to up-cycle furniture using some amazing new paint called Chalky Finish.

The paint is a unique chalk matt finish that easily creates a beautiful vintage look. It is easily distressed for a shabby chic look.

There is no need to prime or sand the surface. It provides excellent opaque coverage and early adhesion technology to assure adhesion to all prior finishes. After painting it can be buffed to a smooth shiny finish on it’s own or by using Crème Wax. The paint can be mixed with the wax to create transparent wash effects. Non toxic and water based and therefore easy to clean up.

Chalky Finish Paints adheres to wood, ceramics, most plastics, terra cotta, fabric, metal and glass and these fabulous paints are stocked by us.

Aimed at beginners with no painting experience our workshops begin at 9.30am with coffee and a pastry and finish at 4.30pm. We will start by looking at examples of painted furniture and demonstrations of finishes and students will work on boards to try out colours and techniques ready to paint their own item of furniture. We will stop for lunch (not provided). In the afternoon students may want to use our wonderful old style stencils and then finish off their project only interrupted for a short break for tea and homemade cake.

The first two workshops were a great success with stunning results and we have received loads of positive feedback and no negatives at all.

So if you want to have a lovely day off, learn a new skill and take home a beautifully re-vamped piece of furniture why not join us soon. The cost of the workshop includes all drinks, biscuits, pastry and cake, the use of all painting materials and you get to take home the rest of the pot of Chalky Finish paint you choose as your main colour. We have an introductory price for the workshop of £40 for dates before the 1st September. After that the normal price will be just £50 but that is still excellent value for money. All you need bring is something for your lunch and a piece of furniture that you can easily lift. Bring a friend and we will reserve adjacent tables for you so you can natter whilst you paint.

Future dates TBA

At Ringstead Village Hall. Booking essential with a £10 deposit non refundable unless we cancel. Balance due on the day of the workshop.

For further information or to make a booking please contact Roger or Chris

07751 106666 or 01933 460676

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