Monthly Archives: May 2014

27th May – Upcycling and Paint Techniques

Coming up this month…

We’ll be doing some simple techniques to distress items for that shabby chic look using chalk paint and furniture wax, having a look at crackle glaze and decoupage.

For our next evening we will be looking at upcycling (or is it repurposing….) furniture by having a go at some different paint techniques.

Here’s a list of things to bring along if you can.

  1. A small piece of furniture to practise on, ie small shelves, bedside cabinet, chair etc…has to be solid wood, no MDF, we shall try and pick up a few extra items for people to practice on or we may get people to share items so everyone gets a go.  (I can recommend Furniture Now who have several warehouses around the county and also the St Wilfrids Warehouse on the Cavendish Industrial Estate in Eastbourne for second hand furniture)
  2. Apron or wear old clothes
  3. Mixed bristle paint brushes if you have them or just a good 2″ or 3″ paint brush. 
  4. A hair dryer (to help get things dry if the evening turns out to be a bit damp).

We will need to get a prompt start on the evening. The idea will be in the 2hrs that people will be able to prepare, paint and hopefully wax their item…it will have to be a prompt start to ensure we can get paint dry between coats (10-15mins). 

If you want to you can order chalk paint supplies & accessories from the following websites or ebay…. or