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.
- 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)
- Apron or wear old clothes
- Mixed bristle paint brushes if you have them or just a good 2″ or 3″ paint brush.
- 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…. anniesloan.com or preciouspiecesshabbychic.co.uk