Christmas "Chalkboard Art" Signs - A Mini Workshop This is certain to be a fun workshop! The sneak peak pics will be up soon! We will announce on Facebook and Instagram that the pics are up. Complete your sign in less than an hour! The 6"x6" wood piece is stained and ready for you. Choose one of Laura's new rustic art images for the holidays to decoupage on your wood piece. Distress, antique, and finish with rusty wire. Maybe even add a few dots!
Intro to Furniture Painting...Simply Farmhouse In this workshop, you will create the “Farmhouse-style" layered paint finishes you see and love on Instagram and Pinterest! You don't need to buy new furniture! Laura will show you how to renew and re-do your existing furniture easily and with confidence. Everyone will paint on molding/wood pieces using both Debi's DIY chalk and clay based paints AND Olde Century Colors simulated milk paints. Layer paint colors, and then watch the transformation as you rub back the top layer to reveal the previous stained or painted layers. The beauty of Debi's chalk and clay paints is revealed in the layering, texturing and distressing. Pure awesomeness!These are both top notch paints and have their own nuances. Experience them for yourself and then choose the paint that best fits your painting project! Finally, add depth and color by waxing your paint finishes with clear, and dark or white waxes. We will also discuss waxing vs varnishing...when to use one or the other. Take home your gorgeous painted samples and written instructions. Fee: $45 (includes everything) Friday, Nov. 3rd - 10am-Noon Workshop location: Studio Primrose (at The Rustic Hutch)
Farmhouse Aged & Rustic Painted Finishes for Furniture Add Farmhouse or Rustic charm to your home with the new paint finishes you will learn and create in this workshop. - A crackled finish that combines crackling, chipping and then antiquing/glazing, - two techniques to create a straight-out-of-the barn weathered grey wood finish (one on unfinished wood and for the second technique, learn how to create a textured and grained effect over an existing smooth finished surface), and - a beautiful lightly distressed and antiqued/glazed Farmhouse-style paint finish over stained wood. This awesome water-based antiquing glaze is a great alternative to waxing...and no buffing required! Take home your gorgeous painted samples along with written instructions. Fee: $45 (includes everything) returning 2018 Location: Studio Primrose (At The Rustic Hutch)
Gorgeous Stains & Simple Antiquing for Furniture You already paint furniture. Now you want to learn how to antique your painted finishes...without waxing and buffing. Laura is so frequently asked "how do you antique furniture?" So she has put together this information-packed mini workshop to teach antiquing basics. *easily mix your own “antiquing awesome sauce” for creating gorgeous, antiqued/aged finishes. *antique small surfaces with a more quick drying glaze for fast results. *make your own awesome water-based stain using the same products...just change the mix up a bit...no other products to buy. *stain using this mixture over unfinished/raw wood or deepen the color of an existing stained finish. *age/antique over your new and/or previously painted surfaces…chalk-based, milk paints, latex and other surfaces. So join Laura for this "get it done" workshop and get your hands into some paint! Take home written instructions... and best of all, the confidence to create your own gorgeous antiqued and stained furniture finishes! Fee: $35 returning 2018 Workshop location: Studio Primrose (At The Rustic Hutch)
Cabinet Makeover Workshop If you have cabinets that need a makeover and are not sure what to do, grab one of your cabinet doors and join us for this information-packed workshop! As a specialty cabinet finish contractor in CA for over 20 years, Laura has learned lots of do’s… and don’ts...along the way. Laura wants your project to be a success! In this workshop, she will demonstrate/discuss and share lots of painting tips and techniques, simple tools and products that will simplify your project: *Color choice ideas...coordinating with countertops, floors, etc. Paint choices...what style/look are you going for? *When to paint your cabinets...Before or after installation of countertops, floors, etc. *How to prep your existing cabinets and prepare workspace. *Painting techniques/tools to easily and quickly paint your cabinet doors/drawers, cabinets and large surfaces. And more... Oh...and that door your brought along...You will also paint your cabinet door using the painting techniques learned in this workshop. ***If you are not ready to paint your own cabinet door, bring an old door or paint one of the wood pieces we will have on hand for you. Take home your finished gorgeous cabinet door and written instructions. Fee: $50 returning 2018 Workshop location: Studio Primrose (At The Rustic Hutch)
BYO Furniture Workshop - (Almost) All Day! This is your day…How much you accomplish is all up to you! Students have finished a chair (or 2), end table, lamp base, nightstand, etc. You are welcome to bring an additional piece with you to work on if there is any “wait time” you want to fill and to keep busy. Some students have brought smaller projects for an easier painting day. All of the paints and tools in Studio Primrose are available to you during the workshop to create your finish! Your painting experience, the size of your piece, and the complexity of your paint finish will all determine whether you complete your project during the workshop or if you may need to purchase the supplies to complete the project at home. Varnishing and/or waxing will need to be finished at home to give your gorgeous paint finish time to dry before application of a protective finish. Fee: $55 (early registration recommended…only 6 spaces avail) returning in 2018 Workshop location: Studio Primrose (at The Rustic Hutch)
You are welcome to bring any snacks or drinks to keep you going!
***To maximize your workshop time, your piece should be cleaned and prepped before the workshop!Intro to Furniture Painting is not required. If you have any questions regarding your project, Laura asks that you contact her before the workshop to discuss your furniture piece and what you would like to accomplish. Project Ideas include: nightstand, end table, dining chairs, etc. We suggest that the size of your project piece should be approximately the size of your CARRY ON LUGGAGE SIZE! You may bring a larger piece. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to finish it during the workshop time.