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New Furniture painting 101 workshop

Our next painting workshop is scheduled! Sorry for the delay…we’ve been busy re-vamping the shop with new merchandise and busy painting new furniture pieces, of course!

Workshop will be held Sunday May 4th
5:00-8:00pm
Cost is $75
All supplies and projects are provided.

In this class you will learn various techniques that be used on plastic, metal, wood, painted wood, anything!

This dresser was painted one color and then finished with a wash of a Paris Grey:

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This buffet shows an example of using the dark wax and buffing to a shine:

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Another technique we will go over, is layering colors and doing a 2-color distress. Like this:

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With all of these techniques, we will primarily be using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Give some of your tired, date pieces a new life!

If interested, call the shop to pay and register. Spots are limited! 614-266-2248

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2014 Chalk Paint® 101 schedule

Hope all of our amazing customers are having a great holiday season! 2014 will be here before we know it, and once all those decorations are taken down it can make our spaces look drab and in need of “something more.” Instead of going out and buying new…why not update what you have with a Chalk Paint® facelift! No fumes so you can do it right inside during the cold…and the best part of course is no sanding or priming!

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What a difference a little paint and a few hours can make!

Here is our January & February 2014 Chalk Paint® 101 schedule. All Chalk Paint® 101 classes are $95. All materials and projects supll®ied. you will be learning several techniques using the paint and both clear and dark wax. I.e. smooth finish, two color distress, wash, dry brush, etc. to reserve a space call and pay by phone or in store. Please note the location when calling to sign up.

Sunday January 19th, Columbus store 5pm-8pm
Tuesday January 21st, Urbana 5:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday February 23rd, Columbus 5pm-8pm
Tuesday February 25th Urbana 5:30pm-8:30pm

Columbus 614-266-2248
Urbana 937-802-6377

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Happy Holidays!!

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Chalk Paint® 101 workshop openings!

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We still have a few openings in next week’s Chalk Paint® 101 workshops!

Sunday 10/13 from 5:00-8:00pm

OR

Monday 10/14 from 6:00-9:00pm

Only a few spots left in each class…Cost is $95, call 614-266-2248 to register.

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Upcoming Chalk Paint® class schedule

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You all asked for it, so we have scheduled 4 upcoming Chalk Paint® 101 workshops! Here are the dates, if interested call and register soon. They fill up fast!!

Sunday 10/13 5:00-8:00pm

Monday 10/14 6:00-9:00pm

Sunday 11/17 5:00-8:00pm

Sunday 12/8 5:00-8:00pm

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn all the basics of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and Soft Wax. You will learn different painting techniques, distressing and how to wax.
Learn how to paint a project that includes both wood and metal and take it home. After the workshop you will be able to transform all of yor projects with the greatest paint in te world, Chalk Paint®!
All materials included.
$95.00
please call 614-935-6575 to sign up

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Next CHALK PAINT® 101 Workshop

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CHALK PAINT® 101

Sunday July 21st

5:00pm-8:00pm

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn all the basics of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and soft wax. You will learn different painting techniques, distressing and how to wax.
Learn how to paint a project that includes both wood and metal and take it home.
All materials included.
$95.00
please call 614-935-6575 to sign up

Host: Debra from Wallartistry!

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More Chalk Paint workshops scheduled!

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We currently have 2 Make and Take evening Chalk Paint® workshops scheduled and still have openings in both. They are Sunday evenings

March 10th, 2013 from 5pm-8pm

Or

April 14th, 2013 from 5pm-8pm

Cost is $95 and includes all supplies and a project you will take home with you. To register please call 614-935-6575. Spaces fill up very quickly!

After taking the class, turn this:

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Into this!

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This transformation was using Duck Egg Blue and Old White!

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Union Jack Desk

As many of you know, Pinterest is an addiction! Once you start, you can’t stop! It makes me feel like I can do anything! But usually I just pin all my dream projects onto my various boards and then move onto the next pin, never actually completing any of them.   Well, I’ve made up my mind that I am actually going to start some of the projects I’ve been drooling over!

I LOVE all the Union Jack inspired painted furniture.  Here are a couple that I came across on Pinterest:

I love the dresser but wasn’t quite ready to take on painting the flag pattern on the faces of drawers…figured I would start a little easier with a desk top. We just so happened to have the perfect desk.  The desk below was used for a furniture painting demo in the shop and it has been awaiting a makeover.

First, I had to decide which paint colors I wanted to use.  For a bright, traditional Union Jack Flag I would use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM) Pure White, Emperor’s Silk, and Napoleonic Blue. I wanted a slightly softer look so I went with Old White, Emperor’s Silk and Aubusson Blue. After I finished the painting…(and I won’t lie…it took me awhile)…I distressed it to give it some age and finished it off with a mixture of clear and dark wax.  What do you think??:

I love the final product and am so glad I FINALLY used some of the inspiration from Pinterest! This desk is now at our shop waiting for its new home…

What project will I tackle next?!

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