ReStoreOlogy Upcycling Workshops

Have you ever wondered how they get that designer shabby chic or vintage style look you see in interior magazines and online? Do you think” I wish I could do that? ” well the truth is you can. All you need are a few simple but effective techniques and some Chalk Paint to get you going.

Take a look below at the workshops that we are currently have on offer. No previous experience is required and all materials and refreshments are provided as well as a finished project to take home. To help you get the most out of the workshops, we like to keep them small and intimate. You will also receive a 10% discount off all of your Annie Sloan products purchased at The ReStore on the day. Places are limited so call early to reserve your place. Bookings can be made by dropping into the shop or calling us on 086 8251551 . A place on one of our ReStoreOlogy upcycling workshops makes a great gift and vouchers are also available.

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Creative Techniques Course - Getting started with Chalk Paint.

This ‘hands on’ class will teach you several decorative painting techniques and finishes to help you achieve great results using Annie Sloan Decorative Chalk Paints and waxes. Learn basic techniques from paint distressing, decoupage, waxing , colour washing to stenciling in an informal and relaxed environment under the guidance of an instructor professionally trained in the Annie Sloan methods and techniques. You can then use these decorative skills to get the most out of this fabulous paint, leaving with the confidence to get started on your first project.  

Next Dates for this class:


€70 per person – payable on booking (non refundable)

Take a seat! (Chair Makeover Workshop)

Our “chair makeover” workshop is perfect for all abilities;  It is an intensive once off 4 hour 'hands-on' workshop (10am until 2pm) where you will learn how to refurbish and breathe new life into tired furniture, and ending with you taking away a fully restyled chair. The tutorial covers furniture painting and finishing techniques as well as some basic upholstery. You get to choose your own vintage chair from our stock, which you will paint and reupholster yourself using Chalk Paint™ in a colour and fabric of your choice. We provide all the products, materials, help and advice that you will need for the transformation so no need to bring anything with you on the day. We do supply aprons but it is advisable to wear your painting clothes (just in case!).  Refreshments and light lunch are also included. This is one of the best value upcycling courses around, you get to experience a real working studio, pick up all the tips and tricks from a professional furniture painter and best of all go home with your own beautiful hand painted and newly upholstered chair ready to take pride of place in your own home!.

Next Dates for this class:

November - Saturday 11th (10am to 2pm)

November- Saturday 18th (10am to 2pm)

€125 per person (includes all materials,fabric plus chair) – payable on booking - non refundable as a place and chair will be kept for you. 

Teenage Workshop (Mid-term and school holidays) 

Step it Up! 

This class is suitable for teenagers aged approx 13 to 18yrs and is a one off hands on 3 hour workshop (10.30 - 1.30) . Participants will learn furniture painting techniques & finishes as well as the art of decoupage. They will then design and paint a sturdy wooden step stool using any or all of the finishes they have learned .They will learn waxing and finally apply their chosen finish and wax to their stool. They will take the finished piece home at the end of the class. All materials, paints, and stool are  supplied as well as refreshments.  Class size is small and limited to 4 participants.

Next Dates for this class:


€85 per person (includes all materials,including the wooden step stool) – payable on booking - non refundable as a place and piece will be kept for you.

ReStoreOlogy Open Studio - Paint your own furniture

Come and use our ReStore studio in Midleton for your own upcycling project. Bring along your own piece of furniture, preferably wood, (small enough to carry under your arm) learn the different painting and finishing techniques and paint it yourself under our tuition and guidance. We supply the all the Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, waxes, brushes and tools. Items should be prepped and washed in advance. We will just require you to email us a photo in advance of your suggested item to make sure it’s suitable for the Open Studio setting. Small wooden chairs, side tables, mirrors or lockers are perfect. You must be able to carry your piece in and take it home with you at the end. Limited to 4/5 participants per session. 

Next Dates for these sessions:

Dates for these sessions to be announced soon please check back or contact us for more details

€65 per 2.5 hour session – payable on booking

Private workshops or group bookings

We can also offer private/group bookings and would be delighted to facilitate a tailored workshop or open studio session especially for you and your group/class. These can be hosted on or off-site. Our ReStoreOlogy studio will suit 4/5 people in a class. You can choose a date and format that suits you and leave the rest to us! These are a great idea for special occasions or hen parties. The possibilities are endless.

To book or esquire about group bookings, just get in touch by calling 086 8251551 or by email at

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