All Things New Again is Celebrating 20 Years!

All Things New Again, a family-owned furniture and paint boutique, is celebrating 20 years in Leesburg, Virginia!

Owners Cathy and David Prebich purchased the “little white house” and opened their shop in August 1998. (That’s the same summer Bruce Willis saved the world from a giant asteroid in the movie Armaggedon!) They are celebrating 20 years in Leesburg this month with special sales, giveaways and a 5-day online Furniture Painting Challenge.

“We are grateful for our amazing customers,” said Cathy Prebich. “We have customers who have been with us for 20 years and we meet new ones every day. Our customers have kept us in business for 20 years, and they make our job so much fun.”

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The History of All Things New Again

Cathy and David Prebich’s business has evolved over the years. They began woodworking as a hobby in the 1980’s and soon turned it into a side business. They sold their handmade items at weekend craft shows for several years.

Then in 1998, they purchased the property at 8 Fort Evans Road NE in Leesburg and opened a permanent craft and gift store. Their store was originally called Sawdust Specialties and featured the work of more than 50 local and national artisans.

All Things New Again Leesburg VA In 2013, they rebranded as All Things New Again, shifting their focus to painted furniture and teaching others how to paint furniture too.

 

Now they exclusively sell their own hand-painted furniture, home decor and several lines of paint for DIY’ers.

Their current paint lines include:

All of All Things New Again’s paint lines offer zero VOC’s—making them safe to use indoors and around your family and pets—and are made in the USA.

Additionally, All Things New Again offers painting classes and workshops.

Follow Our Adventures Online!

The All Things New Again Blog (www.allthingsnewagain.net) chronicles their family’s adventures in up cycling with lots of painted furniture inspiration and step-by-step tutorials. The Furniture Painting Friday Show is a live event every Friday at 12 noon (eastern time) over on the All Things New Again Facebook page.

Come On Over!

All Things New Again is the little white house next to the CVS pharmacy in Leesburg, Virginia. If you are in the Northern Virginia/ metro Washington DC area, come on over. The store is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Or if you see the car out front any other time, come on in!

Pretty Painted Nightstands (ON SALE!) at All Things New Again

Who doesn’t love a pretty painted nightstand?

Nightstands don’t cost a lot and they don’t take up a huge amount of space. They give you just enough extra storage, a spot to charge your phone at night … and you can be a little more daring on the colors without overpowering your bedroom.

We love nightstands so much here at All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia that we are putting them on sale for the whole month of July!


Enjoy 20% OFF all nightstands in the shop now through July 31.

This sale includes all painted nightstands and the “as is” prices on all nightstands upstairs at the Top of the Shop that need a little TLC and would make good project pieces. Sale does not include custom paint orders.

If you are packing up a college kid to go back to school next month, a nightstand is a great way to add more storage and personalize drab dorm rooms or apartments. (BONUS: It will fit in the backseat of the car!)

This nightstand is a new addition to the shop—painted in a summery swirl of Dixie Belle Paint colors.

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This nightstand is painted in a summery swirl of Dixie Belle Co. paint colors.

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We used three colors from Dixie Belle Paint Co. to create this blended finish: Bunker Hill Blue, Dixie Belle Blue and Limeade.

Need a brighter burst of color? Check out these babies—painted and glazed with Unicorn Spit for an extra layer of prettiness.

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Pair of nightstands painted in a swirl of fiery colors and glazed with Unicorn Spit rainbow gel stain.

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French Provincial style nightstand painted in Dixie Belle Paint’s “Amethyst” and glazed with limited edition Unicorn Spit sparkle stain.

Of course, you can never go wrong with black. (Never!)

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Classic and elegant black nightstands—painted in Dixie Belle Paint’s Midnight Sky.

We gave this pair of vintage nightstands a classic black makeover with Dixie Belle’s Midnight Sky to accentuate the unique floral carvings on the drawer fronts and new hardware. We painted the top with a stunning neutral color called Sand Bar, but look closely. We blended in soft, subtle hints of pink and turquoise and finished with a pearl glaze. The tops change with the lighting and angle you are looking—reminiscent of the inside of a seashell.

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We created a soft look on the tops of these nightstands–reminiscent of the inside of a seashell–using a blended paint technique and Dixie Belle Paints.

These are just a few of the nightstands on sale in July at All Things New Again. If you’ve had your eye on one, now is the time to get it!

Of course, if you are like me, your nightstand will soon be piled high with books and other reading materials. That’s OK! It will still look pretty—and just might be the incentive to tackle that summer reading list!

~ 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 painted furniture, home decor, several lines of paint for your next DIY project and painting classes and workshops.

Please join us for our Serving Tray Workshop every Wednesday night and Saturday morning in July!

Click here for details and to sign up!

Thank You for an AWESOME 2016

Remember our 2016 motto here at All Things New Again?

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We are happy to report we didn’t just have a BIG YEAR …

We had an …

AWESOME

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HUGE YEAR!

We have a lot of ideas and projects in the works for an awesome, amazing HUGE 2017 too. Before we get started, we thought it would be fun to re-cap some of our top stories from the past year.

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We kicked off 2016 with 7 BIG beautiful new colors from [affiliate linkDixie Belle Paint, the no-VOC chalk/mineral paint we carry at our shop in Leesburg, Virginia. Here’s the link to our story.

