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Tue, May 21


The Rusty Gate Studio & Vintage Shop

BYO Small Piece and Learn A Farmhouse Finish May 21 6-9pm

Paint a favorite small piece of yours into a fresh farmhouse style finish with step-by-step guidance by Susie Myres

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BYO Small Piece and Learn A Farmhouse Finish May 21 6-9pm
BYO Small Piece and Learn A Farmhouse Finish May 21 6-9pm

Time & Location

May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Rusty Gate Studio & Vintage Shop, 448 S Pine St, Burlington, WI 53105, USA

About the event

Do you want to learn how to chalk paint furniture?

In this hands-on class, you will transform a small piece of furniture (a small table/end table/frame/chair/shelf no bigger than approx 30") into a fresh, crisp farmhouse style finish from start to finish and take home your updated creation. You will learn the fundamentals of chalk painting furniture and apply them in a step by step guided 3 hour class. Whether you are a beginner or experienced painter looking for new tips and techniques, you will learn the proper tools and paints, preparation, application and protection of furniture during the 'makeover' process using chalk style paint. You will also learn how to achieve that farmhouse finish with basic distressing techniques.


Learn the fundamentals of painting furniture in this instructional class led by pro painter and owner of The Rusty Gate, Susie Myres . We will cover all the basics in a step by step demonstration from start to finish. With the information and techniques you will learn in this class, you will be ready to expand your experience to other projects with confidence! You CAN do it! I will walk you through the entire process. The class consists of guided instruction, personal interaction during your application of each step and Q&A. This 3 hr class is $99 and will not only arm you with all the knowledge and confidence to launch into furniture painting, but you get to take home your creation that will be completely updated!

About Choosing The Right Piece of Furniture to Bring:

This class will teach a FARMHOUSE chippy finish in light colors using painting techniques. We will not be staining or doing natural wood finishes during this class. The best piece to choose will be small enough for you to carry in by yourself, that is smaller than 30" and is made of wood. It should not have significant damage, laminate surfaces or significant defects. we will cover basic preparation of the pieces but time does not permit in-depth review of specific repair or painting of irregular surfaces. Please contact the instructor if you have any questions about the piece you want to bring.

This class will cover the following topics:

* Choosing the right furniture piece to paint

* The basic tools and supplies you will need

* Brushes /paint selection

* Proper preparation techniques - getting the furniture ready to paint

* Painting fundamentals

* Distressing for a farmhouse finish, wet and dry techniques

* Finishing touches - sealing options for lasting durability

Are you ready? Register now and secure your seat because space is highly limited. Why not grab a friend or 2 and do it together? Minimum age for this class is 12 years of age.

Some Important Things To Know:

What can I bring into the class?

You may bring your favorite beverage and snacks. We will be serving light appetizers and refreshments

Do I need to bring any tools or supplies?

All tools and supplies for this class will be provided for the students . You will be bringing your own piece to paint however.

Should I wear special clothing for painting?

This is a demonstration only class, where the instructor will be doing the painting, so it's up to you. But the instructor IS a messy painter, and who knows how far the paint will be flying (lol)!! There WILL be creativity and PAINT is involved.

Can I get in touch with you if I have questions?

Call Susie at the shop (262) 457-4180 or send us a message through Facebook Further contact info will be made available on your ticket.

Can I cancel? What's the refund policy?

We get it, life happens and you may need to reschedule. We will be fully preparing for all students so there are no refunds, but if you need to cancel, your registration can be applied toward any other class.

Still reading? C'MON! let's do this together! it will be fun!


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