Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TLC Vintage Newsletter -- March

Annie Sloan is Coming to Des Moines!

Our big news this today is that Annie Sloan, inventor of Chalk Paint® is coming to Des Moines! TLC Vintage will host Annie throughout her stay where she will be with us at Junk Jubilee, April 29 and 30!

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 200 miles from Des Moines will be available to answer your paint and decorating questions.
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.
We know you will enjoy Annie and her amazing knowledge of color and design as much as we do!

TLC Vintage at the new Des Moines Home and Outdoor Living Show

This week, TLC Vintage heads downtown for the all new Des Moines Home and Outdoor Living Show at the Iowa Events Center. Come and see HGTV’s The Property Brothers as well! Drew and Jonathan Scott are the show’s feature! We will be on the main aisle #120 and demo-ing paint almost all day everyday, March 11-13, Friday through Sunday. We will be selling Annie Sloan products at the show as well. Come see our displays of kitchen cabinet doors and our feature: The Bottomless Can of Paint! We have taken one can of Graphite to see how far it will go. As of today, we have painted a dresser, vanity and headboard with just a half a can of paint!

Tip of the Month

Save money and have a better looking piece of furniture! While working on this feature – The Bottomless Can of Paint – I realized why most people have trouble with Graphite looking streaky after applying wax. I think people are applying too much paint! Obviously, when demo-ing how far the paint will go, I have been using as little as possible. What I have found is that even we at the shop – even though we paint every day – are using more paint than we need to! My first coat is quick and thin, which dries quickly. For my second coat, I dip my brush into a little water then into the paint. It is more than enough and goes further and seems to have a more consistent thickness across the piece of furniture. The wax then looks perfectly consistent when applied!

ALL New 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
Mar 19       May 14       Jul 16        Oct 8

Paint Your Own Piece!
Back by popular demand, bring a pre-approved furniture or d├ęcor 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
Mar 26           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. $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. www.tlcvintagecollection.com