Up-cycling has been very popular for a good number of years and I have found memories of the paint effects classes I used to run a few years ago… Nowadays its called upcycling and although the idea is to make up something old and tired looking into something very trendy again over the past few years the aim of Up-cycling seems to have changed.
When I up-cycled in the early 1990’s the aim was to achieve a lot with little. The fun was into making the crackling varnish work even if using a hair dryer was the key to the challenge…
Nowadays you have to up-cycle using some big name specialised paint and before you know it, the little cupboard you bought from the Shelter shop for £5 cost you over £50 in specialised paint and brushes … surely that is wrong this is not what up-cycling is about.
My up-cycling is about finding out how things work… the difference between oil and waterbased paints and what they both do… what cheap brush you can get from the garage and cut the end of to make a huge waxing brush etc… I want the material cost of your project to be as low as possible and I want to show you how to achieve a enormous load… with very little. A bit like when you make this wonderful quiche out of the scraps of food from the fridge… Same idea !
So I will be running this one day class in my very own workshop on the 14th of May to teach you how to up-cycle/revamp/transform or whatever you want to call it your kitchen cupboards/furniture etc… with not very much.
It will be great fun and you will leave so full of new techniques…
We will start the day with one my well loved home made scones and break at lunch time for a cup of home made soup. You will work during the day on flat boards size of a kitchen cupboard door. You will go home with your achievement and loads of notes on what you like in the day.
I only run those with small groups so you can grab my attention but also feed from one another. Only 6 spaces available. Early bookings get a special price… So if you want to book or more details about the day… click below.
See you there I hope…
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