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Bring Life to Your Old Furniture

Geneva, IL , United States
4h
English

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

NEW!! Bring in a small piece of furniture to paint. This class will give a brief introduction to the Van Gogh Fossil Paint Line, a chance to get started by painting a sample board and then we'll jump right in and start painting a small piece of furniture you bring in with you. Please make sure it is small enough to paint in one class. Sending photos ahead of time will ensure you're on the right track. You will have access to the entire van Gogh Paintology Palette to create a new look for a worn out piece or just one that you want to give new life . There are usually lots of pieces at What's Your Consignment that could use a little love so if you'd like, come early and pick up a piece to paint ahead of time. The piece you bring should be ready to paint, give it a good wipe down with warm water and a soft rag and come on over. The best candidate for this project is one that has good bones and has no huge flaws. We're here to paint, not to do a lot of indepth carpentry! You'll get to experience the whole process on your sample board. Layering paint, distressing and waxing. Due to the drying time necessary, You'll finish your piece at home using the skills you've learned in class. If you are ready to dive in then this class is for you! This class is approximately 4 hours. Notes: No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable painting clothes. Class Policy: If you need to change the date of your class, I will gladly accommodate your request. Avenue 122 offers a one-time courtesy of changing the date that you selected. After changing the date one time, your deposit will be forfeited. I hope you understand this is done so that all can participate in class!! Thank you!!

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