The Painted Armoire

Transforming an old piece into something fresh and new is so rewarding. I find taking time to paint is also so very therapeutic. I love to share this amazing hobby. Upcycling is something anyone can do!

Wattlebird is proud to be the Canberra stockist for:
  • Mint by Michelle Mineral furniture paint – a magical paint designed to make furniture painting easy. This paint gives a beautiful smooth finish and results you are proud of.
  • My Stencil Lady stencils, also an amazing Australian business with incredible stencil designs I love to use on my pieces.
  • Mint Decoupage papers and transfers.
  • We currently have some stock of Iron Orchid Design products.

Perfectly Painted Pieces – Furniture Painting Workshops

Join us for a fun afternoon exploring the amazing Mint by Michelle products. We will be using the mineral paint, will discuss ideas to really customise pieces using paint, decoupage papers, stencils/texture and transfers. All of the things will be available to play and experiment.  Small participant sized classes for a personalised session. Bring along a small piece to paint – such as a little side table or a stool.

What you get:
A starter pack is included in the booking fee that contains a Wattlebird wooden tool box (which can also be painted), a tin of the Mint by Michelle paint to use in the workshop and then take home, a Mint brush, a brush cleaner – this is yours to keep
Lots of information, inspiration and ideas
A fun couple of hours with like minded people
Supplies and guidance to finish your project

Dates available:
Sunday 19th June from 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 26th June from 2pm to 5pm



Painting Furniture with Chalk Effects Workshop

Suitable for beginners as well as those who have painted before, this will be a hands on workshop experimenting with techniques and colour using Mezzie + Frank Chalk Effects range of furniture paint. Paint your own small piece – learn how to paint like a pro in one session. Bring along a small piece such as milking stool, small table,  picture frame or wooden tray to paint.  A small piece will mean  your project will be finished by the end of the workshop. Classes are held at the Wattlebird Creative space, Holt Shops.
What you get
Lots of information, inspiration and ideas
A fun couple of hours with like minded people
Paint and finishes to complete your project
Workshop Dates: 

Classes cancelled until suitable venue found

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Designer Decoupage

A beautiful way to take your furniture to the next level.  At this workshop we will cut through the confusion (as there are many techniques out there!) I’ll show you how to transfer and decoupage to get a great finish every time. We will look at how to blend to get amazing seemless results. You’ll walk away with beautiful placemats and the confidence and know how to start your image journey from home. Everything is provided including tea and coffee and light refreshments. Just bring your lovely self and let me sort the rest. Places are limited.

Chat and Paint session – Book your spot now!

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