Workshop with the Forest Upcycling Project 2

Vintage Rocks are based in Aylburton in the Forest of Dean, a small region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire.

Having lived in the Forest of Dean for the whole 38 (nearly 39) years of my life.  I am very fond of the area and feel it is very important to give a little bit back to the community.

We have recently organised a workshop with a local charity called the Forest Upcycling Project.  This is a great voluntary organisation that not only helps people in poverty furnish their homes but also teaches and employs vulnerable adults in the Forest towns to upcycle donated furniture and sell on to the public.

Members of the FUP had already used our paint but wanted a bit more in-depth knowledge about various painting techniques that can be used.

It was a privilege to show Adam, Tom, Mark and Nadine some useful techniques on how to use Vintage Rocks paint and let them in in some secrets of the trade!

We got on like a house of fire and I soon learned that we had our own individual styles.  Adam enjoyed learning the “Dry Brush” technique, Mark (who was very camera shy!) enjoyed the distressing process and Tom was so meticulous that he preferred to use a small artist brush to achieve a really neat finish.

Here are the transformations …

It was great fun and I can’t wait until next time 🙂

If you have furniture to donate or are looking for a project to use your Vintage Rocks furniture paint on then please visit the Forest Upcycling Project’s Facebook page



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