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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oh, have we got some GREAT Fall Workshops ahead!

It never ceases to amaze me how the season changes can sneak up on us so quickly!   JR and I are scrambling to get the last touches on our cottage so we can move in before snow flies!  Even though it was a terrific summer, come September, we are about ready to settle into our homes and start nesting again, right? And nesting means adding some warm touches like plaids and woodsy elements, antlers and pumpkins, and of course a new rustic sign or two. 

Today I had to run a few errands which took me to a big chain craft/home decor store. There were signs and pumpkins EVERYWHERE!  But what did I  notice?  They all looked sort of the same. Flat, mass-produced and, well, uninteresting. And I thought, we can do so much better than this!


Probably the thing we've been most excited about is a new addition to the Fusion Mineral Paint line, called FUSION FRESCO.  I've shown lots of furniture and decor items done with this paint texture additive, and yes, you can probably sense my  crazy love for this product.  I'm offering a few classes where YOU get to use FRESCO and create some really rustic, textured signs that you are going to LOVE.

Not to mention that pumpkins are everywhere! And they are NOT just for Halloween! Pumpkins have become a staple of fall decor and we are offering a fun workshop which will take your faux pumpkins to a whole new level.


NOTICE WE'VE ADDED A FEW SUNDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES IN CASE YOU AREN'T A BIG FOOTBALL FAN!
Please note: due to the popularity of our workshops, all classes must be reserved with full payment. Payment is made at ellen j goods, by check or Paypal invoice. Contact Lynne via text or call to reserve your spot. 716-598-1464.
ALL WORKSHOPS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE!
OCTOBER EVES SIGN 
Sunday, October 2nd  1:30-3:30 pm
During this workshop, we will supply a sign board and all the materials to create this AMAZING textured sign.
We will use FUSION FRESCO and FUSION MINERAL PAINT , metallics and a custom stencil. You won't believe how cool this technique is! 
Cost:  $75  All materials supplied
10% off cost of Fusion products the night of class.

FARMHOUSE, GATHER, and THANKFUL SIGNS  with FUSION FRESCO


ALL CLASSES ARE FILLED.  Please contact Lynne to arrange a private group class.
Another great sign class using FUSION FRESCO and your choice of custom stencils (farmhouse, gather or thankful) to create a warm and welcoming sign for the season...or for year round! We will supply everything you need to complete a textured board that has "the look" we all want!
Cost: $65 includes all materials needed for class.
KITCHEN CABINET WORKSHOP
Thursday  October 27th  6:30pm-9:00pm
Kitchen, Bathroom or Camper Makeover? Yes Please!                      We may not all have our dream kitchen/bathroom yet…but with Fusion Mineral Paint you can easily take  outdated cabinets (metal, wood or laminate) and with a little Fusion TLC,  you can completely transform your kitchen/bath/camper! During this two and a half  hour workshop, you will learn a fool-proof method for creating an updated paint finish which will resist peeling, chipping and scratches. We will also try various techniques to distress and age your cabinet doors. LOADS of information in this workshop!
You will go home with a finished cabinet door which will get embellished for use as a functional piece, AND a booklet with complete DIY instructions.
Cost:  $75   All materials supplied
10% off FUSION products the night of class


REMEMBER,  YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE CLASS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

WE'LL BE ADDING MORE WORKSHOPS FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS  IN THE WEEKS AHEAD!
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

SUMMER CLASS UPDATES!



FUSION GEL TRANSFERS!  Limit 5 per class




Thursday, August 18   6:30-8:30


You will paint  a 24” x 13” oak wooden tray using FUSION Mineral Paint  with BUILT IN TOPCOAT  and choose from a large variety of images that you can transfer to your painted piece using FUSION  Transfer Gel. During class, you will get a bonus clay pot which has been prepped with a transfer so you can learn the process hands on.

Cost:  $75  We supply all materials  including a large 24” x 13” oak wooden tray  (you may also purchase a paint color of your choice if you do not want to use the class paint)
10% off FUSION products the night of class.


FUSION KITCHEN CABINET  DOOR MAKEOVER Limit 5 per class 



Thursday  September  8th 6:30pm-8:30pm   CLASS IS FULL!
Thursday September  22nd  6:30pm-8:30pm


Kitchen, Bathroom or Camper Makeover? Yes Please! We may not all have our dream kitchen/bathroom yet…but with Fusion Mineral Paint you can easily take  outdated cabinets (metal, wood or laminate) and with a little Fusion TLC,  you can completely transform your kitchen/bath/camper! During this two hour workshop, you will learn a fool-proof method for creating an updated paint finish which will resist peeling, chipping and scratches. We will also try various techniques to distress and age your cabinet doors.

