So this weekend I went to a Shabby Chic workshop in Portslade near Brighton, with the girls from the office. We found this great deal on Living Social, I knew in my heart not to expect a lot with a living social deal, as we only paid £19 and the company only received 50% of that, however I was still disappointed. Firstly they were very over booked and we were crammed into a room told to paint the furniture with Chalk paint – which is pretty amazing, you don’t need to sand down your furniture or do any prep work you just paint it! This would have been great if we didn’t receive watered down paint!
My big moans were the tutors had no time for us they wanted us in and out, we painted our furniture – 1 or 2 coats, told us to sand down the edges and gave us one tin of wax for a large group not enough for me to finish my piece and the worst thing is I honestly learnt nothing 😦
On the brighter side I had a great day with the girls and went out for lunch it was lovely. When taking my table home my husband asked what I had done to the poor table, he said it looked battered and old, which made me laugh and I took as a compliment as let’s face it that is what shabby chic is!
See the before and after photos below, let me know what you think and if you have been to any amazing workshops I should try.