School’s …..out…for…summer!

It’s the last day of school for many around here.  And while students and teachers may be celebrating, many parents are left wondering what to do with all that extra time.  What about signing up for a painting class together?  Not only is this a great chance to pick up a new skill to practice over the summer (and maybe finally start working on redecorating that room you’ve been putting off), but it can be a great bonding experience as well!

Never painted before?  Not a problem!  We offer classes for all experience levels, and we have a variety of products that you can experiment with.


Bring your own piece:  $85


Head to the yard sales and search out small pieces that you would both like to tackle.  We provide all the paint and materials that you need to transform them into works of art.  Instruction is provided from start to finish so that you leave with a completed project.

ABS’s of chalk/mineral paint: $65

Learn different techniques of both paint application and distressing.  You will be able to use the techniques you learn in this class once you get home to tackle those bigger pieces.  All paint and materials are provided, and you will create a small take home project.

Paint Couture! Collection – Intro to Metallic Paints and Glazes:  $125

This advanced class is geared for a painter with some painting experience.  Paint Couture! is a new line we are thrilled to be offering, and this class will help you learn how to incorporate metallic paints and glazes to really take your projects to the next level.


To make sure that we have enough space and materials for everyone, advance reservations and payments are required.  If you are looking for something a little different, we can also customize classes for your group or private party.  Learn something new this summer, and have fun doing it!  Stop in today to find out more about how to transform furniture from blah to brilliant.  Can’t wait to see you soon at the Manor House!

Starting with a blank canvas

Some people prefer to write notes in pencil, others with a ballpoint pen. Anyone still a fan of writing with a quill and ink bottle?  The end goal is the same, but different tools and materials are used to attain it.  The same is true with paint.  It comes down to a matter of preference.  What do you want the finished piece to look like?  What are you starting from?  What is your level of experience?  And what is important to you when choosing your products?  For these reasons, and many others, Deep Creek Vintage knows that there is no “one product fits all” when it comes to paint.  And why we choose to offer several different lines and products so that no matter what you are looking for in your products when you are painting a piece of furniture, you can find it here.


American Paint Company features clay, chalk, and mineral based paint that is all natural, eco-friendly, and solvent free. A favorite paint of both beginners and experts alike, people love that this paint is completely free of fumes so it is safe to use anywhere.  It is also a paint that can be applied in many different ways to give your project any number of finishes and textures from sleek and modern to old world European.


Real Milk Paint Company paint is a popular choice for those who like a chippy finish.  It is easy to use  and environmentally friendly.  Made from 100% organic material, is also free of harmful fumes. This particular brand is longer lasting than other milk paint products. After being mixed, Real Milk Paint can be used for at least two weeks, compared to a day, which is the normal lifespan of many other milk paints.


General Finishes paints are popular for those people looking for bright, bold colors. This is a product that requires little prep and finish.  If a piece is not going in a high traffic area, often the paint is sufficient without a sealent.  If a topcoat is desired, theirs is wonderful.  Another highlight of this product is the gel stains, which are great for refinishing products.  They bring out the beauty of a wood finish.


Faux Real Paint is an all natural mineral paint with a built-in primer.  It is also free from solvents and eco-friendly. It is a liquid mineral paint with a soft, velvet appearance.  Often one coat of this paint is sufficient to completely cover a piece. The colors are rich and reminiscent of the old world. This product is new to the market, and we are happy to be one of the first vendors.


Paint Couture is a line that we are excited to be introducing soon at Deep Creek Vintage!  A low VOC, water-based 100% acrylic resin paint, Paint Couture is great for high traffic/high use pieces because of the resin.  It contains a self primer, so little prep is required.  This is a great paint for beginners and experts alike.  Clean up is easy with just soap and water. Paint Couture also has a variety of affordable accompanying products to finish your pieces, like glazes, lacquers, metallic paints, guilding waxes, and glitters.


When you have a piece to paint, and you don’t know where to begin, come to Deep Creek to see all the lines we have available.  From paints and glazes to brushes and more, we have everything you need.  Come soon to take advantage of our big paint sale!  Don’t forget the manor house is open daily.  Can’t wait to see you soon at Deep Creek Vintage!

Spring Forward to a Fresh New Look

Could it be?  Is warmer weather finally here?  I don’t know about you, but as soon as the first nice day was here, I threw open the doors and just let the fresh air in!  And although spring cleaning is often met with a groan from many, it’s always nice to just freshen things up, switch things around, and spring forward with some new projects around the house.

Have you thought about a room that you might want to switch up?  Maybe you’ve been putting it off because things have been hectic with the holidays, or because with the frigid winter you just wanted to hibernate.  Those are some of the excuses I have used!  Now that spring is coming, it’s a great time to start.  Look at the room like a painter would a blank canvas.  What is your dream for the room?  If you could start fresh, what would your room look like?  Is the purpose of the room different than it is now?  Maybe you’re changing a seldom used formal living room into a crafting room or a library.   Maybe your children are getting older and you can change your family room from child-friendly to something a little more rustic or medieval in style.  The spring is always a great time to start fresh!

