Collin County Home and Garden Show earnings to Allen

February 7, 2015 - garden totes

More than 250 exhibitors will fill Allen Event Center (AEC) this weekend as a Collin County Home and Garden Show earnings to a city.

From Friday by Sunday, North Texans will have a event to check out a latest in home improvement, gardening, outside living, interior design, kitchens and landscaping. Thousands of block feet of landscape displays will give homeowners ideas on how to debonair adult their lawns.

Attendees are speedy to move photos of their yards, as good as a exteriors and interiors of their houses, to plead how to make their homes cocktail with home alleviation professionals on-hand. Patrons will also be means to take advantage of disdainful discounts offering by many of a vendors.

Celebrity consultant Brian Santos, who’s been featured on such shows as “Today,” “Good Morning America” and HGTV’s “Smart Solutions,” will give dual seminars patrician “Painting Secrets” and “Faux Finishes.” Santos has a credentials in teaching, chemistry and business, and has been a self-proclaimed “wall wizard” for some-more than 35 years and toured for some-more than 25 years giving workshops. He’s also a bestselling author of 14 books.

 In his “Painting Secrets” workshop, Santos will share how bland domicile products like Chapstick, PAM cooking mist and Saran wrap, along with regulating a right multiple of tools, rollers and paintbrushes, can assistance speed adult portrayal by 400 percent, and concede painters to finish an whole room in only 45 minutes. “Faux Finishes” will uncover how portrayal techniques such as flogging, whacking and boring can emanate energetic wall effects such as stone, leather and wood. Santos will learn some of a same applications that set decorators in film and radio have used for years to emanate visible effects and illusions.

In further to a guaranteed 60 tips in 60 minutes, Santos pronounced portrayal is something everybody does, though few have schooled how to do it.

“What we always tell people, when we learn a why, that’s when we turn a wizard,” he said. “We try a opposite logic and a because behind it. Basically, these classes are lenient people to collect adult a brush and do it.”

Joining Santos will be Pam Bowers, veteran organizer and owners of Chaos Pros LLC. Bowers will horde a seminar patrician “The Frazzled Family Fix,” that will assistance harried 21st-century families get their schedules in sync by substantiating a home authority core that everybody can use.

In further to a informational expo, a uncover will also underline epicurean food trucks, pet adoptions, handmade crafts and giveaways, including receptacle bags and Autumn Beauty sunflower seeds. Rising nation western star Kaylee Rutland will yield live song from 5-7 p.m. Saturday.  

Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for comparison adults 65 and older, and kids 16 and underneath get in free. Admission is also giveaway for attendees with an active troops ID. Parking is free. The expo will be open from 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The AEC is located during 200 E. Stacy Road in Allen.

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