Creating shabby chic furniture for beginners

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Creating shabby chic furniture for beginners
Creating shabby chic furniture for beginners
Creating shabby chic furniture for beginners
Creating shabby chic furniture for beginners


What you'll do

Explore the many ways to create shabby chic furniture finishes with Scott and Sue, from Black Paw. You can bring a small piece of your own furniture or choose a chair from Black Paw’s own stock to take home with you at the end of your experience.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed. During your day you’ll try a range of techniques including anything from:

  • Chalk painting
  • Distressed paint effects
  • Dying
  • Stencilling
  • Wood oiling
  • Salt painting
  • Burning

You’ll be able to test each effect, and will end up with a finished piece, completely updating the item you brought with you. This experience is perfect for discovering an array of ways to change and update furniture, all of which you’ll be able to recreate at home.


  •  WiFi
  •  Refreshments available
  •  Toilets
  •  Parking

COVID-19 guidelines

As you arrive you’ll need to confirm that you’re in good health and your temperature will be taken. Please bring a face mask as you’ll need to wear one at certain points during your experience. Face shields will be optional to wear for the rest of your time in the workshop and these will be provided. All workspaces will be fully sanitised and there will regular hand washing throughout.

On the day

  • You need no skills in woodwork, metalwork or using tools for these courses,

  • Old clothes, work boots, and work gloves are recommended

  • All courses are run indoors

  • Under 18’s can take part if accompanied by a parent or guardian also on the course

  • Free tea and coffee on tap, throughout the day

Course Location
courses can be either in Glastonbury or at Scott's own workshop near the Bath and West show grounds (BA46QN) and will be confirmed.


  • Delivered In-Person

  • All levels


The Volunteer Network, BA6 8BS, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

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