Shopkeeper Gayle Ross said people have been dropping in here and calling Virginia Weathersby’s Southern Institute of Faux Finishing to see if PAINT has opened. It has! The new boutique paint store owned by Weathersby carries the Annie Sloan line of chalk paints and also offers classes. “We have a class Saturday at the Flowood studio”, Ross said “and then another on September 10”. Both are to teach chalk paint techniques. Ross says this weekend’s session will be in Flowood and depending ont he number, the class on the 10th may be in Fondren. “We want to reserve this space for smaller groups of say six who work on a specialty piece like an urn or planter or small shelf”.