Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fainting Couch Revival



So this old gal has been languishing in my garage for a few years! Finally, a difficult winter meant my vehicle had to have shelter. The fainting couch came into the shop with the hopes that under that old amateur upholstery job we would find some carved wood.




Alas! The answer was a resounding NO! And the very old wood was covered in screw and nail holes and things needed to be shored up! Based on the age and dryness of the wood, we believe this to be at least a late 1880s couch. Thanks to our handy Loretta, repairs were made to stabilize the piece and we used one of our favorite products, Wood Icing Textura Paste to fill holes and smooth out the surface. Instead of wood fill, Textura Paste is used as it is so easily sanded smooth. And we didn't stop there with the Wood Icing.



Textura paste was used over a stencil to create a design since we had been disappointed by no wood carving! You apply the  paste with a spatula or offset knife as thinly as possible. Then take off the stencil. Allow to dry, then sand off the sharp bits.


Next we applied Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We did get some bleed through from the awakened tannins in the wood, but we ignored that because we were going to crackle the paint. So next we applied a coat of Artisan Enhancements Easy Crackle. When it was dry, we painted the piece with a top layer of Coco by Annie Sloan.


Unfortunately, our cracks were very fine, but they are there if you look for them. At one point we thought we would put metallic foil over the Wood Icing, but in the end opted to just distress. We did this because we really like this look with the upholstery Loretta did using Annie Sloan's French Linen and Old White woven linen.



Now she is just waiting for a new home in someone's classic Victorian or a downtown loft!



 To learn more about Annie Sloan products, Wood Icing and Artisan Enhancements, visit our website at www.tlcvintagecollection.com.   We ship!



Sunday, December 3, 2017

December Newsletter -- Time to Bundle Up on Savings!!

Bundle Up on Savings Sales Event!

Baby, It's Cold Outside! Well, it will be very soon, the meteorologist promises... So it is time to Bundle Up on Savings for those post holiday projects! We know you have no or little time to undertake a major project. But with all the cooking and holiday prep, it's an easy time to take inventory of those potential projects just in front of your eyes. Dated kitchen cabinets, dingy woodwork, a piece of furniture that doesn't work with the rest of your decor, even lineoleum or wood floors that are "shop worn" yet sound. Cold winter months -- January through March -- are a great time to undertake those projects. So plan ahead and save at TLC Vintage -- your favorite DIY shop. Storewide savings start now through December. Just take a look!



Annie Sloan Product Line -- TLC Vintage rarely offers minimum retail price on this line, but this month we are!

Paint Quart -- $34.95
Paint Sample 4 oz-- $11.95
Wax Tin  500 ml -- $24.95
Wax Sample 120 ml  -- $15
Books -- $14.50 each
Project Kits -- Just $72.50 -- Small natural bristle brush, plus your choice of 2 colors of each sample paints and waxes





Stencils -- All 50 percent off posted price!




Brush Bundles -- From our other suppliers!

TLC Wax Brush Duo -- Just $45 -- a $15 savings!
Natural Bristle Brush Trio --
Synthetic Brush Threesome --



Paper Products -- All 20 pct off for Monahan and Cavillini Papers



Artisan Enhancements -- 25 pct off most special effects, except Clear Topcoat Sealer which is 10 pct off


French Gilding Wax -- Any color -- $20 -- that's a $5 savings!




Efex USA Appliques -- 25 pct off all!



Decor and Furniture -- 10-40 pct off marked prices unless marked sale priced!

Christmas Tree Ornaments -- Just 50 cents each!



Greeting cards -- Buy four for $10, get one free! So just $10 for five when you bundle up!




Workshop Bundle -- Book for yourself any two upcoming workshops, and you get 15 pct off each! Here is the upcoming schedule. Good on workshops through April!

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 101 Plus!
Seven popular paint techniques plus clear & colored wax methods! $65 in advance. All the info you need for successful projects! Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays: 
 Jan 6     Feb 3     Mar 3    Apr  7

Chalk Paint® Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins! Renew dated cabinets economically. Step by step, hands on planning and execution. You create your own prototype and style. $65 in advance. Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:
Dec 16    Jan 20   Feb 17     Mar 17    Apr 14

Open Studio – Every Tuesday & Thursday 10 am to 3 pm

Make up your own class. Tell us what YOU want to learn! This is not a formal class but your opportunity to work with us on an individual project or technique. Book in advance to be sure there is room. Stay as long as you need up to 3 pm. $20 per hour plus retail cost of products you use.

Chalk Paint® for Trays and Wall Decor
Create a serving tray and a piece of wall decor using decoupage, image transfer and crackle. $65.  Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:     Feb 10    Apr 21

Rust & Patina – Wall Art
Choose FAITH or PEACE for your project. Learn five different techniques for iron, bronze and copper rust and patina finishes. $65. 
Noon to 3 – 4 pm, Saturdays:
Nov 25        Jan 13        Mar  10

Wood Icing  Memory Box & Wall Art
Ice wood like you ice a cake. Texture paste to add dimension to any surface! No one else is offering this product or class in Iowa. Two projects to take home. $65.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:  Feb 24    Mar 24


Ceiling Tin Wall Art – JOY, LOVE or NOEL
Back by popular demand, holiday magic with decoupage, stencil, crackle and gilding wax. $50 in advance, all materials and refreshments included.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:    Dec 9


Cancellation Policy: Advance booking is required with full payment. You may reschedule up to two weeks in advance of your class. If we have less notice and we book your space, you may reschedule. If not, your fee is forfeited. Sudden illness or inclement weather preventing driving on class day, you may reschedule. Thank you for your understanding of our policy.

