Happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend. Saturday I was so excited…
>Hi friends! I was away this weekend on a much needed vacation to a warm sunny place that begins with an F and ends with a LORIDA. To visit my sister 🙂 We had a lovely time, I must post some photos soon. Speaking of photos, I have a bunch for you today of my recent workshop at Habitat for Humanity. They are doing a winter workshop series and I got to open things up on February 9th with Furniture Makeover Basics. I talked with folks about why redo a piece of furniture, what to look for in used pieces, and what types of products to use.
Here is John, who I worked with to set up the workshop. He is introducing me here, although I have no idea what I was smirking at over in the corner!
They set up a great area in the store with chairs right in between the appliance for sale.
Of course no winter morning is complete without Tim Horton’s coffee and donuts, it keeps folks happy. Around these parts, Tim’s is the king of coffee, we love it! Habitat supplied these refreshments for attendees.
I bring bunches of supplies. Pretty much all of the materials I use in some fashion. That way I can show people what the cans of paint look like and they can see what type of brushes and sanding blocks to use.
If you’ve attended one of my workshops, you’ll notice I do audience participation. Now don’t get scared if you ever come to one, all it involves is getting to see what different products look like on wood, so I hand out little pieces that are painted or stained different ways.
I also make a handout, so people can easily remember the tips and product names that I’ve shared.
These ladies were looking at photos I handed out of some of my own furniture that I’ve redone. This is of the laminate cabinet turned bar. They loved that you can paint laminate.
Here was my demo of Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax. This was the part that made the news story.
Here is the news story video if you didn’t get to see it.
I definitely show my eco-friendly products like Citri-Strip People always ask about what to do if you have children or need to work indoors, and Citri-Strip is a great product that lets you do that.
After the workshop was over we took a tour of the store with Evan the store manager, and I chatted with a few attendees about what they could do with the items available for sale.
It was such a great time. I’m very thankful to be able to share my talents with so many people. Thank you to all the staff at Habitat for Humanity Buffalo for having me and assisting with the workshop.
And many thanks to Mr. Decor Adventures for being my photographer extraordinaire 🙂 This Saturday March 2nd is their second workshop on green products to use in your home, including chalk paint. I will be there!
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