Arts & Crafts

Transform Your Furniture

Geneva, IL , United States

About Your Host

Avenue 122 was created by me, Bernadette Kemper—a devoted mother and avid DIY-er. For years I wanted to learn how to resurface furniture. I love the entire upcycling process: start with a thrift store item, plan, paint, and sell the new beauty for a profit. I have been upcycling furniture full time for a few years and selling my work in four consignment shops in Chicagoland. In partnering with Van Gogh Paintology, I have found the best products out there and can't wait to show you how to do the same. I am a lover of family, dogs, Breaking Bad, and The Chicago White Sox.

What we’ll do

Come learn how to paint your furniture and transform these old pieces into something modern and beautiful. Van Gogh Paintologist will teach a hands-on class that will introduce you to the unique qualities of Van Gogh Fossil Paint and Beeswax Finishes. This is for the DIY-er out there who wants to take a tired piece of furniture and turn it into the star of the show. There is no sanding or prep work involved in Van Gogh, just wipe down your piece and start painting. You will have access to the entire Van Gogh Palette while you paint sample boards and work on a small project that you’ll take home with you. You will learn a two color layering technique, a shadow stencil method, distressing and finishing. We will work on a small take home project so you can display your new found skills at home. Anyone who wants to learn how to upcycle furniture will love this class. By the end of class you will have the know-how and confidence to try a larger project on your own. Start looking around your home or local thrift store for a piece that you can upcycle–after class you’ll be hooked!



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    Avenue 122

    $75 USD

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    per person