A weathered and worn piece of furniture instantly adds warmth, character, and depth to any space. Its layers of paint and wood speak of stories to be told from implied years of use and give the illusion of a rich history in the making.
Join local author, blogger, and teacher Lisa Silfwerbrand from Recreated Designs to learn (and try out!) 10 different ways to make your painted furniture look old. The class will include techniques to use before, during, and after painting.
During this two-and-a-half-hour class, we will cover the following...
1 - Roughing up the surface
How to rough up the surface of your furniture prior to painting.
2 - Wet distressing
Learn how to layer your paint using water and a cloth.
3 - Glazes
Glazes are a great way to make a fresh coat of paint look old.
4 - Waxes
Waxes can go a long way to protecting your furniture and making it look old.
5 - Sandpaper
Sandpaper may be the most common form of distressing but these extra tips and tricks will make it even better.
6 - Weathered Wood Accelerator
I will show you an incredible product for getting a worn and weathered look on fresh-cut wood.
7 - Resists
Watch how to add a resist between layers of paint for a beautiful look.
8 - Additives
You'll be adding texture to your paint in no time with this technique.
9 - The Crackle Effect
Grab a hairdryer because watching paint dry has never been so fun!
10 - Painting Techniques
These easy techniques will make your furniture look old with just a paintbrush and your paint.
This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels.
Cost is $87 + tax. All supplies included.
Please note that this class will be limited to 4 people in total. You will be required to show proof of vaccination, and masks will be required throughout the class. There will also be a minimum of three people required for the class to run.
A fee of $25 will be retained for all cancellations.
If you would prefer to do this class from the comfort of your home, you can find the digital version here...
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