Commissions & Workshops


If you have neither the time nor inclination, we can paint your piece of furniture for you. Just email or call us to discuss:- email: , phone:- 01284 769337



We have been developing and running our own workshops for nearly 10 years, using 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………
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To reserve a place, call us on 01284 769337  Tues-Sat 10am -5pm

Workshop 1 – techniques & inspiration

Cost: £65
10am till 1pm 

next fixed dates with availablity:   Sat 24 Mar

As its title suggests, this workshop will get you in the mood to paint & decorate everything in sight!  We show you all the  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. All materials and refreshments included.Some of the techniques covered:- 2-colour distressing, textured paint, gilding & craquelure  – plus how to finish with waxes.

This is a great value workshop as many of our competitors split the techniques of this one workshop into 2 separate ones!


 Workshop 2 – advanced techniques

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 mix colours, 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.


Workshop 3 – painted furniture

Cost: £99
10.00am till 3.30pm 

next dates with availability:-  Thu 15th March   (2 people min.)

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, a light lunch and refreshments are included.


Cancellation Policy For Workshops:

A place is only confirmed once payment in full has been received and once a booking has been made, we are unfortunately unable to cancel or refund. We will try, where possible, to accommodate changes of dates, but cannot guarantee this. Please check you are available on the specific dates of the workshops before booking.