Chalk Painting Class #2

Despite the nasty weather we had been having all day, our painting class was a huge success! We had to move the location from the shop in the back, to the garage, so we wouldn’t have to dart in and out of the rain just to wash off paint brushes or grab a snack and use the bathroom. But it actually turned out better because the garage was a much bigger area to spread out and work in! We had picture frames, tables, and the most interesting little antique rocker I have ever seen…watching the transformation from old to re-beautification never gets old for me.  The girls learned out to mix their own chalk paint, properly apply it to their piece, distress, age, and wax. We even had to break out the blow dryers to help with dry time due to the high humidity…. I think they were all amazed with how pretty their pieces turned out and that they can actually do this!!  It was fun meeting new friends and sharing our craft with them and I’m so looking forward to our next class…If you missed out, don’t worry….we will definitely be having another one soon…keep checking our sites on facebook…”the old cypress house” and “the distressed fleur de lis”……

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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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