Chalk Paint Furniture Bury St Edmunds Ipswich Suffolk Diss

Painted Country Workshops

Since 2008, we have been developing and running our own workshops promoting the use of Annie Sloan’s wonderful Chalk Paint™ and waxes. We feel that we are well-placed to give our customers exactly what they are looking for when they join us in our studio for one of our workshops. Our aim is to give clear instruction, answer questions and install confidence in the use of the products all in the context of having a relaxed and enjoyable time with us. Painted Country workshops offer so much more………

Look! – 10% discount for attendees on any purchases over £10 (on day of the workshop only.) To reserve a place, call us on 01284 769337  Tues-Sat 10am -5pm



Wed 31st May     ‘Painted Furniture’  SOLD OUT

Sat 17th June     ‘ Decorate a tray’

Thu 22nd June   ‘Painted Furniture’

Sat 8 July          ‘Getting Started’

Sat 15 July         ‘Painted Furniture’

If you would like to do a particular workshop and our dates don’t suit, why not team up with a friend and set your own date with us!  Call the shop for further information. GIFT VOUCHERS for workshops are also available.



Getting Started
Chalk Paint Furniture Bury St Edmunds Ipswich Suffolk Diss


Cost: £65
10am till 1pm
An introduction to Chalk Paint™ & Waxes.

Other providers often cash-in and split this workshop into 2 separate sessions so our ‘Getting Started’ morning offers amazing value! We show you all the basic techniques you need to get going in a relaxed, fun 3 hour workshop. Ask questions and experience using Annie Sloan products on a sample board which is yours to keep. This will prepare you for future projects and our other workshops. All materials and refreshments included.

Some of the techniques covered:- 2-colour distressing, textured paint, decoupage & craquelure  – plus how to finish with waxes. Why do all this in 2 workshops when it can be done in one in our relaxed informal studio….


Painted Furniture


Cost: £85
10.00am till 2pm
Working on  your own piece of furniture and under our expert guidance, you will learn how to create simple painted finishes in a plain or distressed style. No sample boards – we get stuck into painting your piece straightaway using the extremely versatile Chalk Paint and waxes by Annie Sloan . You should bring with you a small piece such as a bedside cabinet, a side table, a kitchen chair etc which you will complete in the alloted time. Your project should be discussed with us beforehand. All materials and refreshments are included.


Creative Painting

‘Washes and Waxes’  …..

painted mirror, weathered, distressed, waxed

Cost: £75
10am till 1pm approx.

Recommended especially (but not necessarily!) for those who already have some knowledge of the ‘distressed’ finish, this workshop will enable you to further develop your skills in creating aged, patinated surfaces on furniture and walls -the kind of look you will often see in our shop. Working on sample boards,  we will show you how to create a ‘faux’ wallpaper effect, how to use washes of Chalk Paint™ and coloured waxes to ‘knock back’ and alter a painted surface. These are just  some of the techniques you will practise and be able to include in your ‘repertoire’ – all of which you will produce on sample boards to take away and inspire you for future projects. All materials and refreshments included.


 ‘Decorate a tray’

Cost: £60
10am till midday
Spend a couple of creative hours, painting and decorating a wooden tray which will be yours to take home and use afterwards. Experience and enjoy the ease of using Annie Sloan’s wonderful products and learn the arts of simple gilding, modern stencilling and craquelure under our expert guidance. Tray, all materials and refreshments included.



 Should you wish to cancel or change the date of your booking, we will do our best to accommodate. However, an admin. fee  may be deducted in the case of refunds. We are unable offer refunds for any cancellations made with less than 14 days notice prior to the date of a workshop unless we are able to re-sell that same place in which case an admin fee will apply.