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Furniture Painting for Beginners
Decorative Effects
Interior colour styling & paint effects


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Always wanted to paint furniture but not sure where to start?

Looking to add interest to your furniture with fabulous decorative effects?

Join our small and friendly workshops in Darlington & we will have you painting with confidence in no time!



“This is a fun and informative furniture painting workshop for beginners!
You don’t have to be artistic or super talented to achieve great results.
I look forward to sharing hints, tips & techniques with you in order that
you can achieve incredible transformations within your own home!”

Furniture Painting for Beginners:
What will you learn?

  • You will learn about the various methods of preparation, sanding, cleaning, filling and so on, in order to prepare a superb surface ready for painting.

  • Learn about the TOP 5supplies you MUST have in your kit to create fabulous results.

  • Learn about the variety of paints available, chalk paint, mineral paint, milk paint etc, and how to select the best one for your project. You will be transforming your piece with the beautiful & durable Annabell Duke Mineral Paint.

  • Learn about colour, how to select the right colour for your piece, and how to ensure your furniture compliments your room scheme.

  • I will be revealing the secrets behind the final finish on your painted furniture, making the difference between an amateur and a professional look, and a great deal more!

  • Lunch & refreshments included.  WARNING: We always include our famous patisserie on our courses - once tried, never forgotten!

10.30am - 3.30pm -  Darlington.

Decorative Effects Workshop.
What will you learn?
Join us for our fun Decorative Effects workshop.  We will show you how to decoupage a range of beautiful images on everyday objects, you will learn how to apply decorative effects to furniture and a range of other items using transformational foils and stenciling to name but a few!  This workshop will be demonstration led, followed by lots of fun practical work to practice & apply your new skills at home.

Lunch & refreshments included.

WARNING: We always include our famous patisserie on our courses - once tried, never forgotten!

10.30am - 3.30pm. Darlington.




What do I need to bring?

  • Please arrive with an apron, or wear old clothes to protect them in case of flying paint!

  • Do bring a notebook & pen, as there will be a many pearls of "painted wisdom" you can jot down to help you.

  • If you are attending the Furniture Painting for Beginners workshop, please bring a small piece of furniture no larger than a small coffee table, picture frame, mirror, jewellery box, lamp stand, small stool or small cabinet for example, so that you can apply a paint finish to your piece.  If you do not have an item you would like to bring, no problem, I will have wooden samples to practice on.

A light lunch will be provided,  including our fabulous patisserie, together with tea , coffee & soft drinks

throughout the day.
Please let me know if you have any specific dietary requirements.


Workshops are held in one of 2 locations, the beautiful Croft Village Hall in Darlington, or my worskhop located at Amity House, number 5 Conisclffe Road Darlington.

Free Car Parking is available  right outside the village hall at Croft, or Amity house Location, on Grange Road in the Imperial Quarter. Here, it's pay and display and there is a large car park just a minute away, where the old Block Busters building is housed.

Workshops are generally 10.30am till  3.30pm with a short break for lunch, one to one tuition also available by request.

The cost of the workshop is £65 per person, including light lunch & refreshments. If you would like to reserve a place on a workshop, please drop me an email for new dates, and I will send a short booking form & payment details.  The next dates available are Friday 3rd September Decorative Effects & Saturday 4th September Furniture Painting for Beginners.

How to book:

Please drop me an email with your booking request, & I will send you a booking form and payment link to confirm your place, or alternatively book through Wix Events on the site.  Emai:

I will be in touch before the event, to confirm any last minute details, 

Should you wish to purchase any Annabell Duke Paint products at the end of the workshop, you will be entitled to a 10% discount.



Carolanne Furniture Artist

Annabelle Interiors Darlington

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Mobile Number Is:  0755 7282610

My name is Carolanne, proprietor of Annabelle Interiors Darlington.
Really looking forward to sharing hints, tips & techniques! 
This is your time to shine…
You will soon be painting furniture like a pro!
Sending Best,

Carolanne xx