You will go home with a finished cabinet door which will get embellished for use as a functional piece, AND a booklet with complete DIY instructions.

Cost:  $65   All materials supplied
                                                                                                    
10% off FUSION products the night of class



RUSTIC COFFEE TRAY DIY   Limit 6 per class



Thursday, August 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

During this workshop, we will supply a salvaged wood crate piece which will be painted and stenciled using Fusion Mineral Paint with BUILT IN TOPCOAT. You will learn techniques of paint washing, glazing, metallics and distressing to create a rustic look. Then we will add hardware to finish  your tray or mug rack.
Cost:  $75  All materials supplied
10% off cost of Fusion products the night of class.



PAINT AND DECOUPAGE A STOOL!  LIMIT 6 per class



Thursday, August 25 6:30-8:30

During this two hour workshop, you will paint and distress an AWESOME wood stool, and learn how to decoupage to add a fun extra touch. Lots of color and decoupage options will be available, and you take home a sturdy multipurpose stool which can also be used as  an extra seat or a side table!   You will learn everything you need to know about Fusion paint with BUILT IN TOPCOAT...the prep, the awesome technique and finishing for a flawless finish!


Cost: $85 includes wood stool and all materials necessary for class.

Friday, May 20, 2016

School may be over, but at ellen j goods, the classes are just beginning!

Happy Friday! 
Well, we have been SO busy the past few months...getting our lake property liveable, working lots of hours gathering and restoring great pieces for ellen j goods and continuing our growing relationship with Fusion Mineral Paint and MudPaint. A few weeks ago, Lynne attended a two day training in Toronto to learn even more great things about Fusion Paint, including some great new techniques.

We are so excited about this group of workshops!  You will not only go home with completed projects, but you will have all the information you need to make even more projects! Our workshop setting is a great place to learn, laugh and be inspired. Feel free to stop by to see examples of all the class projects!

Please note: due to the popularity of our workshops, all classes must be reserved with full payment. Payment is made at ellen j goods, by check or Paypal invoice. Contact Lynne via text or call to reserve or with any questions. 716-598-1464.
ALL WORKSHOPS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE!
FAUX VERDIGRIS FINISH WORSHOP 

Thursday June 2  6:30pm-8:30pm
Create a  beautiful faux verdigris finish with old world style using FUSION Mineral Paint.
This awesome technique will be completed in class on a 9” resin-poly terra-cotta decorative pot for outdoor use.
We will also discuss other ways to use this fabulous finish for indoor and outdoor decor.
Cost:  $55 All materials supplied including a decorative resin-poly terra-cotta pot
10% off FUSION products the night of class.

FAUX DENIM FINISH WORKSHOP
Wednesday June 1 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday June 14 6:30pm-8:30pm


Be amazed at this technique which reproduces the worn and comfortable look of denim! We will create a decorative hook board for jewelry, hats or towels. You can reproduce the same look at home with the ideas that will be discussed in class! 
Cost:  $60    All materials supplied including board and hooks.
10% off FUSION products the night of class.
RUSTIC SIGN WORKSHOP using Fusion Paint and Stencils
June 9 6:30-8:30pm
During this two hour workshop, we will create a fabulous Getaway or Grocery sign using our FUSION Mineral Paint and stencils. We will supply a rustic board, and you select from classroom paints provided.  You will learn how to use Fusion paint to achieve an aged worn look for your sign, and tips and tricks for using stencils.
Cost: $55 Includes all materials.
10% off FUSION products the night of class, including stencil orders.
FUSION GEL TRANSFER WORKSHOP  
Tuesday June 7  6:30-8:30
Tuesday June 21   6:30-8:30
You will paint  a 24” x 13” oak wooden tray using FUSION Mineral Paint and choose from a large variety of images that you can transfer to your painted piece usingFUSION  Transfer Gel. During class, you will get a bonus clay pot which has been prepped with a transfer so you can learn the process hands on.
Cost:  $65  We supply all materials  including a large 24” x 13” oak wooden tray  (you may also purchase a paint color of your choice if you do not want to use the class paint)
10% off FUSION products the night of class.
PAINT YOUR OWN FURNITURE WORKSHOP USING MUDPAINT
Saturday  June 4  9am-12pm
During this three hour workshop, you will learn the BASICS of using our MudPaint chalk style paint  to transform a piece of your own furniture . Everything you learn, you can then use  at home to continue to paint your world!  Class is limited to four people so you get lots of individual attention!
Topics covered:
  • Prep is NOT a four letter word.
  • The furniture painting flow chart. Learn what to do with the piece you have for the best results.
  • Techniques to get a vintage look
  • What brush when?
  • Finishing your piece for the best result.
What you bring:
A small SIMPLE piece of wood furniture in good repair that you can carry into the store by yourself preferably with one hand (end/side table, plant stand, mirror, storage box, small chair, stool, stepstool, magazine rack, etc.)    
Workshop fee: $95     Limit of 4 students per class
Included in the price of your class: 
  • TWO 4 ounce Mudpaint jars (a $22 value) to mix, layer and play.
  • 10% discount on paint products purchased the day of class.
  • All you need to know about painting furniture with a mineral based paint
  • Prep and finishing supplies for class use.

