Sweet South Cottage
Informative classes at Sweet South Cottage teach customers how to brighten up aged furniture with coats of Annie Sloan’s versatile, eco-friendly chalk paint. During the two-hour introductory course, patrons learn three basic chalk-painting techniques and receive tips for enhancing home interiors with a shabby-chic hopscotch court. Armed with provided brushes and paints, students experiment with a single coat of color before learning to mix hues and age finishes with colored waxes. Living-room Rembrandts should bring a small piece of furniture or decorative item to the five-hour workshop, which covers three more techniques, such as how to make a finish crackle by uniting it with its long-lost cousins, Snap and Pop.