It’s been ONE YEAR since we threw open our doors with a Grand Opening at our Artworks Coeur d’Alene store and we’re going to CELEBRATE! We have over a week of activities planned! Our theme of “icing on the cake” represents all the cool things you can do with other products to take your Chalk Paint® projects to a new level! From metallic foils and gilding waxes to common household products like salt or baking soda, we’re going to share the ways you can embellish your Chalk Paint® transformations to give it that edge in design and finishing. There will be new “bite-sized” demos daily to include textured finishes, color mixing, metallic “bling”, new surfaces you can paint with Chalk Paint®, and of course cabinet transformations. Observe our professional artisans as they create new finishes on wood, glass, metal, and canvas using a multitude of mixed media compatible with chalk paint. Below is an outline of the topics for demonstration each day of our Celebration. You may also download a schedule here.
All demos will be “ongoing” from Noon-5 daily.
- Aug 30 Cabinet rehab
- Aug 31 Funky chunky textured finishes featuring layered crackles and texture mediums
- Sep 1 Mix it Monday… creating recipe cards..
- Sep 2 Combinations of washes, glazes & stains
- Sep 3 “Bling it up” featuring metallic paints, powders, waxes foils and gilding techniques.
- Sep 4 Embellishments… transfers, decoupage, collages, fabric painting
- Sep 5 Paint & pattern… stenciled embellishments
- Sep 6 Terrific Textures
- Sep 7 Finish It! Waxing and other topcoats
We’ll also have giveaways throughout the store all week! You can enter to win any of these items – simply fill out an entry form (incomplete forms will be void), drop it in the container in front of the item you wish to win and wait to hear from us! We’ll draw names on the evening of Sunday, September 7.
THAT’S NOT ALL!! We’re going to have Guest Painters all throughout the week transforming pieces before your very eyes! The furniture they will paint has been donated to the Union Gospel Mission – then given to us for an update or change. The guest painters will paint them… then when they sell the Union Gospel Mission gets 100% of the proceeds! We began this partnership early this summer in our booth at the Riverstone Street Fair and the proceeds of the painted furniture sold has raised over $1400.00!! That’s enough to pay for one woman in their restoration program for one month! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED, PURCHASED, AND PAINTED! It’s been fun. Our guest painters will be painting for a fun competition! We’re calling it a “Chalk Off!” Finished pieces will be voted on and a winner announced on Sunday, the 7th.
It’s going to be so much fun and more importantly… Inspiring!
Along with ALL this, we’ll have tea, cocoa, light refreshments, and goodies. The first 25 people in the store daily will receive a free gift. Come party with us!
It’s here! We are so pleased to offer a Loyalty Reward Program for our Chalk Paint® customers. This program is designed to reward the customers that frequently purchase Chalk Paint®. Once you have purchased $500 worth of quarts or tester pots of Chalk Paint® decorative paint Lucky13 will reward you with a $50 credit toward any product or service Artworks offers… at either location! Why “Lucky13″? Because it takes 13 quarts of Chalk Paint® to reach $500 in sales. That’s why.
The $500 can only be accrued purchasing paint – brushes, wax, fabric, books, craqueleur, decoupage, and classes do not figure in to the overall total. Our point of sale system will keep track for you – don’t worry. This program will run for 13 months, from 1/13/14-2/13/15. Subject to program terms & conditions. HAPPY PAINTING!
Artworks Coeur d’Alene is a boutique shop featuring Chalk Paint® decorative paint developed by English artist Annie Sloan. Opening September 1st, 2013, we offer demos using Chalk Paint®, bespoke furniture painted with the fabulous medium, as well as samples of the techniques you’ve come to love from Artworks Spokane! This location will be more retail than design center and feature gifts and home goods for purchase as well as supplies to create your own masterpiece.
Our Summer season store hours are
Mon-Wed 11:00am – 6:00pm
Come see us, stroll through the vignettes, and prepare to be inspired!
2049 Main St, Riverstone Village
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
More about Chalk Paint®
Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint® to answer the need she had for a paint which would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture and that had a good range of color that could be extended by the user. Easy to work with, this paint allows you to be creative as you don’t get involved with the technicalities of preparation and it also allows you to change your mind without hassle.
Chalk Paint® is a unique, simple, eco friendly, water based paint in 31 decorative and historical colors made specifically for painting cabinets & furniture, floors, and for giving walls a completely matte, velvety, breathable finish. Surfaces need no priming or special preparation other than cleaning as this paint sticks to virtually everything!
This is THE paint to use for the painted French and Swedish look on furniture where the paintwork shows a patina of history. The paint is soft before curing and easy to distress and patinate taking wax to give it a beautiful mellow and protective finish. The colors have been inspired by European 18th century furniture and have been made bright and rich, bearing in mind that they will be darkened with wax. None of the colors except Graphite contain black pigment, allowing for combining colors, further mixing and layering without dulling the finish.