PAINT YOUR OWN FURNITURE WORKSHOP USING FUSION ALL-IN-ONE Mineral Paint 

Tuesday May 31 6pm-9pm
Saturday June 18  9am-12noon
Wednesday, June 23  6pm 6-9pm
During this three hour workshop, you will learn the BASICS of using our FUSION All-In One Mineral Paint with built in Topcoat  to transform a piece of your own furniture . Everything you learn, you can then use  at home to continue to paint your world!  Class is limited to four people so you get lots of individual attention!
Topics covered:
  • Prep is NOT a four letter word.
  • The furniture painting flow chart. Learn what to do with the piece you have for the best results.
  • Techniques to get a vintage look
  • What brush when?
  • Finishing your piece for the best result.
What you bring:
A small SIMPLE piece of wood furniture in good repair that you can carry into the store by yourself preferably with one hand (end/side table, plant stand, mirror, storage box, small chair, stool, stepstool, magazine rack, etc.)  
Workshop fee: $95     Limit of 4 students per class
Included in the price of your class: 
  • One pint of Fusion Mineral Paint ( you may purchase additional colors for layering or color blocking)
  • 10% discount on paint products purchased the day of class.
  • All you need to know about painting furniture using FUSION All-In One Mineral Paint with built in Topcoat
  • All prep and finishing supplies for class use.

CHALKBOARD ART WORKSHOP  
Wednesday June 8 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday June 22  6:30pm-8:30pm
Yes! You can create hand lettered chalkboard art! In this two hour workshop, you will select a design and learn all the tips and tricks to design and letter your own Chalkboard Art!  You will go home with a completed piece, measuring 11x17” and ready for you to frame, and a detailed instruction sheet with all of my best resources!
Cost:  $45, all materials supplied

KITCHEN CABINET MAKEOVER with Fusion Mineral Paint
Thursday  June 16  6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday  June 28  6:30pm-8:30pm
Kitchen, Bathroom or Camper Makeover? Yes Please! We may not all have our dream kitchen/bathroom yet…but with Fusion Mineral Paint you can easily take  outdated cabinets (metal, wood or laminate) and with a little Fusion TLC,  you can completely transform your kitchen/bath/camper! During this two hour workshop, you will learn a fool-proof method for creating an updated paint finish which will resist peeling, chipping and scratches. We will also try various techniques to distress and age your cabinet doors. Lets also discuss changing out hardware and ideas for backsplashes for an updated look!
Cost:  $65   All materials supplied including a cupboard door for practice, including a step by step instruction guide.
10% off FUSION products the night of class.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Workshop Schedule at ellen j goods

HAPPY SPRING! IT'S DIY WORKSHOP TIME!!!!
We are so excited about this group of workshops!  You will not only go home with completed projects, but you will have all the information you need to make even more projects!
Please note: due to the popularity of our workshops, all classes must be reserved with full payment. Payment is made at ellen j goods, by check or Paypal invoice. Contact Lynne via text or call to reserve or with any questions. 716-598-1464.

