Saturday, April 2, 2016

Exciting April Newsletter at TLC Vintage -- Annie Sloan in Person

You Can Meet Annie Sloan In Person!

We are working our way to the end-of-month visit by our very own  Annie Sloan, inventor of Chalk Paint!  TLC Vintage will host Annie throughout her stay where she will be with us at Junk Jubilee, April 29 and 30! And you can see Annie demo and have her sign one of her books for you. Here’s how!

Junk Jubilee is held in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. We will have a very large Annie Sloan booth #85 where Annie Sloan stockists (retailers) from around the state and as far as far away as California and Virginia will be available to answer your paint and decorating questions.

Our booth will feature our popular "One Can" production of an entire art deco bedroom set and a not-yet-revealed color mixed splash furniture piece!

Annie will hold two demos each of the first two days of the show in a conference room. Reserved seats (no fee except to get into Junk Jubilee) are available by contacting Junk Jubilee or your local stockists. The demo times are 11 am and 1:30 each day. Your name will be on a list to enter at your preferred time and it will be first-come first-served seating in the front half of the room. Plus book signing by Annie before and after in our booth!

We know you will enjoy Annie and her amazing knowledge of color and design as much as we do!


Project 25 is Annie Sloan’s initiative to transform a community rooms for neighborhoods or city centers around the world. In May, Annie will choose 25 projects where local stockists will help revamp a room using Annie’s donation of her materials – paint, floor lacquer, brushes and more! This is Annie’s way of giving back to communities where people have helped her success over the 25 year history of Chalk Paint®, which she developed in 1990 and expanded to US production and distribution in 2010. Call us to help you apply for an award! I have yet to hear from anyone locally that they have applied. Check out this link!

What’s New at TLC Vintage?

Floor cloths – Did you know we sell material for floor cloths? Yep, we do! These are great to paint to your own style and colors, then seal with Annie Sloan’s Floor Lacquer. Uses? Anywhere you need to clean up often: in front of kitchen sink, inside a deck sliding door, under your pet’s dishes. Ask and we will show you how!

In-store Color Charts – We are retiring that old four-panel screen we used to use in the showroom and at events. Many of you have said how much you love the new 3’X8’ wall Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® color chart, plus boxes of color samples of each with dark wax. Now we are adding a display in the workshop to view during classes – made from a variety of silver and metal serving platters! And don't forget to ask to look at the 900+ colors we created by mixing each of the 32 colors 50-50 with all 31 other colors!

Chandeliers – We are known for our one-of-a-kind lighting in the shop. Remember all our chandeliers are for sale!

Shannon Martin Greeting Cards – We have some new versions of these cards that will continue to delight you! Plus magnets and sticky notes! That special little quirky item for a special friend on a birthday or just because…..

Tip of the Month

Spring has Sprung! My scheduled day off each week is Monday since we are open six days a week. How wonderful was this past Monday when I spent five hours raking, weeding and tidying up my flower garden! Some muscles have paid for it ever since! LOL. But it made me think that there are so many uses for Chalk Paint® outdoors! When you are cleaning out those used flower pots , why not refresh them with a brilliant color to pep up your deck? The key is to not use wax outdoors. Just paint and let age. You can paint terra cotta and resin pots – and I have even painted plastic. How about white washing some stones to border your flower beds with Old White? Be sure to power wash dirt and grime away first! Some people have power washed their decks then used any number of colors of Chalk Paint® to paint. Feel you need to seal that deck or picnic table? Consider using our Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements. It works brilliantly over the paint and if you time it so that it does not get wet for two days, it becomes water proof. Even dye that fading sun umbrella with our paint – we can teach you how! Just ask!

Shared from Dini & Co, stockists in Ontario Canada

Workshop Schedule

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 101 Plus!
Seven popular paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods! $85 in advance.  Saturdays Noon to 3 pm. Everything provided plus refreshments.
Apr 2       May 7      Jun 4         Jul 2      Aug 6
Sep 10     Oct 1       Nov 5        Dec 3

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 102 Extra!
Stencil, crackle and decoupage projects! Leave with three items you can use or gift! $85 in advance. Saturdays Noon to 3 pm. Everything provided plus refreshments.
Apr 16               Jul 23             Oct 15

Chalk Paint® Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins! How to renew dated cabinets at a fraction of the cost without replacing them! We help you create your own prototype and style. $85 in advance. Saturdays Noon to 3-4 pm. Everything provided plus refreshments
 May 14       Jul 16        Oct 8

Paint Your Own Piece!
Back by popular demand, bring a pre-approved furniture or décor piece that can easily be carried by you. We will help you carry out your ideas! $85 in advance includes paint/wax, brushes used in the workshop. Saturdays Noon to 3 pm
Apr 23        Jun 11        Sep 17

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. Two projects to take home. $85 in advance. Saturdays Noon to 3-4 pm.
May 28            Aug 20            Oct 22

Artisan Enhancements Special Effects!
Make magic happen with special products that will razzle/dazzle. Two to 3 projects to take home. $85 in advance, Satudays Noon to 3-4 pm
 Jun 25            Sep 24

Rust & Patina
Choose a five letter word in advance for us to order the supplies. FAITH is popular. Or initial of family members. Learn five different techniques for iron, bronze and copper finishes. If you want letters other than FAITH,  you must book 2 weeks in advance so we can acquire materials. $85 in advance. Saturdays Noon to 3 pm
Apr 9         Jun 18       Oct 29

Introduction to Milk Paint
A variety of applications for the use of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Wax distress, layering, staining and more! $85 in advance Saturdays Noon to 3 pm.
May 21        Aug 27

Girls Night Out! Wine, Cheese, Paint Therapy!
Put together a group and spend 3 hours in the studio painting! Organize your group. Book it for $360 minimum for your group up to 8 people. Upcharges depending on materials. You bring the wine, we provide the cheese and paint!

Cancellation and No-show Policy: We maintain the right to refund your money or arrange for a different date if we do not have the 3-4 people  to make a class viable. If you are ill or weather prevents travel, you may reschedule to another date within six months. 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.  Check website for schedule changes.

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