We hosted our first ever Grand Illusions Vintage Chalk Paint course on Monday 5th June and it was fantastic! We were amazed and delighted that our first 2 dates were fully booked within a week of us advertising them!

We had a brilliant group of people for our first course, with a variety of skill levels. Everyone got on well and assured us they had a great time and learnt lots!


We covered as much as we could in a 3 hour window and introduced the group to the chalk paint we use; Grand Illusions, Vintage Paint. We got everyone to try painting, waxing, staining, varnishing and using shellac which is our pre-paint sealant. The group also got to try one colour and two colour aging distressing techniques, liming and much more!


We provided a picture frame so everyone got to have a play with the skills they had learnt at the end – the group finished up with some lovely results, which they got to take home.

We are looking forward to our next course and have also released some more dates in August! If you would like to find out about future paint course availability at our Ashby-de-la-Zouch Interiors Shop, you can contact us by email or call 01530 588594.

So don’t worry everyone, if you fancy trying your hand at shabby chic or up-cycling, get in touch. And don’t forget we now sell our paint on website too!