Wine Carafe Box and Serving Board Workshop
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Carafe Box and Serving Board Workshop

Just in time for the Holiday! Your Box and Serving Board done your way! In the comments below you will find more choices for lettering available to be put on each piece. Also posting pictures from last event in the discussion on this event! For updates visit our Facebook discussion group "The Not So Empty Nest Upstairs Workshop". If you have a special quote or saying just let me know! We will make it happen. You will be lettering, painting and top coating each piece and attaching the hardware. I will have a variety of Holiday twine and ribbon available for choices around your wine carafe box. Your box comes with Chalkboard Tags and Chalk! Board comes with Hardware. Attend 4 workshops get your 5th for Free! Because Free is Fun!

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3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with lettering
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with lettering

A new twist on an old favorite! Your box lettered your way! You choose what you want it to say ahead of time and we will have a stencil ready for you to create your own box. All boxes will be prestained in Walnut, Grey, Green, Blue or White stains! I am absolutly loving the slightly tinted stains! The beauty of natural wood with a hint of color! We will be painting, distressing, finishing and planting the mason jars in your choice of color and your choice of gorgeous succulents that are on there way as I type!! Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends comfort with music, refreshments and laughter! If you are cashing in a FREE workshop punchcard please message me to register! For every 4 workshops you attend the 5th is FREE. Because free is fun and we appreciate you! Space is limited so register early!

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Welcome Signs
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome Signs

Create your own welcome sign on a 48" board. Stain choices will include Walnut, Grey, Barn Red, Tinted Green and Tinted Blue. I will be posting pictured of the espanded stain choices soon! Any color paint you would like! Just Private message to our facebook page 1 week in advance with your choice of stain color as these will be prestained. You will be working with vinyl stencils to paint your letters on! Enjoy a night out with friends and light refreshments!

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Wooden Christmas Tree Painting
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wooden Christmas Tree Painting

Join us for a fun night of painting your own set of Holidays Trees! A variety of paint n colors, stencils, glitter etc... will be available for your use!

Large tree measures approximately 24” tall, medium is 17.5”, small 13.5”. You can do one large tree for $45.00 or the entire bundle for $75.00.

Our Workshops are relaxed, informal, fun and packed with information, hints and tips.

No need to bring anything except your enthusiasm! We supply yummy snacks, all supplies and accessories.

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Mens Night Holiday Shopping Event at The Nest!
Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

Mens Night Holiday Shopping Event at The Nest!

Its Men's Night Out! We are staying open late guys to help you get a jump on your Santa Wishlist Creating / Shopping. All your Nesters will be here to help you choose items from a registered gift list created by someone you know! There will be refreshments and we will be open until 9pm! Added bonus, bring a food donation for the Homeless Shelter (think Christmas) and receive 10% off your purchase! Take advantage our of available gift wrapping option also! Refreshments will be served. We will also be encouraging you to register for anything you might see that you would like for the holiday! NO TICKETS NECESSARY! It's that easy! See you soon

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Girls Night Out Holiday Gift Mart and Gift Registry
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Girls Night Out Holiday Gift Mart and Gift Registry

Its Ladies Night Out! We are staying open late ladies to help you get a jump on your Santa Wishlist Creating / Shopping. All your Nesters will be here to help you register all of your favorite gift items! We will keep them on file so when your favorite other, children, family and friends are shopping for you then can just ask and we will help them locate all your favorites!! There will be refreshments and we will be open until 9pm! Added bonus, bring a food donation for the Homeless Shelter (think thanksgiving) and receive 10% off your purchase! After registering you will receive a holiday invitation to give to someone special to attend our follow up event on November 30th where we will be inviting all the Men, Children and favorite others to shop from your wish list and take advantage of available giftwrapping. Refreshments will be served and they will also receive a 10% off purchase for a donation to the Homeless Shelter. NO TICKETS NECESSARY! It's that easy! See you soon for a fun filled evening!

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Wine Carafe and Cheese Board Night Out at Hero's!
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Carafe and Cheese Board Night Out at Hero's!

