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Create a Christmas sign workshop

Come to one of our Christmas workshops where you will get to make your own Christmas sign to keep for your mantle or to give away as a present!

We will use reclaimed wood, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, and  Fusion Mineral Paint. We will stencil your sign with the world famous Funky Junk Stencils to achieve that authentic rustic feel.

Christmas workshops

Christmas workshops

We will provide all materials including hot Chocolate and mince pies! A perfect evening to involve your loved ones or as a Christmas gift. This workshop will give you a chance to work with both the paint ranges we stock and you’ll get to grips with a couple different techniques including Staining wood with Milk Paint and getting a perfect crisp stencil every time!

Book our spot now and enjoy your handmade Christmas sign for years to come. These signs can be placed on the mantle or hung on the wall. The products we use, make this sign perfect for outdoor use too!

The workshop dates are as follows.

Christmas workshops

Christmas sign workshop timetable

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP HERE!

Last year we had a huge amount of people asking for alternative days and times, so we listened! we will be running the workshops every Wednesday and Saturday in November including evening and daytime classes. December’s workshops will include making a 24″ Farmhouse style clock! Like this one.

Christmas workshops

Christmas workshops

So make sure you are subscribed to our website or Facebook messenger bot ( click here to do that ) to get the latest dates and times for all the upcoming workshops. Come Get Messy!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPACE!

Sarah X

Custom work and why we love it.

 The challenge.

We sell ALOT of furniture, some of it as it comes but mostly painted or refinished in some way. We haul, strip, sand, glue, fix, clean, paint, varnish, decoupage, spray, French polish…. you name it we do it! But our most favorite way is for someone else, why I hear you ask! well, it’s simple really, the challenge!
Custom work and why we love it.

Working with clients.

Most customers have an idea of what they would like, a picture from Pinterest maybe or picture on their phone from a Facebook post, they usually have some inspiration even if it’s only a new fresh coat of paint on their walls. We have even had someone bring in a whole mood board to help translate their vision. When working for private clients we try to achieve exactly what they want and the response is always very rewarding, I also like jumping outside my box and perhaps refinishing a piece in a way I never would! the results have been surprising.

When we refinish furniture to sell in the shop it’s very different, we are trying to reach a broad audience, we use colours that are trending we might be daring with design or colour for a few pieces but we, of course, try and target the widest audience possible. It’s just not quite as rewarding.

 

Custom work and why we love it.

Wallpaper on an Art Deco vanity.

 

Custom work and why we love it.

Vintage Haberdashery counter painted in MMSMP Typewriter.

 

Custom work and why we love it.

Ercol sideboard top stripped and waxed and base painted to match mirror.

 

Custom work and why we love it.

Vintage Union Jack .

 

Custom work and why we love it.

Copper and Gold leaf turned this dull bedside table into a glam statement piece.

Taking the challenge

We are lucky that we also do on-site custom work and enjoy getting out of the workshop, we have done entire kitchens to whole bedroom suites to dining rooms and we even customized some stairs! but the strangest job to date was the interior of a car! You can find that here   like I said …we love a challenge. So if you would like to update your furniture and don’t know where to start don’t worry you can join us on one of our workshops we hold each month, we run Fusion Mineral Paint workshops and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint workshops too. All the info can be found on our website so be sure to sign up for our newsletter by subscribing to the website or our Facebook page.

We know that not everybody is hands on so if you would like your furniture customized but don’t want to tackle it yourself, we do the work so you don’t have to.

 

Custom work and why we love it.

Sarah X