Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September Newsletter - Tips, Events, Workshops

Tip of the Month
Chippy Distressed Look -  One easy, no fuss way to get that chippy distressed loo with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is to simply use tape! Here’s how. For one color distress down to pre-existing varnished wood or other paint color: Paint one or two coats of your paint color, watering the second coat. As soon as the paint is dry (don’t let it cure for hours – you want the paint to be fresh and soft – but dry), apply masking, packing or even duct tape to an area you want to distress and appear chippy). Press the tape down firmly, even running a scraper over it so it adheres well; then rip off the tape. Depending on the underlying surface, paint will be removed in variable, random way. If you are distressing between two colors of new paint, make sure the underlying color has cured overnight before applying the second color. Then the instructions are the same as above. Wax as usual for your finishing coat.

What’s New at TLC Vintage?
Arrived! In time for pre-holiday planning, check out our new batch of Cavallini Papers – just $4.95 each (we hear other places in town charge $6)! Our large Santa (sheets measure 19 ½ by 29 ½ inches) looks great posted behind a paned glass window. Other holiday prints include vintage dog or cat vintage cards or holiday tags – for the pet lovers and a “Have a Merry Christmas.”  And don’t forget the non-holiday chickens and cow breeds, vintage bicycles and first time ever,  a colorful drawing of Times Square.

More Finished Furniture! TLC Vintage has a great selection of painted furniture and décor for your home or as gifts. And, some we haven’t painted, like a Victorian original small vanity in green with original paint and embellishments. A charming wall shelf made from an old clock case, a petite settee with matching side tables – perfect for a bedroom or reading alcove.

Gift Ideas!  The new Snuff candles include a gift set in a black cigar box tied with a red ribbon. Nine different fragrances for just $27.50. Small office gifts for your office mates? Take a look at Shannon Martin pill boxes, emery boards and magnets with vintage photos and clever sayings. Our Annie Sloan project kits are perfect for the person on your list anytime that just has small painting projects to do.

New Workshops
Our rollout of new workshops is still coming soon! Included will be our standard 101 workshop at the beginning of each month. First up will be Stylin’ Stencils – January 14, 2017. The hands on basics for making your own custom signs, stenciled napkins for your table, decorative embellishment of furniture and décor. Many of our new workshops will include a “make and take” project for your home or to use as a gift for someone special.

November 19 & 26 – By popular demand we are bringing back the JOY workshop for holiday décor. We are offering it two days after Thanksgiving especially for family groups who may want to come after all the festivities and turkey. Our large ceiling tile project includes painting, decoupage, stenciling and crackle – finished off with French gilding wax. Check out our on-line blog of this newsletter to see photos of this workshop.

Where We Will Be

Clay County Fair, Spencer, IA September 17 & 18 --  10 am and 3 pm each day at the Creative Living Center. TLC Vintage will team up with JH Design Studio of Laurens, Ia to do four presentations at the Greatest County Fair in the World. If you are at Okoboji or in NW Iowa that weekend, we will be demonstrating the versatility of Chalk Paint® to transform your kitchen cabinets, furniture, upholstery or even your cowgirl boots. Stop by to see us and pick up your hand-held paper fan and materials. Book classes or order paint at a special discount or gift on your purchases.

Junk Jubilee Jingles, Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building, November 11 - 13 – Yes, we will be there for the fifth consecutive  year! Teaming up like last year with Oak Hill Emporium (formerly William Holcomb Antiques), we will present Holiday Vintology. Painted furniture, vintage décor, holiday décor and more! This is where you buy your Chalk Paint®, gilding wax, German Glitter Glass and more for your holiday décor and crafts. A wide range of vintage inspired papers along with rust and crust and some stately pieces too! Bill has some very amazing oversized rustic clocks planned for this outing.

Such a Hit!
Wednesday Open Workshop – People have been lining up for our newest concept to help you get started with a project or teach you a specific new technique. Anytime from 10 am to 3 pm, you can prebook as much time as you think you may need to work in our workshop with our supervision. Projects must be small – something you can lift with one hand and fit onto the backseat of your car. You pay just $20 per hour to use our tools and have on-the-project direction.  Paint and paint products you used will just be charged retail for the amount you use. So you don’t need to purchase a whole container of paint or decoupage or whatever – just pay for what you use and not have leftovers you won’t use! Call to book and discuss time it will take and to be sure your project works for us as well as you! 515-276-1577. If you have a date in mind, call soon so you don’t miss out!

Custom Painting
TLC Vintage Services – Most people don’t think of us as a custom painting stop – but we certainly are. If a piece can be brought to our shop, we will paint it to order. We charge a reasonable hourly rate and materials charge. So if you know someone uneasy about undertaking their own paint job, we will handle it for them.

Workshop Schedule

We have canceled our September 17 workshop as TLC Vintage and JH Design Studio will be doing Annie Sloan Paint demos at the Clay County Fair, Spencer, IA. See you there!

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.
 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.
 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
 Oct 8

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.
 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
 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
Oct 29

JOY Workshop
Create wall or mantle décor from a large ceiling tin. Paint, decoupage, stencil and crackling are the techniques you will learn hands on, along with finishing with French gilding wax. Great for a family group visiting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
November 19          November 26

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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