Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Showers Brings TLC's 5th Birthday

TLC Vintage 5th Anniversary Gifts for You

Help us celebrate the store’s fifth anniversary throughout April. Receive a gift for each purchase over $50 each day! This is our way of saying thank you for your contribution to our success over the years! While supplies last…..

Read a Little Further

Our new workshop schedule through the end of the year is listed at the end of this newsletter!

Local Artisan Spotlight

This month enjoy the clever, pretty designs of Twice Blessed Creations. Cheryl Wiggins is one of our wonderful customer who likes to repurpose and re-invent items she finds. Stop by and enjoy her work and perhaps take home a treasure!

Upcoming Events

Junk Jubilee – Find us once again at the spring Junk Jubilee! April 28-30 (Friday-Sunday) at the Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines. Enjoy over 100 vendors with crusty, rusty, chippy merchandise. TLC Vintage will be there with our own painted furniture and upcycled d├ęcor as well as many of your favorite DIY products! Visit Junk Jubilee on Facebook for updates!

Junk Bonanza – Annie Sloan will be at Shakopee, MN huge junking event April 20-23 with daily workshops and book signings for the public. For more info, go to

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Workshop Schedule Through 2017

April Classes:  April 8 Outdoor Paint Projects – painting on terra cotta, rusting metal and more! April 15 Miss Mustard See Milk Paint!  April 22  The Chair Affair! 

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:   May 6         June 10         July 1         Aug 5  
      Sep 9         Oct 7              Nov 4          Dec 2

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:   May 20   July 8    Aug 26     Oct 14       Dec 16

Chalk Paint® Distressed without Stress & Special Finishes
More than the basics! Here you will create amazing finishes simply and beautifully. Distress, natural crackle, natural chipping and more! $65
 Noon to 3 pm, Saturday:  Sep 30

Open Studio – Every Wednesday 10 am to 3 pm
Make up your own class. Tell us what YOU want to learn! This is not a formal class but your opportunity to work with us on an individual project or technique. 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.


Chalk Paint® for Trays and Wall Decor
Create a serving tray and a piece of wall decor using decoupage, image transfer and crackle. $65 in advance.  Everything provided plus refreshments.

Noon to 3 pm, Saturday:       July 22           Oct 21

Rust & Patina – Wall Art
Choose a five letter word in advance for us to order the supplies. FAITH or PEACE is popular. Or choose your own with 2 week advance notice for our ordering. Learn five different techniques for iron, bronze and copper rust and patina finishes. $75 in advance.     Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:     May 13       Sep 16      Nov 25

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:   June 17       Sep 23

Chalk Paint® Your Clothes, Shoes, Fabric, Upholstery
Several stenciling methods plus painting on fabric and upholstery. Bring jeans or tee shirts to embellish! $65 in advance. Everything provided, including  apron or tote project, plus refreshments. 
Noon to 3 pm, Saturdays:      Aug 12

Having a Bad Chair Day Clinic
Paint and simple drop-in seat chair re-upholster clinic. Bring your own chair and fabric or we can provide for an upcharge. $50  in advance and provide photo of chair for approval.  Refreshments provided.
 Noon to 2:30 pm, Saturday:   July 29     Oct 28

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               Dec 9

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 have a sudden illness 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 weeks, there is no refund but if your spot is filled, we will allow you to reschedule. Otherwise your fee is forfeited.