Thursday, February 18, 2016

Furniture Revival

I'm working on reviving an antique bedroom suit for a sweet little girl. I love pink and white for a little girls room and this is really turning into one of my favorite make-overs. I'm using Paint Couture the Collection for this set. The white is Angelic my favorite white in these paints and Vera at the Ballet is the soft cotton candy pink. Perfect in my opinion for this oh so cute set. Today I am posting the nightstand before and after. I'll post the rest of the set later. 
The drawer and the door are painted in Vera and the rest in Angelic. I distressed the detail of the wood with a sanding block then applied the lacquer. 
I also painted the inside of the drawer and the cabinet to give it a fresh look inside and out.
Let me know what you think? 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fresh Retreat/Workshop April 29 - 30

Fresh is hosting a Retreat/Workshop Friday, April 29th - Saturday April 30th. This picture above is only one of the many take home paint projects that will be taught. While making this tray you will learn how to transfer images, crackle applications and glazing. 
Once you learn this application you can use it on furniture, flower pots, jars, etc. 
You can register for our retreat here. If you are traveling from out of town there are several nice B&B's that you can stay. Walking distance from our store is the beautiful Swann Hotel Bed & Breakfast and you can find out more information here
Also, available is the beautiful La Paz Bed & Breakfast on the banks of the Angelina River. You can go here for more information on this lovely place. 
The Bell Jim Hotel in downtown Jasper is also a nice historic place to stay while attending our retreat. Go here to find more information. 
There are also several hotels around the area with accommodations if you prefer
I am going to share each take home project with you in the next few weeks,so stay tuned to see the other neat things.
We are excited about this workshop because we will be using all of the  paint products and auxiliaries that we sell. The number one question that we are asked "What is the difference in the paints"? This is a great opportunity for you to come in for two days and "play" with all of our paints, glazes, waxes, tools, etc. and learn hands on the "difference" in our paints. 

Keep us posted on what you are painting! We love to see the transformations!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring DIY Workshop/Retreat at Fresh

Fresh is happy to share some exciting news with our customers and friends. Fresh will be hosting our first Workshop/Retreat April 29-April 30. You can find out more details here. But here are a few of the highlights for this awesome workshop/retreat.
You will get to experience nearly all of our products and tools in our studio, while painting with the #1 chalk and clay paint in the industry(American Paint Company), painting with the renowned Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint,the leading acrylic paint company for cabinetry - Paint Couture the CollectionTM and their sister paint Colors of Sweden. Each of these paints that we sell work differently depending on what you are painting. We will cover every aspect of their qualities and everything you need to know to start a project. And the best part you will walk away Saturday afternoon with many finished projects to take home and add to your home decor.  We will share all of the tricks of the trade so that you can make your furniture, cabinets, etc. look professional and high end. Workshop begins at 9 am. Friday and ends Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm. Cost is $250.00 and this includes all supplies, materials, 3 meals and take-home projects. Participants receive 10% discount on paint and supplies purchased during the workshop. Lodging and 2 meals are not included. A list of local hotels and Bed & Breakfasts will be provided. 
We would love for you and your friends to mark your calendars and come join us for this fun event! You will leave this workshop ready to conquer painting furniture, cabinetry, crafts, etc that you've been reluctant to start because you were unsure and afraid. Register early to secure your place. 
All of our paints are chemical free and low vocs which makes them user friendly and eco-friendly. 
Also remember Fresh is open every day except Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-5. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fresh Will Be at The Live Well Conference

Fresh will be at the Christus Live Well Conference this Friday. We are so excited to be a part of this fun filled day. Stop by our booth and check out our paints, brushes, glazes, German glass glitter, diy kits, and much more. 
If you have been wanting to register for one of our Workshops we will have our schedule with us and you can do it there. 
We have some exciting news that we are going to share with you at the conference, so be sure and ask us about the details!
Our store will be open a little later for those that would like to come by after the conference to shop at our home store on 403 College Street. We are also adding an extra day(Thursday)to our store hours beginning this week. We will close at 3:30 tomorrow to set up for the Live Well Conference.

Have a great week and let me know what you are working on!