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Come enjoy a fun night with friends at Hero's Sport's Grill and get creative making your own Wine Caraf Box and Cheese Board! The Not So Empty Nest and Hero's have joined togather to offer a one of kind night out! Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from The Nest and appetizers from Hero's! We will be taking over the balcony for this fun night out. There will be time in between projects to order dinner. enjoy appetizers or a drink with friends! Space is limited, so register early! After registering, please email The Nest at the notsoemptynest@ne.twcbc.com with your choice of Grey or Walnut Stain and what you would like to letter on your box and board. Choices will be in the comments of this event! See you at Hero's!

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3rd Annual Holiday Open House
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

3rd Annual Holiday Open House

It will truly be a Winter Wonderland Open House! Complete with Santa! We will transform our workshop into a North Pole Magical Workshop complete with Photo Op with Santa, refreshments and giftwrapping "Nest style"! There will be specials posted throughout the store and YES! we will be doing our hourly drawings to win Made in Maine gift items and a Grand Prize that is too awesome to post right now. You will not want to miss this one! Get the first look at all out Holiday Decor and wonderful Made in Maine Vendor items while you get your list in to Santa early and yup we will be offering giftwrapping! See you soon!

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Puppy String Art
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Puppy String Art

Personalize your own puppy stringart! Use brown, Tan, White, Black, Rust , many shades will be available to choose! private message your choice of lettering and we will have stencil ready for you to create your personized String Art! This would make a great gift! If you have earned a free workshop with your punchcard please choose this option to pre register!

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Farmhouse Welcome or Home Sign with Wreath
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Farmhouse Welcome or Home Sign with Wreath

A Farmhouse style frame with wreath of your choice, ribbon of your choice and lettering of your choice! The can say Welcome, Home or your Last Name. There will be a selection of wreaths to choose from posted 1 week in advance as well as a seletion of Burlap and or Ribbon to be use. This is an indoor sign and the wreath and ribbon can be changed out with every season decor change!! So versatile! Love this one! You will be painting, lettering, putting the prestained frame togather and hanging the wreath of your choice with the ribbon of your choice! You can also choose different lettering, simply email your request 1 week in advance of class!

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Wine Carafe Box and Serving Board Workshop
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Carafe Box and Serving Board Workshop

Just in time for the Holiday! Your Box and Serving Board done your way! In the comments below you will find more choices for lettering available to be put on each piece. Also posting pictures from last event in the discussion on this event! For updates visit our Facebook discussion group "The Not So Empty Nest Upstairs Workshop". If you have a special quote or saying just let me know! We will make it happen. You will be lettering, painting and top coating each piece and attaching the hardware. I will have a variety of fall twine and ribbon available for choices around your wine carafe box. We also have boxes for 3, 4 and 5 carafes. Your box comes with Chalkboard Tags and Chalk! Board comes with Hardware. Attend 4 workshops get your 5th for Free! Because Free is Fun!

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3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with Lettering
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with Lettering

A new twist on an old favorite! Your box lettered your way! You choose what you want it to say ahead of time and we will have a stencil ready for you to create your own box. All boxes will be prestained in Walnut, Grey, Green, Blue or White stains! I am absolutly loving the slightly tinted stains! The beauty of natural wood with a hint of color! We will be painting, distressing, finishing and planting the mason jars in your choice of color and your choice of gorgeous fall succulents that are on there way as I type!! Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends in air conditioned comfort with music, refreshments and laughter! If you are cashing in a FREE workshop punchcard please message me to register! For every 4 workshops you attend the 5th is FREE. Because free is fun and we appreciate you! Space is limited so register early!

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Fall Mason Jar String Art and Mason Jar Succulent
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Mason Jar String Art and Mason Jar Succulent

Join us Upstairs at The Nest Workshop for a relaxing evening of Fall Decor! We will paint and plant an individual succulent and also learn to do string out with a Mason Jar design and adding fall decor that can be easily changed out for Christmas decor! Drinks and light snack provided! Please email or message prior to event if you would like your board stained grey or walnut. Or you have the choice to paint your board during the workshop!

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Fall Pumpkin 3 piece Decor
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Pumpkin 3 piece Decor

Your Fall Pumpkin set done your way! Choose any color you like, we will paint, layer colors, distress, top coat and decorate with a variety of twine, ribbon, rope, fall décor! So many possibilities! See the Facebook page for more pictures of possibilities! The pumpkins and stems will be precut and sanded ready to go! You take it from there and all supplies are included! Can't wait to see what you create!

