WELLINGTON folk wanting to learn how to upcycle their furniture can learn the basics of using Autentico Chalk Paint during workshops at a shop in the town next month (November, 2016).
Cato Cooper, Co-owner of The Emporium Somerset, is hosting furniture painting workshops where people can learn the skills needed for upcycling on November 8 and 24 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.
Cato said: “Learning the basics of using Autentico Chalk Paint is great for anyone who wants to take up a new hobby of updating and upcycling any furniture they might have in their home.
“The workshops include a full introduction to the chalk paint, which is a water based paint, free of solvents and other harmful additives and is my choice of paint when it comes to making over my own furniture at home and in the shop.
“During the workshop we will also cover the basic techniques of using the special paints and waxes. I will teach attendees how to paint their piece of furniture from start to finish with useful handouts and tips included. I will provide wooden boards with some detailing so that attendees can try out the different paints and we will cover distressing techniques as well as layering. Everyone who comes along will then be able to take their new skills home with them and makeover their furniture.”
The workshops will cost £40 per person. The price includes all of the equipment needed such as paints, brushes, boards to paint, waxes, an apron, gloves, refreshments and a picture frame to paint and take home. To book, please call Cato on 01823 660076.
Cato added: “Anyone can come along as no experience is needed. They are fun and creative workshops and everyone who attends will receive a 10% discount on paint products.”
There are more than 155 colours of Autentico Chalk Paint available in the Vintage, Velvet and Eggshell ranges.
Cato has her own painted furniture and home accessories studio and workshop at the front of the Emporium, as well as running the whole store, which includes 40 plus shops and thousands of homeware and gift items, many made nearby.
The furniture painting workshops will take place on Tuesday, November 8, Thursday, November 24 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm at The Emporium Somerset on Mantle Street in Wellington.
For further details, please call The Emporium Somerset on 01823 660076, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theemporiumsomerset.co.uk.