Presented by Stylish Patina

Get your hands dirty this year with our free hands-on workshops presented by Stylish Patina. Local expert Kelly Millspaugh Thompson has a flair for melding vintage and modern elements on any budget. Paint your own ball jar, use Saltwash to achieve a rustic look on just about anything, and transform furniture with chalk paint. Learn directly from the experts, test new products and take home your own creation in this new interactive feature at the Home + Remodeling Show. 

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Falls Church native Kelly Millspaugh Thompson’s company Stylish Patina is where vintage meets modern in home furnishings & decor.  Kelly’s flair for melding vintage and modern furnishings and decor elements on any budget is at the heart of her burgeoning success. Her concepts center on the idea that  home should be a comfortable place and design should be livable.  Her innovative techniques in transforming vintage furniture from old to new can be best experienced at her shop, Stylish Patina, in Falls Church, Virginia or at her vintage warehouse called Rough Luxe that is open Saturdays 10-5pm.  For those that seek a more hands on experience, Kelly offers classes and design consultation. Kelly was hand selected to be the local Stockist for Chalk Paint® decorative paints by Annie Sloan. Chalk Paint® is the latest “hot” product in the DIY industry. Kelly also carries additional DIY products that she uses in her own designs and recommends for those that are looking to transform their own furniture. Stylish Patina shop is filled with a unique mix of vintage and new items and a wide variety of gifts carefully curated just for you. Kelly is married and a mom to two year old twins Peyton and Liam.  Follow along on the blog where she shares before + after projects, design tips and everyday musings of a working mom, and through social media channels:

- Blog / website

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A Washington DC native painted her first piece of furniture at 8  and continuously studied various painting and faux techniques throughout her life in workshops and studios throughout the USA and Canada. After a career in Human resources and a wonderful 15 year stint as a stay-at-home Mom, Celeste turned Entrepreneur in 2011 and became the original Annie Sloan Stockist in the DC Metro area.  She has studied extensively with Annie both here and abroad,through the years and is Owner/Creative Director of Catfish Studios  and Shoppe in Gaithersburg, Maryland where she  she teaches a variety of workshops  and the mission of  See It, Create It and Love It! Is fulfilled everyday.