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Furniture Painting Courses

Do you have pieces of tired and unloved furniture? Why not update them with a fresh and contemporary new look? Katie Bonas runs popular one day furniture painting courses to teach you how to paint furniture in the beautiful French and Scandanavian style.

You will spend the day in Katie's studio in the heart of the Cotswolds learning furniture painting techniques including waxing, distressing, gilding and crackling. Using the fabulous Annie Sloan chalk paint, we start by working on boards to learn these techniques before painting your own small piece of furniture. You will need to bring along one small piece of furniture to paint, such as a stool, chair or shelf unit, and preferably something that is not already painted and isn't too fiddly.

The day runs from 10am till approximately 4pm and is designed to be a relaxed and enjoyable day in the beautiful setting of the village of Yanworth, in the Cotswolds.

£120 including all materials, lunch and refreshments. Maximum of 8 people per course. Download our Furniture Painting Course PDF for further details about the day.

N.B. Due to family commitments (a toddler and a baby!) I will not be scheduling any courses for a while. Watch this spacefor future updates!

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  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful day - we could not have enjoyed it more. The setting was idyllic and we loved your personal and relaxed approach to the day. We both went away feeling hugely inspired and ready to work on our own pieces of furniture."
    , London
  • Just to say a big thank you for your hospitality and how much I enjoyed your course. I am now enthused to paint some of my old furniture!"
    , Cheltenham
  • The whole day was really enjoyable and most inspiring - so much so that I am seeing furniture in every room in our house, which could do with a Katie Bonas facelift! I now have some knowledge and confidence to go about these things. Huge thanks."
    , Cirencester
  • I had to write to thank you for a very enjoyable day on the painting course, lovely food too and great hospitality!"
    , Wroughton
  • Thank you for the amazing day on the furniture painting course. I had the best day, such fun - now I just need to get the rest of the chairs done! Thank you, thank you, thank you."
    , Cirencester
  • A big thank you for last Saturday. It was such a pleasant way of spending the day and with the bonus of coming away with a new skill. We are inspired to spend more Mother and Daughter days together! I will recommend you highly to friends and family."
    , Usk
  • Thank you for today Katie, I loved it. Nothing in the house is safe now - I want to paint it all. Delicious lunch too!"
    , Cirencester
  • Thank you so much for an enjoyable day - my daughter loved it too as is now on a mission to paint all of her bedroom furniture!"
    , Gloucester
  • I had a great day, learning the techniques to transform my furniture. Katie was knowledgeable and very warm and welcoming. It was great to be in a group of like minded people who wanted to learn and see the amazing transformations everyone made to their piece of furniture."
    , Witney
5 stars - 9 reviews