“Furniture Fix-ups” Skillshare Workshop

Instructor: Kate Richardson

Saturday, March 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: Kate’s Workshop (detached garage behind 695 Craigflower, access via Sunnyside)

Workshop Cost: $5 for Wayward School members ($10 non-members) + materials cost $5

Kate Richardson
Fix it up and make it new again! Kate Richardson will show you the tips, tricks and techniques for restoring and refurbishing furniture that has seen better days.

The materials and supplies we will be using for this workshop are as follows:
+ a paintbrush (any old paintbrush, between 1″ – 2″)
+ one piece of 120 grit sandpaper
+ one piece of 180 grit sandpaper
Bring a piece of furniture from home that you’d like to work on, or if you’d prefer you can just come with an idea for a project (we’ll have some sample pieces there for you practice on).

We will provide all of the above listed materials and supplies for you for a materials fee of $5.

If you would like bring your own things to use, that’s great, just let us know what you’ll be bringing and we can deduct from your materials fee accordingly!

Instructor Bio:

Kate started woodworking professionally in 2000 when she was commissioned to add a back room to an adult store in Montreal housing it’s cutting edge DVD collection and has worked variously as a cabinetmaker and furniture restorer ever since.  Having completed a 15 month diploma program in Cabinetmaking from Rosemount Technology Center in Montreal (2003) and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UVic (2008), Kate feels qualified to speak authoritatively on nearly any subject.  Her woodworking specialties are marquetry and carving restoration, tricky repairs and old timey traditional finishes, homestead style. Firmly DIY and committed to finding alternatives to petroleum and it’s distillates, Kate uses her historical skills to research all kinds of non-toxic finishes you could make in your kitchen, and wants to show you how.

Kate’s blog:  paintandvarnish.wordpress.com

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One Comment to ““Furniture Fix-ups” Skillshare Workshop”

  1. wish I could attend, I have an antique dresser I have wanted to make over for a long time! Have tons of fun!

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