My hubby and I repaint furniture for resale ourselves, but I'm always looking to pick up more tricks and tips so I was so excited to attend this class. When I got to Lost & Found Again, I took some time to look around this fantabulous store!
I loved looking around the shop, which is in a cute bungalow in Peoria Heights, and was excited to find out that many of the beautifully painted items were by Chris, our paint guru for the evening. When class was about to start the small, friendly class was greeted by a beautifully warm and welcoming table to sit at. The table hinted at the amazing assortment of colors available to work in, and was such a cute and clever way to get us ready to do some painting!
|Our bags were filled with painting must-haves to take home, |
and the supplies for the class were provided for us.
(Sample colors shown are Amber Waves of Grain, Rushmore, & Beach Glass)
|Lincoln's Hat & Momma's Lipstick|
The first techniques we were taught were stippling and burnishing.
|Do you see the shine on that board? Yeah, that's burnishing, no wax, top coat or polyurethane.|
Just a little elbow grease with cotton! And the whole piece feels soft and velvety, too!
On our last piece, we used Elmer's Glue to create a "crackle" effect. I think I may have used more glue that usual and it created some large cracks, I really like the way it turned out.
|This is Tanya, the owner of Lost & Found Again, and Chris, our painting inspiration.|
|Did you know glue did this to paint? Pretty cool right!|
|And all three of the pieces started like the one on the far left, just plain ole pine. |
But what's amazing is that this paint covers wood,
already finished furniture, metal, glass and even fabric!
And if you are familiar with chalk/clay/mineral paint, and looking to find some, Lost & Found Again can hook you up with that too. They carry the full line. I loved looking through the variety of colors.
|Check out this amazing "half" transformation of this out-dated side table.|
|For the class, we stuck with Wild Horses and Beach Glass, |
but there is a wide array of colors to choose from!
|A beautiful rainbow...|
|It was a wonderful class, ladies! I hope to see you all real soon!|