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How will you start your planning?  Or better yet, your shopping?  A great way to shop is with your heart.  Instead of being a shopper who shops from a strictly practical perspective, look for pieces that speak to you aesthetically.  What jumps out and catches your eye?  What are the pieces that you will still be thinking about when you get home?  Which pieces have the feeling you are hoping to achieve?  Those are the pieces that you should consider.  Maybe they are not the pieces you would originally think you would be drawn to, or would like, but you found them for a reason.  If you keep thinking about them, and thinking that they need to be in your home, there is a reason for it.


Maybe you aren’t looking for a large piece, but an accent piece or just some decor.  Sometimes something small can make a big impact, especially when it is placed in the room in a place that makes it pop.  Color can do the same.  Adding a bright or bold color to a room speaks volumes.


Perhaps you have decided that all your room needs for a change is some paint!  Is furniture painting something you have always wanted to try?  We have products for everyone, and in a variety of colors and finishes!  What’s the best part of all?  Can you say SALE?  That’s right; right now we are having a big sale on paint!  Come check out all the latest and greatest, and give your home a makeover!  You might just find that painting is something you really enjoy, and with the warmer weather approaching, it’s a great time to grab a paintbrush and enjoy the sunshine while learning a new craft.


After all your shopping, have you found that the room turned out a little differently than you originally anticipated?  Sometimes that’s the best part!  You may have found a piece that you never would have pictured, but once you saw, you just couldn’t live without.  Maybe you realized halfway through that your original vision wasn’t exactly what you wanted.  No matter what happened, it’s always fun to switch things up, and keep switching things up.  The best thing about design is that you can change as much as you want.  It’s fun in that way!  You have to enjoy the process.  Our houses become homes because of the people who live in them.  We change all the time.  Why shouldn’t our homes?  Come on in today to be inspired for your next home transformation.  We can’t wait to see you and find out which room is next on your makeover list!


Switch It, Change It, Rearrange It


Well one way to make sure you stay warm when the temperatures drop is to move furniture!  In a little over a week, the doors of the Marketplace will be closing and we will be able to focus all our time, energy, and effort on the Manor House.  In the meantime, the we have been running around nonstop to make this change happen.  Vendors are moving in to the Manor, and we are clearing space to make sure we can fit everyone.  Luckily for us, this change is coming right after Christmas, and because of wonderful customers like you who chose to make Deep Creek Vintage part of your holiday shopping, we have the space to make this happen.


Many of you have asked, and yes, there will be a studio!  One thing we are working on is clearing out a room that was previously used for storing and sorting new pieces to be able to provide a studio in the house.  This room was the original kitchen of the house, so it has a working sink and will provide us a great space to create beautiful pieces.  Carpet is down, and the groundwork has been laid.  Pictures to come soon!

cropped-528408_390813251026547_156375607_n.jpgOne other question that many customers want know is, “Are there sales?”  Yes!  Many vendors currently have wonderful sales in their spaces, so now is a great time to shop!  While certainly not everything is on sale, you can find wonderful deals.  And many of our vendors always have prices so great, you don’t even need a sale.

We are changing things here, but we shouldn’t be the only ones!  The new year is a great time to switch around things in your home, too!  And Deep Creek is a great place to come for the pieces to make it happen.  Vendors are bringing in new things constantly, and switching around their spaces with pieces that just might add the perfect touch to your home.


We are excited about the future of Deep Creek Vintage.  While we are sad to say goodbye to the Marketplace, and know that many of our customers will miss it, we know that these changes are in the the best interest of Deep Creek Vintage, our vendors, and our customers.  We thank you for your support as we make the transition, and are excited to show you a new Deep Creek in the weeks to come.


A Studio to Learn, Teach, and Have Fun!

Have you been anxious to learn the basics of painting furniture, but unsure of where to start?  Or maybe you can handle painting with one color, but want to learn some of the fancy tricks.  We now have a studio that can take you from hesitantly picking up a paintbrush to brandishing it like VanGogh!


Cheryl of Deep Creek Vintage and Erica of Tattered Elegance have teamed up to lead classes in our new studio, located in the Marketplace.  We offer a variety of classes ranging from the ABCs of APC to a class where you bring your own piece and leave with a fully finished product.  If painting isn’t your interest, we also offer classes in a multitude of other artistic avenues.


We can cater classes to your group as well, so if you are looking for a fun night out with the girls, an afternoon free with your moms’ group, or one-on-one instruction to take your skills to the next level, contact us to see what we can set up!


Hope to see you soon, and make sure you check out our studio the next time you are in the Marketplace!  You might find one of our vendors there taking advantage of the space, or catch a class in progress!