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Shabby chic workshop with Dorothy Boyer at Darat Safeya Binzager

Every once in a while, our furniture (just like us) could use a face lift. Some pieces dear to you might be worn out beyond usefulness or appeal, and you might want to revamp them so they can still look good in your surroundings. Darat Safeya Binzagr offers a creative workshop on how you can give new life to old pieces of furniture using simple, handy and creative tips. It promises to be a hands-on, productive two days with artist Dorothy Boyer, whose name has often surfaced on our blog for one reason or another. Those interested, book now, seats are limited.



Shabby Chic Furniture

2 day workshop

20th-21st Nov. 10am-3.30pm

Tired of the same old furniture?


Would you like to learn how to give your old fashioned frames or furniture a quick aged look?

Shabby Chic is the term given to the kind of antiquing that will fit in with any type of interior.

It can look Mediterranean, Italian, French, Swedish or English Country House.

You can make it look as old as you like, and have it in the colour you like.

Call Kawther on 6571030 at the Darat Binzagr for details and to register.

Bring a SMALL item to work on, either a chair small table, frames etc.

We provide all the materials and sample boards.


I shall demonstrate on carved pieces of picture frame—-you might like to try that!



This Victorian desk of mine was destroyed in a devastating flood two years ago.

I repainted and distressed it, fitting a new leather top.

It is now a very useful dressing table!



Dorothy Boyer has 30 years experience of carrying out specialist faux finishes including, gilding, distressing, old plaster, stencil and trompe l´oeil effects.

She has taught in London and Jeddah.

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