Last week I visited the Plaster Center & Minneapolis Institute of Fine Finishes and instructed a 2 day workshop on Easy Cabinet and Furniture Finishes
I loved his studio! An old building, up a couple floors, in the city of Minneapolis… old plank floors, windows with natural light, high exposed ceilings, tons of room…. an artist’s dream….
It was a fun two days
with cool finishes created
Like those stencils? I’m finally carrying stencils now, designed right here in Metro Detroit!
Drew Beninati, artist and owner, is the guy that is the colorant genius for Textureline products. Textureline makes everything from glazes and pigments to plasters and stone finishes. Did you know I carry Textureline products as well?
At the end of our class we played around a bit with some new Moire Metallic Plaster colors. I created this
That was last week.
This past week Drew flew here, to teach a two day workshop on troweled plaster finishes at my studio. I buzzed around all week getting everything in order. The back drop is troweled grey Sedonna plaster
Textureline sample finishes decorate the wall
I dressed up this wall with two finishes
a sweet metallic textured finish on top, and a troweled Moire plaster on the bottom - both finishes will be taught in an upcoming 3 hour workshop
I got to meet John and Greg from ProFaux out of Akron, Ohio. I learned so much from John, and Greg blew me away with his creativity
It was a pleasure hosting Drew - he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, and offers a finish-packed 2 day workshop
I’ve got some great stuff in the works - next week I’ll be adding some new products for purchase, both online and in store. Look for powder pigments and metallic waxes in 4 ounce samplers AND as a sample kit. Additionally, I’ll be stocking several more topcoats that will be useful with cabinet and furniture finishes- a flat wax and satin wax, both applied with a damp sponge – as easy as a wipe-on poly, but more durable.
Look for our summer workshop schedule this week – adding some new sessions, CeCe Chalk Paint Techniques, Animal Hide Texture Top Finish, and a Simple Wall Finishes Workshop.
Come check us out
Fabulous Finishes Studio
A Specialty Paints Retailer
49972 Van Dyke Rd
Shelby Township, Mi 48317
Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 530pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 430pm