Still offering classes to learn the proper technique of using chalk paint or milk paint, staining, glazing, distressing, etc… Contact us today, for your own private lesson.  All lessons come with the supplies you will need, except for the small item you bring in to paint, to complete your own work of art 🙂  By the time you leave, there will be no stopping you…it’s a very fun, relaxing, and addictive hobby, so what are you waitig for?


All classes held at the shop in Gonzales, LA







Sign up for a paint class and get 15% off any paint supplies you buy that day!!




Good Things come to those who paint     Processed with VSCOcam with c2 preset


Spring is in the air!!  Time to get out that old piece of furniture from the garage or back shed that you have been debating on throwing away or not….Don’t toss it….re-beautify it…re-purpose…refresh!!

We have one group class scheduled for May…It’s such a busy month for everyone with Mothers’ Day and the ending of school…The class, however, is full……but, don’t despair….I do private workshops for anyone that couldn’t make the class and has time during the week….just text me at 225.290.6133, and we can set up a time…Classes are $25 per hour and includes a sample size jar of Old Town Paints…everything else is supplied 🙂  Just bring a small piece to work on such as a picture frame, mirror, accent table….you’ll learn the proper way to apply paint, how to sand and distress, glaze, wax, etc….along with the best tools to use…(sample colors based on availability)



Happy New Year!!!

Our first class of the year is gonna be on Saturday ~ February 1, 2014….10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. for $95. Bring your own small piece to work on during class. The workshop includes learning techniques like PAINTING, DISTRESSING, paint mixing, WAXING and how to apply stencils. We provide all the materials and refreshments! It’s a great opportunity to LEARN and have FUN! You can pay through Paypal by posting your email and I will send you a Paypal invoice. Spaces are limited, so sign up TODAY to reserve your spot! Thanks!  Colleen and Mamye


We have decided to have a couple of workshops during the week for those of you that don’t work and Saturdays are just too busy…Not to mention…IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON 🙂  We have two classes scheduled for Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20 ~ 9am-1pm….There are still a few spots available so let me know if you would like to attend….Cost of class is $95 and includes all supplies and refreshments…you just bring a small item to paint such as a picture frame or small chair or end table…..keep in mind, that the darker the wood, the prettier it is when distressed…. To sign up and payment options, see us on Facebook

Next workshops scheduled for August 31 and September14….Classes are full but stay tuned for news on upcoming workshops at The Distressed Cypress House!!  See us on Facebook


Ok everyone, we’ve decided to have another Furniture Rejuvenation Workshop on Friday May 10th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for $95. Drinks and desserts will be provided! Bring your own small wood piece to work on (i.e. picture frame, small accent table, chair, etc.) The workshop includes learning techniques like chalk painting, distressing, waxing and paint mixing. It’s a great opportunity to learn and have lots of fun! You can pay through Paypal by posting your email and I’ll send you a Paypal request. Spaces are limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! Thanks! — with The Old Cypress House,Colleen Mistretta Kirk and Mamye Biggs Fruge.

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We’re proud to announce the first Furniture Rejuvenation Workshop using techniques including chalk painting, distressing, aging, waxing and paint mixing. You will be able to experience the perspectives of two local artists Mamye Fruge from The Distressed Fleur De Lis and Colleen Kirk from The Old Cypress House.

You bring your own small piece to work on (chair, accent table, picture frame, something that one person can carry) and we’ll show you how to transform it! The workshop will be April 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Old Cypress House.

Refreshments, paint and supplies will be provided. The fee is $95 person. Only 10 spaces available. Reserve your spot now by clicking the link below!

Mamye and Colleen

Mamye and Colleen


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