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LEARN ONLINE…The Complete Guide to Re-Styling Furniture


A 6 month complete ONLINE course in restyling furniture STARTING MARCH 1st 2018 !  Easily accessible on a laptop, ipad or smart phone.  Closes for new entrants on the last day of February 6pm GMT.


The Complete Guide to Re-Styling Furniture

 A 6 month course STARTING March 1st 2018 !

The Complete Guide to Re-Styling Furniture, is an ONLINE course, with a whole package of EXTRAS and starts on the 1st of March. !

Wherever you are in the world, this course is for you whether you just starting out and looking for a solid resource with quality  information to get you started or are an experienced painter looking for ideas to take your skill to the next level? Join the shabby.ie club learn at your own pace.

We will deliver your tutorials to your dashboard, every single week, plus PDF’s on every module for you to print off. Extra tutorials that you won’t find anywhere else, and the best bit …you can log in 24 hours a day and watch the tutorial when you need it.

 COURSE CONTENT in The Complete Guide to Re-Styling Furniture  :


Is all about how to start, where to start and what you need to gather up in your upcycling kit. You cannot build a house to last years on foundations that are not solid.

You will learn when and if you need to prime a surface and you will learn about the dreaded bleed through, so you will understand what to do if it happens. You will learn what is the best product to clean furniture with and its not sugar soap… ! and you will learn when and how to sand both raw and prefinished pieces. 

  Painting Techniques

We start to learn ALL about paint . We use chalk paint, milk paint and we talk about the difference in both and we experiment with different looks so that you can choose the look you want in your projects. We create the shabby chic look using distressing and we create the perfect finish too. We look at the weather beaten look using stains over paint and how to achieve it.

We look at Colour washing. Learn when, where and how you use this technique and a bonus tutorial on how to price for ‘commission’ painting. Something many of you find confusing. And we also cover crackling of paint in this section. phew .. its a busy one.

All about Staining

Here we take an in depth look at staining. Using oil based stains and water based stains and how to create the depth of colour of the old java gel stain.

We look at how to remove wax and prepare furniture for staining or painting. You will see the transformation on this chest of drawers. We talk about prefinished wood and raw wood and how to stain both.  And then there is a tutorial on refreshing wood to make it look new again. 


 Mouldings, Gilding Waxes, Book Artistry

Then we start moving on to fun finishes like 3D stenciling and using mouldings. Dry brushing and Gilding Waxes . We use both resin and latex bendable mouldings.

We antique new plastic items and make them look old… you will really enjoy this one.

 Decoupage, everything you need to know

Learn the basics of napkin decoupage using the brush on technique. This tutorial also includes HOW to teach a class.  Beginners Decoupage Plus Bonus Tutorial

Every version of decoupage is covered her. Iron on decoupage using a full napkin Plus The Pitfalls

Decoupage on Jute/Hessian Plus Fabric decoupage  Advanced Decoupage using 1 step crackle PLUS Advanced Decoupage using 2 step crackle

You will be an expert at decoupage by the end of this month !


Stenciling, Pearl effects ,Gold Leaf and More

If this month we also cover using pearl effects and using wallpaper on furniture !

You will learn how to us GOLD LEAF , on smaller glass projects but also on furniture. 

 Example of staining over paint as an aging effect.

Lets not forget how popular stenciling is . So lets have a detailed look at how to stencil using paints and using structured pastes.     

A little  Bonus Tutorial… Rustic Sign Making Using Typography

Paint Layering and Typography


  • Lifetime membership of our Private Support Group
  • Certificate and Presentation on Completion of the Course
  • Access to a LIVE monthly Q & A
  • Quarterly Workshop Days
  • Special discount codes for all products
  • Early Bird rates for the Paint For Profit Business Course

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AFTER PURCHASE YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL> then you will be emailed your Log in Link ,the day before the course starts.

If you have any questions about this course. Please email aileen@shabby.ie








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