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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
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:


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


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


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!


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


Happy Holidays!!

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Chalk Paint® 101 workshop openings!


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

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


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


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.
please call 614-935-6575 to sign up

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More Chalk Paint workshops scheduled!

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


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:

Into this!

This transformation was using Duck Egg Blue and Old White!

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Advanced Paint Class


For anyone that has taken a beginner paint workshop at our shop or another, we will be offering an advanced class next Tuesday 2/26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Using a similar decorative molding like pictured, Debra from Wallartistry will be teaching various techniques using gold/silver/copper leaf, aging dust, etc.
Cost is $95

Call 614-935-6575 to register!


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Yes, we even paint fabric!

Wood, laminate, brass, marble, iron….we paint everything! And we never do any priming or sanding prep! That is the beautiful thing about Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, the possibilities are endless! Even fabric!

If you remember the pair of chairs we scored from our pick in our previous post, they are vinyl shop chairs.

Before we used Annie Sloan Paint products, this chair would look like a huge upholstery project! Now it looks like a couple of hours of painting and then done!

First thing, we cleaned up the steel and vinyl with soap and water to get off surface dirt. That’s all the prep that is needed before painting!


another BEFORE view….

I like the metal the way it was, so just needed to figure out which paint color….how about our current favorite, Country Grey! Our first piece we finished in this color was a two toned buffet with Country Grey and Old White and after that it was love!

Country Grey Buffet with Old White Accents. Photo taken at the September Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market.

Back to the chairs….so we took off the top and bottom vinyl pieces (I need to get better about taking in progress pictures…but I just get so excited that I forget and keep painting!) and painted them all Country Grey. We wanted to add a little pop of pattern and we have this great distressed diamond pattern stencil. To keep it monochromatic, we chose French Linen for the diamonds. I LOVE the end result!


We didn’t want to cover the entire seat with the stencil, so we just did the sides inside the piped edges. It keeps it simple but gives it a nice little pop of detail.

Vinyl is painted in “Country Grey” and diamond pattern is stenciled in “French Linen”

I purposely didn’t let the paint soak into all of the vinyl because I love the worn look.

No that we have painted vinyl and we’ve done a small leather stool in the past, I want to tackle an upholstered fabric chair! I’ve seen it done before but have been skeptical. I recently came across the before and after pictures below and was so impressed with the transformation:

Before Paint…

After being painted!


They said “You obviously can’t tell from this picture, but the fabric had the feel and texture of fine aged leather. The cushion was still soft to the touch and comfortable to sit on. The paint didn’t leave any residue on your clothes either – and we tested it with someone that was wearing black pants! The way it was cracked and weathered looking yet soft, reminded us of an old bomber jacket…


I CANNOT wait to try this….




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