Teach Me Shabby Chic

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All the rage, shabby chic furnishings can cost a fortune in the shops. We show you how the achieve amazingly impressive results with your very first piece of work. We invite you to bring a small item you wish to work on and we provide everything else, including friendly teaching and a splendid lunch of locally sourced ingredients.

Teach Me Shabby Chic

Places available(6)

Course Duration: 2 Days – Saturday & Sunday (Residential delegates arrive either on Friday or Early Saturday Morning) or attend as a day delegate.


We are situated in New Romney within easy walking distance of the village.  Locally there are some excellent restaurants, the beach is appox 30 minutes walk – door to shore!  The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is also within walking distance for you to be able to take an excursion if you want to extend your stay prior or after the course.  Rye, Hastings and Canterbury are a short drive away and often have many local festivals or activities taking place.

Accommodation Available:

We  have two en-suite double rooms (double beds) for either shared or single occupancy.  In addition to these we have a comfortable self contained annex  – Nerin cottage with double bed and bunk beds.  There is a kitchen, shower and separate toilet.  Continental breakfast is included whilst attending the course.

Learn  to shabby chic furniture in a weekend in a friendly environment.  Classes are small so that you are able to work at your own pace and receive help as you progress over the weekend to complete your masterpiece!

You will learn about  the  different techniques used  to transform a piece of furniture (either your own or a piece we can provide).  You will learn how to prepare the furniture using a variety of mediums including chalk paint, papers, cut outs and other creative ideas.

What’s included

  • All Tools (paints/brushes/papers)
  • All paints/papers/transfers/printing/plant pots or similar small item
  • Practice material
  • Accommodation & Continental breakfast if residential
  • Buffet lunch (all delegates)
  • Afternoon tea



Friday (residential guests)

Settle in and relax at leisure, take a walk to the village for an evening meal in one of the many restaurants/pubs.


9.30am                 Breakfast

10.00                     Selecting your piece of furniture, consider how you want to transform it using paint, decopage, transfers or a combination of all mediums.

11.00                     Practice first to try out different techniques and finishes on surplus wood/items provided, cut out or print any papers or templates ready for use on your project.

12.30                     Lunch –  Buffet lunch & soft drink

1.45                        Now you are ready to start creating your own masterpiece, proceed onto your chosen item once  you feel confident with the results from your practice piece.  Help is at hand with any tricky pieces or to offer guidance as you get started.

3.00                        Time for tea – short break to re charge and get a sugar rush with a nice cup of tea and biscuits, maybe even some home made cake!

3.15                        continue working on your project, adding colours, layers and cut outs.

5.30                        Clean away after a productive day.

6.00                        Free time to take a stroll into the village for an evening meal (reservations can be made on your behalf if notified earlier in the day).



9.00                        Breakfast

10.00                     Back to working on your item(s) or create a new project by decorating flower pots for the garden using the techniques you have learned using stencils and cut outs.

12.30                     Lunch – Buffet Lunch & soft drink

1.30                        using wax, finish off your creations to seal and retain a longer lasting finish to the artwork and furniture

3.00                        Clean up and prepare for the final photograph with your masterpiece

3.15                        Class finished – book for your next course!

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