Furniture upcycling workshop
Basic 1-day Furniture Restyling workshop
Have you always wanted to know where to start when restyling your old furniture? Then this workshop is for you!
In our 1-day basic furniture restyling workshop you will learn the basic steps to restyle your own piece of furniture. Learn all the tips & tricks from the professionals in a super fun day, with 1-on-1 guidance and a great group atmosphere. We give demos and then you can get started for yourself! We help you with all the steps, and give color and design advice for your own piece. Any questions? Fire away! We are always available to help!
You will bring a small table, chair, or piece of furniture (night stand, bedside table).
Classes are taught in Dutch and English as needed. See below for more info. Check out the photos in the gallery for the mood of the day.
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 14 October 2023
Aalsmeerderwerg 443, 1432EC Aalsmeer
Furniture Upcycling workshop
Basic 1-day Furniture Restyling workshop
In our basic 1-day furniture restyling workshop you will learn the basic steps to restyle your own piece of furniture.
You will bring a small table, chair, or piece of furniture. For example a bedside table or small chest of drawers.
What you will learn:
- We will take you through the different types of paint available – and explain the difference between Fusion Mineral Paint and Fusion Milk paint, and when to use them on which pieces of furniture for which desired look
- How to prep your piece, sanding it properly using the right materials and how to apply the paint in the best way to avoid brush strokes and get a smooth flawless professional looking finish!
What we will provide:
- Aprons, gloves (if required), brushes and all paint required
- You can choose your own paint colour from the selection available in the shop
- You can choose from a selection of transfers to add to your piece at the end if you like
You will take home a fully restyled piece of furniture ready to take pride of place in your home.
This is a group workshop for minimum 2 – maximum 6 people. So you’re with other like-minded people all day and it’s always great fun! There is plenty of free parking available outside the shop.
NB: please note this is a basic restyling workshop and we will not have time to go into detail in different techniques like stencilling, decoupage, and applying wallpaper to pieces. If you are interested to learn this, we suggest you choose a 1 on 1 workshop for 2 or 3 days. Please enquire for details. We will be adding more workshops to the website shortly.
Tuition is given in Dutch and English as required.
If you are interested in a group workshop with a group of girlfriends or colleagues – great! Send me a message and we can discuss your needs and set a date! Send us a message via the CONTACT FORM.
WORKSHOP REVIEWS :
MONIQUE: Very nice workshop. Really recommended. Had a great day!
TAMMY: On Saturday, June 3, I had a great day at Jill’s with 4 girlfriends. From 10am until well after 5pm we were busy restyling 5 pieces of furniture we had brought ourselves. We did this day in celebration of two of us turning/being 50. Jill had a tight schedule, but left plenty of room for questions, creative outlets and great conversations. During the workshop, Jill guided us with her skill and her humor. This day will go along with the wonderful shared memories we have as friends. I can really heartily recommend Jill to everyone. It was SO special to spread our creative wings!
ANGELA: Followed a very nice workshop with Jill. I converted 2 old Ikea bedside tables. Jill is a professional and gave me calm and friendly advice about what I could do with the cabinets (paint, paper, buttons, etc.), but otherwise left me free to do what I wanted. I had a wonderful creative workshop day and I am super happy with my ‘new’ cabinets!
- Suitable pieces for restyling: small side table with/without drawer, small nightstand with/without drawer.
- Please choose wooden pieces with a low-shine surface. Very shiny surfaces need special/more preparation before painting which we will not have time for.
- Please ensure you bring pieces that do not need repair as again we will not have enough time for this.
- We will remove all hardware on the pieces prior to prepping them. This creates the best restyled result, rather than painting over hinges etc. Tools are available for removing the hardware. We can clean the handles etc. and/or spray them gold or a different colour, as people wish. We will also add the hardware back on to the piece at the end of the workshop.
- If possible it would help if you can send me photos of the pieces that everyone will bring in advance so that I have an idea of how we can divide the time ie. How long for sanding / painting. The nicest is of course if we all move onto the next stage of the process at the same time. Also this is the easiest for me so that I don’t have to explain to each person separately. This will also create the best group dynamic.
- I have a schedule for the day so that we move through the all the steps and have enough time for each part of the restyling process. There is also plenty of time for questions and one-on-one guidance. There is time available to apply a transfer at the end of the painting process (once the piece is dry) and you can choose from a selection of transfers available. If you would like another transfer, of course you are welcome to purchase it in the shop. People can also share transfers eventually, so they don’t need to buy a whole packet. Your piece should be dry enough to take home but we advise you to bring a towel or something to protect it in the car so that it doesn’t scratch or chip during transport.
- We supply enough hairdryers so that we can dry the pieces in between paint layers to speed up the drying process.
- There will be provide enough paint to work with and enough colours. Should someone specifically want to use a colour that I haven’t provided, that’s no problem as long as they purchase it. Of course they can then take the rest of the pot/packet home. Note: One tester pot or one small bag of milk paint isn’t enough for a full small table or nightstand, so they would have to purchase the full pot/packet.
- Aprons and brushes (and eventually plastic gloves if people prefer to work using gloves) are also provided. All other materials required for preparation and finishing will also be provided. eg. sandpaper, top coat, wax, etc. People are also welcome to use the electric sander but I only have one, so you will have to take turns to use this.
- We provide full explanation of all the products we will use and also full step by step guidance on the process and individual help to each person to ensure the best result.
- Coffee and tea will be readily available throughout the day. There is a schedule so we can take regular breaks.
- A delicious healthy sandwich lunch is included in the price.