What’s New

July was a busy month! I attended two trainings so I can offer an expanded repertoire of finishes, techniques and general knowledge to my Chalk Paint® Workshops and to stay updated on all the new information that is available in the decorative painting industry. 

First, I attended an intensive two day workshop in Costa Mesa held by Artisan Enhancements. If you haven’t heard of Artisan Enhancements yet, you will! This talented group of women have several combined years of experience in faux finishing and Chalk Paint®.  The line of finishing products is extensive and offers so many creative ways to add depth, texture, shine to your decor and furniture, just to name a few…believe me, once you see the results you will look at your home in an entirely new light! Visit them online at http://artisanenhancements.com/.10525870_382040215261497_898877531166774140_n Sample boards created with Artisan Enhancements products.

Next up was a workshop for certified instructors in the Annie Sloan method. this workshop was unbelievably informative and creative and we painted for two days straight!  Focusing on many of the finishes in Annie’s book ‘Color Recipes for Painted Furniture’ we transformed several sample pieces into layered works of art.  We color washed, wet sanded, added crud and just did Annie proud as we learned over 20 different finishes!  New workshops, new materials and new painted furniture incorporating everything I’ve learned are arriving at Vintage Market weekly. 10511162_385060974959421_2326588281475421308_nOur beautiful training space for two days.

Please check our Workshop page for our upcoming schedule.

Cheers, –L