In addition to our awesome MudPaint, we have also fallen in love with FUSION Mineral Paint with Built in Topcoat!  Why FUSION?
The Fusion™ Difference
Fusion is unlike any other paint on the market!
Built in Top Coat ~ Price ~ Quality & Durability ~ Eco Friendly
Fusion’s results are nothing less than spectacular, providing furniture painters a best-in-class paint that features; an environmentally conscious formulation, zero VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step application and significantly improved strength. Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic paint requires minimal prep work!
Easy to apply and self-leveling, Fusion requires minimal prep work and provides a gorgeous matte finish!
Fusion is not your average paint that you buy at the hardware store!
Fusion colours are non-toxic, lead free, virtually odorless and have no volatile organic compounds (VOC), contain no ammonia or formaldehyde.

PAINT YOUR OWN FURNITURE WORKSHOP USING FUSION ALL-IN-ONE Mineral Paint
Saturday April 2   9am-12noon

Wednesday, April 6  6pm 6-9pm

During this three hour workshop, you will learn the BASICS of using our FUSION All-In One Mineral Paint with built in Topcoat  to transform a piece of your own furniture . Everything you learn, you can then use  at home to continue to paint your world!  Class is limited to four people so you get lots of individual attention!
Topics covered:
  • Prep is NOT a four letter word.
  • The furniture painting flow chart. Learn what to do with the piece you have for the best results.
  • Techniques to get a vintage look
  • What brush when?
  • Finishing your piece for the best result.
What you bring:
A small SIMPLE piece of wood furniture in good repair that you can carry into the store 
by yourself preferably with one hand (end/side table, plant stand, mirror, storage box, small chair, stool, picture frame, stepstool, magazine rack, etc.)  We supply all materials used for the class!
Workshop fee: $95     Limit of 4 students per class
Included in the price of your class: 
  • One pint of Fusion Mineral Paint ( you may purchase additional colors for layering or color blocking)
  • 10% discount on paint products purchased the day of class.
  • All you need to know about painting furniture using FUSION All-In One Mineral Paint with built in Topcoat

RUSTIC SIGN WORKSHOP using Fusion Paint and Stencils
March 30  6:30-8:30pm

April 4   6:30-8:30pm

During this two hour workshop, we will create a fabulous Getaway or Grocery sign using our FUSION Mineral Paint and our FUSION stencils.
We will supply a rustic board, and you select your paint from the beautiful Michael Penny Coastal Collection.  You will learn how to use Fusion paint to achieve an aged worn look for your sign, and tips and tricks for using stencils. You may also purchase additional paint colors of your choice.
Cost: $55 Includes all materials.
10% off FUSION products the night of class, including stencil orders.

FUSION PAINT and GEL TRANSFERS! 
March 31  6:30-8:30
April 12    6:30-8:30

You bring a box, a drawer, a tote, a tray.  You will paint your item using FUSION Mineral Paint and then you choose from a large variety of Spring images that you can transfer to your painted piece using FUSION  Transfer Gel. During class, you will get a bonus clay pot which has been prepped with a transfer so you can learn the process hands on.
We do have a limited number of wood totes available for sale $15/ $30 (price is separate from class fee)
Cost:  $40 Includes all materials  ( you may also purchase a paint color of your choice if you do not want to use the class paint)
10% off FUSION products the night of class.

REVAMP YOUR LAMP with FUSION Mineral Paint!
April 5  6:30-8:30

You bring a  lamp, and we will do a makeover during the workshop using FUSIONMineral Paint , FUSION Michael Mead Metallics and FUSION Ultra Grip. Your lamp can be wood, ceramic, glass, or metal!  We’ll talk about how to update lampshades, too!  
COST: $40 plus the cost of your paint. (Fusion mineral paint is $19.95 a pint…and you ‘ll have plenty left for other projects!)
10% off FUSION products the night of class. 


PAINT YOUR OWN FURNITURE WORKSHOP USING MUDPAINT
Saturday  April 22  9am-12pm
Wednesday April 27  6pm-9pm