HOLIDAY HOURS

From TLC Vintage Collection, Janet, Loretta and Dan -- Thank you for your continued patronage. We enjoy working with you in the store and on the phone whenever you need advice, trouble shooting and to see your projects before and after. We strive to have you experience great success with all your DIY projects! Thank you for being our customers! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May 2018 be a wonderful year for you and your families! 

 TLC Vintage will be CLOSED:

Monday, December 25 -- Christmas Day
Monday, January 1         -- New Year's Day

Otherwise our standard hours are:

10 am to 5 pm   -- Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat
CLOSED                -- Wed and Sun



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Newsletter -- Inventory Reduction Sale, Holiday Specials, Workshops

Welcome to our first on-line only newsletter! Responding to our own email overload, TLC Vintage Collection is taking its newsletter to the internet exclusively. The advantage is the ability to recall newsletters whenever you want to revisit them in one easy format. Most archived newsletters over the past six years can be easily found in the right column and are generally the first entry for any month. Enjoy the current newsletters or earlier versions whenever you wish!

End-Year Inventory Reduction Sale

TLC Vintage is holding its first ever End-Year Inventory Reduction Sale. In keeping with "out with the old, in with the new," we hope to change our look and focus in the first quarter of 2018! This is a win-win for you and us....great savings store-wide (10-40 percent off) on furniture, decor, chandeliers, candles, greeting cards, stencils, glazes, appliques, brushes, milk paint, gilding waxes and more! (Sorry, Annie Sloan product line is not included in the sale).

THE SALE STARTS TODAY AND RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 31! 

This is a great opportunity to stock up on holiday and birthday gifts for friends and family and help make way for new inventory and surprises in 2018! We work hard to compete with on-line and big box stores, and we want to reward you for SHOP LOCAL!



Holiday Decor Workshop -- Back by Popular Demand!



JOY Workshop -- Nov 18 or Dec 9 Noon to 3 pm. We salvaged ceiling/wall tins from the defunk Dahl's stores to create this holiday art! Learn simple paint technique, decoupage a sheet of music, stencil a 3-4 letter word, then crackle and metallic glaze your artwork. Special holiday pricing at $49.50 per person, all materials and refreshments included.

New In The Shop!


Holiday Papers -- Holiday papers for decoupage, decorative window backing or even holiday wrapping paper are back! Enjoy the large holiday Santas, cat or dog label wrap, seasons greetings and more at economical prices.  20 pct off our paper products through Dec 31!



Holiday BLING Specials


Bling for the Holidays -- 20 percent off! TLC Vintage offers numerous ways to spice up your holiday decorating and decor. Gilding waxes, opalescent stencil creme and German glitter glass. You can use these for glistening holiday ornaments, personalizing your holiday cards and embellishing hand-crafted craft paper wrapping.

Now just $20 for French gilding wax that lasts a long time and can be used in multiple ways! Gold, silver, copper and more!


German Glitter Glass -- now just $4.50 per 2 ounce container!

Royal Design Stencil Creme now just $9.50 per pot!



Holiday Gift Specials


Candles & Diffusers -- Now at clearance pricing!

Necklaces -- Just $10 for simple charm and $20 for unique designed ones!

NOVEMBER - MARCH WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

All workshops are 3 hours on Saturday, Noon to 3 pm
$65 per person, includes materials & refreshments! Holiday Decor price just $49.50!
Call 515-276-1577 to sign up!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 101 Plus!   

This is our most popular workshop as an introduction to uses of the best paint in the world! Hands-on, three hour workshop where you learn six paint techniques, how to use clear and colored waxes, tons of tips and all your questions answered from brush care to everything you can paint! Staining with paint, smooth modern finish, shabby chic, two-color distress, color wash, dry brush and wax detailing!

Dates:  November 4      December 2      January 6      February 3      March 3



Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins

The most economical transformation and home improvement return you can make! Transform your kitchen cabinets, living room built-ins and woodwork for a fraction of the cost to replace them! Our average customer makeover including paint, wax and brushes is less than $250! Create the prototype of your new cabinetry look in this workshop that runs 3-4 hours. Hands on painting and waxing to create your dream finish. Instruction includes: organization, preparation, cleaning, painting, waxing, buffing, follow up care.

Dates:   December 16      January  20    February 17     March 17




JOY -- Decoupage, Stencil, Crackle, Glaze - Holiday Decor

Create a family tradition holiday decor piece from ceiling tin while learning special techniques! Decoupage, stenciling, crackle and metallic glaze. Back by popular demand! Just $49.50 per person.

