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Intro to Woodworking: Furniture Refinishing (Inclusion Series)

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Need a glow-up for your furniture? Learn how to update the finish with us!

Turn your ordinary furniture into a beautiful repurposed piece with this chalk painting technique! Learn about different paint options, plus get a recipe to create your own chalk paint! Students will learn to paint their piece, then optionally follow sanding techniques for a weathered or distressed look. Finally, seal your piece with wax and learn about other sealing options!

Students will need to bring:

  • Bedside table-sized piece of furniture (with a natural finish currently, stained is fine just no paint) to refinish
  • Alternative: purchase the “furniture included” ticket and the instructor will bring a piece for you
  • Apron or old clothes you don’t mind getting messy

Age 16+, under 18 MUST be accompanied by a guardian.

This workshop is part of our “Inclusion” series where we invite anyone who may not feel comfortable using these tools to join us in the metal or wood shop (or both!), learn some new skills, and meet other people who are also new to this! All of our instructors for this series are prepared for complete beginners, we hope you will join us!

Allison Russell is a lifelong resident of Kingpsort. She was gifted with the ability and vision to see the beauty in things, and has a passion for refinishing furniture to give them new life and purpose. Allison is the owner of Shabby Allies Boutique, which was a storefront 2012-2019 and now operates on commission only. She also owns Taylored Venue & Events which opened in 2017, and continues to use her creative talents there! Her hobbies include painting, scrapbooking, crafting and any other influences that give her the opportunity to create and decorate.

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February 24
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Inventor Center
118 Shelby Street
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 392-8414