Upcycling Vintage Furniture with Painting Techniques
Transform old furniture into beautiful and functional pieces using different hand-painted styles
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.
Begin by getting to know Chloe. She tells you how she turned her passion for upcycling into her dream job and shares the artists and influences who have inspired her work during her ten years as a furniture artist.
Take a look at the different materials needed for the course, from wax to paintbrushes. Then discover how to find the perfect piece for upcycling, taking into account the materials it’s made from, its condition, and more. Chloe demonstrates different painting techniques before guiding you through how to create a mood board and choose a color scheme for your furniture.
Dive into preparing your piece for painting. Then learn how to use chalk paint to achieve a one-color paint effect. Discover the possibilities of waxing for protecting your piece and intensifying its colors. Chloe demonstrates how to achieve an ombré effect with your furniture using multiple colors before adding botanical details to the surface. Add the finishing touches to your piece to make it both functional and professional-looking.
Find out how to care for, clean, and repair your piece. Then, to finish the course. Chloe takes you through the steps involved in staging and photographing your work, ready to share with the world on social media.