Transform Old Furniture using Chalk Paints

Thursday 16th March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£120.00 (including all materials and 2 course homemade lunch)

A fabulous opportunity to learn how to paint and transform tired and unloved furniture into beautiful French style pieces.  Vanessa will demonstrate different paint techniques including waxing, distressing, ageing carved detail on furniture, stencilling and the use of gilt cream for highlighting.

Using Colourman chalk paints and soft waxes provided, students will transform their furniture using newly acquired skills.  Aspects of furniture preparation and undercoating will also be discussed.  Students will need to bring in a couple of modestly sized and portable pieces of furniture, such as a side table, stool, shelf unit or un-upholstered chair.  Two pieces of furniture that are easily achievable to paint in a day.

Vanessa is a fully qualified and experience interior designer.  Her main expertise lies in specialist paint effects and innovative use of colour.  Her work suits period and contemporary living.