One Day Decoupage Course


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A little bit about me:

My name is Alan and I have been making and selling decoupaged furniture professionally since 2007. I have made thousands of pieces of furniture including many for the rich and famous! The quality of my work is of a very high standard. During 2021 I taught nearly 60 students in my workshop. I absolutely love teaching and passing on what I have learnt over many years.

Description of course:

This one day decoupage course is held at my workshop: Boogaloo, Unit No12, Furzehill Farm, Sheepwash Lane, Denmead, Hampshire, PO7 6TU. The course is suitable for a beginner or someone who is more experienced looking to further develop their decoupage/upcycling skills. I am limiting the course to two participants a day so that you will have plenty of one on one attention! Participants can bring their own piece of small/medium sized furniture to be up-cycled or we can provide something for an extra charge of approx. £30 - £40. My aim is that you learn how to decoupage a piece of furniture allowing you to upcycle furniture at home for fun or profit. At the end of the day you will go home with a beautiful decoupaged piece of furniture that we have made together. If you do decide to bring your own piece of furniture please ensure it hasn't been painted and that it is in reasonable condition as there won't be time on the day to complete any repairs. Furniture that we supply will have already been refurbished prior to the course. To view the furniture that's available to students please visit my Instagram page or email me. I will provide a light lunch and glass of non alcoholic fizz plus hot drinks and cold drinks during the day. The cost is £200 per person excluding the cost of the furniture. All materials/tools etc. are included in the price. You can choose the paper from the large selection I have or please feel free to bring your own paper if you'd like to. The start time and duration is flexible but Iím aiming to start at 10am and finished around 5.30pm. I would suggest you bring comfortable, warm, old clothing which you don't mind getting a little bit dirty / painty / gluey!

What will you learn in this workshop?
   Step 1  - Removing hardware
   Step 2  - Preparing the surface
   Step 3  - Priming and painting
   Step 4  - Choosing the paper
   Step 5  - Positioning the paper
   Step 6  - Applying glue and paper
   Step 7  - "Bits and bubbles"
   Step 8  - Cutting the paper
   Step 9  - Trimming/sanding
   Step 10- Sealing/varnishing
   Step 11- Repositioning hardware


"Dear Alan Thank you for the most amazing course and all the friendly guidance and generous sharing of you knowledge gained over many year to help me make the most amazing transformation of the chest of draws. My girls aged 18 & 21 used words like amazing and very cool. Praise indeed!"

"Dear Alan What a day we had😀. It was such fun to meet you both and hear your 'back story' and see all your fab transformations. Nothing quite like decoupage to give that show stopping effect. Loved that selection of wallpaper Tracy and to see the speed of your work methods and decorative choices. And WOW Alan you really excelled yourself on my little drop sided table. An incredible transformation, an impressive prep process and the final stunning makeover."

"Honestly we canít thank you enough. We both had the most amazing time. We absolutely loved the whole experience and are planning on putting the skills to use. This was most definately the best weekend of the year so far. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. We admire the love and care that you both clearly have for what you do and are so grateful that you have decided to share what you do. Thank you so much for an amazing experience xx"

"Dear Alan I just wanted to thank you both so much for Monday, the course was fantastic and I had the best day! I learnt so much from you both, absolutely love the piece I did and canít wait to do another one. Please keep me in mind for any longer courses next Spring. Thank you"

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Past Students

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chest of drawers

Q & A

  • Can I bring my own furniture?

    You can absolutely bring your own furniture to the course. Ideally it would be in reasonable condition and not too big. If you want to check the suitability please email me a picture. If you don't want to bring a piece of furniture I can supply a piece of suitable furniture for a cost of approx. £30 / £40. To view what furniture I have available please visit my Instagram at:

  • Shall I sand?

    No, there no need for you to do any preparation work yourself at all. Ill show you the process from start to finish.

  • Do you have an online course?

    I will be offering an online course some time in the future. If you would like to be informed when the course is available please Subscribe To News Letter which is a little lower on this page.

  • What time does the course start?

    We aim to start the course at 10am and finish around 5.30 but if that's inconvenient please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

  • Local accommodation

    The White Hart, Hambledon Road, Denmead PO7 6NG England, 023 9225 5953. 2 miles

    Premier Inn Portsmouth (Horndean) Hotel, 2 Havant Road, Portsmouth PO8 0DT, 0333 321 4231 7 miles

    Solent Hotel & Spa, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7AJ, 01489 880000 12 miles

  • What paper can I use?

    With a few exceptions you can use any paper I have or you're welcome to bring a paper of your own.




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