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Time Flies!

I honestly have no idea how it has already been 8 months. That is 2/3 of a year!

This has been an amazing journey. I am looking forward to the future and working to adapt both the store and myself to what it holds.

One thing coming together is making Reinvented Vintage a more community oriented space! We are starting to offer a new style of class, what I am calling “Make-And-Take.” These are classes that bring together local artists and community members. The artists lead a class in a afternoon (or morning!) of fun, laughter and learning.

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Making Snow People with Redeemed Home Goods!

Our next Make & Take workshop:

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March 4th 2-4pm with Audrey of Ridgewood Shop!

Besides bringing in guest artists, I am also working towards having a majority AR Made products (the non-vintage kind that is!).

Some as far away as Fayetteville, with a lot closer to home! Some of our AR made:

Come see me (and all of these great products) at the shop Tues-Sat 11-6! ;D

Hope to see you soon!

-Annabelle

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Painted Antique French Furniture – Examples of The Art of Highlighting

Another great post by FrenchFinds!

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French Antique Furniture

Lots of people love the different colours we use on our French furniture at FrenchFinds and lately we’ve had a lot of requests for highlighting. Over the years we have painted a lot of french antique furniture ourselves but have also matched bespoke requests. The term ‘highlighting’ is pretty  self-explanatory but for those of you that want to have gain an insight I would be happy to explain with some examples!

French Antique Furniture

What is Highlighting?

Highlighting is essentially the use of contrasting colours to bring out a feature, usually a carving or recess, on a piece of french antique furniture. It is generally used when one single solid colour makes a French antique piece of furniture appear too blocky.

There are many forms of highlighting possible the main types are;

  • Traditional Highlighting, which is the use of a light colour on top of a dark colour in order to bring…

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Fall Workshop Schedule

Here are the dates for our upcoming workshops!  Register before they fill up!!

Saturday, August 27th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Tuesday, September 6th -Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 6-9pm

Saturday September 17th -Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 1-4pm

Tuesday Sep 20th – DIY Frame Jewelry holder 6-8pm*

Saturday September 24th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Saturday October 1st – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 10-1pm

Saturday October 15th – Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 10-1pm

Thursday October 20th – DIY Fall Decor 4-6pm*

Friday November 4thAnnie Omar from Maison Blanche! FREE

*Price TBD

Come learn all the ins and outs of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.  From mixing to distressing and waxing you will leave with a finished piece.  All paints and supplies are provided.  Bring your own small piece of furniture.  Class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any paint purchases they make the night of the class!

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 Painting Pumpkins with Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint!! 

Everyone will get to paint 2-3 artificial pumpkins using our premium chalk-based paint.  These will be fabulous decor that you can use for years to come.  All paints and supplies (including pumpkins) included.  Grab a friend and join us for this fun painting event!!

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ADVANCED Chalk-based paint  – Date TBD

We will learn how to apply Le Dirt Antiquing Dust, Organza Shimmer Coat, Translucide Furniture Glaze and the learn a  two-color distress technique.  This will be a FUN class!!

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Maison Blanche Chalk -based Paint  $95

Come learn the basics of this fabulous chalk-based paint!  From painting, distressing, waxing and buffing you will leave with a finished piece!  All paints and supplies are provided.  Bring your own small piece of furniture.  Class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any paint purchases they make the night of the class!  

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Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint  $95

Come learn all the ins and outs of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.  From mixing to distressing and waxing you will leave with a finished piece.  All paints and supplies are provided.  Bring your own small piece of furniture.  Class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any paint purchases they make the night of the class!

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