Furniture Painting Classes for Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.!
Did you inherit Grandma’s old worn furniture and it’s collecting dust in your garage because you can’t bear to throw it out, but it matches none of your decor? Or have you wondered how to make over thrift store furniture into beautiful, inexpensive pieces that brighten up your home?
Join us for a really fun furniture painting class with other DIY’ers (do-it-yourself’ers) that share similar hobbies!
Hi, I’m Serena Appiah, owner and blogger at ThriftDiving.com, a blog about decorating your home with as much affordable, cool thrift store stuff as possible, and finding ways to make life all-around less expensive. Here at Thrift Diving, my goal is to inspire you to be creative and to transform your home on a DIY budget! Join us!
Furniture Painting Class: Decorating on a Budget!
Painted furniture is all the rave today. And rightly so. Our homes deserve to be decorated with affordable, good quality furniture (like that which you can find at thrift store!). However, thrift furniture, or things passed down from Grandma, are usually very dated (and not in a good “vintage-y” way!). Paint can help you to transform a solid, well-constructed piece of furniture into something beautiful. And for very little money!
Furniture painting classes will be for 5 hours where we’ll be learning how to properly paint furniture! We’ll be using high-quality chalked paint and we’ll be painting a piece of furniture or a wooden craft that I will provide for you! Once you’ve mastered your favorite technique, you’ll be able to create the same finish on your own furniture at home!
Classes are small with no more than 8 people so that folks can get lots of individual time.
And seriously, you don’t need any experience! You’ll learn everything you need to know to get you started in making your old furniture, and your home, amazing on a budget!
I WILL PROVIDE:
- Furniture paint (you’ll choose your own color from 5-7 popular sample colors).
- A small wooden item for you to practice painting (e.g chair, stool, etc.) (NOTE: Please don’t bring your own furniture. There will be an opportunity for you to bring your own furniture to future classes).
- Waxes (clear and dark)
- Smocks & gloves
- Decorative materials
- WINE!!! <– (a must-have! Please bring your own lunch, though!)
YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to choose the right piece to paint and decorate
- How to prep or repair flaws before painting furniture
- Tips for getting started to ensure a beautiful finish
- Top 15 crafting and DIY supplies and tools you MUST have in your toolbox!
- Popular painting techniques
- How to wax your freshly painted furniture
- Much more!
BRING TO CLASS:
- A small piece of furniture (e.g. a small chair, small end table, stool, plant stand, etc.)
- A $35 materials fee
- An outfit that you don’t mind getting paint on!
- Light snacks will be served, but please bring your own lunch!
- A smile! 🙂
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
- Don’t bring your own paint. I’ll have all the paint you need!
- Broken or chipped furniture. Painting class goes really fast, so there will be no time to fix broken furniture or furniture that needs to be sanded down first. PLEASE EMAIL ME A PICTURE OF YOUR FURNITURE FIRST SO I CAN APPROVE IT.
UPDATE: May 2017: Classes will be forming soon! Sign up for my class mailing list below and I will email you when new class dates are available. No spam promise–I’ll only be emailing you to announce classes and resources! 🙂
Pictures of Previous Furniture Painting Classes!
Email me at (serena at thriftdiving dot com) with any questions you have regarding class and I’ll be more than happy to answer!
Serena Appiah is blogger/owner of Thrift Diving, a blog about turning other people’s cast offs into beautiful pieces of furniture and goods for the home. She makes life more affordable for her family with lots of do-it-yourself (DIY), crafting, and home improvement. She’s been making over old furniture since 2012 and chronicle’s the transformation of her 1973 home with furniture makeovers and home improvement. She’s a mom to 3 beautiful boys, ages 9, 6, and 4 years old. She’s married and lives in Silver Spring with her family.