Metheny Weir holds various workshops throughout the year at the Shaker Heights and Rocky River locations. Many people may have questions as to what a workshop looks like or what the key components of a workshop are. Today, we will take you through a Metheny Weir Workshop where participants have brought their own pieces (BYOP) to the shop to learn about Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and how to transform their pieces.
The first step in this workshop is a discussion with each participant about their pieces. What kind of a piece is it? What ideas or thoughts do you have for it?
Next, Kim Metheny and Sue Weir discuss prep work and how to best clean and prepare the pieces for painting.
Some pieces require little bit of sanding. Others are wiped down with a clean cloth to remove dust or grime.
After the pieces have been sanded and cleaned, it’s time to pick the colors and finish for the pieces.
Next, the participants are instructed to paint two coats of paint onto their pieces.
Kim and Sue discuss waxing technique for Clear and Dark waxes after the paint has dried. Clear wax was applied first to most of the pieces. Then, some of the participants chose to finish with dark wax over the clear. Kim and Sue displayed how to apply the wax with the proper brushes and the different ways to brush the wax onto the pieces.
Proper distressing techniques were taught after the wax is applied. Kim and Sue talked about the types of distressing tools and how to distress correctly.
A second coat of wax was applied after distressing to finish up the piece!
Look at these transformations! If you have any questions, feel free to stop into the shop or visit us online. You can sign up for workshops at methenyweir.com!