We Love Workshops!

Want to join one of our fun paint or DIY Workshops?

Join Shirley our in-house certified instructor as she will help you gain the confidence and knowledge to complete your first project.

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  1. INTRO TO FURNITURE PAINTING – Learn the Basics

You will love this class! Hands on workshop where you learn all the basics to begin painting furniture at home using Country Chic Clay Based Paint; techniques and painting properties of chalk & mineral paint. What you will learn: properties of furniture painting; best practices & surface preparation, distressing methods (dry & wet), creating finishes (waxing & clear coat).
Take home: three practice boards, hand painted colour chart, small completed project .

Class size is kept small (max 6 participants) to give everyone time to have questions answered.  Pre-registration is required – E-Transfer funds accepted to book All supplies & refreshments are provided. Cost $85

*Drop into the shop to book your seat or send e-mail message.

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds.

DIY Milk Paint

2. MILK PAINT 101

In this class you will gain an understanding of MMS Milk Paint, what it’s best for and its limitations. Learn a comfort level with mixing milk paint to a consistency that suits your project. Learn about our waxes and oil finishes and how to apply them correctly. Hand’s on experience with basic techniques like layering two colors of paint, encouraging chipping with hemp oil, distressing, wet sanding and antiquing.

Join Shirley, our certified workshop instructor to get started on your milk paint project!

Class size is kept small (max 6 participants) to give everyone time to have questions answered. Pre-registration is required e-transfers funds accepted to book. All supplies & refreshments are provided. Cost is $80 plus HST
*Drop into the shop to book your seat or send e-mail message.

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds

3. DESIGN YOUR OWN PILLOWS

Join us for an evening of creativity! Our Pillow Workshop features our 20 in. x 20 in. cotton canvas pillow covers with down fill inserts.

When you arrive all your supplies will be ready for you. We have a large selection of Muddaritaville Stencils to choose from and you’ll get to pick the paint colour that fits your personal style.

Pillow Workshop – 1 Pillow cover with insert
Class size is kept small (max 6 participants) to give everyone time to have questions answered. Pre-registration is required, E-Transfer funds accepted to book. Payment due at time of booking. If interested please drop by the store to book your seat or send a private message. All supplies are provided. Cost $45

*Drop into the shop to book your seat or send e-mail message.

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds

DIY Farmhouse Clock

4. DIY 24″ FARMHOUSE CLOCK

Come join Shirley, owner & certified instructor of LilyPond Vintage to create your very own one of a kind working 24″ round wall clock!

We will be using Miss Mustard’s Seed Milk Paint as a stain for our base for this workshop then adding Country Chic Chalk-Style Paint with 35 different colors available to choose from to stencil in the colour of your choice. Workshop participants will learn a two-colour distress technique in any color combination as well as learn how to seal with Hemp Oil or Waxes for extra protection.

The clock movements & hands are included.

Have any questions? E-mail Shirley at lilypondfurniture@gmail.com and she will gladly help you out!

Workshop Cost: $125.00 includes all supplies.

There are limited spaces for this workshop so please book early to avoid disappointment. Sign up online (via messenger & e-transfer) or in our retail shop during business hours to reserve your seat!

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds

DIY Workshops

5. DIY WOOD SIGN WORKSHOP

Signs are so popular right now & easy to create!! Join Shirley as she will guide you to create your own beautiful custom wooden sign.

When you arrive all your supplies will be ready for you. Heavy wooden tray sign measures 21.5″ x 11.5″ x 1.25″ thick

For this workshop we will be painting & distressing a tray sign board with 1/4″ wooden ‘FAMILY’ or ‘GATHER’ cutout. You’ll get to pick the paint colour(s) that fits your personal style.

Class size is kept small (max 6 participants) to give everyone time to have questions answered & hands-on assistance if required.

