• Shutter & Brushes Offering Chalk Paint Techniques Classes

    You have been asking for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint classes and with great excitement, the we are ready to make that happen! The classes will inspire your creative side and give you skills to take on your first project. Classes include a light lunch and beverages. If you are interested, contact SHUTTER & BRUSHES at 574-524-6214, or email [email protected]. Better yet come and visit our store and sign up at the paint counter, located upstairs in our little nest at Birds Gotta Fly Vintage, 916 N. Michigan Street, Elkhart, IN. TECHNIQUES 1- BEGINNER CLASS Saturday, June 24, 2023 10:30-2:30 Saturday, July 15, 2023 10:30-2:30 TECHNIQUES – 2 CLASS Saturday, July…

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  • Stylish China Cabinet

    Designer Stephanie Califar from Vida Event and Designs, Indianapolis, shared this great project with me to restyle. It began as a Facebook Marketplace find that we quickly turned into a stunning focal point for the owners as they renovate their home. The minute I opened the paint can and saw the color I knew this was going to be a showstopper. If you have an old china cabinet that needs a new purpose think creatively about what you can use it for. They do not just have to be in a dining room. Cabinets are great storage for craft and sewing rooms or remove the doors and use it to…

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  • Lisa’s Colada Dining Room Set

    Exceptional transformation with this dining room set. It went from the standard red cherrywood to a stunning warm creamy white color. The photos do not do this one justice. Painting this set gave the entire room a whole new vibe and much lighter look. The table has several leaves and 10 chairs. This was a big project and all the pieces were sanded, cleaned, primed and painted. To increase durability, three coats of Old Masters sealer completed the table top. I opted to use Benjamin Moore advance paint and my spraying set up to paint the pieces. The finish came out flawless. We had Rollie Williams Paint Spot custom blended…

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  • Charming Children’s Kitchen Set

    This very old vintage children’s kitchen set came us in bad repair. I knew immediately this project needed to go to Annie and her very handy husband Larry for the remake on this one. Together they were quite the team repairing the water damaged wood, polishing the stainless steel hinges, and putting a new finish on that makes these pieces look like new. The owner was delighted to see how fantastic they looked and are ready for use by her grandchildren. They were painted a clean white and the old broken laminate was replaced with a tomato red painted top.

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  • Little Birdie Cabinet

    This country cabinet from the 1980’s is now a whimsical piece with a few sweet birds perching inside. The piece was painted with Dixie Belle Sawmill Gravy Chalk paint and a custom glaze was added to give it a more weathered look. I sealed the piece with clear wax to protect it. The IOD transfers of birds were added and just topped this off. Special thanks to my customer who gave me an idea and let me run with it.

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