Three decades after Again in Time very first brought upcycled treasures to downtown Farmingdale, husband-and-wife house owners Laura and Joseph Napolitano have expanded with the addition of a new workshop location. Again in Time now stretches into the subsequent-doorway room that was past Properly Strung Guitars.

“It is not just a store,” Laura claims. “It’s an experience when you arrive below. You phase again in time,” in between the oldies tunes enjoying, nostalgic conversations going on and the shop’s offerings. And there are a great deal of them, these kinds of as blankets, candles, pillows, frames and many other house accents — set up in just the two storefronts and a barn out again.

Workshops just take put in the recently expanded spot, neighboring the primary storefront. The shop’s paint experts Jennifer Vollmuth and Lynne Biondo spearhead the 3 to 3 1/2 hour workshops where crafters convey in a little piece of furniture to repurpose utilizing Annie Sloan chalk paint, which Back again in Time shares. The product has to be smaller adequate to have in and out by itself.

The course involves a a person-on-just one session with a expert. Lessons max out at two people for the duration of warmer months, workshops can be brought outdoors and up to 4 folks can take part. Crafters will master how to get ready their furnishings — from cleaning it to including its ending touches, no matter whether it be waxing, glazing or distressing.

Inbetween coats, members can look through the retail store and its cafe, Elise’s Niece’s Cafe, which was lately opened by the owners’ daughter, Jenna, 26. Crafters will acquire a baked excellent and beverage as element of the workshop package deal. By getting part in a class, shoppers also receive a 10% off price reduction on paint buys designed on the exact same day.

A single of the initially workshop partakers, Jen Valente, 43, of Seaford, brought in a black conclusion table and walked out with a white distressed version of it. “I preferred to paint a couple of points in my property. I know that using chalk paint is meant to be really effortless.” She seemed up YouTube video clips, but for the reason that Back in Time presents workshops on the matter, she, currently being a frequent, took a class. The target, she states, was to discover how to use the paint, then go residence and “paint a number of things in my household.”

Valente suggests she normally would not paint, but the workshop was effortless to stick to and “a great time. Any individual that likes do that form of things or nearly anything arts and crafts would take pleasure in it.”

Reservations are expected and are on a 1st come, first served foundation. You can sign up for a workshop by contacting the shop or by halting in.

Sooner or later, the approach is to include paint and wine evenings, also, where consumers would paint an merchandise delivered by the store, these as a sign, accompanied by light-weight bites.


Rate: $175 for every man or woman, for each course

Workshop hrs: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Information: 441 Main St., Farmingdale open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 516-586-8443