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Furniture Decorating Techniques: Chalk Painting

6/8/2024 starting 06/08/24 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

 Whether you're a hobbyist looking to enhance your home decor or an aspiring furniture decorator, this class will provide you with the skills and confidence to transform mundane furniture into captivating pieces of functional art.

The chalk painting techniques you’ll learn include:

  • Introduction to chalk paint and its unique properties

  • Proper surface preparation and priming

  • Hands-on application techniques for achieving various finishes

  • Distressing and aging effects for a vintage appeal

  • Sealants and finishes for long-lasting results

If time allows, a small selection of embellishments is available to further enhance your project.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You should be able to easily carry your project piece to the classroom. It should be small enough to fit on our work tables that you will be sharing with other students. Your project piece should be cleaned prior to bringing it to class. A little Dawn dish detergent in water is a good choice. Do not soak the wood, you just want to clean the surface. DO NOT sand your piece prior to class. If you have a painted or varnished surface that is chipping and peeling, this is NOT a good choice for this project.

A good example would be a small end table or cupboard.  Something not suitable would include a bureau.

Please read our Class Attendee Policy prior to class.

Location: Second Floor Mixed Media Space accessible via stairs or elevator.

Class Size:  minimum 2 and maximum 5.      Age Group:  18+

Registration Fee:  $40 non-members and $32 members
Non-members will need to sign our General Waiver at the beginning of class.

Materials Fee:  $10 payable at the time of registration.

Instructor:  Phyllis MacDonald
Phyllis has had extensive study in the arts and uses many different mediums to create her art. Much of her knowledge has been through playing with different mediums until she perfects her art awareness. Phyllis owned a successful shop in Wolfeboro (Decor Fleurish) where she sold upcycled furniture, creative handmade home and garden decor, artwork, and her services as a custom furniture and decor specialist. 

Phyllis is an expert at furniture painting, creative design, and has landed at Makers Mill to share her extensive knowledge with the community.

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