So pleased to report that Saturday’s Masterclass was absolutely brilliant, filled with creative thinking, skilled activities and enthusiastic attendees who were all determined to muck in, get stuck in and take away a fabulous chair. It honestly couldn’t have gone any better, we even had sunshine to dry our chalk paint layers and wax – perfect! Our eight guests were faced with a wall of rather unloved and abandoned chairs, chose their favourite style and got cracking. Four worked on chalk paint techniques with Zoe and four on traditional seat pad upholstery with Andrea, then swapped over after lunch, whilst I effortlessly floated between the two looking serene. That is of course a big fat fib; I dashed around the room helping out, catching drips, teaching hammer holding, taking pics, washing brushes and moving chairs in and out of the sunlight to dry. Boy, was that double chocolate cheesecake needed at afternoon tea time 😉
The whole day was packed full of information, questions and hands on activity. What I loved was that everyone opted for different paint colours and fabrics (some people brought their own) to reflect their differing interior design styles and homes, so all the chairs looked so very different as they progressed through the Masterclass.
Want to see the finished pieces? Aren’t they fab?!
Everyone went home over the moon with their unique finished chair and new skills learned 🙂
Thanks to Helen at Didsbury Life who wrote a great blog post for us on Saturday (& for some of the images above!), to the Northern for a great room & cracking lunch, but mostly to Zoe and Andrea for being such spectacular co-hosts for the day x