Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Be There -- Or Be Square! Junk Jubilee!

Okay, if you are talking retro, you will remember that phrase from my youth! The place to be this weekend is Junk Jubilee Friday-Sunday at the 4-H Building in the southwest corner of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Opens 9 am Friday and Saturday and 10 am Sunday!

Along with stocks of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint(TM), we will have some primitives, rustics, and items that have been upcycled using Chalk Paint(TM). Remember, two daily demos on how you can use this paint to refinish, upcycle, repurpose furniture, cupboards, junk or anything your imagination can come up with! Plus we will have items at our booth AR1, that you may want to purchase and try your Chalk Paint on! Well worn wicker, an old farm trunk, a porch swing, old pulleys just to name a few!

We will have some fun repurposing like the tin coffee pot -- now flower vase above and the old enamelware flower and herb holders for your deck...See you there!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Refunk Your Junk and Get Cracked Up!

Very excited that our first workshop May 19 is one spot from being full! Soooo......I decided I better be looking forward into the months to set up dates not to be messed with for classes or plain fun. So here we go. See if these dates work for you and then check out registration at http://www.tlcvintagecollection.com/ under the Workshop Tab.

                                         Photo courtesy of Annie Sloan (TM)

Wednesday, June 6  7-9 pm   "Pinot & Paint"

This is a friends' night out or if no painter friend, just come hang with the rest of us. You bring your favorite Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio to taste test together and I provide cheese and crackers! You bring one old thing from around the house to "refunk" to a new color or look. Chalk Paint (TM) is very versatile so consider shabby chic for a little wicker basket, a pair of resin candlesticks, repaint an old frame, make a chalk board out of a small chrome tray. Call me for ideas or pick a small piece for a couple dollars from our Picker's Paradise and my Shop! $35 per person. Minimum 4 and max 8 This is just plain fun to show you how easy this paint is to work with. Wear something that doesn't matter if you get paint on it! I provide the paint, wax, brushes....

Photo courtesy of Annie Sloan(TM)

Saturday, June 16 1-5 pm "Washed Up, Cracked Up and Shined Up"

Adding a little sizzle and 4 techniques to using Chalk Paint (TM). We will be working on sample boards, so you do not bring anything and dress in clothes that don't matter if you get a bit of paint on them. Color wash, two methods of crackle finish, and gilding. I will provide all materials, a snack and soft drinks. $125 per person. Minimum 4 and max 8.