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Learn to properly paint furniture with our woodwork courses in Sydney!

Learn how to restore wooden furniture pieces to recreate your own favourite circa look, be it shabby chic, French provincial, retro, or industrial.

Come along and transform your old or new furniture into unique pieces to your likings.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this furniture painting workshop, you should be able to:

  • have learned the different types of paintings and how to apply them to furniture
  • take home your refurbished piece of furniture

What will be covered in this furniture painting workshop?

  • Surface preparation
  • Paint application
  • Colors
  • Sanding techniques
  • Appropriate accessory enhancement choices

Who is this furniture painting workshop for?

  • Everyone! No prior skills required.

Venue: Redfern

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from the rear of building)

Entrance to the Bower workshop

The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is almost opposite no. 25. You should find there a hand-painted sign "The Bower Woodworks". If you do find the door locked, please do not hesitate to press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Transportation and Parking

Public transport would be the easiest way to get to the workshop space. The space is located very close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.
The majority of the parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8 pm, a good option if you can find a park there before 6 pm.
The untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two block, untimed parking is on your right.

Venue: Parramatta

1/10 Hunter Street
Parramatta 2150

Transportation and Parking

The Bower Parramatta is located 750m from the Parramatta train station. The Route 900 / free shuttle bus stops nearby at the corner of Macquarie & O’Connell Street.
There is paid parking directly above The Bower in the Hunter Street (Justice Precinct) car park.

What to bring to class

Please bring the following PPE:

  • a face mask
  • safety glasses or googles
  • earmuffs or earplugs

The Bower has PPE sanitised and available to borrow. Students must sanitise before and after use.


  • 2 small timber furniture pieces (e.g. bedside cupboards, timber side tables, timber chairs (not slatted), wooden stools, stepladders, pedestals, hat/coat stands. Please note, NO chipboard; solid timber is preferred. Ensure your furniture is clean and free of dust/dirt.
  • Paint - Your choice of acrylic paint colours. If you are wanting a multi-layered effect, then white or a light colour works best as a base. Soft pastels tend to work better than darker colours. For small items, 500ml will be sufficient. For larger items (tables), 1L will ensure you have enough.
  • Paint brushes: 1x small 5cm wide; 1x large 10cm wide.
  • Work gloves and a painting shirt (not essential, but useful).


Lunch and drinks

  • The Bower will provide tea/coffee. You may wish to bring your own lunch or go to go to a café nearby.

Materials provided

  • Sandpaper
  • Steel wool

Additional information

  • Please note: Due to time limitation, we are unable to offer repairs during this workshop. If your furniture items need repair, please enrol in our furniture repair and restoration workshop
  • Please don't wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no heels, please
  • Please do not wear jewellery

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Furniture Painting Workshop

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