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Paint Your Own Pottery at Color Me Mine

August 3, 2011 by in Neighborhood Guide, Pittsford, Webster
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For the artistic and not quite so artistic alike, Color Me Mine can be an outlet for stress as well as a source for personally painted pottery pieces. At this locally owned franchise, kids, adults, teens, and pretty much anyone can create something unique, and often times practical.

With locations around the world, we’re lucky enough to have two locations in the Rochester area! There is a Webster Color Me Mine, and a Pittsford Color Me Mine. One owner operates the two of them, so it’s easy to go back and forth between the stores.

At Color Me Mine you pay a studio fee plus the price of the pottery. The studio fee is $7 for kids (12 & under) and $10 for adults. Pottery prices range from $1 beads with letters on them, to as much as $70 for large platters, but the average price for a piece is $20. It takes one week from the day that you finish your masterpiece for it to be ready for pick up.

Kids often gravitate towards pottery like piggy banks, dinosaurs, fairies, and Disney characters, and often enjoy letting their creative side shine. But Color Me Mine also offers a large assortment of plates, mugs, and bowls that can easily be transformed into beautiful pieces of art.

Color Me Mine Piggy Banks

Say you are furnishing your apartment and want special light switch covers that you are searching for in every store without luck, you could go to Color Me Mine and design them exactly the way you want. Or if you just don’t know what gift would be perfect for your friends’ birthdays you could go in and paint them each a monogrammed plate in their favorite colors.

The staff at Color Me Mine is pretty friendly and always willing to help you brainstorm or help you with fun techniques like using bubbles and lace. Painters really seem to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and the opportunity to be creative. You never know, you might just have a hidden talent that involves painting garden gnomes and teapots!

Hint: Check out their monthly calendar for daily specials that can help you save on the studio fee or pottery price. For example, most Thursdays are “Ladies’ Night Out,” and ladies get 20% off their purchase and can bring in wine and food to enjoy the evening!

Decorate your New Digs! And Send us Pics!

August 2, 2011 by in Newdigs, Renter Tips
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What’s the best part of moving into a new place? Decorating, of course!  And then showing it off.

Apartment Design Image - living room with trees

Have fun designing for your apartment

We created a tumblr page to serve as an interactive, community-driven inspiration board for decorating your new digs. Our goal is “to create a resource for people to share ideas and inspiration on how to decorate and customize your new digs,” eventually becoming “a one-stop source for all home improvement projects”!

How does it work? If you already have a tumblr account, you can follow us by clicking here. (If you’re not on tumblr already, it’s free and easy to set up an account and you can do that by clicking here.) We want your submissions! Show us pictures of your new digs and share your tips, tricks, and resources. Know a great hardware store in your neighborhood? Tell us about it! Had a great experience working with a local designer or decorator? Let us know!

Maybe you’re not the DIY-type, and that’s fine with us! You can always reblog any visual inspiration you find on the web that you think others would be interested in! There are so many ideas out there and we want to compile them all! We want to build a community of DIYers, weekend designers, and home renovators.  Let’s make the Newdigs Tumblr page the ultimate in Rochester apartment living resources!