Workshop to help you choose paint colors and restore walls for your old house

Join Baltimore Heritage and our friendly team of paint and restoration experts at Second Chance for a two-part workshop on the secrets of choosing paint colors and preparing old walls to make sure they stick.

Image courtesy the The Old House Blog.
Image courtesy the The Old House Blog.

Paint Colors and Paint Restoration Workshop
Second Chance, 1700 Ridgely Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Morning Session – 9:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session – 1:00pm – 3:30pm
RSVP today! $10 for the morning session, $20 for the afternoon session or $25 for both sessions.

Morning Session – Introduction to Choosing Paint & Color with Margaret Nelson and Janie Reeves

Whether you are painting the porch fn a Victorian rowhouse in Reservoir Hill or the dining room of a Colonial Revival home in Roland Park, choosing paint colors can be a daunting. Repairing walls to prepare for paint or wallpaper also can prove maddening. Join us in our morning session with Margaret Nelson from Nelson Dorsey Interiors and Janie Reeves from Design 2 Finish to learn how to make paint color choices and choose alternative wall treatments that will enhance your home’s interior and exterior. Discover the use of color in period styles and historically accurate palettes!

paint_workshop_photo_margaret_2-13-13Margaret Nelson, owner and principal designer of Nelson Dorsey Interiors, is the president elect of the Maryland Chapter of the American Association of Interior Designers with loads of color and design experience. Ms. Nelson most recently was honored with an award for her work from Chesapeake Home & Living Magazine.

bio pic 1Janie Reeves discovered her passion for old houses while working on and living in three of them. She is a licensed contractor in PA, MD and VA and has been in the painting and wall finishing business for 25 years. Ms. Reeves is a member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and has received awards for distinctive wallpapering and decorative painting.

Afternoon Session – Hands-on Introduction to Paint Process with Lawrence Oliva

Lawrence and Karen Dec 2012 A finalCome back after lunch to get even more involved in the painting process with individualized instruction on how to prepare, repair and paint walls with Lawrence Oliva from Second Century Homes. Registration for this session is limited to ensure a hands-on experience for all participants.

Lawrence Oliva is an architectural photographer, writer, and a licensed Maryland contractor with 30 years of restoration experience. He specializes in restoring historic wood elements such as windows, hardwood floors, doors, pediments, mantelpieces, and balustrades to their original elegance and functionality. Mr. Oliva is a partner in Second Century Homes, which specializes in restoring houses over 100 years old. One unique aspect to the company’s renovation approach is to obtain replacement materials directly from Baltimore suppliers – from the original company if they are still in business.

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