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Basic Furniture Painting Course - Shabby-Chic I

Category: Furniture Painting & Decorating Courses

Please note; this is a group course available for a minimum of two course delegates. If you wish to arrange a group course for two or more delegates, please email us to arrange.

Alternatively if you wish to book onto a private tuition course please click here.

During this fun and inspiring Furniture Painting Workshop, you will learn all of the essential techniques for using chalk paints and waxes to update your tired, unloved furniture and give it a Shabby-Chic French Vintage make-over!

Why pay hundreds of pounds for brand-new pieces of furniture, when you can update your own and make it look truly amazing!

During this one day course, you will learn how to achieve an authentic French Country look using our amazing range of Chalk Paints.

During the Course you will learn:

  • Furniture selection - how to choose the best furniture to paint, along with preparation tips.
  • Chalk Painting Techniques - how to choose and match colours, along with tools and techniques for applying the chalk paint.
  • Texturizing Techniques - a variety of paint effects to give your furniture either a textured or non-textured  Shabby- Chic make-over.
  • Distressing  Techniques -   to achieve a look of 'subtle wear and tear' to give your furniture an authentic vintage look.
  • Waxing Techniques - learn how to use wax to seal and age your furniture.

What's included:

  • All materials including paints, brushes, waxes etc
  • Practice wooden boards to use and take away
  • Training Notes
  • Tea, Coffee & Biscuits!  Please bring your own packed lunch!

What to bring:

Please bring along a small piece of wooden furniture that you would like to paint, ideally a small chair or bedside table.

We suggest that you wear old clothes and bring an Apron!

To book your place, simply click on the buy now button for the date of your choice.  Once you have booked you will receive an email confirmation, containing all the information you need to know about the day.


If you wish to extend your knowledge and expertise further and discover some Advanced Decorative Techniques, we recommend you also book onto our Advanced Decorative Furniture Painting Techniques Course, where you will be able to take your painted furniture to the next level, including; Stenciling, Decoupage, Image Transfers, Gilding and Crackle effects. 

We run the Shabby Chic I and Shabby Chic II Courses consecutively, to allow Students to come on one or both day's.

Additional Viewing & Support:

If you would like continuous viewing of your ecourse(s) and unlimited support, we recommend you apply for membership to which, among other benefits, will give you unlimited viewing of your ecourse, for the life-term of your membership along with ongoing online help-desk support.

Guild Members:  Remember to add your 'Voucher Code' when prompted to get your discount.  Your Discount Code will be displayed in your Account when you login to

Arrange Group Course or Train Online

To arrange a group course date please email us. Alternatively to book private tuition click here, or to book online tuition click here