Now and again our furniture looks tired and unfashionable. Some pieces might be dear to us but are worn out beyond usefulness or appeal. Learn how to revamp them so they can still look good in your surroundings.

This workshop teaches you how to give new life to your old and boring furniture. All materials are provided just bring with you a small piece of furniture, a dining chair is ideal, plenty of enthusiasm and a hair dryer.

Come and learn the techniques of preparation, painting strokes, sanding and waxing, in fact everything to make your piece very ‘Shabby Chic’

Sarah Illsley graduated from Coventry University in Applied Art and since then has established a workshop in Earlsdon, Coventry called ‘A Home Less Ordinary’. Sarah works with discarded and second hand furniture creating exciting new pieces through upcycling using a variety of media, craft techniques and individual creativity.