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Farmhouse Welcome or Home Sign with Wreath
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Farmhouse Welcome or Home Sign with Wreath

A Farmhouse style frame with wreath of your choice, ribbon of your choice and lettering of your choice! The can say Welcome, Home or your Last Name. There will be a selection of wreaths to choose from posted 1 week in advance as well as a selection of Burlap and or Ribbon to be use. This is an indoor sign and the wreath and ribbon can be changed out with every season decor change!! So versatile! Love this one! You will be painting, lettering, putting the prestained frame together and hanging the wreath of your choice with the ribbon of your choice!

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Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Glass framed art with flowers, Seaglass and more

In this workshop you will complete an 11 x14 framed work of art using dried flowers, pebbles, sea glass, pottery and more. You are welcome and encouraged to bring items that are special to you to work into your piece of art! The cost is 65.00. This takes approx 2 hours and you leave your project to cure over night and pick up the next day. This class fill up quickly so register early!! Please call or visit the nest to register for this class!

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Pick your Piece and make it Shine!
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Pick your Piece and make it Shine!

Bring your own piece night is perfect for beginner to experienced. Anyone that wants to learn how to paint or try a new technique, or just have fun painting in a group! Choose a special item from around the house that needs an updated refreshed look! You will have access to ALL the Country Chic product to help you and we can help walk you through any new technique you would like to try! This is open to all ages but I would recommend age 13 and up! Great parent / child time! Learn a skill together! I have all the tools, paint products, sandpaper etc... that you could need. Located upstairs in our workshop at The Nest! I can't wait to create something beautiful with you! I would recommend something small that can be completed in 2-3 hours. This might include a lamp, frame, stool, shutter, small plant stand etc... Please email picture of what you will be bring prior to the workshop so I can make sure that it is appropriate for the workshop.

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Wine Carafe Box and Serving Board Workshop
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Carafe Box and Serving Board Workshop

Just in time for the Holiday! Your Box and Serving Board done your way! In the comments below you will find more choices for lettering available to be put on each piece. If you have a special quote or saying just let me know! We will make it happen. You will be lettering, painting and top coating each piece and attaching the hardware. I will have a variety of fall twine and ribbon available for choices around your wine carafe box. We also have boxes for 3, 4 and 5 carafes. Your box comes with Chalkboard Tags and Chalk! Board comes with Hardware.

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3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with Lettering
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with Lettering

A new twist on an old favorite! Your box lettered your way! You choose what you want it to say ahead of time and we will have a stencil ready for you to create your own box. All boxes will be prestained in Walnut, Grey, Green, Blue or White stains! I am absolutly loving the slightly tinted stains! The beauty of natural wood with a hint of color! We will be painting, distressing, finishing and planting the mason jars in your choice of color and your choice of gorgeous fall succulents that are on there way as I type!! Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends in air conditioned comfort with music, refreshments and laughter! If you are cashing in a FREE workshop punchcard please message me to register! For every 4 workshops you attend the 5th is FREE. Because free is fun and we appreciate you! Space is limited so register early!

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Little Miss Crafty Pants - Cricut Night!
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Little Miss Crafty Pants - Cricut Night!

This workshop is now a monthly workshop, the second Tuesday of every month! We will be posting a project that a member of the group will be sharing and helping us to learn! That way everyone is always learning something new and sharing knowledge! You need a basic knowledge of how to work within the Cricut design studio. If you need one-on-one help getting started just call or message and we will hold a private 2 hour session to get you up to speed! An example would be the second Tuesday in October we will be doing Christmas Cards! You will have time to attend, get the knowledge you need and have plenty of time to get your christmas cards out! I have reduced the cost to just 10.00, as everyone in the group is contributing. This simply covers the room fee and beverages. I will have a pricing chart available if you would like to purchase vinyl, paint etc... it will be available at a minimal cost. The choice is yours if you simply want to design and gain knoweldge or actually create. When each month is posted a supply list to bring will be given for the project. Please join the newly created Nest Cricut Workgroup. This is a discussion group for those attending these workshops for help and knowledge sharing! So happy with the interest that has grown with this and look forward to the meetings! A supply list for Sept will be posted in the discussion group soon!

