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BEST BRUSHES FOR CHALK PAINT, MINERAL OR CLAY BASED PAINTS

BEST BRUSHES FOR CHALK PAINT, MINERAL OR CLAY BASED PAINTS One of the biggest mistakes people make when painting with Chalk Paint , Minera...

GUILFORD COUNTY CHALK PAINT & CHALK COUTURE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

GUILFORD COUNTY CHALK PAINT CLASSES - ANNIE SLOAN FURNITURE PAINTING WORKSHOPS

***HIGH POINT & GREENSBORO AREA FURNITURE PAINTING CLASSES -Backed by 23+ Years Experience and using The Original and ONLY Chalk Paint, created in 1990 by Annie Sloan

***DECO ART FEATURED HELPING ARTIST

***CHALK COUTURE DESIGNER



Chalk Paint Classes, Chalk Couture Workshops and Deco Art specialty & faux finish painting classes!
Check the schedule on Facebook !

See why you are not getting that fine furniture look with your latex based paint, copycats and homemade recipes!


Workshops and Paint Classes held at my location or yours! Have at least 2 friends in addition to yourself and I will come to your location on a date and time of your choice!
Sharing my 23+ year passion for painting furniture and creating, we utilize my paint, wax & supplies for groups of 2 or more...paint your own Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ piece or design your own Chalk Couture Sign or Chalkboard! With 23+ years experience painting furniture, I have lots of techniques & tips to share for whatever look or style you want to create!

Chalk Couture Workshops to create your own professionally designed signs, chalkboards & more!

Providing you with Chalk Paint™, Wax, Sanding elements, Chalkology Paste, Transfers, Stencils and/or faux finishing elements and so much more - everything needed to create beautiful pieces!

  • Classes and Workshops with a maximum of 15 and get booked quickly so PREPAY EARLY to reserve your spot!

  • If you want to host a Chalk Paint, Deco Art or Chalk Couture wokshop at your home and have at least 2 friends to join you, I work with you on painting and waxing a larger piece, such as a chair, side table, etc.

  • For Chalk Paint Classes & Workshops, each person brings their own piece. For the beginner and BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) classes, this can be a frame or decor item - anything from candlesticks to lazy susans or a small shelf...just whatever you have that you want to give new life to!

  • All Classes and Workshops last about 2 hours, to allow time for paint to dry, sand and then wax. You will learn more than you imagined and it is a lot of fun!

  • Prepayment is required, a minimum of 1 week in advance so that I have my schedule set and sufficient supplies in stock. I will accept cash in person or I can take cards here or through the Paypal Mobile app - you do NOT have to actually have Paypal in order to pay - it's just who I use to process credit card payments online.

  • Several types of classes are available for different paint, wax and distressing techniques at varying prices. Price for your first class or workshop is based on a 1 color technique with distressing and waxing of a small item (frame, candlestick, decor item, etc.)

    You may book and confirm your class below with prepayment at least 1 week in advance. I can also accept credit or debit via phone or cash in person if preferred.

    I CAN'T WAIT TO CREATE WITH YOU!

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    DISCLOSURE: ThriftyLittleThings.net is a PR Friendly personal blog written and edited by Wendy Kohn. The majority of what I post is based on my own ideas, thoughts and projects, for the sole purpose of sharing my passion. However, at times I do accept various forms of compensation such as paid topic insertions and/or products, monetary sponsorship, coupons and other forms of incentives from companies and organizations that I feel compliment the blog, and offer value to my readers. Compensation will never influence the content or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and will NEVER be influenced by any form of compensation.


  • 8 MUST HAVE HOME DECOR UPDATES FOR FALL 2016


    I put together this awesome selection of MUST HAVE updates for Fall! And they're running 30% OFF right now! I'm IN LOVE with the Chalkboard Table Runner for family get togethers! And those Copper String Lights would be perfect inside or out for any fall style!

    Click through below to see the entire fall collection I put together and let me know how I did! Do you like my selections?




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    DISCLOSURE: ThriftyLittleThings.net is a PR Friendly personal blog written and edited by Wendy Kohn. The majority of what I post is based on my own ideas, thoughts and projects, for the sole purpose of sharing my passion. However, at times I do accept various forms of compensation such as paid topic insertions and/or products, monetary sponsorship, coupons and other forms of incentives from companies and organizations that I feel compliment the blog, and offer value to my readers. Compensation will never influence the content or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and will NEVER be influenced by any form of compensation.


