The Back Dorr


 From our Third Thursday Happy Hours to our One-on-One Project Workshops, we’ll build your skills, your furniture, your community, and your confidence. Sign up below!

Want a one-on-one with Joni?
Schedule your private lesson here.

Dining Chair Upholstery

Bring up to four chair bottoms (minus the chair) and your own fabric and I will teach you how to recover the chairs yourself.

If your chair bottoms need additional padding, new plywood bottoms or other specific needs, please send me pictures and I will have the necessary supplies ready for the class.

Use my tools and expertise to create a whole new look for your dining space. These classes are scheduled quarterly. If this time does not work for you, don't worry, give Jon a call at The Back Dorr and we'll find a time that works for you!

I had such a lovely day painting with Joni! It was such a pleasure being in her Chalk Painting class. I can’t wait to start my projects. Thank you Joni!
— Regina LK Facebook Review

Painting 101

You will learn about the makeup of chalk paint and milk paint and why they're different from acrylic. You learn all the techniques necessary to create your own beautiful heirloom at home. I will show you the proper application of paint, distressing, and finishing.

These steps will prepare you to take furniture painting to the next level. You’ll take home a hand painted color sheet, sample boards and confidence to tackle your project.


Paint a Project Piece

Want to breathe new life into your old, worn-out furniture? Then join us for this relaxed, fun and informative workshop. No need to make a mess at home, or buy lots of supplies.

Bring a small piece of furniture and transform it during this class. Some suggestions are a nightstand, chair, small side table, or large decorative frame. (You'll need to carry it upstairs to the classroom area and down again.) You will learn single color painting, distressing and wax application. You’ll leave the class with a beautiful, finished piece of furniture and the confidence to transform all your projects! Feel free to book more that one class if you think you'll need more time. All supplies are provided (except your item to be painted)

Class sizes are small – be sure to secure your space.

Joni and Dave are awesome people and made my up cycled altar and amazing island for my kitchen. The store is filled with treasures and pieces that will make your home special and unique. Check it out!!
— Allison C. Facebook Review

Third Thursday Happy Hour at The Back Dorr

Join us at The Back Door on the Third Thursday of each month.

FREE Beer, Wine and Juice will be served, along with some tasty snacks. Bring a friend and pop in on your way to dinner.

Must be 21 to participate.


Ladies Night Out (& Guys Too!)

All you need to do is grab a friend, sign up and show up. I’ll do the rest.

While we listen to music, sip wine (or other) you’ll be painting up a fun project to take home. Choose between many items to paint and take home, including frames, vases, wood plates and bowls and more.

Of course, you can bring something from home if you like. It’s a perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, meet some new friends and get your creative juices flowing. All material included.

Great shop and very friendly! I’m looking forward to going back when I’m ready for more pieces. I was given a great sale price on a desk and chair and I’m happy with the way they look in my home.
— Sarah M. Facebook Review

One-on-One with Joni

Meet with Joni on a one-on-one setting to work on anything you've got on your wish list. If you have always wanted to learn how to {blank}, chances are we can do it together. It can be as simple as learning to paint furniture to decorative embellishments to a particular upholstery technique to anything in between.

You can bring in a piece of furniture that you purchased at The Back Dorr, or an item you've been waiting to work on. Let's spend two hours getting started on it - or even finishing it.

These classes are scheduled most Sunday mornings. If this time does not work for you, don't worry, give Jon a call at The Back Dorr and we'll find a time that works for you! This one-on-one class is a $60 flat fee, but you are welcome to bring a friend or family member to work on the project with you.

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