Did you know that CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk and Clay paint is made in America and is 100% green?  We all need to buy American made products because it is good for our economy.  The paint has no VOC’s and that is  good for your health. Those two reasons should make you smile when you use CeCe and create your one-of-a-kind project.

You can find this wonderful paint at Twice is Nice Resale and Encore Consignment Galleries.

Twice is Nice is located at 10424 Manchester Road. 
Twice is Nice just moved so be sure and stop in and see her new store!
You can check out her facebook page here.

Welcome Encore Consignment Galleries!

Welcome Encore!
The newest store to carry CeCe paints!
Located at 287 Lamp and Lantern Village in Town and Country, Mo.
Encore will carry the full line of CeCe Caldwell products.
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Alive fundraiser pictures!

We had a wonderful turnout for the ALIVE  fundraiser last night.  We had twenty women attend and “paint for a cause”.

Thanks so much to STL real estate for donating the space and some of the prizes. Brittany Sheffer did a great job helping us set up and clean up. We couldn’t have done it without her!

I also want to thank Maggie and Deb who are on the board of  ALIVE. ALIVE is a wonderful organization that helps women and children get out of living in violent situations.

Lastly, I want to thank Guy Phillips of Phillips and Company for mentioning this event on the radio. We really appreciate the support and endorsement!

I have to say that I’m better at painting than I am at photography so I apologize for the blurry pictures!

This was not my typical “painting class”because it was less instructional and more carefree. We made chalkboards and key chain holders. However, what I love about this paint is that there are so many possibilities and ways to create!

When I teach my classes at Encore, I always begin by saying, “This is your kindergarten class and you can’t mess up”…I love to say that because,most people, (especially adults) have had the “freedom of play” robbed from them! We all want to do it the “right” way but creativity doesn’t have a “right way”.  I guided everyone but ultimately they created their own masterpiece and I was amazed at what people created in the short time they were there!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support ALIVE!


Thanks to STL real estate and Deb for the awesome door prizes!


Getting creative for a cause!

Please join me and STL Real Estate to get creative for a cause on April 10! All proceeds go to the ALIVE foundation. Sign up today!

Maria Price Designs and STL Real Estate invite you to

Get Creative for a Cause

A hands-on event to support Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments (ALIVE)

Thursday, April 10 at 7pm

STL Real Estate, 211 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, Missouri

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fun, creativity and community support. Maria Price will teach you how to use CeCe Caldwell’s versatile and earth friendly chalk and clay paint to personalize your décor and to repurpose accent pieces in your own unique style. Learn simple techniques to create shabby chic looks, distressed pieces, textured surfaces and more. Check out Maria’s web site at www.mariapricedesigns.com. Maria partners with both Encore Consignment Galleries in Town and Country and Twice is Nice Resale in Kirkwood to offer the full line of CeCe Caldwell paint products to the St. Louis area.

Enjoy snacks and beverages, raffles, and take home your own unique creation (key hanger, chalkboard or other choice) while supporting ALIVE. ALIVE provides emergency transportation and shelter, along with counseling and court advocacy services to domestic abuse clients and their children, and is the only service provider of its kind in our community. Please join our efforts to end domestic abuse and to restore safety and peace to St. Louis area families!

A donation of $35.00 per person and a completed registration form reserve your space. Hope to see you there!




# attending_______@ $35 per person = ________+ optional additional donation ____________TOTAL= ____________

If paying by check, please mail check, along with completed form to ALIVE at the address below. If paying by credit card, please complete the following information and e-mail to admin@alivestl.org or mail to the address below.

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ALIVE~P.O. Box 11201~St. Louis, MO 63105 Questions? Contact Debra Hacke Cotten at 314.570.1373 or dhcotten@aol.com.

Soooo sweet!

My friend Deb redid her home office a couple months ago. She used Beckley Coal on an entire wall to create a very large chalkboard. She loves that she can write on it when she needs to remind herself about something important.

Last week, Deb’s youngest son left to go to Africa. He will be serving in the Peace Corps for two years.

The day after he left ,she walked into her office and saw this note posted above the door from Ian . How cute is that???


Chalkboards aren’t just for school anymore!

Painting on metal

The other day when I was teaching a class, the owner came in and asked me if this paint sticks to metal. I said, “of course!”

Encore has a room that has sale items.She picked this piece for me to demonstrate painting on metal. My students decided that I should paint it Traverse City Cherry.


I started painting and realized I almost forgot to take a before picture!

I painted it while I was teaching and then took it home to add a stencil and a dark glaze. I mixed Beckley Coal in the glaze and applied it over the entire piece. Then I put on the satin finish for the top coat. It looks entirely different and is back out on the floor instead of in the back with the sale items!