What’s it all about?
Ever got excited in a shop and accidentally purchased something that is completely out of place in your home? Have a knack of picking furniture up off the side of the street that needs some help reaching its potential? Did you move in with someone and know your house looks like a mish-mash of junk but not in that cool, curated way? Maybe you have a beautiful piece of wood furniture that just needs some love.
Come along and learn how to paint furniture with a homemade chalk paint. We will cover the tips and tricks to turn your existing timber furniture into a unique item that you can proudly display in your home.
What will we cover?
We will be learning:
- How to prepare a project – cleaning and sanding.
- How to make a cost effective chalk paint from things you have around the house.
- How to seal and protect your project.
- How to dispose of excess paint.
During the class we will be practising our furniture restoration skills on a timber sample so please don’t wear your best clothes.
Who will be teaching?
Samantha Mathews is the consummate paint enthusiast. From a university education in surface chemistry to time spent developing paint for multi-national businesses, Sam loves the potential paint has to create something new and completely unique. She is also the creative behind Wabi Sabi Collective – painting distressed backgrounds and styling boards for photography. There is always paint in her hair, under her nails and on her clothes.