Saturday, March 16, 2013

Follow Me Ladies, Come Paint With Me!

Today was the day. The day I tackled teaching my third furniture painting class at The Wade Creek House. I have taught two previous classes where each student completed monogrammed, distressed chairs. This time I decided to be a little braver (or maybe crazy) and collect a menagerie of vintage case pieces and let the students choose which one they wanted to work on. In addition to the basic painting and distressing, we also worked with Scotch Blue painters tape and stencils.

Before the Transformation
I limited the class size to 8 since we had pieces that varied in size and scale. I knew it would add to the stress factor a little since they were all taking their projects in different directions...which it did, but just a little.

Genelle did a fabulous job with her chevron

Marilyn created this sweet "beachy" striped table

I must admit, there were times I felt I had little to no control of what was going on. However; it was all good in the end. They all seemed just thrilled with the pieces they created and had as much fun sharing amidst themselves as they did learning new techniques.
Linda worked magic on this little Mersman table

Dianne accented the back of her chair with this darling damask inspired stencil

I will let the pictures do most of the talking here, it was a great way to spend an otherwise dreary Oregon Saturday. My back needs a day to recover....and then I'll be back at it. Next weekend is The Plucky Maidens Junkfest with my friend Deb of Marionberry Cottage and I am nowhere near ready.

Linking up to these lovely ladies:

Furniture Feature FridaysPhotobucket

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special



The Shabby Nest

French Country Cottage



Linda@Coastal Charm said...

They all did a wonderful job on their pieces. Thank you for sharing them at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the painted furniture, love each piece because they are all so different and fresh and new in design,,,I would love to take a class if they had such a thing around me,,,I am a new follower of yours and can't wait to see what comes next...I enjoyed your post.

MaytagNMom said...

It sounds like you have an great time at your classes you teach! Made me a little homesick though because you mentioned Oregon-- I'm an Oregonian- living the last 8 years in small town Illinois...I MISS my rain! (just not when I paint LOL)

Nice job!
Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

Visiting from WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style linky party
Suz @MaytagNMom
NW Illinois
Link To My Party Project This Week

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great class, so fun to see each individual style and color choice! Now, you have to get your husband cake decorating furniture, then he can teach the next class!!!