Pre-registration is required, E-Transfer funds accepted to book. Payment due at time of booking. If interested please drop by the store to book your seat or send a private message. All supplies are provided. Cost $85 plus HST

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds

6.  DIY FURNITURE – BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR

Do you love the look of painted furniture, but aren’t sure where to begin? There’s nothing like practicing on an actual piece of furniture! Join us for this fun furniture painting workshop on how to use Country Chic Clay-Base Paint!

You will learn how to transform a drab piece of furniture into a fabulous new find. Bring in your own wooden chair to paint in class and use all of our materials, supplies, and expertise as we guide you through the process.

In this class you will learn how to:
👉Properly prepare your piece for a lasting, beautiful finish
👉Select color combinations and paint your piece using Chalk-Style Paint
👉Dry or wet distress your piece
👉Properly finish your piece with Wax

Class is $65 plus HST

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds

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7. KITCHEN CABINET PAINTING 101

Looking to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom cabinets but don’t know how or are a little afraid to jump right in? Join us for our cabinet painting class!

Using Country Chic Paint products we will provide you with all the information and confidence needed to get started. Country Chic Paints are made specifically for furniture and cabinets. It is incredibly durable and offers a beautifully smooth finish. During this class we will go over proper prep work, application, glazing and how to properly seal your cabinets for lasting results.

Bring one of your own cabinet doors from home to paint (max size 24” x 36”) or practice on one of our cabinet doors.

*Cost $65 plus HST (payment in full is due at time of booking)

No experience necessary. Beginners welcome 🙂

👉How can I contact the organizer with any questions or about how to book a seat?

Email: Shirley at lilypondfurniture@gmail.com and she will gladly answer your questions.

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hour notice required).Sorry no refunds.

👉No shows forfeit fees and will not be re-booked.

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8. DIY FARMHOUSE TRAY

Join us at LilyPond Vintage and create a beautiful wooden farmhouse serving tray. A perfect addition to your Modern Farmhouse home decor.

You will be able to customize the tray with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint used as a stain and Country Chic Paint in a colours of your choice for the stencil. Trays will be preassembled ready for you to paint, stencil and add hardware.

Invite some friends and enjoy an evening out creating a beautiful project while our instructor Shirley will guide you through the process with step by step instructions.

Class size is kept small (max 8 participants) to give everyone time to have questions answered & hands-on assistance if required.

Pre-registration is required, E-Transfer funds accepted to book. Payment due at time of booking. If interested please drop by the store to book your seat or send a private message. All supplies are provided. Cost $65 plus HST

***Cancellation Policy*** Should you not be able to attend the class for any reason you will be given a credit to use for another workshop event within the next 3 month period (24 hours notice required). Sorry no refunds

I’d love to meet you!

I hope you will join us at the next workshop!

Shirley

Furniture Paint Workshops

Here’s what previous workshop attendees have to say:

“I took Shirley’s furniture painting workshop in the winter and it so inspired me to paint. I’d recommend it to everyone. LilyPond and Country Chic are AWESOME!”…Terese Landry

“I had already played a bit with Country Chic Paint on some projects. This class was amazingly informative, loved it and took away a ton of information. Shirley is a great presenter and taught us so much about the paint and techniques! Loved it and took away a ton of info to apply to my next project! I highly recommend it!” …Darlene Ashley

“Took a pillow workshop…had a fantastic time and LOVED the end result!! Very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be taking more workshops in the future!”…Rhonda Flemming

“I attended a furniture painting class this past Thursday and it was awesome! Shirley did a fantastic job and I learned lots of great tips and techniques that I look forward to using on future projects!  Thanks so much!”…Hayley Daniels

“I had a great time at today’s class! Now I am looking around my house thinking about all the things I want to paint!” …Beth Woodward

“Had a wonderful afternoon at LilyPond Vintage, such a beautiful store with something for everyone. Thank you, Shirley, for sharing your talents with us, can’t wait to start my painting project as well. Looking forward to seeing you all next month, until then Happy Painting!”…Diane Ells

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