A beginners guide to painting and restyling old furniture.

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The Beginners Furniture Painting Course contains everything you need to know in order gain the confidence and skill to restyle any furniture. You do not need to enroll, just click on the video you want to watch.

Upcycling is a popular hobby and career choice for many people who have an interest in home decor and this course will be both creatively and financially fulfilling, as you will save money by restyling the furniture you already own.

However, it is important to understand not only the fundamentals of preparing your wood correctly, but also the practical side of working with the right products'

Once you understand the best practices for longevity and durability in your work, you will want to progress on to staining and layer painting and other advanced techniques and they are all there in our ADVANCED COURSE and/or COMPLETE GUIDE.

This course begins with showing you what you need to have in your upcycing/ painting kit. It looks at how and why to sand, prime, clean etc, It shows you problems like bleed through and how to deal with them before showing you how to easily achieve the perfect sprayed like finish, by hand.

The modules within this course also include PDF notes for printing and project videos for your inspiration.

This course offers you clear up to date information.


** You can learn the material in any place, at any time and at your own speed

** All you need is an internet enabled device

** Content is presented as brief video modules, making learning easy.

** Access to online support

**A Facebook support group

** Lifetime access to your course

** Affordable cost

Shabby School is an Online School of Upcycling and no matter where you live in the world, we invite you to join our school and learn from one of the best instructors in the industry.Learn from the comfort of your own home with the full support of your instructor by email .

Your Instructor

Aileen Hogan
Aileen Hogan

Aileen is the All Star Winner of 'The Design Leader In Upcycling' in 2019/20 and Upcycler Of The Year 2019 and has been teaching these techniques for many years. Having successfully turned a hobby into a business, she is delighted to have now launched the Shabby School of HOW TO, bringing you courses from interior design to DIY to starting you own business.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
**DISCLAIMER** Please read the school terms and conditions of the Shabby School. Violation of said terms will result in loss of access to the school. This includes any hate speech/negativity towards any fellow member or any negative reference to the school itself or its owner on social media. Other than that you will have lifetime access. - across any and all devices you own.
What if I need help with the course ?
We would never want you to struggle. You can email [email protected] with any queries and you are welcome to join our community of upcyclers in our Facebook Group Shabby Chic Projects . Here, you will have the support of many others that have gone through this course before you. Join our group Here https://www.facebook.com/groups/shabby.ie/ ( normal facebook group rules apply).

This course is not open for enrollment.