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Furniture Restoration and Transformation for Beginners

A course by Antic&Chic
Interior design studio and furniture transformation workshop.. Girona, Spain.
Joined March 2018
, Interior design studio and furniture transformation workshop.

Create unique decorative pieces from your old furniture to achieve spaces full of style and personality

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (267)
  • 7268 students

Create unique decorative pieces from your old furniture to achieve spaces full of style and personality



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (267)
  • 7268 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 lessons (1h 50m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

There’s an endless world of possibilities within the art of restoration. Creators of the interior design studio Antic&Chic Celia and Marc are here to teach you how to restore and transform your old furniture or household items to revitalize and add character to your home.

Discover the different array techniques used in furniture transformation and restoration. Step by step, Celia and Marc guide you through the careful art of renovation as they share their secrets to creating unique pieces that add charm to your decor.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Bases to Know How to Restore
  • U3
    U3. First Steps for Your Project
  • U4
    U4. The Moment of Change: Paints and Varnishes
  • U5
    U5. And This Is Just the Beginning...
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by hearing the story of how Antic&Chic came about. Cecilia and Marc share some of their favorite projects and explain the different places they draw their inspiration from.

Discover the basics of restoration and transformation, and the difference between the two concepts. Learn what to take into account when buying your materials, and the importance of designing the finish for your piece in advance, which ensures starting your work on the right foot.

Time to get down to work. First, decide what finish you want to use. Then, evaluate the state of your piece in order to clean it and treat it in case it has woodworm. Learn how to remove the original varnish and make small repairs such as gluing or applying filler.

Bring out the beauty of your piece of furniture by mending the surface using sanding or priming. Celia and Marc also teach you how to paint and varnish after demonstrating all the different possible finishes. Wrap up by creating different effects such as distressed, lacquered or dip-dying. Chose your favorites to give your piece more personality.

What is this course's project?

Design and restore an old chair using different techniques to transform it

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is suitable for decorating and DIY hobbyists as well as professionals who work with furniture.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge of furniture restoration is necessary..

For this course, you will use a variety of materials found in hardware stores, such as paint remover or stripper, steel wool, liquid woodworm treatment, flat-head screws, sandpaper or sanding sponges and filler, among others. You will also need tools such as a spatula or scraper, screwdriver and drill bits, a chisel or cutting multi-tool and screwdriver, as well as others that your teachers will indicate during the course.


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Antic&Chic

A course by Antic&Chic

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Interior design studio and furniture transformation workshop.

Almost a decade ago, Celia and Marc created Antic&Chic, an interior design studio and furniture transformation workshop. They have since specialized in creating spaces that generate emotions in the people living in them.

They incorporate antique pieces and transform them to give them a more modern look. In their projects, they combine antique and modern pieces, and use works of art, plants and colors to achieve results that are full of joy, a sense of freshness and heaps of character.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    The Bases to Know How to Restore

    • Restore vs Transform
    • Before Buying Old Parts
    • Decide On the Furniture Finish
  • U3

    First Steps for Your Project

    • Chair Diagnosis
    • Clean and Deworm
    • Stripping
    • Small Repairs 1
    • Small Repairs 2
  • U4

    The Moment of Change: Paints and Varnishes

    • Sand and Prime
    • Paint and Its Finishes
    • Varnish and Its Finishes
  • U5

    And This Is Just the Beginning...

    • Care and Maintenance
    • Tips to Move Forward with Your Projects
  • FP

    Final project

    • Furniture Restoration and Transformation for Beginners

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Furniture Restoration and Transformation for Beginners

A course by Antic&Chic
Interior design studio and furniture transformation workshop.. Girona, Spain.
Joined March 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (267)
  • 7268 students