Workshops

Host a Private Paint Your Own Piece Workshop

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Looking for e fun afternoon or evening out with the girls? Hosting a private paint party is perfect! Our best selling workshop is Bring Your Own Piece - where everyone learns the basics of furniture painting. We will cover Furniture Painting 101 and everyone goes home with a masterpiece!  

To schedule a party, please contact me at barb@thepinkbeecompany.com 

Cost: $84.99+tax per person and includes supplies, instruction, a light snack. 

For a small group of 3-4, we can host @ The Pink Bee Company.

For groups larger than 4, we come to a location of your choice. This is typically a place you have booked, insured and paid for, like a winery, brewpub, community hall or church hall.

Everyone learns how to

1. How to properly prep the piece
2. How to properly paint the piece to get that smooth brush stroke free finish
3. How to do some advanced finishing techniques

From faded to fabulous with Fusion Mineral Paint! We start off with proper prep, layering colours, distressing and finishing. We learn about glazes and finishes that make your furniture more unique. PLUS, you get to use our supplies! 

Participants must be able to carry their project unassisted and it must fit 2' x 2' area. A side table, a chair, a stool, table legs or a drawer from a larger pieces is also welcome. If you are unsure, give us a text, call or email a photo before class. 

All supplies are included. Depending on the size and complexity of your vision, you may need to finish it at home. 

The class is 3.5 - 4 hours and includes all paint supplies, and the use of a painting apron.  Tea and snacks are provided. 

Wear your paint clothes and a smile!

Cancelation policy: Price is non-refundable and only will apply to the next available class if notified 24 hours in advance.

Student receive 10% off all Fusion Mineral Paint products for one week after the class with the printed receipt.

All classes are subject to change with low class registration or scheduling conflicts.  Participants will be notified via email.

Any repairs, cleaning and/or sanding must be done prior to class. Feel free to email barb@thepinkbeecompany.com a picture of the piece if you’re unsure of the prep work needed or drop it off at the shop a few days prior to the class. Any piece that is not finished in the allotted time, must go home with the student. 

If you would like to upgrade your workshop to include a pro brush there are a couple of options available.

Fixer Upper Style 24" Farmhouse Clock $$150 Sale $124.99

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve most likely heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper. Not only is their personality down to earth, so is their style! Getting their look is achievable and taking a workshop is a simple way to get the farmhouse style! Price includes everything you need to make the project, coffee, tea and snacks!

As you create your masterpiece, we will be working with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint and other products. I will teach you techniques that can apply as well to painting furniture/home decor.

12 Days of Christmas - Make & Take 2016

I don't know about you, but I love making things once a chill hits the air.

Everyone's been clamouring for workshops and what's better than to make & take something for your home or to give as a gift!  These workshops were super popular last year so register early as I don't wan't you to be disappointed!

There are 12 different classes to choose from so sit back, get your calendar ready and let's do this! Get your girlfriends, mothers, sister, daughters - heck we've even had the occasional husband!

Drum roll please! Here's the line up - click on each one below OR go to a page where they're all displayed here

  1. Christmas Maker's Workshop $119.99

  2. FULL Jingle & Sparkle Shadow Boxes FULL

  3. Wood Cut Golden Rudolph Believe Sign $39.99

  4. FULL Vintage Decoupage Blocks FULL

  5. Primitive Tobacco Star with Greenery $24.99

  6. Paint Your Skates $39.99

  7. FULL “Antique” Blackboard Sign FULL

  8. Birch Tree Forest Art $39.99

  9. Stencil a Burlap Pillows $24.99

  10. Stencil a Wood Tray $24.99

  11. FULL Ornamental Picture Frame FULL

  12. Rustic Fence Board Sign Art $39.99

Register online to hold your spot. Seats are limited due to the sheer volume of materials I bring in.

 

 

 

Paint Your Own Cabinets!

The After  with Fusion Mineral Paint in Liberty Blue

The After  with Fusion Mineral Paint in Liberty Blue

UPDATE: >>>>> If you’re still not 100% comfortable after reading this,  I've added a couple of workshop dates here. Take a workshop to practice practice practice so you gain all the confidence and experience you need to go home and do your own!

Image source: FusionMineralPaint.com

Image source: FusionMineralPaint.com

No need to be frightened or intimidated at the thought of re-painting your cabinets. Keep reading to learn how to easily and inexpensively refinish your cabinets!

Why Fusion Mineral Paint?

Fusion has a built in top coat. The 100% acrylic resin acts as the “glue and so results in fantastic adhesion and long-term super durability. It is a waterproof, non-porous surface which is why you don’t typically need an additional top coat.

Fusion is non-toxic, lead free, virtually odourless. It has no ammonia or formaldehyde and it has zero volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).

Materials Used:

  • TSP or good degreasing cleaner - I used LA's Totally Awesome Orange
  • Sandpaper - 200 grit
  • Fusion Ultra Grip
  • Fusion Mineral Paint in Liberty Blue

1. PREP

Before - I've always regretted picking counters the same colour as my cabinets. What was I thinking?

Before - I've always regretted picking counters the same colour as my cabinets. What was I thinking?

If you’re going to spend your precious time refinishing your cabinets, do not scrimp on the prep! Read more “PREP is not a bad 4 letter word!” .

This prep step took me no more than 10 minutes and it's so worth it!

