Last weekend we finished up our last workshop for the month of May … time flies! With summer trying to peek out of the clouds, we all welcomed the changes in weather with changes of colour, from blues, to purples & plums, these ladies completed their own little rainbow in Sunday’s workshop. Since we were all so in love with these “pops” of summer colour, it was only appropriate to inspire you to bring summer indoors with some blues, pinks, greens & every shade in between.

What we love most about the workshops is that we’re not just paint- we’re painting memories with great friends and amazing, creative people. There was no better way to finish of the month of May than smiling faces and dirty brushes!

teaching

 

Since the weather was too beautiful to stay inside all day, we decided to have a little picnic out back, complete with delicious sandwiches, lemonade and macarons from Saving Thyme Catering & Patisserie. Cheers!

Lunchtime

 

After lunch, we all headed back inside to complete the best part of the workshop – distressing! This was our creative, chit-chatty time of the day, where we all made our pieces shabby & chic with some distressing here & there. We were so impressed with the before and after shots of all the pieces in the workshop that we had to share. Let these shots inspire you to get creative with everything¬†Fusion mineral paint and van Gogh chalk paint have to offer! These ladies were naturals … and we were tempted to just keep these pieces for ourselves!

PURPLE END TABLE

 

This beautiful end table was painted with a custom purple colour (a mix between van Gogh’s Victorian and Billowing Sails) and with a lightly applied top coat of dark wax.

MEDICINE CABINET

Fusion’s “inglenook” and some light distressing transformed this old medicine cabinet into an amazing summer cottage piece. Love!

END TABLE

This side table was the perfect piece to paint, with its beautiful lines and wood colour. She was not scared of this bright, bold red, and went for it! This piece was painted in Fusion’s “Fort York” red with a little dark wax here and there.

One of the pieces that we were so impressed with was this shelf. This white and pine shelf came in looking quite
simple, with little heart cutouts and straight line. We were so happy with the amount of creativity! When she saw a plum-coloured shelf in the store, she was inspired to create her own custom plum colour
to deepen up this shelf and add lots of dimension. The mix ended up being a combination of Fusion’s “Fort York” red and “Renfrew Blue”. To add even more dimension to the shelf, dark wax was applied lightly around corners and edges. This shelf makes the perfect display!

SHELF

We’re working on our workshop schedule for the month of June … so stay tuned to our workshop schedule if you would like to join in on the summer fun and start painting memories!