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Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Workshop - Step It Up

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A hands on experience creating your very own step up stool. Using a truly unique  milk paint. No need to be scared of it come join us for this fun Stool Hack D.I. Y workshop. These step  stools as super handy around the home and you get to learn how milk paint LOVES raw wood but  you will also learn what else you can do with it and its unique chippy qualities too! 


Morning Session 10am - 12pm

We will guide you through all Milk Paint basics and understanding first. You will learn how to mix, apply, layer colours, applying your first coat of paint and decide how you would like to finish your stool. ie chippy, perfectly painted, stencilled. 


Lunch Break  12pm - 12.30pm

Please note we don't have the facilities to provide lunch please bring lunch  with you or visit he nearby cafe, fast food place or supermarket

Afternoon Session 12.30pm - 3pm
Apply your second coat of paint and explore the various top coats and sealers such as Hemp Oil, Tough Coat and furniture waxes to create unique final finishes. with the option of decoupage papers gilding and other decorative accents such as stencilling. 

These stools are sturdy and durable, which is provided for you to work on and take home.


Tea coffee and biscuits are provided. We don't have any kitchen type facilities at the new studio so please ensure you bring lunch with you if your workshop is a full day. Alternatively there is  Aldi, KFC and a Cafe 10- 15 minutes walk / couple of minutes drive away.

Although there will be heaters available, the studio can feel a little chilly when sat for long periods of time. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and shoes, consider bringing an extra layer if you feel the cold. And wear old clothing or something you don't mind getting messy in. Aprons will be provided.

Our workshops are usually very popular so please book your place as soon as possible.

If you would like to purchase anything on the day of the workshop we offer a 10% discount. 



*All bookings are non refundable

*Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins to allow sufficient time to find parking and grab a brew before we start. If you are running late don't worry but we can't delay starting the workshop. 

*Although our studio is accessible for visitors with mobility needs, the toilets are not. These are located in the building next to us via a narrow corridor and is not suitable for wheelchair access or any type of mobility support. Please call us before booking If this maybe of any concern. 

*Workshops may go over stated times or may finish sooner. Depending on the amount of people booked and ability this can effect the times stated.

*In order for workshops to be a viable part of our business we do need a minimum of 3 bookings for workshops to go a head. On the rare occasion of us not having sufficient bookings we may contact you to arrange another date. We will give you a minimum of 3 days of notice. 

Address & Contact details 
Shereena Starmer - 07973 712 955
Shabby Nook Studio
unit 3a 
4 Hawkins Lane
Burton Upon Trent
DE14 1PT

Directions to help you: We are located between Pal motors and Furniture Monkey. BEHIND Kenect Recruitment. Parking is available on the main road next to furniture monkey.  Or turn into the drive way next to Kenect Recruitment and park along the left hand side outside the car garages yard. You may be asked to move your car as to allow the garage next door to move cars in and out, don't worry though they don't bite I promise! I know this because its my Dad and brother than run it. ;)

The yard can get very busy, please park in a manner as to allow turning space, and access to the main road. 

Please note the designated parking spaces on the right hand side as you enter are for Kenect recruitment use only  and must not be used Monday - Friday.

Saturday / Sunday workshops the yard is much quieter and parking in the designated spaces for Kenect Recruitment is fine as they are closed at weekends.