Dixie Belle Paints are perfect to use indoors during cold winter months. They have no harmful fumes so you can paint safely inside your home and they require very little prep work. That means no sanding and no priming most of the time. Look for LOTS of new Dixie Belle Paint projects from us in the next few months. This is also the paint we use in our monthly Learn How To Paint Furniture Class because it is so easy-peasy for beginners to get beautiful results.

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Speaking of painting classes, we launched our new Introduction to Real Milk Paint Class in 2016. Real Milk Paint is all-natural and non-toxic so it is another great option for painting indoors during wintertime. Courtney just finished painting two big pieces for her dining room—right there in the middle of her dining room. Here’s a sneak preview.

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mom rocking chair1You can create some beautiful looks with milk paint that you just can’t achieve with other types of do-it-yourself paints on the market, but it can be tricky to control some times.

We will be working a lot more with Real Milk Paint in the coming year—and we will share our tutorials with you here on the All Things New Again Blog and on our YouTube Channel.

Here is a look back at Courtney’s favorite paint project of 2016—the Mother’s Day Surprise rocking chair she painted for Cathy’s Mother’s Day gift was a BIG HIT.

Here’s the link for the story behind this little rocking chair.

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Unicorn Spit is always BIG NEWS around here! Our Unicorn Spit tutorials and Pinterest boards continue to be our most popular work. This Wine Bottle Art Tutorial was our most viewed post in 2016. Here’s the link.

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We made a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT in September by becoming official retailers of Saltwash, a new powder additive that gives paint projects wonderful texture. We have been having a lot of fun creating different looks with this product. Here’s the link to our story.

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We will have a new Saltwash tutorial in January showing you how to camouflage damage and create a multi-colored look. This project turned out so pretty. We can’t wait to share it with you! [UPDATE: Here’s the link to the Saltwash tutorial.]

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The BIGGEST THRILL we have around here is seeing the projects our awesome customers go home and create. You guys did some AMAZING WORK this year! Here’s a link to one of our favorite features: Our Customers Rock! 

Keep those great project photos coming in 2017! Don’t forget to post photos of your amazing work on our Facebook page.

We love to see it … and we love to share it.

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Stop Believing These 3 Lies and Start Enjoying Your Creative Gifts

Finally, we received so much wonderful feedback when this story was published last January, we just had to run it again. Everybody needs some BIG ENCOURAGEMENT some times. We hope we can offer you some today. Here’s the link.

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There you have it! The biggest stories from our GO BIG! year.

As we wrap up 2016, we just want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! to everybody who supports All Things New Again at our shop in Leesburg, VA and all around the world via social media.

Without all of you, we could not have had such an

AWESOME

* *AMAZING* *

HUGE YEAR!

Happy New Year from all of us at All Things New Again! 

 

Holiday Open House at All Things New Again in Leesburg

Twas the 17th of November and all through the shop

A few creatures were stirring (my mom and my pop).

The snowman shutters were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that our awesome customers soon would be there!

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We’re having a party—and YOU are invited!

Please join us for our Holiday Open House at      All Things New Again in Leesburg.

Thursday, November 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Santa’s little helpers have been working hard to transform the shop into a Winter Wonderland. We have completely redone every single room. (And let me tell you—that was A LOT of work!) We have new furniture, new holiday decor items and a few surprises too.

Enjoy 10% off all furniture and home decor at our Holiday Open House on Thursday night!

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But wait! There’s more …

We are giving away three pretty awesome prizes in raffle drawings. Enter for your chance to win. Here’s how it works.

  • Everybody gets one raffle ticket when you arrive at our Holiday Open House. All you have to do is show up. How easy is that?
  • You will receive one additional raffle ticket for every $10 you spend at the Holiday Open House.
  • Place your raffle ticket(s) in the box(es) next to the prize(s) you would like to win. You can put all of your tickets in one box to increase your chances of winning a particular prize. Or split them up among all the prizes. It is totally up to you!
  • Winners need not be present to win.

PRIZE 1

FREE Learn How to Paint Furniture Class at All Things New Again on Sunday, December 4 ($99 value)

Check your calendar first! If you win, you must attend our class on Sunday, December 4. This prize is not transferrable to another date.

PRIZE 2

2 FREE quarts of American Paint Company all-natural clay, chalk and mineral paint ($70 value)

Winner chooses two quarts from available colors in stock.

PRIZE 3

FREE snowman decoration ($35 value)

No fine print here. If you win, the snowman is yours!

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Of course, a party at our place isn’t complete without coffee and cookies. We do love our coffee and cookies around here!

And we love our awesome customers EVEN MORE!

As we head into the busy holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to simply say

THANK YOU!

All Things New Again is a family-owned business. We work hard to bring you one-of-a-kind painted furniture, fun classes and workshops, and just-the-right-thing to make your home look beautiful. We are so grateful for everybody who supports our shop, both in Leesburg and online. Our business grows every year. We make new friends and share creative ideas … and we always have a lot of fun!

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We hope you and your friends will join us at the Holiday Open House on Thursday night.

But most of all, we hope you enjoy this most wonderful time of the year with lots of love, laughter, good times with family and friends … and a few cookies too!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

<3 Cathy, Dave and Courtney

 

 

Our Customers ROCK! at All Things New Again

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!)

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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’m not creative.

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!

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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. We sell a variety of pretty decoupage papers here in our online store. Amber used paper napkins for her projects. The peacock feathers on this table look like they were hand painted. They blend into the wood so perfectly.

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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!

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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. 

Thank you!

~ 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.