I am so proud to say The Boho Shed received the Platinum Students’ Choice Award from the renowned CraftCourses.com this year with
50 plus top five star ratings from workshop attendees.

I get great satisfaction from seeing the delight on people’s faces when they realise how easily and quickly they can transform tired furniture into beautiful and fresh pieces during my workshops. It’s also a pleasure watching workshopers make new friends and have so much fun. Delivering great service isn’t difficult when you love what you do!

Jo x


Furniture Painting Workshop Reviews

“Excellent day! This course is well organized, Jo is always there to help and her instruction are easy to follow. There is plenty of material to choose from at every step of creating your personal piece of art or joy. I loved the fact that these skill are so easily transferable to other materials or projects too.
Great course, excellent company and skills as well as memories or gifts to go home with! What more can you wish for!?
A big “Thank you” to the cafe for the amazing food!
Thank you, Jo!”

– Ines

“Another great day learning new craft skills from Joanne. Level 2 furniture painting was brilliant, as was level 1. My shed is now cleared waiting to be painted and have my electrics re-connected. Can’t wait to get started on my own projects!”

– Barbara Smith

“I attended the furniture painting workshop today Level 1, thank you Jo for another fab day. I loved the upholstery footstool workshop so much I wanted to learn more skills and that’s what I did today. I was looking forward to this course and it was more than I expected it to be. I have learned some amazing techniques that I will use on some pieces of furniture I have at home to upcycle. Jo, I keep looking at my chair and thinking wow I did that! Thank you again for all your patience, knowledge and the skills you taught us today and your encouragement to step out of my comfort zone! I met a lovely couple today, so nice meeting like-minded people. Can’t wait for Level 2 Jo, and the handouts are spot on and a great help in knowing what to buy. I would highly recommend the workshops.”

– Julie King

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Joanne is very knowledgeable and inspirational. The class was small and everyone had one to one tuition. We all produced fantastic items to take home. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a new hobby. Just be prepared to get hooked on furniture restoration.
Thanks Joanne. Can’t wait for the advanced course.”

– Liz Duncan

“Completed both Level 1 and Level 2 courses in furniture painting techniques with Jo. Great to learn about different products and gain confidence in how to use them. Jo is a lovely teacher and encourages creativity and the desire to go home and paint everything using the skills learnt.!. The courses are fun, informative and friendly and I have already booked on the upholstery course. Highly recommend……plus the cakes are delicious x.”

– Susan Sanderson

“Great course for anyone wanting to enhance or reminder of techniques, or like me start from the beginning not having tried it before. Great tips on which paints work better with the different techniques. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere in a great location. I will definitely be going to more of Jo’s courses!”

– Lesley Hitchen

“I was given this course as a birthday present from my daughter. This course did not appeal to me but went with a very small table (just about to be thrown into a tip) not knowing what to expect! The day was spent with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor, Joanne.

At the end of the day I came away having transformed my small table and learnt a great deal about all types and methods of transforming items of furniture.

There were 8 of us all with different items and all took a marvellous turnaround in appearance. Changed my mind – would recommend this course especially to people who think they cannot do this.”

– Val Davies

“Today I had the privilege to attend Jo’s Boho Shed studio and learn how to paint a piece of furniture. My best friend bought me this experience as a surprise and it did not disappoint. I had a dark wood table that looked very unloved and with Jo’s great knowledge, passion for her craft and enthusiastic enthusiasm for us to enjoy learning a new skill, I produced an amazing rejuvenated piece of furniture in Swanky Pants colour edged in distressed silver. Highly recommended and thank you Jo xx”

– Sharon Radley

“Having attended the Level 1 Furniture painting course earlier in the year & thoroughly enjoyed it, I was keen to get booked on the Level 2. Jo is extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes the whole day great fun. I would highly recommend attending Jo’s workshops & will be returning for the footstool upholstery workshop in the new year.”

– Jane

“Just had a fab and fun day at the furniture painting course in Grappenhall. Jo is an excellent teacher and very approachable. We learnt lots of new techniques which I can try at home before going on the level 2 course later in the year. It was a great venue, great crowd, great fun and great value.
I would recommend this course and Jo to anyone.
I’m also looking forward to the upholstery course which I have booked for this summer.”

– Liz Webster

Upholstery Workshop Reviews

“I attended the course this week and have been telling everyone about it since! I had a fantastic day making my footstool, eating cakes and chatting to others on the course. Jo is a thorough tutor and is on hand to offer advice and expertise while you make your footstool. I’d highly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in crafting or upholstery. The skills I learned this week will enable me to tackle other upholstery projects, not just footstools.”

– Amy

“Had a great day at The Boho Shed.
Jo immediately puts you at ease and goes through each stage clearly, giving as much or as little help as required.
I love my footstool and can’t wait to make another one!
I would highly recommend a visit to Jo and The Boho Shed.”

– Christine

“This was a great day. None of us had done upholstery before but everyone completed a beautiful footstool. Jo was very patient and clear with explanations and I would highly recommend her workshops.”

– Crisiant Batista

“I really enjoyed our day at Cuerden Valley Park on Saturday. What a gorgeous venue – fantastic ‘Afternoon Tea’ – lovely group to learn with and great teacher/hostess. Also very pleased with my footstool – soooooo cute – and was so inspired I had a go at my old Bedding box yesterday!”

– Jenny Singleton

“I had a very enjoyable day spent creating a footstool. Joanne’s instruction was comprehensive and her tips helped me produce a finished product that exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the course to anyone hesitating over whether to try this new skill. And don’t get me started on the scones provided…☺.”

– Alan Angell

“Attended a footstool upholstery course last week at Cuerden Park with Jo. I had a great day and Jo was fantastic at teaching us all step by step on how to create the stool. I learnt so much from her and feel confident that I could produce another on my own especially as we all received a print out of the step by step instructions to take home. I also met some lovely ladies and wouldn’t hesitate going on another of Jo’s other courses. Fantastic day!!!”

– Dawn Wilkinson

“I’ve just completed the upholstery workshop, it was lovely to meet likeminded people and do something you all enjoy, the tutor Joanne was so lovely and very patient allowing you to work at your own pace, she also makes delicious cakes to share with the group, it has given me the skills and confidence to take on a small project myself. I would highly recommend it and will definitely book another workshop soon 😊.

– Lynn Jennings

“Had a fantastic day today learning to make a footstool with Jo from the boho shed. She is a great teacher -very patient and encouraging and worked at a pace to suit all. I have never done any upholstery before, but Jo walked us through the steps and everyone ended up with a beautiful footstool to be proud of. The day was very inspiring and I met some lovely people and was kept fed and watered with plenty of tea and coffee and Jo’s gorgeous cakes. I can’t wait to attend another of Jo’s courses and would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for an enjoyable day learning the basics of upholstery -you won’t be disappointed!”

– Sue

“What a great day! Everything explained so even a novice such as myself could follow how to make the lovely footstool! It was such a beautiful setting to have a workshop with plenty of tea and coffee on tap and even treats! My 2 year old loves ‘her’ new seat! 😉 x.”

– Jenny

“What a fantastic day, I bought this course for my Mum for her birthday and she said it was the best thing she had ever done and she has done a lot of crafting!! Great day, great company, Jo is so helpful and patient and spends time explaining and making the footstools look amazing … loved it.”

– Vikki

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