Workshop Testimonials

The upholstery service was excellent – user friendly, flexible, I felt I had ‘ownership’ of the project, and we’re very pleased with the outcome. We have another chair waiting in line …

Rose – June 2017 - Belgrave Park, Chester

Very professional, friendly and enthusiastic service. I am delighted with the quality of painting and the finish on my sideboard, it has been a complete transformation and I am delighted with it’s new look. I enjoyed discussing the colour and technique options and welcomed their experienced advice. The whole process, including delivery was made very easy. I would highly recommend The Palace Darling for any commissions. I’m looking for my next project for them to do!

Rachel – August 2017 - Holt, Wrexham

Very enjoyable, useful and delivered very professionally

Kirsty – 21/8/2017

Great fun and really helpful.

Gillian –  14/7/2017

Fantastic, very enjoyable workshop, the ideas from it are amazing!

Ellis –  28/6/2017

Excellent, friendly and very informative.

Catrin – ‫‍ 28/6/2017

Very good & inspiring

Christina

Very enthusiastic, passionate about her role (Lucy) made the morning great fun with loads of info & lots we’re taking away.

Lydia –3/6/2017

The workshop was even better than I thought it would be. Very interesting and informative.

Marilyn – 3/6/2017

Absolutely fantastic¬ I can’t believe it was 3 hours. It went so fast and I learnt LOADS!!

Angela – 3/6/2017

A very enjoyable couple of hours spent – I think I’m addicted!

Julie –  31/5/2017

Very informative, great fun and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

Charlotte –  25/5/2017

Very informative & fun.

Sophie – 17/5/2017

Very informative and rewarding. Thank you.

Paul – 17/5/2017

Great morning – lots of ideas and inspiration.

Lisa –  17/5/2017

Great inspiration & fun informal sessions. Fab to ‘play around’ with all the colours & see what happens!

Rebecca – 13/5/2017

Really enjoyed myself and feel really motivated to try and work with the paints and fabrics.

Chris –  13/5/2017

Excellent way to spend a Saturday – feeling inspired!

Michelle – ‫‍6/5/2017

Thorough & informative to give confidence to paint own projects.

Christine –  6/5/2017

Really enjoyable and interesting morning! Good biscuits!

Gillian – 6/5/2017

Absolutely brilliant. Really pleasant/ friendly atmosphere. Chalk paint and upholstery in one day has been superb and really really helpful.

Stuart – 29/4/2017

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Thoroughly enjoyed myself, learnt so much and have my own chair to take away! Thank you Chris and Lucy.

Jo  – 29/4/2017

Fabulous combined painting and getting to upholster from starting to seeing finished project. Amazing!

Fiona  – 29/4/2017

Very informative and learned about chalk paint and wax that  I didn’t read in the books.

Brandi – 19/4/2017

Brill – would consider other workshops. Love the location too!

Jan – 8/4/2017

Brilliant! I thoroughly enjoyed the session and now feel confident to use the new skills on other pieces. Thank you.

Roz –  23/3/2017

Absorbing and great fun.

Yvette –  ‫‍11/3/2017

Fab!

Helen –  11/3/2017

Fantastic. Learned lots, thank you.

Lynda – 8/2/2017

Great!

Caroline – 3/2/2017

” Very Informative. Will recommend.”

Deb B – 21/4/13

“Really enjoyed the intro workshop. Will definitley return to do the Advanced, great fun and informative.”

Shena M – Introduction 21/4/13

“I enjoyed the practical work and also the interaction with other participants.”

Linda G – Introduction and Decorative Finishes

“Fantastic, really relaxed atmosphere, great!!”

Hilary W – Introduction and Decorative Finishes

“Hi Lucy,
Thank you so much for the fantastic course you ran yesterday. I left feeling completely inspired! I wish I had been doing the afternoon course as well!
I wish I could become part of the ASCP team somehow because I feel so passionate about it and its a great team to be part of. Hard work for you all but very rewarding!
Thanks again and hope to see you very soon for the advanced course
Julie x
Ps, Also, your shop is beautiful! I will be spreading the word! :-)”

Julie – Introduction to Furniture painting – September 2013

“Great to get an insight and ideas for furniture”

Amanda C – Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Excellent, very informative, can’t wait to get started now! Thanks!”

Louise Ennis – Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Really enjoyed today and learned lots. V. friendly and welcoming, thank you so much Lucy x”

Sue G – Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Fantastic! Great teacher. Will be returning for the advanced course.”

Julie H – Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Very informative – Thank You”

Paul L – ‘Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Very informative, helpful and enthusiastic personality. Thank you for the refreshments!”

Donna D – Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Very Informative, lots of interaction and enjoyed being able to try lots of colours. Thank You”

Hazel L – Introduction to Furniture Painting – September 2013

“Many thanks, I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and look forward to putting into practise some of the techniques I learned today, you made the whole experience great fun! I would love to do a further workshop but I want to have a go at a simple piece of furniture first, I’ll be back into the shop for paint as soon as I can decide which colour to go for – they are all so gorgeous! See you soon!

