Furniture Painting: Upcycle with chalk paints


Organizer: Quirky Workshops

Name: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Phone: 017684 83984




Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

Adult £75, including a lovely 2 course lunch. Refreshments and home made cakes.


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls. We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days, Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles


We are running several ’courses this year with the very able Sonja Tilleard from the lovely ’White and Green’ specialist Home decor shop in Cockermouth. Sonja has acquired considerable knowledge and training in a whole variety of painting techniques for both furniture, walls and textiles. Favourite brands such as Annie Sloane Chalk Paints, Farrow and Ball, gilded finishes and waxes are used. Working on simple boards you will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained, shown and practised. Students can then work on their own small piece of furniture such as a picture frame or a small stool, chair, tiny table etc and renovate it after lunch using the learnt techniques. The brilliant thing about Chalk Paint is you don’t need to do much, if any, prep to the surface (no sanding etc) - one can just paint over existing finishes - chalk paint is a great leveller. Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made per person.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
28/04/2017 28/04/2017 09:30 to 16:30
16/06/2017 16/06/2017 09:30 to 16:30
15/08/2017 15/08/2017 09:30 to 16:30
21/09/2017 21/09/2017 09:30 to 16:30