Saturday, August 18, 2012

1 Month Anniversary!

We reopened 4 weeks ago today! It's been a busy and fun filled month. We're grateful to all the new friends who have stopped by and our loyal clientele who've been with us since the beginning 6 1/2 years ago and encouraged and supported us through our relocation.
We're so happy to be here in our cozy new nest!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cabinet Painting Workshop

We are so excited! Nancy, of Artworks Spokane, our amazing Chalk Paint (TM) stockist and painting expert will be leading a workshop focused on cabinet painting on Sat, Sept 22.
Many friends have expressed an interest in painting their cabinets.  In this workshop, you will be learning from the best. This will be a 4 hr workshop and lunch will be included. This would also be applicable to furniture painting. We are so happy to have Nancy leading a workshop here in Colfax!

Jazzy Journals workshop

Nancy explained the process of jazzing up plain journals using paint, embellishments and stenciling

These gals were all happy with their "jazzed up" journals

Jazzy Journals Birthday Party

Jazz up a plain journal using paint and embellishments

This family got together for Jazzy Journals to celebrate a birthday

They had fun picking out their paint colors and embelllishments

Sandi showed Wyatt how to apply his first coat of paint

Blow drying the paint speeds things up

Nancy helped Wyatt lay out his embellishments

Picking out scrapbook papers to glue to her journal

Wyatt picked out all his own decorative items and paint colors

Everyone was happy with their journals

This family had a great time celebrating a birthday and decorating their journals.

Playing With Paint

These gals all had a great time updating their items

 Allie and her mom had fun painting together

Allie was very pleased with the way her mixed media piece turned out
 Shirley updated picture frames to go with her decor

 Can you tell she's thrilled with her newly painted mirror frame?!

 Nancy helped Julie paint her wooden tray to go with her decor

Judy painted her tray to coordinate with her beautiful fabric

These items were all finished in just a couple of hours.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jazzy Journals

You will jazz up a plain journal with your choice of painting technique using Chalk Paint (TM) and embellishments. All supplies will be provided and extra journals will be available for purchase so you can have fun playing at home. Workshop fee $25.00. Sign up early as there will be an attendee limit of 6. Hope to see you there!

Play With Paint

We'll be hosting Play With Paint every Saturday from 11:00/3:00.  Bring in your small item such as a petite lamp, picture/mirror frame, candleholder or trinket box and use our products to transform it. Workshop fee $15.00. There will be an additional fee for larger items. Come have fun with us!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Play With Paint

Today was Play With Paint day at The Hen House Chicks. These gals brought in a small item and used our supplies to transform it. Everyone went home with a completed piece. We'll be doing this frequently, so watch for notices. We'll probably do it for the next several Saturdays. There is a small workshop fee to cover the cost of supplies.

Allie was thrilled with her mixed media canvas!
We hope to see you at a workshop soon!

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Nancy has been busy adding names to our email list.

If you live in the area and would like to receive email notice of our workshops, events and new merchandise, send us your email address and we'll add you to our list. You can call us at 509-397-0122 or email us at

Meet the Paint

We held our Meet the Paint workshop on Thursday

Joelle, our terrific rep from Artworks Spokane

 Nancy led several sessions and did a great job her first time out!
 These gals went home with some great ideas

Everyone had a great time painting sample boards. Several have already been back to buy more paint and they're loving the waxing brushes, too.

Summer at The Hen House Chicks

Summer finally found the Palouse around the middle of July; we skipped Spring altogether, but our flowers are loving the warm weather.

 This vintage tricycle comes fully equipped with a wicker basket potted with beautiful mums.

Why did the Chicks cross the road?

To get to our beautiful new nest on the other side!

I'll let you browse

                      How cute is this ephemera chandelier? We have a matching floor lamp, too.

Donna, of whirlwind packing fame, and Cherry Alice toasted our reopening

     This possum belly table came from a long gone farmhouse in the area

                              Obviously telling someone all about it!

And, of course, our new office will always be this neat and tidy!

                   We want our friends to enjoy every aspect of their visit!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We'd love to visit with you in the store.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Opening Day, at last!

The front of our great new location.  Hanging lanterns and a brand new awning will be added soon.
                              In case you missed it, We're OPEN!!
Our amazing landlord, Don, had these beautiful flowers delivered for our Friday night Open House.

This gorgeous fern was sent by Trish, my longtime friend in CA. Chris at The Cottage Gate picked a pot she thought would blend beautifully with our decor, and she was right. She delivered them herself so she could congratulate us on our brand new location. We had the perfect spot for it.
Nancy's daughter, Maggee, helped us get ready to open with every spare minute she had. She's our "Tech Dept" and got everything up and running for us. She also ran the cash register for us for our Open House. Thanks, Maggee!
Our friend, Nila, from Oregon who came up and spent a long week helping us unpack and get a million things done to reopen, sent this beautiful bouquet.
Don stopped by to wish us well before we opened.
It's been a long 2 months since we moved from our old location and an especially busy 3 weeks setting up the new one, but we are so happy to be here. We have a list of people too long to name here to thank for helping us in a dozen different ways. We couldn't have done it without them. But we do need to mention Don, our terriffic landlord who worked so hard to make the building beautiful, Nila & Diana who spent long days helping in so many ways, Maggee, who spent every free minute here, her brother, Ben, our faithful furniture mover, and our patient husbands, who hauled trailers full of furniture and boxes, unloaded same, and moved furniture around more than once. And we can't forget Linda, Donna and Bob, our marathon packers.