I have had countless customers interested in learning more about how to use the Cricut that they have at home staring them in the face and intimidating the heck out of them! Well here you go! This is a group learning environment workshop! I do not lead the workshop, I will simply be facilitating. Some our most creative moments come from chatting with friends and sharing idas. How this works, I will have the cricut available as well as Vinyl, Tools and Paint. All you need to bring is your ipad, or laptop and USB cord that came with your cricut. If you would like to bring a project to stencil during the evening you are welcome to, if you just want to share knowledge and ideas that OK to. You are bringing your own Ipad or laptop so that you can save any designs you do onto the design studio saved on your devise. You MAY of course bring your own Cricut if you would like. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of the vinyl and paint and refreshments. This will be an open format for exchnaging ideas, asking each other questions and helping each other out! I would have a project in mind that you need help with! Really looking forward to this one. Hoping I can contribute some solid help and get a few questions resolved myself! See you upstairs at The Nest Workshop!!!!

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Mom's Day Out Pumpkin Spice Affair!
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

Mom's Day Out Pumpkin Spice Affair!

First Day of School event for the ladies! All are invited to help celebate or wipe away the tears! There will be Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies and Coffee! Special deals throughout store! Pop Up shops for LULAROE and Lucious Lips by Beth Kotredes! Bouneback coupon Package with every purchase to keep celebrating all day with Hero's Sports grill, Whoopie Pie Cafe, Charotte Lorraines, The All About you Day Spa, and more!

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3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with Lettering
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with Lettering

A new twist on an old favorite! Your box lettered your way! You choose what you want it to say ahead of time and we will have a stencil ready for you to create your own box. All boxes will be prestained in Walnut, Grey, Green, Blue or White stains! I am absolutly loving the slightly tinted stains! The beauty of natural wood with a hint of color! We will be painting, distressing, finishing and planting the mason jars in your choice of color and your choice of gorgeous fall succulents that are on there way as I type!! Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends in air conditioned comfort with music, refreshments and laughter! If you are cashing in a FREE workshop punchcard please message me to register! For every 4 workshops you attend the 5th is FREE. Because free is fun and we appreciate you! Space is limited so register early!

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Glass Framed Sun Catcher Art
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Glass Framed Sun Catcher Art

Please join us for a fun creative evening and create your own 11 x 14 glass / sea glass / rock artwork. There will be an assortment of shells, glass, rocks, and much more! Patsy will have a variety of samples to guide you and get your creative juices flowing! Please see the samples below of other designs she has done! Your window, your way!!! Bring a special piece of jewely and preserve it in a wonderful piece of art! So many possibilities! We will have refreshments available also. Register Early as this class has been in high demand! Any questions? Just give us a call! Workshop will be guided by Patsy the artist that creates these for our shop!

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3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with lettering
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

3pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with lettering

A new twist on an old favorite! Your box lettered your way! You choose what you want it to say ahead of time and we will have a stencil ready for you to create your own box. All boxes will be prestained in Walnut, Grey, Green, Blue or White stains! I am absolutly loving the slightly tinted stains! The beauty of natural wood with a hint of color! We will be painting, distressing, finishing and planting the mason jars in your choice of color and your choice of gorgeous fall succulents that are on their way as I type!! Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends in air conditioned comfort with music, refreshments, and laughter! If you are cashing in a FREE workshop punchcard please message me to register! For every 4 workshops you attend the 5th is FREE. Because free is fun and we appreciate you! Space is limited so register early!

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Introduction to Chalk Painting 101
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Chalk Painting 101

This highly requested workshop is finally here for August! Do you have pieces in your home that you would love to see painted? You cannot imagine the transformation that can take place! You CAN do this yourself with some training. We'll show you how! Diving in without any training can be intimidating and frustrating. Learn how to paint furniture with Country Chic Paint. This eco-friendly line of paint is perfect for sprucing up an old piece of furniture. Their colorful line of clay-based paints is easy to use, and provides excellent coverage. By taking this class, you can tackle your own piece with confidence! In this paint workshop, you will learn how to paint your own furniture and make it fabulous. We will cover all the basics of painting from surface prep, painting techniques, distressing techniques, glazes and waxes and finishing techniques. Class includes all supplies needed, two small "take homes", light refreshments, your own personalized paint card, discounts off paint, door prize for secret reason! And the knowledge to tackle a project! This is a great class to take as a prerequisite to more detail technique classes! Space is limited so reserve early! These are small personal classes so you get the most our of it!

