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19 North Harrison Street
Shelbyville, IN, 46176
United States


America's heritage has stood in the fields and beside farm houses for over a century in the form of barns. Historic barns are becoming more difficult to find, and due to the increase in comercially zoned land are being destroyed. Reclaimed Barns & Beams reclaims the wood from these hand hewed, pinned barns that have stood the tests of time. It is our hope that we can transform this wood into vintage farm tables, chairs, ceiling beams, mantles and more. This will give us a chance to keep the history of these barns alive and with us for years to come.

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DIY Paint Workshop

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DIY Paint Workshop


am so excited to announce our DIY paint Workshop for spring and summer

Have you ever wanted to paint your own furniture but were too afraid?

In this class you will learn the basics of painting and distressing!

Bring a small piece of furniture with you like a chair, a side table or a step stool and we will teach you how to create a two layer paint process, using DIY Paint’s all-natural chalk and Clay paint!

 This is an introductory to DIY Paintand basic tequniques!

You will also discover the basics:

  • Water distressing

  • Distressing with sand paper

  • Crackling with Elmer’s Glue

  • Using the aging waxes and the satin finishes!

  • There are 36 beautiful colors to choose from!

I even painted the DIY Painting area with Seaglass and Queen Bee!   What color would you like to paint with?

Class info:

April 20, May 5th, May 19th, June 12th, June 23rd, July 6th, July 17th, and July 21st. 

Breakfast or lunch is included

Class size is limited so reserve your spot today!

Reservation Fee: $65.00- and requires a purchase of 1 paint and 1 finish.

Brushes, sand paper, water bottles, and addition materials are supplied. 

Brushes are available to purchase  as well.

Reserve your today space or call us Wednesday thru Sunday at the showroom with questions, 317-617-2773
If you want to reach me when the shop is closed, send me as email,

I try to check that daily.

Come wearing paint clothes and covered shoes!

Bring a piece of furniture you can carry and come join our awesome DIY paint workshop.
Class is held in the basement in our new paint workshop! 19 N Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN

There are so many options!

Transfers are not included in the price of the workshop.


 Here are some of the most asked questions.

If you have a question that we didn't cover in our FAQ's we would love to answer it for you, send us an email or call us up!

Can you paint on laminate?

DIY Paint is specifically designed for furniture with no need for sanding or priming before you begin. It adheres to nearly any surface including metal, plastic, laminate, and glass.

Do I need to bring paint brushes?

You are welcome to bring your favorite paint brushes; however, we will provide brushes for your use. We also sell Paint Pixie brushes for you. The buffer brushes are available as well. 

Can you paint on leather?

Yes. You can basically paint on anything.  It's a good idea to do a test first as sometimes there are preexisting factors that will effect the outcome.

What's the difference between DIY paint and other brands?

DIY Paint is a non toxic and all natural clay and chalk based paint. The clay is the magic ingredient which gives it the unique ability to create a variety of textures from smooth to chippy. DIY Paint is one of the most affordable brands on the market because it goes right from the factory to the retailer. It is also of the highest quality with the best pigments and ingredients possible. You can purchase DIY Paint from us in the store.

Bring a piece of furniture you can carry.

If you need a piece of furniture or a door to paint - Call Angie more than a week before the class.

What is wet distressing?

Wet distressing is one of the most awesome things about DIY Paint! Because there is no latex or acrylic in our paint you can rub the paint back with a wet cloth or a wet sanding block.  Some folks even use a baby wipe.. What?...Well, why would you do that?  Why not just use sandpaper?

Sandpaper is good for some projects but rubbing the paint back gives you a more organic and authentic look, similar to when paint rubs off over time in most cases.

Sanding is a a lot of work and it's a dusty mess.  Rubbing paint off is much faster and dust free.

When you are working on something with fancy scroll work or fine detail sanding can damage the wood.  Wet distressing is the perfect alternative and a beautiful way to highlight the details in carved or ornate furniture.

How do I mix colors?

DIY Paint is water based and mixes like any other paint. When mixing, it is best to begin with your lighter shade and add small amounts of the darker shade, mixing until the desired color is attained.

How do I make a chalkboard?

Any color of DIY Paint can be used as the base of a chalkboard! The paint has a natural matte finish, so while colors like Weathered Wood or Letterpress Grey will give you the classic slate look, you can write with chalk and erase just as easily with any of the amazing colors. I recommend a smooth starting surface and at least three layers of DIY Paint applied with a satin finish roller to avoid brush strokes and texture. When the paint has dried thoroughly, use the side of a piece of chalk to "prime" the board by completely covering it evenly with a layer of chalk and erasing. We offer a chalkboard class here at Reclaimed Barns and Beams, so sign up to get the hands on experience!  Watch a video tutorial for more help!

Don't you think $33.00 is too much to pay for a quart of paint?

I did, certainly, before I tried it!!  Before, I would get the discounted messed-up gallons at the hardware store to save money. But the process of prepping and painting the furniture was daunting. Then, when I tried chalk-type paint for the first time, the quickness, ease, and the results ensured that I would never go back to latex. DIY Paint may seem pricey compared to standard hardware paint prices, but a little paint goes a very long way and gives great coverage! If you’re still not convinced, try a  8 oz sample for just $13.00 or $22.50 a pint.

There are 36 colors to choose from. I hope you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was!

That covers the basic Q's, but you probably have more questions, right?  Did you know we have DIY videos, designed just for you?

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL and get free weekly tutorials.  We will share our best painting secrets with you, so you can paint furniture like a pro! It's easy and fun. I promise!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of free parking. 

What can I bring into the event?

You are encouraged to bring your own piece to paint. We have plenty of space. Bring a chair, dresser, stool, door... or we have pieces that you can purchase at the store.

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Angie- 317-617-2773 or email her at

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