SharSum Paint’s April 16 class was so much fun! It was held at Gift Emporium and Cafe‘ in Sullivan. The projects everyone brought in to paint were just perfect. Participants were able to paint and wax/seal their projects in the 4 hour class. In between drying times, they learned painting, distressing, waxing, and sealing tips, talked, ate, laughed, and enjoyed seeing each other’s projects and all the colors of paint being used.
Interested in learning more about chalk-based paint and tips on applying it and the best way to seal it? These people and others who have taken the class will tell you it really isn’t hard to do and the transformation is amazing! To learn more about our classes, which are usually kept to 6-8 participants, visit SharSum Paint’s Painting Class page.
Update: Our May 16, 2016 class is now full. See our Painting Class page link above for more details on our classes.
Let the painting begin!
Donna’s plant stand and…..hard to see…..but a concrete bird partially (hidden by the drink tumblers), painted in “Something Blue”.
Here’s a better view of Donna’s concrete bird – he will get no wax or seal. Outside items do not need it. The sun and heat will cure the paint.
Christina brought in this beautiful claw foot bench. Painted, distressed just a bit, and waxed, she is thrilled with it and it is now going from basement storage to a prime spot in her entry way.
Inspecting her wax application.
This bench is just gorgeous!
Megan is painting a fabric lampshade. Yep! Works great!
Paint a metal lamp to go with that shade? Why not? This color “Chicory” (first coat) is just beautiful. It was named for the little periwinkle color flower that grows along Missouri roads. You will see them usually sticking out of the asphalt. It looks like Danny is taking 5. : )
Beautiful final project – went from a yard sale reject to a prominent place in a little girl’s bedroom.
Megan also painted this cute child chair “Something Blue”. Her kids use in their bathroom for reaching the sink. She used a poly seal on it for durability. Next up for her – painting kitchen and bathroom cabinets!
Danny is drying Mallory’s practice cabinet door so she can see how the Varathane polyurethane works and will look. She’s now going to paint her kitchen cabinets.
Watching paint dry on Roxanne’s bathroom vanity door, which doesn’t take long at all. This picture shows it looking gray, but it is really a dark brown “French Roast”. With a light distressing showing the golden oak door underneath, this truly has that Pottery Barn look to it. She is now going to paint the rest of her vanity. Sure glad she liked the look or her vanity might have ended up with one dark brown door. : )
Wendy brought in this small shelf to transform.
Final look – After painting this shelf with “January, she did a light wash with “French Roast”. This gave it a little bit of a vintage look and broke up the pure white look of the shelf.
A great time was had by everyone. All the projects turned out great. It was so much fun to see them coming to life.