Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July Newsletter -- New Workshops Coming Soon!

July  2016
What’s New at TLC Vintage?

Weekly Wednesday’s Open Workshop – This is 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

Laser Cut Metal Décor – We have just brought in several examples of the type of wall art you see on Fixer Upper and other decorating/DIY shows. These are either single words or an expression on 24”X24” aluminum signs. We have a few on display and for sale on our workshop wall and are putting together a 3 pocket folder with signs you can choose from and then we order for you! Prices range from $25 to $80. There is about a 10-14 day turnaround when we order them for you.

Each 24X24 inches    $75 

One word signs -- $25 up to $35

Continuing Education – Did you know that as an Annie Sloan stockist and also because of the other  brands we carry, we often go to “continuing education” workshops ourselves? This is so we stay up to date on the latest techniques and tricks to using all of our products! We want to be able to demonstrate and teach these to you and be able to answer all your questions. So Loretta and I are off to KC for a couple days next week to learn even more!

Heads Up!
New Project Oriented Workshops – TLC Vintage feels there is a trend or demand for learning workshops where you actually end up with a piece of décor that you can gift or use in your own home. So we are in the process of redesigning our workshops to incorporate various techniques you may want to learn into different décor pieces. Watch here and on line for the rollout in September!

Using Efex appliques will be part of one of the new workshops!

Tip of the Month

Use & Cleaning the New Sanding Pads – Annie Sloan’s new Sanding Pads are for paint distressing only.  You should continue to use sanding sponges or sandpaper when smoothing off raw wood. To clean the pads, soak in a 50-50 solution of Awesome which you can purchase at our store, then rub gently under water or a stream of water with a vegetable brush. The pads can be used for paint distressing either wet or dry. Since they are flexible, these are especially great for distressing rungs and spindles!
 Just $10 for a set of three different grits! Reusable wet or dry!

Snuff Candle Line – I’ve been looking for small items that are economical for the home or gifts. Another Annie Sloan retailer has developed her own candle line and we are bringing it in within the next ten days in three sizes to see how you like them. 8 oz travel tin ($12.50) or 12 oz glass candle ($18.50). Also the Snuff Cigar Box which is 2 oz each of 9 different scents ($22.50).

Shipfaced  -- Plum, amber, vanilla blend

No Strings Attached –Amber, sage, lavendin and orange

Punch Drunk Love – Vanilla cream, amber, jasmine and sandalwood

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.
 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.
 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
 Jul 16        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.
 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
 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

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.
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