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Trish Gleason-University Pickers

March 2021

Bunny Porch Pal (Birmingham)

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
University Pickers – Birmingham, 6200 Grand River Blvd, Suite 672
Leeds, AL 35092 United States
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Bunny Porch Pal

Hop on over to our interactive painting classroom! Join Lynne with A Fresh Coat of Fabulous as we create fabulous Bunny Porch Pals for Spring. Imagine the smile brought to the faces of your friends when they are greeted by a cute hand painted bunny! Sign up with a friend and let’s have fun! Every bunny will be unique since there will be lots of beautiful colors of Dixie Belle paint and stain. Best of all, the products are easy to use and odor free.

Since we are painting, be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Aprons, brushes, and paints are supplied. You will take home your finished project.
This class is scheduled for SATURDAY, MARCH 6 from 11:00-2:00. Registration ends on MARCH 4.

Each ticket is $49.95 per person. All sales are final. No refunds unless the class is canceled.

Snacks and drinks are permitted and encouraged.

Class minimum is 4, Maximum is 8. Social distancing will be in place and the classroom is large enough for us to spread out.

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Bring your own piece painting class

Bring Your Own Furniture Class- Let’s Make it Fabulous! (Birmingham)

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Pickers – Birmingham, 6200 Grand River Blvd, Suite 672
Leeds, AL 35092 United States
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Transform your furniture from OUTDATED to FABULOUS!
Join us in our interactive paint classroom!
We want to share our love for renewing furniture by simply painting it with chalk mineral paint. Yes! It’s that easy and effortless with Dixie Belle chalk paint.

Learn the Basics on a small piece of furniture you bring in.... Prep - One Color Paint - Distress - Protect all in 4+ hours!

Best part is – you will leave with a small piece of furniture completely transformed by YOU plus the confidence and support to continue painting even after the class ends! (Sorry we do not perform repairs, upholstery, or traditional restoration stripping & staining.)

Class date- SATURDAY MARCH 13 11:00-3:00 Registration ends March 9. Class minimum 2. Class maximum 6.

Cost: $95 RSVP - ***SELECT YOUR COLOR & Pay in Advance over the phone or in person at least 3 days before the class as Space is Limited

Come learn with Lynne from A Fresh Coat of Fabulous all of the right steps! She is an Elite retailer who has been painting furniture professionally for many years.

What do I bring?
You will bring in any small wood item: a couple of picture frames, a shelf, a chair/stool, maybe even a small side table – nothing bigger than 2 feet tall/wide (A good rule of thumb: if you can carry it by yourself with one hand- you can bring it!) No sanding or prep work is needed before we meet just wipe the cobwebs and dust off. Also, consider wearing comfortable clothes and something you do not mind getting paint on –just in case. We do provide aprons and brushes!

Also consider how you are taking your freshly refinished piece back home with you. You may want to bring a blanket to cushion and cover your masterpiece for its ride home.

Snacks and drinks are permitted and encouraged. :)

What does A Fresh Coat of Fabulous provide?
Consider us the concierge of chalk painting classes!
Our classes are purposefully limited in participant size to provide a guided hands-on experience from a certified instructor. We provide all the supplies and tools needed for you to be successful– from set up to paint, sand paper, and sealer, and let's not forget the clean up. Plus, you keep all your non-consumable supplies including what is left in your 8-oz. jar of Dixie Belle Paint and 4 oz of Satin Clear Coat Sealer.
Think of it as a learner’s kit to continue painting!

Anything else???
1. Let's set aside your jar of paint ---- We need to know your COLOR selection!!! Remember... you will receive an entire 8 oz. jar as part of your registration fee!!!That is an $13 value to keep!!!

There are 64 fantastic colors to choose from, so once you know your Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint color contact Lynne through the Facebook event post, so we can set aside your paint.

2. Please send us a PHOTO of your piece at least four days prior to class. This way we can anticipate if your item happens to need a little prep work with Slick Stick or BOSS before you begin. Does it have a super glossy finish? Is it mahogany or wood that is prone to bleed through if you are going to paint it white? If so, Lynne will have bring this to the store for you to pick up prior to class to save valuable class time. Send a photo of your class piece to AFreshCoatofFabulous@yahoo.com as soon as you register.

We look forward to a lot of laughter and fun!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
For this class we suggest the minimum age to be at least 14 years old accompanied by a parent.

What can't I bring to the event?
Please DO NOT bring large/heavy items as we cannot accommodate the loading/unloading necessary for the event. Plus, we only have a few hours together and it would take much longer for larger items like dressers, chest of drawers, etc. to paint/dry/seal. You can however bring 1-2 drawers if you can carry them with one hand.

Will we be able to use stains, glazes, multiple colors?
Great questions. Generally these will all need additional time. So please consult with Lynne prior to the day of class so we can make arrangements and discuss. Staining generally requires full sanding on your part prior to bringing in - again let's talk. AFreshCoatofFabulous@yahoo.com

What if it rains? Class will still happen! Bring blankets, small tarp, or umbrella to cover your small piece.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?
All registrations must be paid in advance to ensure materials and set up is ready for you and classes are non refundable. If you cannot attend, you may send someone in your place. The paint color however is subject to availability.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions regarding the class, or wish to set up a private class with 2-3 friends, please contact Lynne at AFreshCoatofFabulous@yahoo.com

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Furniture Painting Workshop-It’s Just Paint Hosted By Trish Gleason Leeds Store

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
University Pickers – Birmingham, 6200 Grand River Blvd, Suite 672
Leeds, AL 35092 United States
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$99 15 tickets left

Don’t be scared…It’s Just Paint!

In this furniture painting workshop you will learn all about furniture painting. Great for beginners or if you have been painting a little while and want to learn about a variety of paints.
The furniture painting workshop begins with a paint talk to learn all about the variety of paints available and which to use when: chalk-based, enamel, latex, acrylic, milk and all the top coats, glazing and more!
Then you will dive in to paint 6-8 samples to learn furniture painting techniques using, chalk-based, acrylic and milk based paints. Painting techniques such as waxing, distressing, layering paints, glazing and more! You will go home with each recipe so you can create the same finishes on your own projects when you leave. Light lunch and snacks are provided.

You will receive a gift bag with my favorite paint brush and several goodies valued at over $25!

This class is scheduled for Saturday, March 20th from 11:30am til 3:30pm. Registration ends March 18th.
This is the Leeds/Birmingham location.

Each ticket is $99 per person. All sales are final. No refunds are given unless the class is canceled.

Maximum is 15, Minimum is 5. Due to new social distancing guidelines we have limited seating to 50% occupancy. Each student will have the option of sitting at their own table. All supplies are included. However, no supplies will be passed from one student to another. Students are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks. Hand sanitizer is available.

Instructor: Trish Gleason, co-owner University Pickers
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September 2021

Restock Day!

September 10
University Pickers – Huntsville, 3024 University Dr NW
Huntsville, AL 35816 United States
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Restock Day

Restock Day at University Pickers Huntsville!

Many of our Vendors worked late last night bringing in new items and refreshing their shop space!

Today is a great day to come and see what’s new at University Pickers!

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