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BYOP Night! ( Bring Your Own Piece)
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

BYOP Night! ( Bring Your Own Piece)

It's "Bring Your Own Piece Night"! If you can carry it upstairs, you can bring it! We provide the paint, sandpaper, brushes, wax, top coat of your choice etc.... You provide the piece you want to paint! We also provide air conditioned comfort, advice, refreshments, all supplies, a creative space with friends, laughter, and a relaxing night out! Please just make sure to wash your piece well the day before so it is dry and ready to go! There are 2 prices. One for a small item - picture frame, lamp etc.. One for a medium item, chair, small table, etc.. this is due to the amount of paint/wax we will be using! Don't forget your punchcard! If you are getting a free workshop, please message me directly and let me know you are coming! For every 4 workshops you attend you receive a 5th FREE!

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Little Miss Crafty Pants - Cricut Night!
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Little Miss Crafty Pants - Cricut Night!

I have had countless customers interested in learning more about how to use the Cricut that they have at home staring them in the face and intimidating the heck out of them! Well here you go! This is a group learning environment workshop! I do not lead the workshop, I will simply be facilitating. Some our most creative moments come from chatting with friends and sharing idas. How this works: I will have the cricut available as well as vinyl, tools and paint. All you need to bring is your iPad or laptop and USB cord that came with your cricut. If you would like to bring a project to stencil during the evening you are welcome to, if you just want to share knowledge and ideas that's OK too. You are bringing your own iPad or laptop so that you can save any designs you do on to the design studio saved on your devise. You MAY of course bring your own Cricut if you would like. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of the vinyl, paint, and refreshments. This will be an open format for exchnaging ideas, asking each other questions and helping each other out! I would have a project in mind that you need help with! Really looking forward to this one. Hoping I can contribute some solid help and get a few questions resolved myself! See you upstairs at The Nest Workshop!!!!

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3 pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with lettering
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

3 pk Mason Jar Succulents in Wooden Box with lettering

A new twist on an old favorite! Your box lettered your way! You choose what you want it to say ahead of time and we will have a stencil ready for you to create your own box. All boxes will be prestained in Walnut, Grey, Green, Blue or White stains! I am absolutly loving the slightly tinted stains! The beauty of natural wood with a hint of color! We will be painting, distressing, finishing, and planting the mason jars in your choice of color and your choice of gorgeous fall succulents that are on their way as I type!! Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends in air conditioned comfort with music, refreshments, and laughter! If you are cashing in a FREE workshop punchcard please message me to register! For every 4 workshops you attend the 5th is FREE. Because free is fun and we appreciate you! Space is limited so register early!

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Feta Cheese-Making with Lally Broch Farm
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Feta Cheese-Making with Lally Broch Farm

Join Sonja Twombly of Lally Broch Farm at The Not So Empty Nest to create delicious and fresh feta cheese for your family. You'll be guided step-by-step through the processes of ripening, adding vegetable rennet to set, cutting, straining, and brining your cheese. All the materials are provided for you in this class to make approximately 30 oz of cheese, but you'll want to bring your 2-3 gallon stock pot with lid for transporting your cheese home with you. We'll use Lally Broch Farm's fresh goat's milk to create a traditional feta cheese, but you may opt to bring fresh cow's milk instead, if you prefer a more mild taste. At the end of class, you'll receive printed instructions and additional cheese-making recipes. Space is EXTREMELY limited. Reserve your spot today! 

Note: Class begins at 1 pm when we'll bring milk up to temperature and add culture to ripen. There will be a 50 minute recess at this point- grab a bite to eat, do some shopping, run a quick errand, etc. :)

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It's a Chair Affair!
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

It's a Chair Affair!

It's a Chair Affair! Pick your Country Chic paint color and have some fun. We provide the paint, brushes, and sandpaper wax/top coat of your choice! We also provide the creative space, advice, refreshements, and a relaxing fun night with friends! Don't have a chair? We do! I will have a selection of unfinished chairs on hand to choose from! Come enjoy an air conditioned, relaxing, and fun evening with friends and make a sad chair happy with an updated look! Your fee includes your paint, left over paint stays at The Nest for the next class! Chairs that are available at the door are only $10.00! See you upstairs at the nest! If you have reached your FREE workshop on your punchcard please message The Nest to sign up! For every 4 workshops you atted you receive a FREE one!! Because Free is Fun and we appreciate you!

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