Furniture Upcycling Workshops for all Upcyclers age 10 to 100!

New dates will be added soon!

Workshops usually run from 10am to 4pm on a Friday or Saturday. Workshops are also available as a private function or party – get in touch for more information.

Our furniture upcycling workshops are for all adults and for children aged 10 to 16 years who are accompanied by an adult, with an ethos of sustainability underpinning the fun learning throughout the day.

Join a small group for a fun and intimate day getting painty with a piece of furniture.

You will not only learn the basics of upcycling old furniture into new, but how the process has a near-neutral carbon footprint thus promoting sustainability and longevity. You will see how to appreciate eco-friendly lifestyle practices and your day may also spark entrepreneurial ideas for the future.

Everyone is welcome to come and paint a piece of furniture however, you can accompany a Young Upcycler age 10-16 where they do the upcycling and you attend for free!

This is an opportunity for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, godparents or carers to spend quality one-on-one time bonding with their young charge.

Upcycling by its very nature is extremely eco-friendly and the day will help impress this ethos onto everyone whilst letting you loose on pots of very colourful paint. You will learn how to successfully upcycle a piece of furniture to your very own design.

These workshops are being supported by Buckinghamshire Council who have been on board from the beginning. “We are really happy to support this project – it’s a fantastic way to get young people thinking about and learning the skills behind upcycling furniture to help our waste prevention strategy.”

Another supporter of the initiative is Oxford based Annie Sloan whose chalk paints have revolutionised furniture painting around the globe. “We’re in awe of Kirsty and her noble mission to bring upcycling to the environmentally conscious youth of today. Her workshops will inspire confidence, as well as teaching participants important, useful and FUN life skills so that they can enjoy a life of self-sufficiency, sustainability and independence. I look forward to seeing the projects these young eco warriors create!

For more information concerning my inspiration for these workshops, read my blog about how to get the Gen Z generation upcycling.

Design: choose from many colours of professional paint by Annie Sloan, a wide selection of stencils and decoupage papers. Go for a windswept beach theme, a tropical holiday theme, gentle meadow flowers, a vibrant boho colour explosion or art deco decadence. The options are limitless.

Preparation: clean and sand the cabinet if necessary, remove hardware if planning to replace.

Get painting: learn how to achieve a professional finish, apply the chosen décor to make your cabinet unique not amateurish, appreciating that it’s the little things that make a piece pop.

Protective finish: clear waxes provide a water-resistant durable finish which can be buffed to soft sheen. Dark wax can add atmosphere, depth and age to a piece of furniture.

Bring along a small piece of furniture which is easy to carry and can sit on a table. A bedside cabinet can be provided on request, just let me know.

Bring your own lunch although refreshments including cakes, biscuits plus hot and cold drinks will be provided at regular intervals throughout the day. Each Young Upcycler age 10-16 will receive a bumper luxury goody bag, all included in the price.

Luxury Goody Bags for all Young Upcyclers age 10-16

  • Next workshops: TBC
  • 6 Leaders Close, Wingrave, Aylesbury HP22 4QJ
  • £99 for each adult or £185 for two adults
    • (extra £15 for pre-prepared bedside cabinet)
  • £99 for both Young Upcycler and their Responsible Adult or £185 for two adults and two Young Upcyclers – where the Young Upcycler upcycles the furniture
    • (extra £15 for pre-prepared bedside cabinet)
  • Please get in touch if you want to book for two.
  • All paints, décor and finishes, a goody bag for the Young Upcycler, biscuits, cakes, tea and juice throughout the day.

Full Terms & Conditions plus Pre-Workshop information and agreement can be found here: T&Cs

Please be aware that workshop bookings are non-refundable. We require 7 days notice to re-book you onto an alternative date, subject to availability,  if you are unable to attend your original booking, however we only allow one instance of this.

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