Top 10 Best Upcycling Furniture classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

What's old can become new! Upcycle furniture with our experienced teachers whether its upcycling chest of drawers or a dining room table nothing needs to be thrown out. Upcycling furniture whether its for redecorating your house or to sell and start a business its a way to have fun, learn a new skill and upcycle into your own vision.

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2. Upcycling Furniture with Expert Tuition
During this one week furniture upcycling course you will learn how to do several projects with step by step video instructions and personal guidance from expert upholsterer and author Juliette Goggin. You will learn how to use decoupage to transform anything from an old jewellery box to a chest of drawers with ordenance survey maps or botanical illustrations. You will learn to recover a drop-in seat chair to transform a piece of second hand furniture. Lastly you will learn how to create designer vintage cushions. Your tutor Juliette is an author and broadcaster and is on hand to answer all your queries and help with your own project throughout the week. If you frequent auctions, second hand shops, car boots fairs and street markets, you'll know how inexpensive good second hand furniture can be. With this in mind you will learn a few projects you can tackle to bring some upcycled furniture into your home. Juliette has a career in product design and development, where she worked with fashion designers such as Cath Kidston and Julien Macdonald, who helped Juliette to understand and appreciate both the creative and the manufacturing process. This in turn led Juliette to create her own fragranced gift and home collection, Juliette at Home, which reflected her love of all things recycled and vintage. It became a great success with independent retailers and department stores who loved the upcycled cake stands and candles in repurposed cups and vintage glassware. It also gave Juliette the excuse to spend a lot of time scouring carboot fairs and second hand shops in search of all manner of things that she could repurpose into my own quirky range. Juliette was thrilled to be asked to take part in Super Scrimpers on Channel 4 where she shared this love of crafting with the show’s participants, whilst also giving lots of money saving tips. At the same time Juliette also co wrote her first book, Junk Genius, with her talented friend Stacy Sirk. The book featured endless ideas for repurposing everyday objects and encouraged anyone with a creative flair to have a go at lots of simple, step by step crafting projects in their home.
9. Decorative Furniture Techniques: Advanced
Stencil, crackle, decoupage & distressing - if those words don't mean much to you now, they will after this advanced furniture decorating class. Unfortunately, this class is not for beginners - but if you have some experience in furniture decoration, then come join us in Battersea for this fantastic workshop. In this class Want to transform your furniture into something unique? Want to create your own range of painted furniture, exploring a wide range of designs that work best for you? Leave this 3-hour class with a seriously fetching furniture piece, perfect for your home furniture. During the class you'll learn: to paint with stencils, textured with Autentico 3D Embossing Terrapieno (as fancy as it sounds) to create your own design AND learn how to decoupage how to use Autentico Crackle with two colours how to obtain a distressed finish (creating that rustique look with age and wear, as opposed to an upset looking cupboard) with sand paper and wet cloth the art of creating a transfer using Autentico Art Medium You may use a wooden board to learn the techniques or bring your own pieces. Some examples you could bring are: wooden trays and boxes wine boxes crates other materials such as papier-mâché, clay or metal Use these to practice on and once your ready to make that step-up, go ahead and jazz up that furniture piece (you know which one), that is in desperate need of a makeover. We guarantee you'll leave with the confidence to spice up your furniture directly from home and not only that, you'll have a ball; meeting new people and sharing techniques & stories. By the way don't worry if you haven't got ideas for your furniture- you'll leave this course with plenty!
13. Upcycling Class: Reupholster Your Furniture
This workshop will teach you all the beginner upholstery techniques that can be applied to a chair or footstool of your choice in Battersea, London. In this class No need to have any prior upholstery experience and after this fabulous class in Battersea you will leave with a unique, finished piece of furniture. The details: This workshop is aimed at beginners keen to try their hand at revamping some tired furniture using all sorts of fun upholstery techniques. In this class, you will learn: how to take the drop-in seat apart and unpick staples or tacks how to apply a new layer of calico and fabric to obtain best results how to make pleats and add trimmings You will need to bring a chair with a drop-in seat or a footstool. We provide all the tools, materials and equipment needed to complete the class, the only thing you need to bring is some fabric for your upholstery. We recommend you bring something that's matches your décor you you could be left with something that sticks out like a sore thumb. This class is a great way to kick start an interest in upholstery and will leave you able to carry on with projects at home. Bring along a mate to start your new hobby with or come along prepared to you meet other upholstery newbies in your area. By the way: don't forget to bring your own chair or footstool don't worry if you can't find any fabrics at home, you can also buy some in-class (from £15) classes fill up fast to book now to make sure you get yours

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