Michele got us settled in with snazzy FAT Paint aprons and a counter filled with snacks and told us a bit about the process and the paints we'd be using. FAT Paint is a chalk-style paint and is Canadian through and through. It is owned and operated in BC by a brother-sister team, Victoria and Bradford Lambert, and it started in September 2012.
Hue Design Studio is one of only three Nova Scotian retailers to carry this product and the only one in Halifax. She offers regular workshops, such as FAT 101, for people who want to learn how to use this paint - no experience necessary! She also offers Sign Making Workshops with FAT Paint which is what we were doing.
I decided to make a sign for our Dining Room to post each day's dinner menu with a Bon Appetit! stencil. Choosing the colour was the hardest part for me but I finally settled on Dutch Door, a deep burgundy red and chose Antique Wedgewood for the lettering.
We sanded down the wood then got started with the painting. I hadn't used chalk-style paint before and really loved the texture and how well it covered the board, even with just one coat.