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Welcomes you to the launch of our blog.The name, '5th and State' comes from my shops corner location in Geneva, IL. And since this blog will touch on so many topics, not just gardening I hope you agree with our name choice.

Together with my sister Diane, who is about to add her voice to this blog. Respectfully, I hope................we will chat about;
~interior design
~exterior design
~"sister banter" (this could get bad)
Join in the fun!




One Step Workshop: $95.00

No more stripping, sanding or priming, just paint! Paint over wood, plastic, laminate, formica, concrete, metal...it’s that good! We will additionally learn how to create a patina of age with waxes, gilding with both gold or silver leaf and ‘Dust of Ages.’ Workshop teacher: Loren Sutton

January 15th, Wednesday 9:00am until 12:00pm
January 22nd, wednesday 6:00pm until 9:00pm
February 13
th, Wednesday 9:00am until 12:00pm
February 26
th, Wednesday 6:00pm until 9:00pm
March 5th, Wednesday 9:00am until 12:00pm
March 26
th, Wednesday 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Bring Your Own’ Workshop: $ 145.00

Bring a small item to paint: end table, chair, lamp, urn... Use our products to transform your item into a beautiful “new” masterpiece. Use our waxes, gold or silver foils and ‘Dust of Ages’ to create a patina of age. Must have photo approval before the workshop and be able to carry item upstairs by yourself, to our workshop. Workshop teacher: Loren Sutton

January 29th Wednesday 6:00pm until 9:30pm
March 12
th Wednesday 9:00am until 12:30pm

Cabinet Fever Workshop $120.00

Need a kitchen or bathroom rescue? This is the workshop for you. Choose your color & finishing options with the help of our professional color consultant. We provide a cabinet door for you to paint with up to 3 color options. Bring your ‘door’ home to choose the perfect color. We encourage you to bring pictures, and swatches to aid our professional in assisting with your color selections. We’ll give a demo on our Zinc Antiquing Solution. Might be a great counter top finish to go with your fabulous new cabinets. Lastly, learn to add sophisticated wooden adornments via steaming. Workshop teacher: Loren Sutton

February 18
th, Wednesday 6:00pm until 9:00pm
February 22nd, Saturday 9:00am until 12:00pmpage1image17632

Toscano Workshop $120

Craving an authentic antique look? These powder paints will give you that true renaissance rich historic patina. These are the finishes used on Amy Howard “couture” line of furniture. Includes how to work with Gesso, Bole and Gilding, the ancient craft of Renaissance artisans. Workshop teacher: Debra Phillips

January 30th, Thursday 6:00pm until 9:00 pm

Gilded Laurel Wreaths

Just in, hand carved solid wood laurels on wooden stand! We have been awaiting their arrival. Learn the technique of using Bole, Sizing and Gilding in gold or silver leaf. Go home with your own laurel; large, 14.5" h x 7.5" w. Small, 11" h x 4" w

January 21st, Tuesday 6:00pm until 9:00pm
February 20th, Thursday 9:00am to 12:00pm

Large $115.00, Smal $95.00. Please specify your size 

Call early to reserve your space!

630. 232.1303 




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