Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hot Off the Presses -- February Newsletter

Roll It Out!
Whether you like to tamp paint or other mediums over stencils, or roll them simultaneously with two or three colors – we have the new Annie Sloan large and small rollers and her new stencil brush now in stock!

                                       Colors Remembered!

Have trouble remembering that great color you mixed or finish you created? Me, too! That’s why we love several things we carry at TLC Vintage. Our Color Swatch Ring allows you to paint on a sample chip and then write the formula or instructions on the back.
The other way to record your one-of-a-kind mixes or creative ideas is in the newest Annie Sloan Work Book! Informational and inspirational and a great way to save your ideas.

Custom Learning
No time for a full workshop with TLC Vintage? Or maybe you have a specific project or method you want to have help with or learn. TLC Vintage Studio Time is a favorite of people who just need help getting started with an idea they have. Hourly rate for one-on-one help, plus cost of materials.  Scheduled in advance.

Do Tell!
Our customers and Facebook fans – almost 3,000 of them – love to see other people’s creations! Often the before and after project photos of TLC Vintage customers go viral. So let’s get you some applause and exposure! Send us photos and descriptions of your work at and we will post them on our Customer Show & Tell album on Face book. People want to know what colors you use so please let us have that info as well!

The Suggestion Box – We want to know more about what you would like to see at TLC Vintage! Is there a style or color that you would like to see on a piece of furniture? Is there a product you cannot find locally and would like us to carry? Are there workshops that we currently do not offer and would like us to hold? We’re highly suggestible – so Do Tell!

Save The Dates
The all-new Des Moines Home & Outdoor Living Show! Yep, TLC Vintage will be there with a great booth and daily stage presentations! Here’s your chance to see HGTV’s The Property Brothers in person! Three days at Iowa Events Center, March 11-13.

Junk Jubilee 2016!  You know we wouldn’t miss it! We have some HUGE surprises for this event that we just can’t talk about yet! (pssst….you will be among the first to know! Stay tuned….) Varied Industries Building, State Fairgrounds, April 29, 30 and May 1!

I Spy With My Little Eye
TLC has revamped our shop and DIY area! A five by eight foot wall expanse is now adorned with Annie Sloan’s Color Chart for better viewing! Plus Clear and Dark Soft Wax pieces in each color. All the better to help you find the color combos that work best for you!

Have You Heard?
We do custom work at TLC Vintage. While we do not do projects outside of the shop itself, we do paint to specifications pieces for our customers who do not want to do the work themselves. Scheduling in advance is required due to our limited space. Call for estimates.

February – April Workshops
Studio Time – By appointment. $25/hour to have tutored time to help with your project!

Pinterest Live Project!
Easter Cross – now scheduled for 9:30 am this Saturday, Feb 6! $45. Book today!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 101
Six starter paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods! $85 in advance.  Minimum of 4 people. 
Feb 6: Noon to 3 pm            Mar 5: Noon to 3 pm       Apr 2: Noon to 3 pm
Painted Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins!
How to renew your dated cabinets at a fraction of the cost without replacing them! $85 in advance. Minimum 3 people/maximum 7 people.
Mar 19: Noon to 4 pm

Wood Icing
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
Feb 27: Noon to 3 pm

Artisan Enhancements Special Effects!
Crackle, Pearl Plaster, Transfer Gel, Gilding Foil! Fun beyond description! 4 person minimum. $85 in advance
Mar 26: Noon to 3 pm

Rust & Patina
Using Modern Masters reactive paints to add rust and patina to iron, copper and bronze. $85 in advance. Four person minimum/maximum to hold workshop.
Feb 20: Noon to 3 pm   Apr 9: Noon to 3 pm

Girls Night Out! Put together a group of girlfriends and spend 3 hours in the studio painting! Organize your group. Book it exclusively starting at $360 for your group six  people. You bring the wine, we provide the cheese and paint!

Cancellation Policy: We maintain the right to refund your money or arrange a different date if we do not have the 3-4 people signed up. If you are ill or weather prevents travel, you may reschedule to another date offered.  If your plans change, we need 10-day notice if you want to be rescheduled. Under 10 days 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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