Classes

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Let’s Save Your Junk Together!

We are now offering painting classes to the public. To register for classes please visit The Rustic Orchid. Plus, if you attend our classes you get a 10% discount on any General Finishes purchases!  Learn how to DIY the right way, from a local dynamic duo with over 25 years combined experience in furniture refinishing and interior design.

30 for 30 – Intro to Furniture Painting

This class is quick, easy and informative!  While not considered a prerequisite for the Beginner class, it is strongly encouraged for those who have never had any formal training or exposure to furniture restoration.  In only 30 minutes, you will be introduced to the basics of milk and chalk paint along with the different types of top coats. You will learn the steps to properly refinishing, from prep to final coat. You will be allowed to try products yourself, and bring your sample boards home with you!

We provide all materials.  You just need to bring a smile and an interest in learning about the world of painting furniture.

Capacity: 12

Cost:  30.00

*Payment due at time of registration.  Cancellation less than one week prior to class date will result in a $10.00 cancellation charge.

Beginner Class*

This class is great for beginners who are about to tackle their first DIY furniture painting project, or for those who are new to the practice and want to strengthen the foundation of their learning.  The proper steps from start to finish will be covered, including preparation, product selection and application, sealing, and maintenance.  Discover the right way to DIY with Tara and Becca, and go home with a beautiful new piece for your home or workspace!

We provide:

  • Prep materials
  • General Finishes paint and topcoat of choice (take home your product, too!)
  • Hands-on, project-specific lesson and guidance
  • Take home instructional guide
  • Certificate of course completion from The UpCycle Girls and The Rustic Orchid

You provide:

  • Your own small piece of furniture to paint (i.e. stool, small chair, plant stand etc.)
  • A photo of your project and your design inspiration, sent to The UpCycle Girls either through Facebook message or email:  upcyclegirlswi@gmail.com  (for approval and supply prep purposes).  To be sent NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS DATE.

Capacity:  6

Cost:  85.00

*This class is a prerequisite for the Intermediate level class unless otherwise approved by The UpCycle Girls or The Rustic Orchid.  Payment due no less than 24 hours prior to class date.  Cancellation less than one week prior to class date will result in a $10.00 cancellation charge.

Intermediate Class**

If you have already taken our Beginner class or are already somewhat experienced in the field of furniture painting, and are ready to learn more than just the basics, this is the class for you.  In this class you will learn more about special effects, detailing, and more in-depth information about products that are available to you.

We provide: 

  • Prep materials
  • General Finishes paint and topcoat of choice (take home your product, too!)
  • Hands-on, project-specific lesson and guidance
  • Take home instructional guide
  • Certificate of course completion from The UpCycle Girls and The Rustic Orchid

You provide:

  • Your own piece of furniture to refinish.  May be as large as a living room coffee/end table, small cabinet, or bench.
  • A photo of your project and your design inspiration, sent to The UpCycle Girls either through Facebook message or email:  upcyclegirlswi@gmail.com  (for approval and supply prep purposes).  To be sent NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS DATE.

Capacity:  4

Cost:  90.00

*Beginner class certificate is required to register for this class unless otherwise approved by The UpCycle Girls or The Rustic Orchid.  Payment due no less than 24 hours prior to class date.  Cancellation less than one week prior to class date will result in a $10.00 cancellation charge.

Advanced Class

Details TBA

Private In-home Painting Lessons***

This is a great opportunity to learn from the pros in the comfort of your own home. Maybe you don’t like classes, have a busy schedule, or your project is too big to bring to class. If you have the space (like a basement, garage, or workshop for projects that aren’t built in) we can come to you. Training time is customizable, available for varied durations. After each lesson you will be given a list of “homework” to do on your project so you will be ready for the next lesson.

We provide:

  • One pint of paint and one pint of top coat
  • We bring all the tools
  • Printed instructional guides

You provide:

  • Drop cloths
  • Workspace
  • A photo of your project, measurements, and your design inspiration, sent to The UpCycle Girls either through Facebook message or email:  upcyclegirlswi@gmail.com  (for approval and supply prep purposes).  To be sent NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DATE OF FIRST LESSON.

Capacity:  4

Costcontact us for details

***30 for 30 class required to be completed prior to first lesson.  Payment due no less than 24 hours prior to each lesson.  Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to each lesson will result in a 50% refund, unless rescheduled within 30 days.

 

 

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