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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BASICS painting workshop

hey gals....i finally was able to get some dates together for the BASICS painting workshop!!! this is for the 'beginner' painter. if you haven't had much experience painting accessories or furniture, this is a great class for you!

we will be going over 3 different techniques, so you can use that knowledge to create your own pieces!

2 different sessions:

~ thursday sept 12th @ 6:15pm (8-10 person max, 5 person min)
~ saturday sept 21 st @ 9am (8-10 person max, 5 person min)

~classes will be around 1.5-2hrs in length...and yes there will be times where we are sitting there watching paint dry :) 

 what you'll learn:

~ a basic distressing technique
~ a color wash
~ a 2 color technique

what will be included:

~your own sample paint pot....when you sign up you'll let me know a color you love and want to work with during the workshop and i'll pick that up. (you'll take left over paint home with you)
~ a paint brush (you'll take home with you)
~ sandpaper and cloths
~ 3 sample boards to practice on (can take home with you if you'd like)
~ snacks and drinks :)

what you will need to bring: 

this will be a basics class, and bringing a small item will ensure you'll be able to finish your project and it'll be small enough to get an idea of how to use the techniques.

~ a small accessory....possibly a wooden picture frame, a cool box, a decorative wall piece. (something wooden)
~ wear painting clothes or bring an apron....don't want your nice clothes to get stained!!

what the cost will be:

~ the cost will be $50 per person. please only commit if you are for sure you're able to make the class. there has been alot of interest, so i want to make sure the class is filled with people that will be here. payment due day of class.

how to sign up:

~ please send an email to and let me know which class you'd like to attend, and what your color choice is for your little paint pot.

i'm SUPER excited...these will be really fun!! and something fun to get a girlfriend to do with you!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

vintage rolling pin kitchen racks

i just found a bunch of vintage rolling pins and i'm absolutely in love with them! the beautiful wood, the paint chipping off of the handles and all of the different sizes and shapes. instead of just hanging them on rolling pin racks or putting them in a crock or something...i thought it would be fun to actually 'use' them! i decided to make some kitchen racks out of them, to hang towels on, coats, a pan or two...or even some kitchen utensils!

i just finished one this morning and i'm loving how its turned out!!! more to come!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

have a fun 'girls day' on SATURDAY AUGUST 24th!!

something fun to do with the girls!! adourn is going to be part of a 'bus tour' on SATURDAY AUGUST 24th!

Barnyard Boutique is planning a bus tour to coordinate with their yearly boutique sale! Simple Soaps For Simple Folks will also be a part of the tour! there will be goodie bags for everyone on the bus and some fun door prizes!!

here are the details: please contact melissa @ barnyard boutiques for sign-up.

Check this out!!!

Bus trip – Saturday, August 24, 2013


8:15 Meet bus at Shopko South (far end towards Culvers)
8:30 Bus leaves
9:00 Arrive at Barnyard Boutique in Dover
9:45 Leave Barnyard Boutique
10:00 Arrive at Simple Soaps in Dover (enjoy donuts and coffee)
10:45 Leave Simple Soaps in Dover
11:15 Arrive at Adourn in Chatfield
12:00 Leave Adourn
12:30 Arrive in Lanesboro
Lunch is on your own and explore the town
4:00 Bus leaves Lanesboro for Rochester
4:45 Arrive in Rochester at Shopko South

Cost is $15.00 includes bus trip, goodie bag and prizes

Deadline is: August 18th please call or e-mail to get your name on the list (contact info below)

Send check to: Melissa Burnett 423 River St. SW, Chatfield, MN 55923

Any questions contact: Melissa at or 507-421-5592