Michelle Frost, a furnishing designer, has a way of making objects appear unrecognizable. At Frosty by Design, she does this with her line of Candian-made furniture paints, which are a water-based, low- to no-VOC formula with a vintage look that's easy to distress or leave clean and modern. The paint requires little to no prep, making it ideal for refinishing furniture, updating cabinets, or transforming old Barbies into miniature recreations of Renaissance sculptures. In addition to rehabbing old tables, bureaus, and chairs—which she sells at her shop—Frost leads workshops to teach visitors methods for mixing and applying colours, as well as tricks of the trade.
• At the Outlet on 4th store on Saturday, July 9 at 12 p.m. • At the Everett store on Tuesday, July 12 at 12 p.m. • At the Everett store on Tuesday, July 12 at 5 p.m. • At the Bellevue store on Monday, July 18 at 12 p.m. • At the Bellevue store on Monday, July 18 at 5 p.m. • At the Bremerton store on Friday, July 22 at 12 p.m. • At the Bremerton store on Friday, July 22 at 5 p.m. • At the Northgate store on Saturday, July 23 at 12 p.m.
Covenant Art Glass' talented and friendly staff helps patrons turn empty wine bottles into multipurpose pieces of art. Armed with an emptied, cleaned, and dried wine bottle brought from home, approximately 20 students at a time can work with teachers to slump bottles into cheese trays during the one-hour workshop. Students leave bottles behind after the class session, and skilled staff sends them on a transformative trip to the kiln, which leaves them ready for pickup the week following the class. Along with making a functional and non-explosive homemade gift, finished slumped bottles come with a complimentary stainless steel cheese-spreader. With the purchase of this Groupon, customers also receive a 20% discount on stained-glass classes.
The design team at Lila's Scrapbooking conjures up artful strategies for preserving memorabilia, and transmits their techniques unto aspiring artists. Students burn creative fuels to produce eight cards using store-provided materials while learning a variety of decorative skills. Help homely pulp blossom into blooming paper flowers, or add impish sparkle to a card with a misting of pixie dust. Wet and dry embossing are sure to impress, and stamping allows artists to leave their mark without making incriminating fingerprints. Alcohol inks are on hand to imbue paper with the look of stained glass, and other techniques in Lila's arsenal include cutting and paper piecing. Class sizes are capped at 12 students, so each artisan can peep the step-by-step instructions and receive personalized feedback.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
With 65 years of image-enhancing experience, Aaron Brothers brings singular design, craftsmanship, and style to each custom framing assignment. Offering individualized design consultations, Aaron Brothers carries a collection of more than 700 unique frame moldings in fine woods and metal, as well as 400 different conservation-grade mats. While prices for each job vary, Aaron Brothers charges $101 for an 11.5''x13.5" custom frame with a mat, UV- clear glass, mount, and fitting. Customers can also get a 7"x9" custom frame with tempest mat, UV-clear glass, mounting, and basic fitting for about $78. Each Aaron Brothers location features a team of designers and master artisans, as well as an assortment of hanging supplies. Bring in treasured works of art and Aaron Brothers’ certified preservation experts will help hinder time's attack on photographs, newspaper clippings, and Mesolithic magazine covers.