Furniture painting classes in the Chicago area

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Today was a first for me. We had our furniture painting class in Claudia’s lovely backyard garden. I don’t know about you, but I feel like we really earn our beautiful Chicago summers. Who wants to be inside when you can be outside on a gorgeous day like this? If you’re interested in hosting a […]

DIY: Painting a fireplace

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I found this fuel burning fireplace at an estate sale last summer. It’s been sitting in my garage waiting to be incorporated into our living room decor. So today I finally broke down and painted it in Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Here’s the before & after. What do you think? BEFORE

DIY: How to paint furniture with milk paint

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We paint about a piece of furniture a day at the shop, so we like to mix it up. Today was “painting stuff with milk paint” day, so I decided it might be fun to share the steps with you. Milk paint is thousands of years old. There is evidence that it was used in […]

Classes: Using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan

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10/7/13 UPDATE: We are no longer carrying Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. It’s a fabulous, wonderful, lovely product and we hope you’ll continue to seek it out. ………….. We’re getting into a groove here at the new Nest Vintage Modern location. Whew! So our new class schedule is going to be every other Sunday, […]

Free Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan demonstration day

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UPDATE: Just in case you happen to come across this older post at some point after 5/1/13, our address is now 26 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 … This Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:00am until 6:00pm. Drop in when you can. 3750 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, IL Phone: (708) 493-4127 Bring a small […]

Free demonstrations of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan at Nest

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10/7/13 UPDATE: We are no longer carrying Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. It’s a fabulous, wonderful, lovely product and we hope you’ll continue to seek it out.  … So what the heck is this Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan stuff? Is it for making chalkboards? Can you paint outdoor stuff with it? Do […]

I’m a furniture painting machine!

Furniture painters in Chicago, Brookfield, Hinsdale, La Grange, Riverside, Oak Park, IL

Whew! My right arm feels like Jell-O. Typically I paint at least one piece of furniture a day in the shop. It’s relaxing for me after spending 15 years as a graphic designer. I enjoy the fact that I’m unplugged and the chalk paints I use have a sculptural feel to them. They’re thick and […]