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Bertram Whitford

Designer and maker of sumptuous bespoke furniture

Furniture Upcycling Course

Discover the Art of Furniture Transformation with Our Upcycling Course!

Perfect for all furniture enthusiasts and creative minds! Get ready to immerse yourself in a journey of artistic transformation with our exclusive Furniture Upcycling Course. Led by Bertram, a professional cabinet maker, this 2 day course offers you the chance to elevate your own piece of furniture, and to be guided through the entire process from start to finish.

Craftsmanship Beyond the Ordinary

As well as offering introductory options like sanding and repainting, our course goes beyond others, offering you the chance to completely transform your piece. You’ll have the option of delving into the art of adding beautiful veneers, the captivating allure of metal leaf, and even intricate inlay work.

This isn’t your typical painting workshop (although we do this too!) – it’s a journey into the realm of artistic expression and craftsmanship. The comprehensive 2-day experience that equips you with all the tools, tips, and expert advice to beautifully redesign your furniture. Beginners most definitely welcome.

Confidence and Inspiration

Our workshops are built on a relaxed and informal atmosphere, fostering inspiration and friendliness. Class sizes are intentionally kept small, limited to just 3 people, ensuring you receive personalised support from Bertram throughout your time here.

All you need to bring is your furniture piece – something easily carried. Do get in touch to discuss what you have in mind first!

By the end of the course, you’ll leave not only with a gorgeous upcycled piece of furniture but also with newfound skills, confidence, and a treasure trove of ideas for future projects.

Course Details:

📍 Location: South East London Workshop, SE18

⏰ Duration: 2 days, 10-4

🪑 Bring: Your chosen piece of furniture to upcycle (e.g. a bedside table or wooden chair)

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to transform your furniture while being guided by a professional furniture maker. Reserve your spot now to embark on a journey of creativity and learning!

Options include:

– sanding and hand painting elements to particular shapes or patterns

– adding new veneers of beautiful timbers to give you piece a new look

– working with metal leaf to add accents

– updating hardware to new handles and pulls

– inlaying contrasting timbers, mother of pearl or metal

– adding maps or wallpaper to drawer bases, decoupage

– distressing