Fair Lilly Courses in Furniture Painting Techniques & Transformations


Come and spend a few hours with your friends or meet new friends for a relaxing, informative and fun experience. Suzie at Fair Lilly runs regular informal courses in basic furniture painting techniques and transformations.


The Course aims to give you the confidence and skills to turn any piece of pre-loved, vintage or brown furniture into your own unique take on the fashionable, shabby chic and distressed looks of today.


What makes us different, in this age of the media sound bite, is that every Course participant are guaranteed to receive professional levels of ongoing support from Suzie who herself was trained personally by Annie Sloan.


You only have to bring yourselves and some comfortable clothing!


The Course cost £85 per head for course 1 and £70 for part 2, that includes all materials, tuition, refreshments throughout the session and access to post-course advice and support..


There will be a range of our gorgeous creamy Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan together with Starter Packs, waxes and brushes for sale. We also give you detailed crib sheets and your finished samples. We want to make sure you go home fully equipped to practice your newly acquired skills.


The courses run on a weekly basis, normally from 10.00am to 1.00pm at Fair Lilly in Great Missenden. Each hands on session covers Distressing, Ageing, Crackle Glazing, Gold and Silver Gilding and Decoupage techniques.


Alternatively, if you have a minimum of 5 people & a table to seat them at and you would like to arrange to host the basic Furniture Painting Course in the comfort of your own home, then please use the Contact Us link and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Course Dates



Techniques 1 (beginners workshop)

The workshop cost £85 and includes all materials, equipment and a beautiful candlestick which you will style in your own taste and take home. Tea and coffee will be available. The course last roughly 3hrs, you also receive a 10% discount on anything in the shop on that day.


Techniques 2


The workshop costs £70 and includes all materials and equipment, it covers gilding, stenciling, image transfer and decoupage. there will be a more in depth talk on using the colour wheel and expanding the colour pallette through colour mixing. Tea and coffee will be available, the course last roughly 3hrs, you will also receive a 10% discount on anything in the shop that day.





15th.....FRI            COURSE 1


19th.....TUE          COURSE  1


21st......THURS     COURSE 1


29th......FRI            COURSE 1





3rd.....TUE         COURSE 2


7th......SAT        COURSE 1


10th.....TUE      COURSE 2


11th.....WED     COURSE 1


21st......SAT       COURSE 1


23rd.....MON     COURSE 1


25th.....WED      COURSE 2





2nd.....THURS     COURSE 1


7th.....TUE           COURSE 2


8th......WED         COURSE 1


11th.....SAT          COURSE 1


15th.....WED        COURSE 2


17th.......FRI         COURSE 1


22nd......WED      COURSE 1


24th.....FRI           COURSE 2


27th....MON         COURSE 1






We are also happy to arrange a date to suit you if you have 2 or more people.

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