Hands-On Workshops

Set in our creative boutique studio, our “HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS” provide the perfect setting to learn the
basic techniques for painting furniture and revamping decorative items using the Porters Paints Speciality Finishes
Bring a friend, or just bring yourself, your bound to have a whole lot of fun
and will enjoy giving your old treasures a whole new life.

upcoming workshops

timeless furniture painting with Chalk Paint (3 hour workshop)

Do you have an old side table, perhaps a set of bedside drawers, or other small furniture piece at home that could do with a revamp. Bring it along to this fun & creative workshop where everyone gets to makeover their own unique item.

Learn how to transform a piece of furniture, learning all the latest techniques using the hugely talked about Chalk Emulsion Paint - a soft chalky appearance with a distressed and elegant finish. Be guided on how to prepare, paint and decorate with interesting techniques to re-create your beautiful feature piece. $110pp (includes paint, all equipment, & refreshments). Maximum 5 persons. T&C's below.

2017 workshop dates:

Saturday, 8 July 9am-12pm
(sold out)
Thursday, 20 July 9am-12pm

Saturday, 29 July 9am-12pm
Saturday, 12 August 9am-12pm

Thursday, 17 August 9am-12pm 
Saturday, 19 August 9am-12pm

Click here to book now.

zinc is the new black

The hidden gem when it comes to paint finishes.

Choose from a mystery selection of found garden pots, urns and vessels from within our studio collection, and be guided how to add tradition and grandeur to an item otherwise unloved. The soft metallic texture and muted grey colour of zinc gives a delightful beauty inspired by the grand palaces and cathedrals of Europe.

Turn your garden or courtyard into a timeless sanctuary using upcycled, recycled and reused found objects by giving them a gorgeous new finish. $95pp (includes refreshments, mystery object, paint and all equipment). Click here to register your interest.

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ew workshop dates to be announced shortly

rust & found

Be inspired to upcycle, recycle and reuse found objects by giving them an instant aged and weatherbeaten look and feel. You will love the rustic iron finish, and be surprised that each painted piece has its own unique look and character.

At this workshop you choose an item from an eclectic mix of found objects from within our studio collection, and have fun as you transform it into rusted & weathered iron. Your newly painted found object will be given a new life, and look beautiful inside or out in the garden. $95pp (includes refreshments, mystery object, paint and all equipment). Click here to register your interest. 

new workshop dates to be announced shortly


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pper copper

Be inspired to upcycle, recycle and reuse old decorative items, found objects and old treasures. At this workshop you will enjoy choosing an object from our studio collection, and be amazed as you transform it into an authentic aged copper piece.

You will learn how to recreate copper with its beautiful green patina and oxidisation, and admire how your piece will continue to age and beautify over time. $95pp (includes refreshments, mystery object, paint and all equipment). Click here to book now.

new workshop dates to be announced shortly


kitchen teas, baby showers, birthdays

held upon request

Are you looking for a unique idea for a kitchen tea, baby shower, special birthday, or simply just a girls get-together.

Our 'hands-on workshops' allow you to create something special for the bride-to-be, mum-to-be or the special birthday girl. Personally tailored to suit all tastes and styles, the decorated peice may be a revamped dining table, set of dining chairs, an old treasure chest, a traditional painted cot, or even a collection of decorative pots & urns - anything is possible and we are limted only by your imagination as to what we 'makeover' !

Our studio, set in Richmond's gorgeous heritage main street truely does provide a classic setting to be inspired, have a giggle and spoil your dearest friend, daughter or mother. So, go on, round up the girls and we'll have some champagne, cheese and crackers and have a fun celebration which will leave your special lady taking home a beautiful 'something' for her new home, new nursery, or just simply to add to her already fabulous furniture collection.


Our fun & creative workshops will ensure everyone gets to leave a personal touch on a unique gift which will be treasured for years to come. Our workshops include all paint, equipment, & refreshments. Price is dependent upon number of attendees, furniture peice and any other special inclusions requested. Click here to enquire.


Have you thought about a gift certificate?  A workshop makes a perfect gift for birthdays or even just as a Thank You. We gladly offer gift vouchers.

our workshops require no previous experience to attend

All workshops are held at our STUDIO @ 187a WINDSOR STREET, RICHMOND
small groups ensure adequate time with attendees
For bookings call 0414 768 986

NB: pieces of furniture bought to workshops may be previously painted or
in the natural form of raw timber; the piece of furniture must not be waxed. 
One week is required for cancellations.  No refunds on cancellations made less than one week from course date.
$55 non-refundable deposit is required to secure booking. Balance payable at workshop.