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PROJECT DAY: Further Furniture Upcycling & Design - Dates available

PROJECT DAY: Further Furniture Upcycling & Design - Dates available

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Take things a bit further!   

Come along for a Project Day and get help on your project, master new techniques and try out tools with me in a sociable workshop environment. 

This will take place on the Day 2 of a weekend workshop (unless enough interest to run on a stand alone day) and a
ssumes you’ve gone through the essential techniques with me before on a 1 day Workshop first (or one of my past Weekend Workshops or Online Courses).   

Scheduled dates are below but email me to express an interest in for other dates esp. week days by emailing me and look to set something up. 

These are really exciting sessions as each one will be tailored around the students on that day so you'll learn all sorts of useful new things not just from your own project but from everyone else's too!  

You could choose to: 

  • Carry on working to complete a previously started piece

    with support from me
  • Learn a new techniques e.g. Decoupage, gilding, stencilling, restoring vintage veneer *
  • Explore more advanced repairs and alterations, changing or adding new fittings and fixtures.
  • Get advice with any questions you've got on any aspect of Furniture Upcycling

    *These will depending on the projects in the workshop on that day 

We'll chat in the run up to put some plan around the day but together we can explore solutions and come up with creative ideas (i.e. problem solve!) - which is what you find a great deal of upcycling is, once you've nailed the essential techniques.

If you feel you need a refresher on the essential techniques or the course has been expanded since you attended please email me for a discount code towards coming on the 1 day workshop or to book both days on the 2 day workshop (saves a further £25)

The places are prioritised to weekend work-shoppers so booking in advance is advised or email me to add your request for a stand alone date. 

Workshop run time:
10am-5pm (approx)

Aim to arrive before 10am so you can be ready to start

Workshop venue:

Northlight Arts Centre
31 Potternewton Lane
Chapel Allerton
West Yorkshire

The venue has it's own parking and the venue is fully accessible

What's included

All paint, materials, tools and protective wear (aprons, masks, gloves etc) will be provided.  There is the opportunity to pre-select paint colour for your project. 

If you have already got the paint for the project you can get £10 discount off the workshop price - refundable on the day)

We'll discuss other supplies that might need to be additionally provided before the day itself, depending on what you are wanting to do. 

Refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day. 

There is a coffee shop serving barista coffee, vegetarian & vegan sandwiches, toasties and cake at the venue.  

What to bring: 

You will need to bring a small ongoing project piece that you want to work on. 

Also any items you might need for upcycling it e.g. if you want help to fit  handles or add a specific paper as decoupage. 

Here is what some of my past work shoppers have had to say: 

"Just completed the upcycling workshop with Nicky at Done up North. It was a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of useful tips and help along the way. Nicky makes the day very enjoyable and meeting other like minded 'upcyclers' from those of us who are novices to those already giving it a go. I would highly recommend her workshops. I especially enjoyed giving the geometric designs a go (with Nicky's help) and I am pleased with my finished result."

"I really loved doing the furniture painting course with Nicky. She’s so patient and kind, very knowledgeable and incredibly generous with her time. I was so pleased with the end result. The course is great value for money in amazing surroundings and I feel empowered to get on with some projects solo now. Highly recommended."

"Nicky was brilliant!!!! A mine of information on all aspects, learning different techniques, with masking tape blows your mind with the outcome. It was a real fun experience and the time just whizzed by. It was great to see other people’s vision for their pieces and the results. Book on to a workshop you will not be disappointed. A great big thumbs up 👍 from me 😁"

"Before I started working with Nicky, I was struggling to know where to start with masking tape design and what order you did the different steps. But I’m so glad I joined her workshop as I learnt all the skills I needed. Nicky really helped me get clear on the process, the tools required, how to avoid mistakes and importantly, when mistakes do happen, how to correct them!"  

"I was not feeling confident about my skills and I was worried about making basic mistakes. Now, I feel so much more prepared to take on work and challenges in my journey with upcycling! Nicky provided awesome resources and guidance that I can keep with me forever."

About me:

I'm Nicky, an award-winning furniture designer / upcycler and northerner who has featured in interiors magazines like Reclaim and Real Homes, demonstrated at events such as Grand Designs Live and exhibited at Clerkenwell Design Well and Decorex.

I am one of the current designers on BBC1's Money for Nothing. 

I have been upcycling professionally for almost 8 years having left behind the 9-5 life in search of a more creative life! 

I've been teaching other aspiring furniture upcyclers online and in person for over 5 of those years and I absolutely love getting to be part of you creative adventures and sharing in your enjoyment of what you can achieve. 

My main goal is to inspire everyone to have a go at repairing, restyling and repurposing and enjoy the many benefits it brings to your home, your life and your well-being - as well as of course being a much more planet and purse friendly option. 

I'm happy to personalise private workshops, talks and demos if you are looking for something specific, please get in touch for a chat.  Email me


Tiered Pricing:

I want to make sure learning how to repair and upcycle is as accessible as possible, regardless of financial situations. 

I will not be questioning anyone's race or financial position, but ask that you use these options only if you are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour) or on a low income or in receipt of disability support. 

Standard Rate: Priced at market value - suited for people with stable income and access to food, housing, and healthcare.

Prices have been held at the same rate previously paid by students for the past 2.5 years (the One day workshop has increased slightly in listed price but this is only in line with the extended duration and content).

Pay it Forward:  If you are able to afford the Standard Rate and can afford a little more, you might consider choosing to 'Pay it forward' and help someone else get started upcycling too by adding this option onto your order. More details >

Supported Rate: This is for people with unstable/reduced/low income that creates some stress about meeting basic needs. Use "Supported" at check out for 15% off. 

Supported+ Rate: This tier is suited for people with unstable or inadequate income that sometimes prevents access to food, housing, and healthcare. Use "SupportedPlus" at check out for 25% off.

Optional BIPOC Discount:  I'm not assuming that all who identify as BIPOC require or want financial support to access. For those who do, I would like to offer this as a step  towards offering reparations and also addressing issues within in an industry that has is extremely white-centric and not, up to now, been a safe space for everyone to join in with and to be an act of solidarity and inclusion. I ask that this code is not used by white allies. Please use "Equity" at check out for 25% off. 

If you are still unable to attend even with a discounted rate please contact me to see how I can help further through the Pay it Forward scheme or other options.  

Please see the Terms & Conditions

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