Why MudPaint?
Unique Finish
 – Mudpaint is for indoor use has a smooth, matte finish that is perfect for furniture painting, distressing and antiquing. Mudpaint has unique, earthy ingredients like chalk and clay  that give it a smooth texture & matte finish unlike any other furniture paint on the market!
Durability – Mudpaint cures as a very durable paint that can withstand lots of wear, even enough durability for dining tables & other heavily used surfaces!
Adhesion – Mudpaint requires no priming on many wood surfaces
During this three hour workshop, you will learn the BASICS of using our MudPaint mineral base paint  to transform a piece of your own furniture . Everything you learn, you can then use  at home to continue to paint your world!  Class is limited to four people so you get lots of individual attention!
Topics covered:
  • Prep is NOT a four letter word.
  • The furniture painting flow chart. Learn what to do with the piece you have for the best results.
  • Techniques to get a vintage look
  • What brush when?
  • Finishing your piece for the best result.
What you bring:
A small SIMPLE piece of wood furniture in good repair that you can carry into the store by yourself preferably with one hand (end/side table, plant stand, mirror, storage box, small chair, stool, picture frame, stepstool, magazine rack, etc.)   We supply everything you need to finish your piece in class.       
If you need a project to paint, we can help you find something from our inventory. 
Workshop fee: $95     Limit of 4 students per class
Included in the price of your class: 
  • TWO 4 ounce Mudpaint jars (a $22 value) to mix, layer and play.
  • 10% discount on paint products purchased the day of class.
  • All you need to know about painting furniture with a mineral based paint

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Cottage inspiration

We are continuing the demo of our new little home. Last night was probably the dirtiest job yet... removing all of the old drywall ceiling. And of course the dirt, debris , mouse poop and spider nastiness that was also up above that ceiling.  With hammers in hand, two ladders and hardhats, we attacked that ceiling and had it down in an hour.  And now we pretty much have a clean slate to move forward. 



I've imagined this cottage forever...how it would look, how we would incorporate some of the very special salvage and goodies that we've collected for years. I have dreamed and sketched and pinned and planned for a long time . And of course, always maintaining flexibility and fluidity of the plan just in case we discover some new old treasure to use. 

Let's share some of our general decor/ design plans with you to see what is going on in our collective brains. (via pinterest)

A little cottage, a little industrial, a little modern farmhouse. Lots of light, natural and white.

I'm getting pretty excited. Just this morning we nailed down a plan for the bathroom. All the stars aligned and we ended up on the same page. And I can see it so clearly! 
We will keep you posted on the progress!


Thursday, February 18, 2016

YES! We're doing painting workshops!

ANNOUNCING! 

MUDPAINT YOUR OWN FURNITURE WORKSHOP
DATES:            Saturday February 27th  9AM-12N    CLASS IS FULL
                         Wednesday, March  2nd  6PM-9PM  CLASS IS FULL
                         Saturday,  March 5th  9AM-12N
                         Monday, March 8th      6PM-9PM

During this three hour workshop, you will learn the BASICS  of using our Mudpaint mineral base paint  to transform a piece of your own furniture. Everything you learn, you can take with you to continue to paint your world! Why do we love it?
Unique Finish – Mudpaint has a smooth, matte finish that is perfect for furniture painting, distressing and antiquing. Mudpaint has unique, earthy ingredients that give it a smooth texture & matte finish unlike any other furniture paint on the market!
Durability – Mudpaint cures as a very durable paint that can withstand lots of wear, even enough durability for dining tables & other heavily used surfaces!
Adhesion – Mudpaint requires no priming on many wood surfaces
Coverage – Mudpaint goes further than most other furniture paints. 


Topics covered:
  • Prep is NOT a four letter word.
  • The furniture painting flow chart. Learn what to do with the piece you have for the best results.
  • Techniques to get a vintage look
  • What brush when?
  • Finishing your piece for the best result.
What you bring:
A small SIMPLE piece of wood furniture in good repair that you can carry into the store by yourself preferably with one hand (end/side table, plant stand, mirror, storage box, small chair, stool, picture frame, stepstool, magazine rack, etc.)

 NOT SURE IF YOUR PIECE IS APPROPRIATE? TEXT ME A PICTURE OF IT!


Workshop fee: $95     Limit of 5 students per class
CLASS FEE MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE AT ELLEN J GOODS
Included in the price of your class: 
  • TWO 4 ounce Mudpaint jars (a $22 value) to mix, layer and play.
  • 10% discount on paint products purchased the day of class.
  • Snacks and drinks 
  • Use of our prep and finish supplies and brushes.
  • All you need to know about painting furniture with a mineral based paint
Questions? Want to reserve your spot? Stop by the shop, call or text Lynne at 716-598-1464

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Shop opening delay today

Uh-oh! Snowed in and still waiting for our plow guy! We will be in town as soon as we can to open up the shop! Sorry for the inconvenience .