Furniture Refinishing Classes Knoxville

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***** Please Note, at this time, our furniture refinishing classes are on hold. We hope to have another series scheduled soon. Feel free to send us an email if you are interested.  ******


We are super excited to announce that we are teaming up with Buckwheat’s Boutique to offer a furniture refinishing class, hosted by the wonderful and talented Amanda Burdine!!



WHAT: Refinishing Education & Techniques (Which pieces are best to work on, Sanding & Refinishing Prep, Touch-ups, Drawer Repair, Touch-up/Replacing Hardware, Paint Set-up, Detailing/Antiquing with Dark Wax, Protecting with Clear Wax, Light/Heavy Distressing Techniques, Creating Chalkboards with Frames, and other fun & crafty furniture ideas! PINTEREST WILL COME TO LIFE IN THIS CLASS!!


WHERE: Fort Imagination, 6513 Kingston Pike, Suite 105B, At the top of Bearden Hill, in the Village Shopping Center, right beside Calhoun’s


WHAT IS PROVIDED: Sanding materials, t-shirts for waxing, and dark wax. Screwdriver and spray paint for hardware as well as chalkboard paint, if you would like to make a chalkboard. Amanda will also bring in a larger piece of furniture to demonstrate in great detail the steps of the processes that will be presented! *Refreshments will also be provided!


WHAT TO BRING: Paintbrush, choice of paint and clear wax (Amanda Recommends Annie Sloan) which can be purchased at The Backporch Mercantile on Kingston Pike. One small piece of furniture (no larger than an end table or nightstand) or a mirror/old picture frame, if you would like to make a chalkboard. While dark wax will be provided for adding to details of pieces, Amanda encourages purchasing your own can (also Annie Sloan) if interested in covering more than detail or doing more pieces in the future!


HOW MUCH: We are excited to be able to offer this class at $99 per person! The skills and techniques you will take from this class will allow you to create your own custom furniture, make amazing handmade gifts, or even start your own business!


REGISTRATION: Space is limited and we anticipate the class filling up quickly, so sign up soon! Follow the link to register, a $25 deposit is due at time of registration. We look forward to an AMAZING class, making new friends and learning such a fun and rewarding new trade!


Register Now!


A Message from Amanda:


“I have been taking old furniture and giving it new life for a couple of years now and I am very passionate about my work! It is a very fun, relaxing, and rewarding process and in the end you come out with a beautiful and one-of-a-kind masterpiece to be proud of! While it may take practice to master the art of refinishing furniture, you will fall in love with doing it with your first piece! I am here to lead you in the right direction and jump start your own passion, or at least give you a fun project!


I will be demonstrating what pieces are best to work on, how to prep them for refinishing-sanding, touch ups, fixing drawers, touching up or replacing hardware, and setting up paint! I also will give some ideas/teach how to clear wax for protection and dark wax for detail/antiquing. I will show how to distress furniture heavily or lightly to your liking! I will also show you how to make a chalkboard with a frame and share other crafty furniture ideas! Pinterest will come to life in this class!


I look forward to meeting everyone and painting some awesome pieces!”


~Amanda Burdine

Buckwheat’s Boutique

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