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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!