"I attended the furniture painting workshop led by Lorna, who was a brilliant teacher. All the paint options were explained, the tips and hints were great and the handout at the end very informative. The furniture item I painted looks so good, you wouldn't know it wasn't professionally done. Great course!" - Customer review, Made and Making, Feb 2017
With years working hands-on in London in Styling, Interior Design and Visual Merchandising , we have built up a strong visual sensibility working with Architects and Interior Designers and the likes of Harrods, Ralph Lauren, Kelly Hoppen, The Saatchi Gallery and Cameron Mackintosh. We have also been decorating and painting for 10 years, and have completely gutted and re-worked 2 houses!
Now's your chance to pick my brain!
Having worked as a stylist, in prop construction, in floristry and as a Window Dresser for high end department stores, I have built up a repertoire of invaluable knowledge, hints and tricks which help create a professional quality finish. We now work with Made and Making in Sussex to teach some of these skills in tailor made workshops. This is your opportunity to pick my brain and learn what I've learned in a fun, friendly easy-going environment.
"Excellent Furniture Painting Workshop - Thoroughly enjoyed furniture painting workshop by Lorna. Excellent location for crafting courses, beautiful surroundings, lovely people. Must try some other courses and workshops as I've already had done great ones!" - Made and Making,Trip Advisor Feb 2017
This friendly beginners' class will give you an insight in how to properly prep. for the better, longer lasting finish.
We talk through the best methods for sealing, waxing and stain prevention.
We then have fun with the next step: distressing, shabby-fying and using dark wax.
We also include a de-mystifying session which helps unravel the confusing mass of paint options available on the market! .
Make Your Own Coat Rack
Have fun learning beginners' painting methods and unravel the mystery surrounding basic power drill use with Lorna in this fun and creative workshop!
You'll be shown proper prep. and paint methods and then we'll get to grips with our drills!
We each make a quality two-hook coat rack using hooks from original vintage casts, which is then yours to take home on the day!