Upcycling Furniture & Painting Techniques


Organizer: Quirky Workshops

Name: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

Website: http://greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm#gardenpottery


Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made per person - possibly around £5-10 payable directly to the tutor depending on the size of each piece.


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


To begin under Sonja's guidance and 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.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
30/05/2018 30/05/2018 9.30 - 4pm each day
22/08/2018 22/08/2018 9.30 - 4pm each day