The workshop took place in the historic part of Roswell in the Founders Hall.
Founders Hall is a beautiful historic building used for events such as weddings, receptions and milk paint workshops.
I arrived pretty early and was able to take some pics as the room filled up.
By nine o'clock when it was to begin you can see the room is full. This is the largest workshop Marian aka Miss Mustard Seed has held.
Here's Marian autographing her book.
This is the screen Marian used for her presentation.
This is Mary Ann of Brush Strokes by Mary Ann who hosted this event introducing Marian.
Marian talked about the paint and then we started painting.
This was at my table and mine is the green one. We were painting cabinet doors and turning them into trays.
This is one of Marian's samples of what we could create.
My door peeled and peeled and peeled.
I was like stop peeling already. I wanted it to peel some so I didn't use any bonding agent and I should have on this slick finish.
The other ladies at my table were doing a beautiful job. The bad thing is I was the only one at our table who had even used Miss Mustard Seed paint before.
While everyone worked Marian came around and offered help. Here she is showing some free hand design.
I wish you could have heard all the chatter at this point. Several were walking around admiring each other's work.
I love how this one turned out by my neighbor at the table, sorry can't remember her name since I am so bad with names. She didn't even want to come, but her daughter made her and it turned out great especially for her first time ever painting and waxing.
Then it was time for lunch and we walked down this cute street to where the restaurants were. These sidewalks and street were full by the time we finished lunch.
We ate at this place and sat outside. Like I said it was picture perfect weather. A little windy, but it is March.
Here are the ladies I ate with. Do you recognize a certain blogger on the left. Yep, that's Rhoda of Southern Hospitality. I was surprised to find out some of these ladies already follow my blog.
After lunch we walked into one of the antique shops on the street, but only had a few minutes before we had to return for the rest of the session. I spied these knives and almost bought the set of eight in the center, but I resisted even though it is hard to find a set of eight like that. I was dying to take them home and polish them. Great detail on the handles.
After we returned Marian spoke about DIY designing and making the home you love to live in without spending a fortune. I didn't stay for the book signing which was next because I already have a signed book. So I came home and this is a picture of my finished tray that will need to be redone because it will be completely naked before long.
You can see here how it is all lifting off. I do like the flower stencil though. I may have to pick up one.
I want to thank Mary Ann and Marian for extending an invitation to me to join them for this workshop. I had a blast.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!