The course was run by http://www.theofanointeriors.com/ in picturesque Lancashire. The morning was spent practising paint distressing and application techniques and the afternoon was spent practising the techniques to create our own pieces. The ladies that ran the course were great, very helpful and sooo enthusiastic about the product. If you have a spare second I really recommend a browse round their gorgeous shop too. i could have spent a month's wages in a heartbeat in there and still wanted to get more.
I picked up this chair in a 2nd hand shop for £2. Bargain of the year. It's had an application of old white and then the divine Louis Blue, I applied a coat of clear wax and gently distressed. I'm pretty impressed with how it has turned out.
Before - In my enthusiasm to get it painted I forgot to take a proper before picture but here is one half way through - the chair was covered in a million layers of orange toned varnish.
Ta daaaaaa! The finished project - ignore the bushes that are badly in need of a trim!