    HOMEMADE STROMBOLI RECIPE: HAM & SWISS STROMBOLI FOR ANY OCCASION

    Homemade Ham & Swiss Stromboli

    I confess, I've been holding out on you all. My family has a recipe that my mom has been making for everything from Christmas to my birthday that goes back to my childhood days. It's one of my very favorites, always my choice when asked what I wanted my mom to fix for my birthday. And yet....I have never shared it with you all! It's highly coveted in our family, but I decided I would spill the beans...or in this case, the Ham & Swiss! It's just too much goodness to keep to ourselves!

    So, here I go, sharing yet another family secret...my mom's Homemade Stromboli Recipe. It is Ham & Swiss yumminess that you can fix for any occasion! It can also feed quite a few adults, unless, of course, it becomes a fave like it is in my family and everyone grabs up as many pieces as they can get their hands on!

    This Ham & Swiss Stromboli is actually quite simple to make. The hardest part, or the one that takes the most preparation and time, is the dough. However, once you've got that process down, you'll find it very easy compared to the more complex look.

    If you have a hard time finding the exact brand or type of dough that I use, any will do, including homemade, which I used to use when I had a bread machine with a dough setting.

    For my always hungry, homemade ham & swiss stromboli loving family, one loaf/stromboli can feed us all. If I'm planning to have company, I will make a second one.

    The other thing I really like about this recipe is that I can make it the night before and then cook it the next day. And leftovers, 2nd time heated is always awesome!

    Here goes!

    Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen White Bread Loaf - I find this in the freezer section of my Ingles grocery store with the frozen biscuits or pastries. The brand name I buy is "Rhodes" and it comes in a pack of 3 loaves.
  • 1/2 Pound very thinly sliced Ham - packaged or from the deli
  • 1/2 Pound Swiss Cheese (shredded or on the block and grated)
  • All Purpose Flour (just enough to roll out the dough onto)
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter

    I was in a hurry when I made this one and I will update photos the next time that I fix it, so I had to use what I had on hand which was sliced cheese (hey, it all melts the same anyways!) It's also NOT the prettiest one because I stretched the dough very thin so I could get more pieces out of it since I was making just one and my son had a friend over.

  • Take your frozen loaf and place on a buttered cookie sheet. I place a wet/warm towel over it and leave it out to thaw and rise for about 5 hours. I re-wet/warm the towel as I need to.
  • Roll out your dough and stretch it as far as you can. You'll aim for a rounded square or oval type of shape.

  • Once all rolled out, butter thinly all over or place small tabs of butter all over.
  • Cover with ham evenly all over.

  • Sprinkle your cheese all over.

  • Then gently and evenly roll it up and onto your cookie sheet. I use a dab of water to make sure the edge sticks and leave that portion on the bottom of the strombli. I then pinch the edges and turn them under on each end.
  • Cut 3-5 small slits in the top of your roll to let the steam out and keep it from busting open while it bakes. I also put a few tabs of butter across the top.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes or until the bread starts to brown on top and your cheese starts bubbling.

  • Once you remove from oven, allow about 5 minutes to cool before slicing. I use my electric knife to slice evenly without tearing up your stromboli.
    Ham & Swiss sounds so simple but I promise you, it's never tasted so good! This Ham & Swiss Stromboli will become a requested favorite from the first time you serve it!
    Once you master your art with the dough and sizing of the stromboli roll, you can add in anything else your family likes or switch it up altogether and use a tomato sauce, pepperonis & mozzarella! The possibilities are endless!

    Leave me a comment below and let me know if you make it or have any questions!

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    DISCLOSURE: ThriftyLittleThings.net is a PR Friendly personal blog written and edited by Wendy Kohn. The majority of what I post is based on my own ideas, thoughts and projects, for the sole purpose of sharing my passion. However, at times I do accept various forms of compensation such as paid topic insertions and/or products, monetary sponsorship, coupons and other forms of incentives from companies and organizations that I feel compliment the blog, and offer value to my readers. Compensation will never influence the content or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and will NEVER be influenced by any form of compensation.