1st ever Chalk Painting Class…..April 2013

Today was the big day….We had 8 ladies sign up for our class….They all arrived promptly at 9am, with their pieces in hand all ready for paint…After making introductions and getting some much needed coffee, muffins, and fruit, we headed to the shop in the back to begin teaching and learning how to not only make our own chalk paint, but, to paint, distress, age, and wax it to a beautiful new finish!  Everyone had a wonderful time, made some new friends, and learned a new hobby…I can’t wait til we do it again!!!

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About The Old Cypress House

I paint...I love to paint...I have always painted...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact...Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn't do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys...whatever anyone suggested. Then my husband helped tear down a cypress house that was built in 1889 and brought me home loads and loads of more wood, including the old cypress windows that were in the house...I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress...but, I'm sure I'll venture into other areas of art projects. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, please let me know...I'll be in my shop! "If you hear a voice inside of you say 'you cannot paint', by all means, paint...and that voice will be silenced" ~ Vincent Van Gogh View all posts by The Old Cypress House

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