Adding Handmade Touches – Boho Upcycle { Atwater Village, CA }

SoCal Lady Bloggers was invited by Boho Upcycle for an in-shop craft workshop and I’d like to share my experience!

Growing up my house was filled with handmade items.  My mom was a crafter and created themed wreaths for our friends & family and eventually ventured to craft shows to sell to strangers.  My dad even created a workbench that would “hide” in the rafters of the garage when not in use.  Crafting is in my blood – which helped create Bling Diva Designs. I don’t have as much opportunity to work on pretty things at home, so when Boho Upcycle invited some of the SoCal Lady Bloggers for an afternoon workshop, I jumped at the chance.

Boho Upcycle is the dream spot created by owner Krissy Arora and is located in Atwater Village amongst a lovely stretch of unique places to shop, dine, and play at.  Inside the boutique there is color everywhere! Oh, and furniture on the walls. Decorative & practical! (well, in terms of selling space, not functional).

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Our workshop centered around creating 2 mason jars with 2 types of paint – Chalk Paint ( by CeCe Caldwell) and Milk Paint (by Miss Mustard Seeds).  Krissy explained each one, and the bottom line – both are extremely safe and non-toxic. Great projects to do with your (older) kids!!

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Jars available for purchase at $5 a piece

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Demonstrating CeCe Caldwell chalk paint

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Demonstrating Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint

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At the end of each painting piece, wax is applied to seal in the paint.  In addition, you can add fun enhancers such as this metallic wax!

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Jars before wax sealer application

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completed mini CeCe Caldwell jar – amongst smaller sizes of chalk paints

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completed large mason jar amongst Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint

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completed jars from all the bloggers

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One more view

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my jar on my desk – using to hold all my Sharpie Pens! (and next to one of the yummiest smelling candles!)

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Visit Boho Upcycle’s website to see what workshops are coming up.  Krissy is also famous for her furniture painting and re-upholstering.  There are workshops set up to teach this to you as well!  The paints vary in price but consider around $50 total for projects that can cover up to 2 very large pieces of furniture (or a million mason jars! <– exaggeration) They are also active on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram!

Boho Upcycle

3161 Glendale Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90039

323-913-5870

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