Monday, October 3, 2016

October Newsletter -- New Workshops Released!

Introducing New “Make & Take” Workshops

Today TLC Vintage Collection is thrilled to introduce our new series of “Make & Take” workshops. What is Make & Take? More fun and creative ways to learn paint and product techniques. Instead of working just on practice boards, in each class you will create one or more pieces of home décor. Plus, during dry times, we will find time to cover and practice other techniques in the same product line or combo of products. Sounds great? There’s more. We have done a thorough research of materials for these workshops and have lowered prices accordingly. We will continue to offer some technique only workshops that are very popular – Chalk Paint 101 and Kitchen Cabinets. But we think you will find the new workshops are a great way to get out with friends and create something beautiful! See end of this newsletter for our revised and upcoming workshops!

October Painted Furniture Sale

Special sale pricing on our painted furniture in the store! It’s that time of year when we look around and see what needs to be cleared out to make way for new pieces and inspiration for our customers. Sooooo…..come in and see the big markdowns on some unique and beautiful pieces that would be a great addition to your home. 25-50 pct off painted furniture throughout the store! Watch our Facebook page for postings of items this month or just come in and take a look. Now’s the time if you’ve had your eye on our wine and cheese bar made from a vintage sewing machine stand, vintage painted French Provincial or an art deco inspired bedroom set….just a few examples!

Tips of the Month

In case you missed them on Facebook, here are two of our TLC Tuesday Tips. Watch FB weekly for more useful tips.

Problems Painting Inexpensive New Furniture: Ever have this happen? Buy an inexpensive piece of Target, IKEA or other big box store furniture and have the wet paint instantly separate into a crocodile skin type pattern?  It is the response of water based Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to coatings used on many of these pieces to protect it from scratching, or insects, or even fire retardants. Oil and water don't mix, and this separation happens often on inexpensive or imported furniture which has an oily finish or coating. To create a surface the paint can adhere to, use a good degreaser on a scratchy sided sponge and clean the piece thoroughly, then wash with soap and water and rinse. Usually this is enough to remove the oily coating.

Repairing Cracks, Missing Veneer or Chipped Furniture Feet: Solve furniture condition issues - cracks, missing veneer, feet that have parts chipped off, gouges and more - with Textura Paste by Wood Icing. Build up layers to replace missing trim and broken appliqués too. Sand to match your surface. Once painted, only you will know! Wood Icing Textura Paste is available in handy, economical 4 and 8 oz sizes to keep on your workbench.

What’s New at TLC Vintage?

Back in Stock: Giverny Quarts – Annie Sloan’s newest color (formerly known as Monet in Europe) is now back and fully stocked in quarts after an initial quick sellout! We won’t let that happen again….we promise. Bright and intense this is a beautiful pop of color to spark up your interiors. Be sure to ask us for an adhesive color swatch to add to your color chart.

Coming This Month – Two new colors by Annie Sloan. We are sworn to silence but they are bound to be a huge hit! Watch Facebook for the announcement of the colors and date of their arrival at TLC Vintage.
Save The Date

Junk Jubilee Jingles – November 11-13: TLC Vintage is teaming up again with Oak Hill Emporium owned by William Holcomb for a quadruple space brimful of huge salvage wood wall clocks, painted furniture, DIY products, holiday décor and vintage and antique items. Our Holiday Vintology is a charming intro to the holidays. See you there!

Custom Painting

TLC Vintage does custom painting in our own workshop. We can only handle one piece at a time. But if our schedule doesn’t work with yours, we have numerous customers who do custom painting and will be happy to refer you to any of them to meet your timeframe. Contact us for our rates and estimates. If you know someone looking for work to be done, please give them our contact information.

New Workshop Schedule


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 101 Plus!
Seven popular paint techniques plus clear & colored wax methods! $85 in advance. All the info you need for successful projects! Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:    Nov 5        Dec 3          Jan 7          Feb 4             Mar 1          Apr 1

Chalk Paint® Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins! Renew dated cabinets economically. Step by step, hands on planning and execution. You create your own prototype and style. $65 in advance. Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:            Oct  8            Jan 21               Mar 11   

Introduction to Milk Paint
A variety of applications for the use of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Wax distress, layering, staining and more! $65 in advance.      Noon to 3 pm, Saturday,
Apr 15

Open Studio – Every Wednesday 10 am to 3 pm
This is not a formal class but your opportunity to work with us on an individual project or technnique. Book in advance to be sure there is room. Stay as long as you need up to 3 pm. $20 per hour plus retail cost of products you use.


Each workshop below includes a décor piece or two for your home or for a gift. Plus a variety of products & techniques taught during dry time.

Chalk Paint® Stenciling & Fabric Painting
Several stenciling methods plus painting on fabric and upholstery. $65 in advance. Everything provided, including  apron or tote project, plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:      Jan 14           Mar 25

Chalk Paint® for Trays and Wall Decor
Create a serving tray and a piece of wall decor using decoupage, image transfer and crackle. $75 in advance.  Everything provided plus refreshments.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturday, Jan 28

The Chair Affair!
Paint and simple drop-in seat chair re-upholster clinic. Bring in a chair from home or let us know and we will provide one for you. We will use drop cloth for fabric unless you bring your own. $65  in advance and provide photo of chair for approval.  Refreshments provided.
Noon to 2:30 pm, Saturday,  Feb 11

Rust & Patina – Wall Art
Choose a five letter word in advance for us to order the supplies. FAITH or PEACE is popular. Or initials of  family members or five-letter family name. Learn five different techniques for iron, bronze and copper rust and patina finishes. $65 in advance.
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:          Oct 29                        Feb 18

Wood Icing Memory Box & Wall Art
Ice wood like you 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. $75 in advance
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:    Oct 22           Feb 25

Ceiling Tin Wall Art – JOY, LOVE or NOEL
Back by popular demand, holiday magic with decoupage, stencil, crackle and gilding wax. $65 in advance, all materials and refreshments included.
Noon to 3-4 pm, Saturdays:          Nov 18                 Nov 25

Easter Cross Wall Art
Back by popular demand – create an rustic Easter cross using your choice of paint and distressing techniques. Bring a brooch or other personal object for center of cross. $50 in advance.         Noon to 2 pm, Saturday,   Mar 18

Chalk Paint® for Outdoor Paint Projects
Embellished terra cotta pot, using Fine Stone and other techniques. Beachy finishes and barnwood techniques. $50 in advance incudes materials. Noon to 3 pm, Saturday, Apr 8

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: 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.


                                               TLC Vintage Collection 7518 Hickman Road
Windsor Heights (Des Moines) IA 50324
Telephone: 515-276-1577 (shop)

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