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Thursday, February 18, 2016

YES! We're doing painting workshops!


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.)


Workshop fee: $95     Limit of 5 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.
  • 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 . 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The house is empty, my heart is full

Wow. The household sale is over and we turn over the keys to a new owner on Monday. Where did the last week go? The last two years? The last eight years?

We have loved and cared for this little Craftsman bungalow every moment that we were here.  Did all of our projects get completed? All of our dream goals get accomplished? No. We never did get the stairs refinished or a wood floor in the tv room. But we have had a grand front porch for relaxing and chatting with great neighbors instead of working on those projects. 

But that's okay. If you own a house, it's an ongoing process and there is always a to-do list, right?

The last sofa just sold and went out the door tonight...and this little house of ours is nearly empty. Tonight I'll watch one last episode of Fixer Upper before our cable gets turned off. We will sleep in our bedroom one last time. 

And then we move onto the next very exciting period of our lives...we get to renovate our own little fixer upper that sits right on the shore of Lake Ontario. 

We are thankful and blessed. And we can't wait to share this new renovation adventure with you!