Here at All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia, we love finding new paint products.
We love learning new techniques.
We love to paint and we really love teaching you.
But what we really, really, really love the most is seeing all of the awesome ideas you guys bring to life when you go home and get to work!
We started a fun new tradition over on our Facebook page yesterday called WOW! Wednesday.
All day long we shared photos of the AMAZING projects our customers painted.
(You guys have been busy!)
We compiled several projects our customers shared with us recently into this blog post to make it easier to enjoy everything in one spot. These are all techniques we teach in our painting classes and workshops—and they are all techniques that YOU can learn too. Yes—YOU!
If you are thinking to yourself …
I would love to do that, but I’m not artistic.
I don’t have that kind of talent.
THINK AGAIN, my friend!
You can do this too.
With an afternoon of instruction and a little practice, you can learn the skills to update your furniture and create works of art for your home just like our friends here did. Here’s the link again. Why not give it a try? You just might uncover a hidden talent you never knew you had!
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This is GORGEOUS! Jessi bought a can of Saltwash here at All Things New Again the other day, went home and created these beautiful layers of color and texture on this table. (Then she staged it expertly with some really cool decor!) Check out this close-up shot. That weathered, layered look is so popular right now … and Jessi nailed it!
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Heather and her friends took our Introduction to Unicorn Spit class in August—and we had so much fun! She went home and “spit” like a boss on this wooden stool. See how the wood grain shows through her perfectly blended colors? See the hand painted flowers on the legs? We are in love with this little stool.
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Unicorn Spit is a vibrantly colored gel stain so when you apply it to wood like Heather did on her stool, you get that nice wood grain showing through. But Unicorn Spit can also be used on all kinds of materials, including glass. These are the wine bottles Melissa and Natalie “finger-painted” at our class last Sunday. (And, again, we had so much fun!)
Melissa is an artist who creates beautiful things out of up cycled wine bottles. She drilled a hole into the glass, filled the bottles with lights and added a fancy topper when she got home. Look how they shine!
The next two projects were created by Amber who has Mad Decoupage Skills after taking our Paper Pizazz decoupage workshop when it was offered this summer. The peacock feathers on this table look like they were hand painted. They blend into the wood so perfectly.
Amber also jazzed up this little chest of drawers by decoupaging paper napkins onto the drawers. Pretty in pink!
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Now, we normally don’t choose favorites. How can we? EVERYTHING that EVERYBODY creates is awesome!
Well … today we have a favorite!
Evan is Amber’s son and, you guys … he is 13-years old.
Look what Evan created for his room!
Amber took our very first Introduction to Unicorn Spit class last year. She went home and taught the techniques to Evan … and he ROCKED IT! Here are both sides of the shelf featuring the designs Evan created. This. Is. So. Cool.
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Special thank you to Jessi, Heather, Melissa, Amber and Evan for sending us photos of your projects!
We really enjoyed seeing your amazing work!
If you have a project you are proud of, send us a picture! You can post it on our Facebook page or email to Courtney [at] allthingsnewagain.net. We would love to feature your work in an upcoming WOW! Wednesday post or right here on our All Things New Again Blog.
~ Cathy, Dave and Courtney
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All Things New Again is a family-owned furniture and paint boutique in Leesburg, Virginia (about an hour or so west of Washington, D.C.) We offer hand-painted furniture, home decor and several lines of paint for your next DIY project. We also love teaching people how to paint! Please join us for an upcoming painting class or workshop. Here’s the link to our schedule. We always have a lot of fun.