The Gaiety Antique & Vintage Store launches new workshops

The Gaiety Antique & Vintage Store is a treasure trove full of nostalgic antiques, vintage finds, and up-cycled furniture.

The Gaiety stores in Galway and Westport are sole stockists of the wonderful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Half-day and full-day workshops on how to use the paints to transform tired and dull furniture are run from the workshops in both Galway and Westport.

The Gaiety offers two new painting workshops at the Galway Gaiety. In just a few hours you will learn the basic techniques required to turn your old furniture from datey to oh so Gaiety.

Painting Techniques - Stage 1

In this workshop you will gain the confidence to use techniques such as distressing, dark waxing, crackling effect, colour building, and colour wash. No previous painting experience is required to enjoy this workshop, which takes place in Galway on Thursday May 1 and Saturday May 17 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the affordable price of €55.

Painting Techniques- Stage 2

This workshop will suit those who have already painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. This workshop is ideal for painters that want to achieve more advance style finishes such as gilding, decoupage, craqueleur, stencilling, and colour transfer. This workshop takes place in Galway on Saturday May 24 from 10.30am to 1.30pm at a charge of €65.

Chair Affair

Take one vintage chair, add a dash of Annie Sloan Chalk paint, a swish of gorgeous fabric, and tah-dah; go home with your very own unique piece of furniture and the skills to update your home using chalk paint, wax, and basic upholstery. The Gaiety provides the chair, the paint, the fabric, and the tea.

This workshop takes place in Galway on Saturday May 3rd from 10.30am to 2.30pm for €120.

The Gaiety Antique & Vintage Store is located at No 3 St Francis Street. For more information call (091 ) 564966, visit www.thegaiety.ie, or find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegaiety

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