Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Keep creativity alive with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a furniture antiquing and glazing class at The Finde (a $40 value).
Bonnie and the DIY buffs at The Finde teach students the skills to turn passé desks, bureaus, and tables into fashionably refinished home wares in a two-hour antiquing and glazing class. During each session, Bonnie leads 20 pupils through the entire antiquing and glazing process, proffering time-saving pointers and instructing students in prep work, artistic techniques, and sealing methods. Don clothes that can get dirty or a wooden peg leg that needs refinishing, and the teachers will provide the piece of furniture students can take home, the snacks, and the know-how to redecorate on a budget.
What started as a project to decorate her home in high-end style using budget pieces turned into a thriving business for Finde founder Bonnie, who now teaches others how to refinish found furniture and sells hand-painted, sanded, and distressed pieces of her own. Under Bonnie's tutelage, a bulky entertainment center might become a bench with cubbies, an outdated desk might be chopped down into a mod end table, or a regular couch might magically transform into a davenport.