This past week I was invited to participate with some other local bloggers in a Free "Chalk Painting Workshop"....so fun! Of course I said yes!
|"To Market" painting workshop; owners Holly and Melanie standing at the head of the table.|
The workshop was held at the cutest little store in a neighboring town, and is called "To Market". The store is a compilation of vintage, re-purposed and just all around cool and eclectic furnishings. The owners, Holly and Melanie, do a lot of furniture painting and refinishing, and they are one of only 2 vendors in Utah who carry CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paint. That's kind of a big deal, right?
Well, the workshop was to introduce us to the paint, and provide the opportunity to try it out by finishing a cute little project using Cece's line of paints, stains and finishes.
This is what I made!
|Trays and supplies waiting at each seat with everything we needed except the paint color of our choosing.|
Holly and Melanie had pre-painted the black trays for us in a lovely vintage gold spray paint. They're all ready for us to personalize in our favorite color.
Guess where they got the trays from? Harbor Freight! They come in a pack and they are really affordable. You can even stack them!
Melanie is demonstrating how to apply the
CeCe Caldwell wax with a special wax brush.
This is my tray after I finished the painting and distressing, but not the waxing. (I still need to dump out the sanding dust which you can see in the corners). The cute knob is waiting to be added once I put the spinning base on the tray.
I wanted some of the black to show through as well as the gold, so I rubbed really hard on some spots with the sandpaper. It looks like it's been around a really long time, right? Yep. That's the look I wanted.
I seriously had the greatest time at this event. Not only did I learn a lot, but I also made some great new friends who love creating as much as I do! The girls at To Market were so sweet, and they even provided a yummy lunch for us! A special thanks goes to Melissa from Hollyhocks and Honeybees who arranged for the event to take place. Also, thanks to Staci from The Potters Place who brought a couple of her "Potter's Packs" for prizes, and I won one of them! So much fun stuff!
Here are some shots of little displays and vignettes from inside the store:
|Could you just die over the details? And that chandelier inside a galvanized bucket? Love. Seriously!|
"To Market" is located on Main Street in Kaysville, Utah. For those outside of the area, you can find their store online at ShopToMarket.