Creating shabby chic furniture for beginners

Price
£95 / Adult
Duration
6 hrs
Age restrictions
12+
Location
Wider area - Coastal & Rural Somerset
Your host will meet you at this address.
Host available in
Bristol
Child prices also available

What you'll do

Explore the many ways to create shabby chic furniture finishes with Scott and Sue, from Black Paw. You can bring a small piece of your own furniture or choose a chair from Black Paw’s own stock to take home with you at the end of your experience.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed. During your day you’ll try a range of techniques including anything from:

  • Chalk painting
  • Distressed paint effects
  • Dying
  • Stencilling
  • Wood oiling
  • Salt painting
  • Burning

You’ll be able to test each effect, and will end up with a finished piece, completely updating the item you brought with you. This experience is perfect for discovering an array of ways to change and update furniture, all of which you’ll be able to recreate at home.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Explore the many ways to create shabby chic furniture finishes with Scott and Sue, from Black Paw. You can bring a small piece of your own furniture or choose a chair from Black Paw’s own stock to take home with you at the end of your experience.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed. During your day you’ll try a range of techniques including anything from:

  • Chalk painting
  • Distressed paint effects
  • Dying
  • Stencilling
  • Wood oiling
  • Salt painting
  • Burning

You’ll be able to test each effect, and will end up with a finished piece, completely updating the item you brought with you. This experience is perfect for discovering an array of ways to change and update furniture, all of which you’ll be able to recreate at home.

How to get there

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Yuup extras

  • Tea and coffee on tap, throughout the day
  • Ice poles on hot days at morning break and cake on cold days

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Parking

COVID-19 guidelines

As you arrive you’ll need to confirm that you’re in good health and your temperature will be taken. Please bring a face mask as you’ll need to wear one at certain points during your experience. Face shields will be optional to wear for the rest of your time in the workshop and these will be provided. All workspaces will be fully sanitised and there will regular hand washing throughout.

On the day

  • You need no skills in woodwork, metalwork or using tools for these courses,

  • Old clothes, work boots, and work gloves are recommended

  • All courses are run indoors

  • Under 18’s can take part if accompanied by a parent or guardian also on the course

  • Free tea and coffee on tap, throughout the day

Course Location
courses can be either in Glastonbury or at Scott's own workshop near the Bath and West show grounds (BA46QN) and will be confirmed.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Black Paw

Scott has been upcycling furniture for many years, but it was only after family and friends asked how they could make the inventive pieces in his home that Scott first started sharing his skills. Over 7 years later Scott continues to host a number of Black Paw upcycling experiences in his workshop, helping people to create their own pieces of upcycled furniture and learn the skills needed to upcycle at home.

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Your hosts

Max

Max is the inspiration behind "Black Paw". He takes an active interest in all Black Paw experiences and can usually be found at lunchtimes, or indeed when any food is available to share.

Scott

Scott is Black Paw’s founder. After years of upcycling, he still loves to share his craft and has taught many people to upcycle safely in a number of different workshop experiences. Scott's aim is always that his guests not only leave with a finished creation, but also the knowledge to upcycle long after their experience is over.

Sue

Sue has 30 years of experience as a teacher as well as a passion for upcycling.
She particularly loves working with fabrics, interior design and can share lots of ideas for anyone wanting to make garden accessories.

What people are saying

Me and my mum had a great time on this course - the hosts were knowledgeable, efficient and friendly! They supported us to learn new techniques and have a bit of fun with it! Sue’s cake was awesome and we’re excited to sand/paint our next project!!

Katie Williams , Feb 2022

My friend and I received tickets to this course as birthday gifts and we were a little unsure of what to expect. When we arrived the hosts were really friendly, the workshop was really quirky and had a very welcoming atmosphere. We were taught a variety of techniques for treating pallet wood which we then used to upcycle a piece of furniture. We have come away with knowledge that we’ve already started to use. Overall would definitely recommend and hoping to return ourselves.

Ellie Evans, Aug 2021

Any questions?

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Upcoming dates

What people are saying

Me and my mum had a great time on this course - the hosts were knowledgeable, efficient and friendly! They supported us to learn new techniques and have a bit of fun with it! Sue’s cake was awesome and we’re excited to sand/paint our next project!!

Katie Williams , Feb 2022

My friend and I received tickets to this course as birthday gifts and we were a little unsure of what to expect. When we arrived the hosts were really friendly, the workshop was really quirky and had a very welcoming atmosphere. We were taught a variety of techniques for treating pallet wood which we then used to upcycle a piece of furniture. We have come away with knowledge that we’ve already started to use. Overall would definitely recommend and hoping to return ourselves.

Ellie Evans, Aug 2021
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Price
£95 / Adult
Duration
6 hrs
Age restriction
12+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.