Staining, liming or pickling raw wood – A
refreshing look for outdoors in summer is just a hint of color to raw wood!
After power washing or sanding decks and outdoor wood furniture, consider using
either Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan or Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk
Paint as a stain for your wood. This is sometimes called liming or pickling and
will leave a hint of color while you can still see the grain of the wood! Since
there are very few blue flowers in my garden any time of the year, I am thinking
of Provence. Instead of using deck stain in the traditional redwood or cedar,
how about Primer Red? Just water your paint so that it easily soaks into the
wood, then wipe off any excess. Many people are using Miss Mustard Seed’s Curio
to look like a walnut stain on the top of chest of drawers, then painting the
rest of the piece in another color for a dramatic, traditional look! You may
want to just let your outdoor surfaces weather or use Thompson’s Water Seal
after your paint has dried.
Blue Acrylic Paint Brushes – For
a modern, ultra smooth finish try Annie's beautiful new brushes! Blue acrylic
and very fine, these are for when you want no brush strokes showing. Be sure to
water your second coat a little and use 600 grit sand paper between
Mini Oval Wax Brush – This
is excellent for large horizontal surfaces so you can wax with a long wide arm
movement. It has a strap over the oval to slip your hand through. Since the
brush cannot fit into our wax cans, it comes with a plastic knife for you to
“butter” the brush with wax. Easy on the hand and rotator cuff when doing a big
job like a table. Or consider laying chests or armoires on side or backs to make
the large surfaces easier to wax. Remember to work in area sizes that allow you
to wipe off the excess wax before it starts to cure. $15.
Vintage has branched out into some décor and gift items for those friends who
accompany others who are shopping for paint! Or for those that need to pick up
that last minute gift!
Annie Sloan’s Candles and
Diffusers – Annie has developed several candles and diffusers based on
her paint color names, such as Burgundy, Provence and Antibes. These room scents
are subtle and beautiful and remind Annie of the aromas and smells of the
countrysides of the names. Candles $40, diffusers $52.
Soaps – Iowa made, Sweet Doe Soaps are goat milk based and come in 7
scents! $6 each. We have three scents of essential oil Lotion Bars for those
with problematic skin, such as eczema or chronic dry skin. $4 each. And last
Body Butter which comes in three scents – Lavender, Whisper and Serenity. No
drying alcohol in this rich, smooth body cream! $15 each but lasts a long
Uncorked Soy Candles – From Candie’s Aromatic
Infusions right here in Iowa, we have brought in soy candles that are in
repurposed wine and liquor bottles that have been cut down to size! Three
different sizes ranging up to 100 hours of burn time and priced from $20 to $25.
The smallest, called Uncorked, are in drinking glass sized green wine bottles
with attractive label and scents and packaged in recycled boxes. The medium
sized ones come in taller green wine bottles that have fun sayings on the
labels. And finally the liquor bottles are the largest and come in cut down
attractive bottles such as Templeton Rye and Grey Goose.
Style Magazine – Just $8 per issue. In the latest issue there is about
a 20 page spread on Annie Sloan, her business and her family. At our annual
conference at the beginning of May, Fresh Style editor and pubisher announced
that moving forward Annie will be a contributing editor. I think you will be
excited to read future issues with articles by Annie
Websites, blogs and travel
summer? Love vintage shops and other quirky places? Check out the following two
sites for potential websites, blogs or travel agendas! Annie Sloan stockists are
not a franchise situation. Each stockist is chosen on an individual basis and
has a retail store which may vary in style or product mix. We have people who
specialize in vintage fabrics, classic furniture, home decorating, interior
design, artist studios and galleries, antique malls, and more! Probably the most
unusual I’ve discovered specializes in vintage bathroom fixtures! How do you
find us when you travel? Just go to the retailer map at www.anniesloanunfolded.com
and find locations along your route. Going overseas? Check out Australia and New
Zealand here too! Or heading across the big pond to Britain and Europe or even
South Africa? Go to Annie’s website, and she has listings for all those
looking for a quick outing around Iowa or for upcoming events, check out Mike’s
website and Facebook page. http://www.iowaantiquenetwork.com/
Vintage has scheduled a full six months of classes to help you with your
planning! Remember to book with us in advance! We need to know about 3 days
ahead of time to be sure we have enough materials prepared for your attendance.
Remember this is also great when you have family in town. We have also scheduled
some Girls Nights Out – but you can set up one for your own group by giving us a
call with your date preferences.
Chalk Paint® 101
Six starter paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods!
$85 in advance. Minimum of 4 people.
June 9: 6 pm to 9
pm JUST 4 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
9 am to noon Aug 9: 9 am to noon
6: Noon to 3 pm Oct 4: Noon to 3
Chalk Paint® Jump Start!
All new mini starter
class. Just an hour and a half! $50 in advance. Minimum of 4
June 16: 6-7:30 pm
6-7:30 pm Aug 4: 6:7:30 pm
Sep 15: 6-7:30 pm Oct 6:
Chalk Paint® 201 All
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan! Crackle,
frottage, wet wax distress and more! In advance $85. Minimum of 4
June 28: 9 am to noon
6-9 pm Sep 6: Noon to 3 pm
Your Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins! How to renew your dated cabinets
at a fraction of the cost without replacing them! $135 in advance. Minimum 3
June 14: Noon to 4 pm July 26:
Noon to 4 pm Aug 16: Noon to 4 pm
25: Noon to 4 pm
Ice wood like
you would ice a cake. Texture paste to add dimension to any surface! No one else
is offering this product or class in Iowa!
July 19: 9 am to
Sep 13: 9 am to 4 pm
Enhancements Special Effects!
Crackle, Pearl Plaster, Transfer Gel,
Venetian Plaster and easier than ever before gilding! Fun beyond description! 4
person minimum. $140 in advance
June 21: Noon to 4 pm –
Just 3 spaces still available
Aug 23: Noon
to 4 pm Oct 11: Noon to 4 pm
Enhance furniture and décor – even your easy chair with
stencils. Learn to add an image to a surface using decoupage. 4 person minimum.
$75 in advance.
Jun 14: 9 am to noon Aug
11: 6-9 pm
Oct 18: 9 am to
Girls Night Out! Wine, Cheese, Paint
Put together a group of girlfriends and spend 3 hours in
the studio painting! Organize your group. Book it exclusively $360 for your
group up to 8 people. You bring the wine, we provide the cheese and
June 24: 6:30-9:30 pm
6:30-9:30 pm Aug 19: 6:30-9:30 pm
23: 6:30-9:30 pm Oct 14: 6:30-9:30
Class Size & Cancellation Policy: We maintain
the right to refund your money or arrange 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 week,s there is
no refund but if your spot is filled we will allow you to reschedule, otherwise
your fee is forfeited.
TLC Vintage Collection 7518 Hickman
Road, Windsor Heights (Des Moines) IA 50324 Telephone: 515-276-1577
Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm Sat 10 am to 3 pm
Available by special appointment outside these hours
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