Decorative Painting Series Starts Tomorrow!

We are so excited to have Karen Guard teaching our upcoming decorative painting workshops. (First one coming up TOMORROW at 6pm! Beginning Chalk and Milk Painting. Sign up here:: 

The next workshop in the series is going to be Distressing and Antiquing, and will teach you all you need to know about taking the old, maybe tired, and making it new (then old!) again. What a great way to be able to change things up, rejuvenate your style, and add a bit of shabby chic and vintage feel to your home, and have fun at the same time! Wednesday, May 13, at 6 pm. sign up here::

Here's a little bit about Karen, and a link to her blog:

Karen works as a freelance graphic designer and chronicles her before and after furniture projects at She uses her love of color and pattern to transform vintage furniture and houseware finds. DIY comes naturally to her and she is always looking for a new challenge.

Teaching all she has learned about furniture painting and refinishing hardly seems like work. Hanging out with a bunch of crafty people talking about furniture is always fun. Karen has been re-doing furniture for over 20 years and teaching furniture paint technique classes for the past 3 years.

She also contributes a bi-monthly DIY article to R•Home Magazine and regularly appears on Virginia This Morning sharing crafty project how-to’s.

When she is not at the computer or in the studio you will find her haunting the flea markets and thrift stores of Richmond. Her goal, taking unloved things and making them pretty.