Monday, April 6, 2015

April TLC Vintage Newsletter, Volume 23


Efex™ flexible appliques have arrived! Wide variety of designs to enhance with raised reliefs décor, furniture and more! Apply with cement glue, and paint and your piece will look carved and beautiful!

Stencils – New designs in now from Royal Design Studio! Another big announcement will be made regarding stencils later this month. Watch our Facebook page for details.

Sweet City Salvage is now closed. Thank you for helping us clear out the inventory!

Think Spring! We add outdoor décor as quick as we can, but it sells just as fast! So visit often.


London’s Daily Mail has reported that three mini pots of feminine color Annie Sloan paint was delivered to the residence of Prince William and Duchess Kate! This has fueled speculation that Antoinette, Emile and Henrietta may be chosen for a the new Royal’s nursery – all wonderful Chalk Paint®  colors! Annie Sloan has said that her shop would not make a comment about the rumor – but it is lovely publicity! We have plenty in stock in case all of a sudden demand rises even higher for these great colors!

Colors - Fit for a Princess!

Antoinette -- a soft pink

Henrietta -- a tangy lilac

Emile -- a wonderful lavender


April 11 – Young Women’s Resource Center fundraiser – Sit On It! We have donated two painted and upholstered chairs. Considering going to the sale!

Junk Jubilee – April 24-26 at the Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fairground! TLC Vintage will be there with so many great things we are working on. Lots of smalls but plenty of furniture too! Plus two brands of paint! See you there!

#AnnieSloanLate@TLCVintageCollection  – June 19 at TLC Vintage Collection, 6-8 pm.  Stay tuned for more information. Charitable event benefiting the Children’s Cancer Connection of Des Moines.

Timely Tips

Using Glazes – Glazes are not included in Annie Sloan product lines. But many customers want to darken Graphite to a deeper black. This can be achieved by creating a glaze-like substance of the dark wax, by adding mineral spirits til it is a gel consistency. If you use this after a clear wax coat, you will find it goes on easier and has more work time for the wipe off to get a consistent appearance. If you choose to use one of the Wood Icing glazes instead, do not wax. But do put down a slip coat of Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat Sealer before using the glaze for a more consistent look!


Wear paint appropriate clothing for all classes and we provide the rest: folder of notes, sample boards, refreshments. In-store discounts day of class. All classes are approximately 3 hours but may run long.  Discounts for 2 or more people booking together in advance for all workshops.

Chalk Paint®  101 Plus!
Six paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods! $85 per person in advance.
Apr 11: Noon to 3 pm (1 spot available)       May 2: Noon to 3 pm                                           June 6: Noon to 3 pm
July 11: Noon to 3 pm                                     Aug 1: Noon to 3 pm

Chalk Paint® 201 Amazing Finishes!
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan!  Crackle, frottage, rococo & more! $85 per person in advance.

 May 9: Noon to 3 pm           Aug 22: Noon to 3 pm

Chalk Paint® Kitchen Cabinets & Built-ins!
How to renew your dated cabinets at a fraction of the cost without replacement! $85 per person in advance.

Apr 18: Noon to 3 pm     June 13: Noon to 3 pm        Aug 15: Noon to 3 pm

Wood Icing®
Ice wood like icing a cake. Texture paste to add a permanent dimension to any surface! Lace, wood, reptile, stencil & more. $85 per person in advance.

May 16: Noon to 3 pm          July 18: Noon to 3 pm

Artisan Enhancements Special Effects!
Crackle, Pearl Plaster, Transfer Gel, Gilding Foil! Fun beyond description! $85 per person in advance.

May 30: Noon to 3 pm    Aug 29 -  Noon to 3 pm

Chalk Paint Fabric & Upholstery!

May 5:  5:30-8:30 pm

Introduction to Milk Paint

A variety of applications for the use of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. Wax distress, layering, staining and more!

June 20: Noon to 3 pm


Studio Time: $25 per hour by appointment. Rate adjusted per person if more than one. You purchase materials to use from TLC Vintage. Tutoring or project oversight. We also do custom  painting.


Girls Night Out! Pinot & Paint Therapy!
Put together a group of friends and spend 3 hours in the studio painting finishes you choose. Cost dependent on materials used but generally minimum of  $300 for your group up to 6-8 people. You bring the wine, we provide the cheese and paint! Dates/fees negotiable.

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 weeks, there is no refund but if your spot is filled we will allow you to reschedule. Otherwise, your fee is forfeited.

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