Dates:  November 18      December 9





RUST & PATINA WALL ART

Ever popular, this workshop teaches you how to create rust and patina on almost anything -- from outdoor statuary to furniture to decor. Create a five letter wall art design with each letter a different technique using Modern Masters oxidizing paints and activators. Stock words we offer are PEACE and FAITH. If you sign up early enough, we can order five letters of your choice (family name, initials, etc)

Dates:     November 25       January 13        March  10




MORE WORKSHOPS WILL BE SCHEDULES SOON!

Monday, October 2, 2017

October Newsletter


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – HOW TO VIEW FUTURE NEWSLETTERS

Too many emails? We know the problem. Here is our solution!
Daily, I delete more emails than I read, and I am sure you have the same time-consuming chore. As a result, TLC Vintage Collection is continuing its newsletter as a feature on our blog at www.tlcvintagecollection.com. Please save this connection to your “favorites” in your internet browser and check in with us once in a while.

OR, you can stay connected by liking and following our business Facebook page, TLC Vintage Collection https://www.facebook.com/tlcvintagecollection/ . Whenever we run a newsletter or blog, we post a link to our Facebook page. This will simplify your ability to follow us for store updates, sales, specials and demos of great products – not to mention great photos of painting projects. So remember, we are freeing up your email a bit. But we want to stay connected – so “Like” our Facebook page!

AND, follow us on Instagram and Pinterest and Twitter! Our handle those places is TLC Vintage Collection




Hush, It’s a Secret – New Annie Sloan Product in October!

It’s all “hush, hush” but we will be unveiling a new Annie Sloan product in the second half of October. Watch TLC Vintage Collection Facebook page for the exact release date. The product is inspired by a trip Annie made to Ethiopia earlier this year. Annie is dedicating a portion of sale proceeds from this new product to Oxfam an international charitable organization dedicated to ending poverty.




October Sidewalk Haggle-Free Sale!

During spring, summer and fall TLC Vintage puts outdoor displays in front of the store. But everything has to come inside or to storage during our cold months. Help us clear the sidewalk so we don’t have to store anything this year! As of today, everything on the sidewalk is set at our acquisition price! So come find some bargains!






TLC Vintage Collection Store Hours Update

Monday-Tuesday: Open 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Saturday: Open 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday:  Closed

We are closed on these holidays and dates:

Nov 23, Thursday – Thanksgiving
Dec 25, Monday -      Christmas
Jan 1, 2018, Monday – New Year’s Day

REMEMBER – We offer gift certificates to help you with easy holiday gift giving for your DIY friends and family!

As we have always done, if there is a “paint emergency”,  you may contact Janet by phone 515-991-7383 outside of business hours up to 9 pm – and if I am in the area and available, I will open up for you by appointment.



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For quick looks at our furniture projects, ideas, inspiration and tips – follow us on all social media! Daily updates on what is available new at the store and customer before and after transformations!

Workshop Schedule Through 2017
                                                TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 101 Plus!
Seven popular paint techniques plus clear & colored wax methods! $65 in advance. All the info you need for successful projects! Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:  Oct 7              Nov 4          Dec 2



Chalk Paint® Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins! Renew dated cabinets economically. Step by step, hands on planning and execution. You create your own prototype and style. $65 in advance. Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:   Oct 14       Dec 16



Open Studio – Every  Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
Make up your own class. Tell us what YOU want to learn! This is not a formal class but your opportunity to work with us on an individual project or technique. Book in advance to be sure there is room. Stay as long as you need up to 3 pm. $20 per hour plus retail cost of products you use.




MAKE & TAKE SERIES!

Chalk Paint® for Trays and Wall Decor
Create a serving tray and a piece of wall decor using decoupage, image transfer and crackle. $65 in advance.  Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturday:      Oct 21



Rust & Patina – Wall Art
Choose a five letter word in advance for us to order the supplies. FAITH or PEACE is popular. Or choose your own with 2 week advance notice for our ordering. Learn five different techniques for iron, bronze and copper rust and patina finishes. $65 in advance.     Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:    Nov 25




Cancelled - Having a Bad Chair Day Clinic  -- Oct 28
Due to a family memorial service for a lost loved one, our workshop on October 28 has been canceled. Watch for new dates in the new year! We appreciate your understanding.

Ceiling Tin Wall Art – JOY, LOVE or NOEL
Back by popular demand, holiday magic with decoupage, stencil, crackle and gilding wax. $50 in advance, all materials and refreshments included.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:          Nov 18               Dec 9




Girls Night Out! Wine, Cheese, Paint Therapy!
Put together a group and spend 3 hours in the studio painting! Organize your group. Book it for $300 minimum for your group up to 8 people. Upcharges depending on materials and time required. You bring the wine, we provide the cheese and paint!

Cancellation and No-show Policy: If you have a sudden illness or weather prevents travel,  you may reschedule to another date within six months. If your plans change, we need a two-week notice before the class date if you want to be rescheduled. Under two weeks, there is no refund but if your spot is filled, we will allow you to reschedule. Otherwise your fee is forfeited.  Check website for schedule changes. www.tlcvintagecollection.com