Your cabinets were typically professionally finished to repel grease, splashes, food, dirty fingers and as a result the finish also repels a new paint job!  Cabinets have many finishes (Laminate, Melamine, Lacquered, Varnished ...) and you will need to prep to make any paint (Fusion included) adhere. PREP is the key to a fantastic result. 

1.1 Wipe your cabinets with a de-greaser or TSP and then rinse the cabinets with clean water and wipe dry. 

LA's Totally Awesome Orange is my go to degreaser. A buck something at Dollar Tree!

LA's Totally Awesome Orange is my go to degreaser. A buck something at Dollar Tree!

1.2 Then sand lightly

Just a light scuff sand - nothing crazy

Just a light scuff sand - nothing crazy

Your surface plays a direct role to the finish of your project. The paint is only as stable as your substrate (the current surface you wish to paint). If your project is glossy, previously coated with a lacquer, or potentially has a wax finish on it, you simply must prep your piece for guaranteed results, there is just no cutting corners for a flawless perfect finish!
— Jennylyn Pringle, President, Fusion Mineral Paint
Fusion Ultra Grip makes paint stick!

Fusion Ultra Grip makes paint stick!

If your surface is a synthetic finish like laminate or melamine and is still very shiny, apply a coat of Ultra Grip and allow it to dry for 12 hours.
 
2. PAINT

Fusion Colour Blocker - go from dark to light for a great price

Fusion Colour Blocker - go from dark to light for a great price

If you’re going from a dark colour to light, our Colour Blocker will save you money! It’s half the price of Fusion because it is made of 100% recycled paint and pigment from the factory. Read more here on Colour Blocker.

Excellent coverage with two coats

Excellent coverage with two coats

Apply 1 to 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint waiting 12 hours between coats. Fusion Mineral Paint has incredible coverage, however it’s always best to apply two coats rather than trying to get it all done in one thicker coat. You’ll find your first coat will do 95%, and that second coat will cover anything that you missed.

Take the doors off (as painting them horizontally is a best practice,) but if you want to leave them on - no worries! Just leave the doors open while you wait 12 hours between coats. 

To get the best from Fusion’s self-levelling properties, practice makes perfect. Before you start painting, wet your brush and give it a good shake. Let the brush do the work for you and minimize brush strokes by having just enough paint on the brush, so the paint will self-level. Too much paint and you will leave brush marks behind. Practice makes perfect! If, despite your best efforts, you end up with texture you don’t like, you can gently sand the brush strokes away.

Not the best lighting, but the Liberty Blue makes a much better contrast!

Not the best lighting, but the Liberty Blue makes a much better contrast!


Do my cabinets need a top coat?

ToughCoat

Fusion Mineral Paint has a built-in top coat, so no top coat is needed! That said, there are two reasons you may want to add our Tough Coat.

- in high splash zones like kitchens or bathrooms, there is no harm adding another layer of protection. 

- if you’re looking for a little more sheen than the signature matte finish of Fusion Mineral Paint, Tough Coat will finish to a beautiful satin sheen. It also has a proven non-yellowing formula so they won’t yellow your pristine freshly painted white cabinets!

Make Your Own Painted Skates

Fusion Mineral Paint in Fort York Red is the perfect red for these skates I recently did for a Christmas Market in Kelowna. These were so popular I'm going to be running a two part workshop at 1:30 on Saturday Nov 28 and Sunday Nov 29th so you can make your own!

You supply the skates and for $39.99, We supply the how-to's, the paint for the boots and the blades, fancy ribbon for the laces, the material so you can make the mock sock trim and the pretty floral pic to poke out the tops. If you want to glitter I'll provide that too! And what winter crafting is complete without hot chocolate!

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To Glitter or Not to Glitter - that is the question

I hope you can join us! Please select the button to learn more and register.

 

 

Announcing Milk Paint Class Schedule

Milk Paint Step Stool Class

EDITED Friday, May 29th 2015 TO UPDATE THE WORKSHOP DATES:

I've just posted the new dates for the Milk Paint Classes. These are proving quite popular! We have a 101 classes to learn all the basics, as well as two different level two classes to put your new found skills to work!

I'm now offering the famous Step Stool workshop. This class has proven to be extremely popular all over the world with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint retailers. The stools are raw wood and are very sturdy. You choose the colour that suits your decor and go home with a #MilkPaintMasterpiece

Saturday, June 20 - Milk Paint 101 (in the morning) and Bring Your Own (in the afternoon $85)

Saturday, June 27 - Step Stool (in the afternoon $125)

Go to our Workshops page for more details and to register!

First Milk Paint Workshops

Saturday March 14 is our first workshop day, Sunday April 12 is the next day.

Saturday March 14 is our first workshop day, Sunday April 12 is the next day.

Super excited to be putting on my first milk paint how to classes. Have I told you how much I love this paint. It's super easy to use, no VOC, and is ready for the next coat in 20 minutes! And the variety of finishes you can obtain is unbelievable.

Milk Paint 101 is a level one class that teaches all the basics and give you the confidence to create your own masterpiece. 

BYO Workshop is a level two class. where you bring your own small piece (that you can carry in your own two arms!) and you'll learn how to paint it up! 

Take one or both on the same day or spread it out, Classes are held on Saturday Mach 14 and and Sunday April 12.  If you're taking the full day, be sure to book the Full Day option. 

Book soon to avoid disappointment. 

All materials, fun and laughs are supplied! Bring friend(s) as everyone receives bonuses! 

See our Workshops page for all the details.