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  • How to Do a Faux Finished Wall: Easy process, gorgeous results! Nervous to try it? Practice on a stretched canvas to perfect your technique and make sure the colors work. Faux finish accent walls are fun and easy to decorate because they make a statement all by themselves. Go easy on the artwork to keep your wall from getting damaged or looking too busy. Accent wall tutorial is down below, or f...

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  • Paint a realistic pet portrait – no art skills required. Find a Project Pet paint and sip event at a Pinot's Palette near you. ABOUT PAINT YOUR PET CLASSES Create a tribute to your furry friends while enjoying a drink with your human pals! Anyone can do Project Pet, regardless of art experience. A professional artist walks you through color mixing and painting techniques to get your pet’s fu...

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  • If your home décor feels a little stale, but you don’t have the time, patience, or budget for a major redecorating project, you’re in luck! There are tons of quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to update your décor. Rather than buying everything new, try to upgrade, upcycle, and revitalize what you already have and only buy a few new items to complete the look. REFINISH AND REFURBISH Got an old p...

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  • Paint and sip, or just paint! We bring a premium experience to your home, office, festival or other venue! These group painting events are fully customizable, and full of fun and energy! We get all your guests involved, and bring a memorable party experience to your door. Your guests don’t need to be artsy people for this! We’re as much about the party as we are about the painting. A talented...

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  • When you picture a bachelorette party, the image you probably have is women in a dimly-lit club throwing back champagne cocktails. Fun as that might be, it doesn’t actually reflect most bachelorette parties. The bachelorette party is meant to be your special night, a time for friends and maybe relatives to gather and celebrate your life before it moves into its next phase. Shouldn’t the event b...

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  • Acrylic Painting Technique #9: A wash makes acrylic paint look like watercolor! It’s great for backgrounds, but you can also paint your entire picture using the wash technique. Supply List: • A canvas • A palette (a paper plate will do!) • Any large paintbrush • Acrylic paint (choose your color) This is SUCH an easy painting technique. Get a generous scoop of paint onto your palette. Using you...

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  • Pinterest-level theme parties take weeks of preparation, and most people aren’t natural party planners or expert DIYers. This blog is for everyone who’s ever had a Pinterest fail or ever forgotten to stock up on ice! Here are a few ideas to take the stress out of hosting your next bash: GO ON LOCATION Half the stress of a party is having the house show-ready for your guests’ arriva...

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  • September is here, and that means it’s time for Oktoberfest! You might think, “Oktoberfest is held in September? That can’t be right.” While it seems funny to us that Oktoberfest doesn’t take place in October, it actually starts in mid-September and wraps up the first weekend of October. Oktoberfest started as a celebration of the marriage of Bavaria’s Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony...

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  • Many people who don’t consider themselves “artistically inclined” feel that learning to paint is a huge feat. Others assume that since they aren’t good at drawing, they must be even worse painters. The truth is quite the opposite! Most beginners are surprised when they find painting comes to them much easier than drawing. At Pinot’s Palette, we see this revelation every day in our art and wine c...

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  • Acrylic Painting Technique #8: Simple and evocative, this technique is a hallmark of our artists. The end result is a blurry-leaf look that’s perfect for rainy day paintings, dewy forest-scapes, and misty evening scenes. You will need: One medium flat brush and 2-4 paint colors of your choice. Optional: A nice moody Merlot. To start, get paint on both sides of your brush. Make short, fat dashe...

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  • Texas is special to us. Our franchise system is made up of 135+ passionate studio owners and hundreds more amazing artists across the U.S. and Ontario. But our very first studio was (and still is) in the Montrose neighborhood in the middle of Houston, Texas. Now we have 10 paint and sip studios throughout Houston and its surrounding cities, and our home offices are headquartered there. Most of o...

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  • Decorating with patterns can go so right and so, so wrong. Mixing patterns is a home decor skill that takes either practice or luck to get right. Patterns should convey a personality of their own: Fun, bold and cheerful; classic and subdued; thoughtful and artsy; modern with rustic hints; or flashy and fancy. It’s easy for a space to look chaotic if patterns are used wrong. Here are a few tips...

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  • Acrylic Painting Technique #7: Woodgrain! You will need: A canvas, a flat paintbrush and a small round paintbrush, plus acrylic paint in black, white, brown and yellow. Mix the paint for the first layer: 2 dabs white + 1 dab brown + 1 dab yellow. Once evenly mixed, apply this color to the whole canvas in big, sweeping brushstrokes. Next, add horizontal layers of all four unmixed colors – just...

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  • If you’re anything like us, you change clothes a few times before you make it out the door for a night out. Add the possibility of getting paint on your clothes, and wardrobe selection becomes even trickier. Paint and sip is a social event, and there’s usually a nice dinner somewhere in the evening’s plans. You don’t want to wear the paint-covered sweatpants leftover from your last big DIY proje...

