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Upcycling Vintage Furniture with Painting Techniques

A course by Chloe Kempster , Furniture Artist

Furniture Artist. Leicester, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2021

Transform old furniture into beautiful and functional pieces using different hand-painted styles

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  • 99% positive reviews (217)
  • 9142 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Transform old furniture into beautiful and functional pieces using different hand-painted styles

A course by Chloe Kempster

Each one of us is unique, so the furniture we fill our homes with should be, too. Artist Chloe Kempster uses bold colors and creative designs to give old furniture a modern twist. She sells her pieces around the world and has been featured by Country Living Magazine, The BBC, and more.

In this course, she gives you the tools you need to turn forgotten pieces of furniture into beautiful and functional pieces of art using different painting techniques. Learn to live more sustainably and create bespoke furniture that reflects your personality.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 25 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (217)
  • 9142 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 42m)
  • 25 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Upcycle a vintage piece of furniture using a variety of hand-painted techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in furniture upcycling. It’s also ideal for people who are passionate about interior design and sustainability.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary as Chloe will take you through each of the steps involved in upcycling your furniture.

You will need an item of furniture, sandpaper, chalk paint, paintbrushes, wax, and other materials specified by the teacher in this course.


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9142 Students
217 Reviews
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Chloe Kempster

A course by Chloe Kempster

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Furniture Artist

Chloe Kempster is a furniture artist from Leicestershire, England. As a child, she was always painting and upcycled her first piece of furniture at just eleven years old. She went on to study for a fine art degree and work in retail where she developed an appreciation of handcrafted, sustainable products.

Chloe refined her upcycling skills whilst renovating her home and has since gone on to sell her pieces around the world. She has collaborated with brands including Annie Sloan and Valspar Paint and has had her work featured by The BBC, Country Living Magazine, and more. She also shares her art with over 26K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • My Inspiration
  • U2

    Finding Your Piece and Choosing Your Colours and Technique

    • Materials You Will Need
    • Sourcing a Piece of Furniture
    • Demonstrate Painting Techniques
    • Creating a Mood Board and Choosing a Colour Scheme
  • U3

    Painting Techniques

    • Preparation
    • One Colour Paint Effect Using Chalk Paint
    • Waxing
    • Painting an Ombre Effect Using Multiple Colours
    • Final Project with Botanical Details
    • Finishing Touches
  • U4

    After Caring and Staging Your Piece

    • After Care Tips
    • Staging, Photography and Sharing on Social Media
  • FP

    Final project

    • Upcycling Furniture with Paint and Illustration

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Upcycling Vintage Furniture with Painting Techniques. Craft course by Chloe Kempster Best seller

Upcycling Vintage Furniture with Painting Techniques

A course by Chloe Kempster
Furniture Artist. Leicester, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (217)
  • 9142 students