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If you are like a lot of people, you will have random pieces of furniture that don’t fit in with each other - this is where upcycling can help you, by enabling you to change the look of tired or outdated furniture and unify random items by painting in a common theme & colour scheme.

If your piece of furniture is well made, and has nice lines, then it is worth keeping!
click on the link below for more information

Would you like to give upcycling a go, but just don’t know where to start?

 

My name is Karen, and my ‘Getting Started’ workshop will empower you on your journey, covering the preparation work required (and good products & tools to use), different paints available (chalk, milk & enamel paint from a range of providers such as Vintro, Voodoo Molly, Annie Sloan, Rust-oleum, Newtons, Porter's Original, Resene etc) and some common painting techniques.
At the end of this course you will feel confident and knowledgeable in your ability to tackle quite a variety of projects round the house.

No need to bring anything - all materials are included in the work shops which run on selected Saturday mornings 9.30 - 12.30
Workshop inclusions: 

  • morning tea

  • a product bag (including painters points, tape measure, and lots of other goodies)

  • your course Workbook packed full of information

  • a tour of my workshop to see works in progress, and my home showroom to view completed pieces (very inspirational)

So contact me NOW to book your place: 021 129 1486
Mt Pleasant | Christchurch

        and you too will have the ability to change a sad set of drawers into something stunning and unique -- and most importantly suited to your homes style & colours.

Wow, you are a bundle of knowledge. I really enjoyed the workshop. You have a wealth of information and the ability to make learning lots of fun. Love my photo frame, very proud of my efforts

Thanks Karen.  We all enjoyed your workshop very much.  It was very professionally run, and it's just great having the extensive book you have compiled to refer to.

Or take an old worn out dining set, and change it to something vibrant and striking -- all it takes is a bucket full of knowledge and technique; some great paint; stunning material, and time, vision and energy!
I can help you with the knowledge and technique, and the rest is up to you.