Jubilee – April 25-27 – TLC Vintage and its collaborators have
decided to go with a theme for the spring show! We are excited and working hard
in advance of the event. State Fairgrounds, 4-H Building.
& Junk Show Schedule – To map out the shows you want to see or
just map a day of junking, check out IowaAntiquesNetwork. Here is a link to
Mike’s schedule of upcoming events!
TIP OF THE
Waxing Made Easy! Waxing a piece should be no
more difficult than painting it! Really! Most people are making it way to
difficult. First, have plenty of lintless cloths at hand – teeshirts that have
been washed a million times, shop rags. Do not buy the tee shirt rags at the
store – these were never washed and are full of lint. Second, a good wax brush
will reduce your effort, time and cost of waxing. Three, think of the soft clear
wax as you would moisturizer or cold cream on your face. You do not handle it
roughly. Gently – with just a little more force than painting – brush it into
your paint in long strokes. Cover about a 15 inch square area. Be generous with
your wax. Put down your brush and gently but firmly wipe of the excess wax. Turn
the cloth to a new clean side periodically so you are not just pushing the wax
you have picked up into a new area. Do NOT buff the wax. You are just removing
the excess. It is perfect when you can no longer see your finger print in it and
it does not feel wet or greasy. More wax tips next
Stencil Cremes and
Brushes – Chalk Paint® works great on stenciling. But we have something
new you will also love. Many colors of Stencil Cremes by Royal Design Studio.
Try them – metallic, peacock blue, brilliant reds and more! Plus we have small
to large stencil brushes to make the job easier.
–We try to keep our stencil selection fresh for your picking! Check out the new
French themed ones we carry from Artisan Enhancements! Only available through
Annie Sloan Stockists!
THREE GREAT FACEBOOK
Iowa Antiques Network – Webster
Chalk Paint – Oxford England by Annie
Not on Facebook? Here are some stops in Des Moines to
make as they do not do FB:
Euclid Flea Market, Repeat Boutique on Ingersoll,
Vintage Cellar in Pleasant Hill, Collectomania. These are placed I go to find
Six starter paint techniques plus clear and dark wax
methods! $85 in advance.
April 7: 6 pm to 9 pm (2 spots
available) May 3: 9 am to noon
6 pm to 9 pm July 12: 9 am to noon
Paint® Jump Start!
All new mini starter class. Just an hour and a
half! $50 in advance. All held 6-7:30 pm except where noted
April 14 (2 spots available May 10:
10-11:30 am June 16 July 14
Paint® 201 All New!
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan!
Crackle, frottage, wet wax distress and more! In advance $85. All 9 am to noon
Saturdays, except where noted otherwise.
May 24 June 28
July 22: 6- 9 pm
Chalk Paint® Your Kitchen Cabinets
& Built-Ins! How to renew your dated cabinets at a fraction of the
cost without replacing them! $135 in advance. All noon to 4 pm unless otherwise
April 19 (two spots available) May 5: 6 to 10
June 14 July 26
Learn how to “ice” wood, just like you would ice a cake.
Create your own textured and built up decorations instead of purchasing plastic
or wood appliques! All classes 9 am to 4 pm with break for lunch. $150 in
May 18 July 19
Studio Time --
This can be a tutoring session, a time/place for you to
bring in and leave a piece of furniture to work on with helpful oversight, or a
girls' afternoon or evening out. $25 per hour for individual, and adjusted for
groups. Requirement that you purchase and use our materials and supplies for
your project. Call to reserve and check availability.
& Cancellation Policy: We maintain the right to refund your money
or arrange with you for a different date if we do not have the 3-4 people
necessary to make a class viable. If you are ill or weather prevents travel,
you may reschedule to another date within six months of the date you originally
scheduled. 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 and if your
spot is filled we will allow you to reschedule, otherwise your fee is