Furniture Upcycling Techniques 2

In the second of our furniture up-cycling series, we look at adding embellishments to painted pieces using papers and finishes. These techniques will add depth, character and a uniqueness to your painted pieces.

The Course:

We will be covering two techniques in this one day workshop:

  • Decoupage – this gluing technique uses napkins, special papers or fabric to decorate surfaces. The special glue works as a sealant and varnish to give better adhesion and finish that regular glue lacks.
  • Crackalure – this glazing technique gives an appearance of ageing, as ‘cracks’ are developed on the surface and enhanced with coloured finishes.

Costs & Inclusions:

The course is €50 for one day and includes:

  • All tuition from an experienced – and patient – tutor
  • All paints and varnishes
  • Lunch is included in the workshop

Each student will be working on a wooden tray in the workshop and the techniques learned can be applied to any fully painted piece of furniture. Students on the course get a 10% discount voucher to be used on fabrics/supplies bought in The Craft Cabin.


Saturday 25th June | 10.30am – 2.30pm

Booking & More Information:

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A 50% deposit is needed to secure your booking and full payment must be paid in advance.

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