Sue C – Introduction to Furniture Painting

“Lovely and friendly, very helpful tips, learnt some things I didnt know, feel more confident using bolder colours”

Lorraine M – ‘Intorduction to Furniture Painting – 5/10/2013

“Excellent very informative, def got the bug! Going home to paint my whole house! Thank you Lucy.”

Angie H – ‘Introduction to Furniture Painting – 5/10/2013

“Really enjoyed using the colours and having a play around with texture and wax. Feeling confident to use the paint I’ve already bought. Lucy was very informative and easy to listen to. Many thanks.”

Gill S – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 5/10/2013

“Really enjoyable, very informative. Felt that I learnt alot and feel confident to paint my own furniture.”

Claudia E – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 5/10/2013

“Fabulous – a great opportunity to try the paints and techniques. Thanks!”

Philippa C – Furniture Painting Happy Hour Workshop -15/11/2013

“Fantastic surprise present from my partner who joined in the fun – will certainly be back again! Will end up living here! Thank you x x”

Charlotte T – Furniture Painting Happy Hour Workshop -15/11/2013

“Great day out for your girlfriend’s birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very rewarding and well run.”

Mike C – Furniture Painting Happy Hour Workshop -15/11/2013

“Amazed at the effects one can create”

From Rose D – Introduction and Advanced Furniture Painting 20/11/2013

“Very relaxed but really informative and inspirational”

Helen L – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 20/11/2013

“A very interesting and informative workshop, can’t wait to get started!!”

Emily B – Introduction and Advanced Furniture Painting – 20/11/2013

“Really really enjoyable morning – can’t wait to start painting my furniture.”

Kate H – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 20/11/2013

“Great introduction to colour. Diverted me from grey and beige.”

Maxine C – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 20/11/2013

“Brilliant – could do one every week.”

Patricia S – Intro and Decorative Finishes – 11/12/2013

”Really well thought out. Learnt alot!”

Ali W – Intro and Decorative Finishes – 11/12/2013

“Lots of fun and learnt amazing things about colour.”

Lesley B – Colour Inspirations with Chalk Paint™ – 1/3/2014

“Really good fun, loved having access to all the colours. Can’t wait to try out lots of colour mixing.”

Deb H – Colour Inspirations with Chalk Paint™ – 1/3/2014

“Thoroughly enjoyed, lots of ideas and amazing what colours can be created.”

Emily B – Colour Inspirations with Chalk Paint – 1/3/2014

“I had a great day, I learnt things and found it very relaxing and satisfying.”

Sue B – My Charming Chair – 6/3/2014

“It was brilliant, informative and great fun. Lovely relaxed feel to it. Went over too quickly! Would definitely recommend it.”

Viv G – Colour Inspirations – 2/4/2014

“I absolutely loved learning about the many different colour possibilities and feel very inspired! Plus, thank you for the tea and cookies!”

Helen G – Colour Inspirations – 2/4/2014

“Very interesting – paint is quite different from what I have used in the past. Lovely presentation. Thank You.”

Jennifer D – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 2/4/2014

“Fabulous, informative, friendly, can’t wait to get started! WOW!!”

Elaine C – Introduction to Furniture Painting – 2/4/2014

“Great introduction to techniques and colours.” 

Julianne T – Introduction to Furniture Painting -2/4/2014

It seems quite some time since I attended your workshop early in the year so forgive the very belated big thank you. You may recall I was a decorator that came open minded but a bit of a skeptic. Your workshop really gave me something to work with which together with my wife Jill is slowly starting to pay dividends and we feel it really gave us the kick start we needed. Please take a peep at where we are now you can find us on Facebook as ladybird lane you may need to include Wakefield to find us.Once again many thanks I really enjoyed my day thanks to your flare and the nature in which you present the workshop.

Nick Hodgson – Introduction to Furniture Painting and Decorative Finishes

“Great introduction, will give me the confidence to have a go at home. Thank you!”

Fiona E – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 17/10/2015

Absolutely fantastic, felt inspired from the very beginning! Left with loads of ideas and helpful advice from Lucy!

Lisa B – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 14/10/2015

Absolutely great and I will be back. Very informative.

Jacqui H – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 1/12/2015

Really interesting – loved trying it all out!

Sylvia W – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 9/12/2015

Very friendly, clear instructions which were easy to follow, a good beginners course.

Toni G – Beginners Sewing – 30/10/2015

Very good, informative, has given me the confidence to finally start sewing.

Joanna C – Beginners Sewing – 30/10/2015

Very friendly and super informative. The sheets to take home will be a great help when I get home to remind me of all the info.

Toni G – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 12/11/2015

Great intro to paint. Love Annie Sloan! Feel excited to get started and glad I didn’t dive straight in before the workshop! Thank you!

Jo C – Introduction to Chalk Paint

Great introduction, has given me the confidence to have a go. Thank you.

Fiona E – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 17/10/2015

Absolutely brilliant! I loved the workshop. Thank you!

Fiona F – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 17/10/2015

Absolutely fantastic. Felt inspired from the very beginning. Left with lots of ideas and helpful advice from Lucy.

Lisa B – Introduction to Chalk Paint – 14/10/2015