ANOKA, MN 55303

Monday, December 31, 2012

Welcome 2013 - It's going to be a great year!

With the Holidays and all we've been a bit busy like everyone.  We spent time with our families, rested a bit and are now planning for the New Year! 
We started last Saturday with our first CHALK PAINT 101 class, which we presented to our wonderful dealers at Paddywac's.  It was fabulous and we all learned something!  It's a great class and if you've seen the email that went out or our Website, you will notice that we have scheduled three CHALK PAINT 101 classes (which are filling up fast!) for January and February. 
Start out your new year by learning a new skill or adding to what you already know.  You can register on line at nicnacpaddywacs.com click on the On Line Shop or give us a call.


Friday, December 21, 2012


CHALK PAINT 101 is a great class for anyone who wants to get started painting with Chalk Paint or has used it already and wants to become better acquainted. We will go over various techniques such as two color distressed, modern or smooth finish, rustic, and soft gilded finish as well as how to use the clear and dark waxes. After 3 hours, you will leave confident and excited to start your next painting project! 
All materials will be provided and coffee and water will be available.  All classes will be held at Paddywac's, 201 E. Main St., Anoka,    
For those who want to come a little early, there is a fabulous family-owned coffee shop just up the street.  On street and free ramp parking are available close by. 
For on-line registration, please visit us at nicnacpaddywac's.com and click on Workshops.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Warm Holiday Wishes - December Market - Count Down to Holidays

Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, and let the joy begin.  We welcome you to Paddywac's and hope you make us part of your Holiday Tradition. 

 A perfect Christmas Wreath!

Can't ignore the black details. 

Perfect size - warm grey side table.

Adorable dresser/server with matching side table.
We hope to see you soon.  Joy, Peace and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Paddywac's Open Friday and Saturday - December 7 & 8

We're getting the store ready for the weekend, all spruced up for Holiday Shopping.  Before you know it the weekend will be here.  Here is a small sample of that's at the shop.  We hope to see you!

Thanks for visiting with us and we hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Now available at the store, CHALK PAINT by Annie Sloan.  This decorative paint is awesome.  We took training in  North Carolina and learned tons on techniques, finishes, style, and Annie Sloan, who, by the way, is a real person.  We are fully stocked with paint, brushes, books, fabric - everything you need. 

We will be changing our availability at the store - YOU CAN CALL US TO SET UP A TIME TO COME IN AND PURCHASE PAINT. 
We wanted to share some pictures we took during the training with you.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

The Training Studio - Designed by Barb our Instructor

This was on the floor - CHALK PAINT - then stenciled

This Chandelier hung over the class room table - It was awesome!

 Barb, our wonderful teacher and mentor.
 Then we got down to painting!

Can't say enough about the training.  We came home with tons of information and a feeling of being empowered.  The Annie Sloan organization is fantastic.
We'll be setting up classes in January - what a great way to start the new year!!