Furniture Painting Course

Your
Furniture Painting Course starts at 10am and we will spend a few
minutes looking at painted furniture in my workshop so you can get a feel for the colour palette I
use and see the final look you will be trying to achieve. Hopefully you will start to feel inspired!
We will spend most of the morning working on painted boards learning furniture painting
techniques such as waxing, ageing, distressing, crackling and gilding. Just before lunch it is
decision time as you decide what colour and techniques you are going to use to paint your own
piece of furniture. I am on hand all day to give you any tips and advice I can, and feel free to ask
me questions about how to paint furniture you may already have at home.
Lunch is served round the kitchen table in our cottage and we usually have the company of our
two friendly black Labradors, Islay and Lussa!
After lunch we will apply a second coat of paint to your furniture, before finishing work on our
boards. It will then be time to wax and finish your own transformed piece of furniture before the
day ends about 4pm (this may be slightly earlier or later depending on how many people are on
the course, and how quickly everyone works). The idea is not to experiment with all of the
furniture painting techniques you have learnt throughout the day, but to take home a piece of
beautifully hand painted furniture. By the end of the day you will have the knowledge and
confidence to start painting furniture on your own, and tackle some of the other decorative
techniques you have learnt.
Don’t forget:
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To bring a small piece of furniture to paint! e.g. stool, chair, shelf unit. It is better if this is not
already painted if possible, and not too fiddly. It needs to be clean and dust free but doesn’t
need to be stripped.
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To wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. Whilst the paint we will be using is water
based and should wash off, leave your Sunday best at home!
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To bring a little pad and pen in case you want to make a few brief notes.
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To let me know if you are vegetarian or have any other dietary requirements.
Should you wish to purchase any paint or other materials used during the day, there will be an
opportunity to do this at the end of the day, and you can enjoy 10% off all of the other products
in my showroom including tweed, cowhide handbags, hand painted furniture and our range of
French country furniture, as well as a huge range of other interiors accessories and gifts.
Katie Bonas Ltd, The Village Workshop, Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3LQ
Tel: 01285 720778 [email protected]
Registered in England and Wales 2012 No. 7959849
How to find us
Please follow the directions on the Contact page of my website,
www.katiebonas.co.uk/courses.htm, and park on the gravel area outside my workshop. When
everyone has arrived we will walk over to my studio where the course will be held.
If you have any problems finding my workshop on the day, please call Katie on 07712 831851.
Katie Bonas Ltd, The Village Workshop, Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3LQ
Tel: 01285 720778 [email protected]
Registered in England and Wales 2012 No. 7959849
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