design largeA County Durham landlord’s training programme is calling for all budding interior designers to show off their shabby chic.

Dale & Valley Homes’ free ‘Shabby Chic’ course will take place on Friday, 1 July starting at 10am at Mickle Grove Community Training Hub in Leeholme.

Attendees will learn how to up-cycle wooden furniture and give old worn looking items a new lease of life.

Dale & Valley Homes’ Customer Experience Team Leader, Sam Brennand, is encouraging people to take part.

She said: “If you want to learn the latest trends in home furnishings, then this course is for you!”

To book a place or find out more about the variety of training offered call Kimberley Batey on 01388 770 974 or 0746 940 2619 (call or text) or

Details of future courses can also be found on Dale & Valley Homes’ website at