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 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 2.00pm at Fair Lilly in Great Missenden. Each hands on session covers, Distressing, Ageing, Crackle Glazing, Gold and Silver Gilding and Image Medium 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 The Annie Sloan Method (beginners workshop)

The workshop cost £85 and includes all materials, equipment and a beautiful wooden candlestick which you will style in your own taste and take home.

Tea and coffee will be available. The course last roughly 4hrs, you also receive a 10% discount on anything you purchase in the shop that day.


Techniques 2 Style and Colour


The workshop costs £70 and includes all materials and equipment, it covers gilding, stenciling, image transfer, crackle glaze and gilding waxes . there will be a more in depth talk on paint effects and paint brush techniques.

Tea and coffee will be available, the course last roughly 4hrs, you will also receive a 10% discount on anything you purchase in the shop that day.






2nd.....THURS     COURSE 1


15th.....WED        COURSE 2


17th.......FRI         COURSE 1


22nd......WED      COURSE 1


24th.....FRI           COURSE 2


27th....MON         COURSE 1





5th......TUE          COURSE 2


6th.....WED         COURSE 1


11th....MON       COURSE 1


15th.....FRI          COURSE 1


19th.....TUE         COURSE 1


21st.....THURS        COURSE 2





6th......SAT              COURSE 1


10th....WED            COURSE 1            


11th.....THURS        COURSE 2


15th.......MON         COURSE 1


19th......FRI             COURSE 2


24th.......WED         COURSE 2


27th.......SAT           COURSE 1


30th........TUES       COURSE 1

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

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