Furniture Upcycling and Painting Class

Learn furniture finishing techniques at this hands-on Sydney workshop

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
4.7 (28)
Instagram followers6k

5 hours Class size 8 to 15     label $240

On the hunt for unique things to do in Sydney? Learn about aesthetic and practical furniture finishing at this Redfern workshop.

We encourage you to bring in your own projects. Our instructor will consult on different methodologies and techniques and guide you through the process of cleaning and finishing your item.

This class will take place over one five-hour session. A finished product is not guaranteed, but you will be well on your way!

Upon completion of this short workshop you will:

  • Have knowledge of general safety practices in a workshop setting
  • Understand the principles, benefits and potential of refurbishment and upcycling
  • Understand how to clean, strip, sand and prepare a surface
  • Have a good understanding of both working with polyurethane and water-based products
  • Understand how the skills you learn in this workshop can be applied to other projects
  • Have guided, hands-on experience using basic tools

Please note: different facilitators run this workshop.

The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with a disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrolment so that our staff can prepare in advance.

Knowledge required
This workshop is suitable for beginners (18 years and over) with no prior woodwork experience.
What you'll get
At the end of the workshop, you will have made significant inroads on a home finishing project or perhaps even finally completed it. You will leave with a good foundation in the basics of furniture finishes and the inspiration to undertake more projects at home. You will also have a huge sense of accomplishment!

Tools and materials
Tools and materials relating to the project will be provided by The Bower. Participants are encouraged to bring along a refurb project from their own home. We ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed shoes) is worn.
What to bring
A piece of furniture you wish to paint and give a new look to!

Please bring along the following PPE:
  • Facemask
  • Safety goggles/glasses
  • Earmuffs or earplugs
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.


The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Redfern. - 107 Redfern St, Redfern Street, Redfern NSW. Enter via Turner Street, opposite number 25

This venue is a short walk from Redfern station (400m).

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The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre

4.7 (28)
Instagram followers6k

The Bower is an award-winning environmental charity and a champion of reuse and repair. We are a not-for-profit committed to reducing landfill. Our range of services and programs are all based on the ethos of reuse and repair – this is the principal that guides everything we do.

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