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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students can progress to other create craft courses offered by Eastleigh College. Please browse the website for more details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course.

What does this programme involve?

Want to learn how to revamp your tired, unloved old furniture? Come and learn a new skill on our one day introductory workshop.

During the class, you will learn how to choose the best piece of furniture to paint, along with preparation tips. You will learn how to paint, distress and wax your item to create an authentic piece of shabby chic furniture.

A college certificate is awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This is a hands on class which will introduce you to a new skill. You will learn from guided practice and demonstration.

What else do I need to know?

This is the perfect course for complete beginners who want to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture.

Please bring a small piece of wooden furniture to the class such as a mirror, small cabinet, small chair, or wooden box, and any paint you would like to use to complement your colour scheme. Please also bring an apron and ensure you wear suitable old clothing.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C130Y Eastleigh College 2/2/2019 Sat 09:30 – 14:30 1 £45.00 £45.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.