A home is a lot like a Rubik’s cube—many people attempt to properly coordinate its shapes and colors, but few can do so without painting over the entire thing. Solve puzzling design problems with today’s Groupon to Sweet South Cottage, located on Veterans Memorial Drive. Classes are held on Saturday—call ahead to schedule. Choose between the following options:
- For $47, you get a two-hour introduction to Annie Sloan workshop (a $95 value). Supplies and light refreshments are provided.
- For $89, you get a five-hour Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 101 workshop (a $195 value). Supplies and lunch are provided, but participants should bring a small piece of their own furniture or a décor item to paint.<p>
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.
Lunch is provided during the five-hour course, and light refreshments punctuate the introductory session. Students should wear clothes they don’t mind spilling paint on, and the extra cautious can don a smock or a stretched-canvas bodysuit.