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  • Pinot’s Palette brings upscale painting parties to you. These group events are fun, energetic and memorable experiences that your friends, family or team won’t be able to stop talking about. No art experience needed! A skilled and entertaining artist gives the group step-by-step instructions so everyone gets a great finished product. Top-tier service includes a variety of turnkey options, with e...

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  • Painting trees is a lot like climbing them: Fun and games ‘til you’re stuck in the branches because you can’t figure out your next move. In either situation, the worst thing you can do is overthink it. Painting trees is pretty easy, even for beginners. Where a lot of beginners go astray is in trying to make their branches too perfect. Focusing on getting the exact right thickness and placement o...

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  • Acrylic Painting Technique #6: Thin Lines / Tree Branches If you learn how to paint thin lines, then you know how to paint tree branches, lamp posts, fence slats, grass blades, background stripes and much more! You will need: A canvas + small flat paintbrush + acrylic paint (any color). Water down your paint to the consistency of ink. Press lightly to paint your lines. Don't pause in the middl...

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  • This DIY chair makeover is super easy and you can get a lot of different looks out of it, depending on your chair style and paint colors. We went for a sweet, crafty style and used our Jeweled Branches painting to help define the overall look. (DIY instructions below!) For more detailed instructions + styling tips, visit https://www.pinotspalette.com/decor/stencil-chair To paint the Jeweled Bran...

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  • If you’re like most people, you put a lot of thought and prep work into even casual parties. Clean the house, prep the food, restock the bar. And if you’re like most people, you might unwittingly commit party sabotage! Here are a few commonly-overlooked hosting essentials. Don’t worry; they’re all easy to fix. To ensure your party is a raging success, factor these hosting tips into your party pl...

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  • For decades, pastel colors got a bad rap for their association with nurseries and Easter dresses. Fortunately, they've regained their footing as a go-to palette for the design world. And when it comes to home decor, pastels now rank right up there with metallics for popular choices. Pastel shades are amazing at giving your home a relaxing, serene vibe. They freshen up a dull space, and they’re n...

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  • Acrylic Painting Technique #5: How to paint fluffy clouds! Fun and essential know-how for most painting styles. You will need: A canvas + medium flat paintbrush + white acrylic paint + blue acrylic paint. (Glass of wine optional.) How to Paint Fluffy Clouds: Paint a blue sky on your canvas. While the sky is still wet, use white paint to draw arched cloud tops. Then water down the white pain...

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  • When bartenders make cocktails for themselves, what do they make? We asked some of our studio bartenders this question, and got these six amazing cocktail recipes. From a martini that tastes like a Mounds bar, to the fancy floral Hugo Cocktail, to the drink that looks like dirty paint water but tastes like sunshine – give these cocktail recipes a try! Mix them up at home or just trust the pros...

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  • In theory, nothing is more refreshing and happy on a hot day than a frosty, fruity popsicle. The reality is that many commercially available ice pops are full of artificial flavors and geared more toward a pre-school palate. Luckily, there are sophisticated ways to indulge your nostalgia and your summertime sweet tooth. It really is super easy and inexpensive to make your own popsicles, and they...

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  • Acrylic Painting Technique #4: How to Paint Water Reflections You will need: A canvas + small flat paintbrush + acrylic paint in colors of your choice. Use the tip of the paintbrush for thin lines, holding the brush so the bristles stay horizontal. Use fast, loose movements to create two uneven columns of streaks. Press down a little more toward the center of the canvas, and ease up on the press...

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  • The 4th of July is almost here, and there’s no better occasion for a summer BBQ than a celebration of our nation’s independence. The weather is warm, days are long, and almost everyone is off work, so it’s a perfect excuse to spend some time in the great outdoors (or indoors, whichever) and host a party. Here are a few tips to make your Independence Day party as successful as it is simple. KEEP ...

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  • When the sun is out and the weather is steamy, nothing sounds more refreshing than a frosty adult beverage. For the days when cold beer and chilled white wine just don’t cut it, these are a few of our favorite mixed drinks to chill out with on a hot summer day. BATCH COCKTAILS FOR THE POOL If you’re headed to the beach or pool for the afternoon, make a big...

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  • A parent can only play Candy Land so many times in any given week. If you’ve got the kids at home and are looking for new ways to keep them entertained while maintaining your sanity, we’re here to help. These are a few of our favorite positive ways to keep kids entertained this summer without leaving the house or spending a lot of money. TEACH A LIFE SKILL No matter what age your children are, t...

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  • Organizing enjoyable team building activities for a corporate event is tough. To a lot of people, the idea of work-sponsored fun is an oxymoron, often because past events they’ve participated in have been uncomfortable. Being part of a team that never gets to know one another makes for a boring work week. It can make employees feel unsupported at work and increases the likelihood that they’ll fi...

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