Author Archives: Patty Henning

Customer Before And After Painty Projects…

Let’s share some of these fabulous projects

This is from a large armoire that my husband revamped -

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I started with a coat of American Paint Company Amber Waves of Grain,  a coat of Caromal Colours Chipping Cream and then a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment. I than sanded the entire piece distressing in some areas and finished with Caromal Colours Toner.  I am so happy with the finished product and can never thank you enough for everything I learn each time I step into your store!   Ragen

Dawn shares-

I just wanted to share a couple if my first projects with you! I had sent you the “before” of the coffee table, but this end table turned out so cool I had to send it!

She used American Paint Chalk/Clay paints and Sealer -

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Lisa shares,

Patty – here ya go…my first attempt at a raised stencil.  I made a huge mess using the credit card.  I scraped it off and repainted over any residue.  I ended up using a washcloth and dabbing the stone texture over the stencil.    I  dry brushed APC Waistcoat over the APC Peacock, sanded, and sealed with    I’m very happy with my cabinet!

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I love this!!!!!

 

 

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Mary shares -

Here’s partial pic of my finished cabs. Whew what a project but worth it. I have a lot of cabs with very detailed molding at the top. I used Caromal Colours TBC (textured basecoat)  Parchment, Coffee glaze and Toner on edges for darker distressed look.

finished both upper & lower

SWEET!

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Ron shared his wife’s fabulous armoire makeover –   Before:

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What a difference!  She came in with a picture from a magazine, wanting to recreate a look she saw.  She used some Caromal Reclaim Licorice on the base, Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over top, sanded to weather, glazed, and highlighted detail with metallic silver.

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Pam shared a dining room project that she painted for her daughter, the before

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 she used Caromal’s Reclaim Mocha  ,  and it looks totally urban!photo 2

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Nancy, one of our regulars, shared a bunch of her projects – she uses ALL of our paints – Caromal textured paints, Reclaim, our American Paint chalk/clay paints, metallics – it’s fun to see all the different ways our paints are combined -

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Debbie painted her cottage bathroom oak cabinets -

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she used Reclaim Pewter with Creme Glaze -

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One of my absolute favorite room transformations!

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Paula revamped this  battered buffet

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She used Caromal’s textured basecoat parchment,  then applied a metallic silver blend paint, and lastly brown liberon wax.   What a beautiful piece!

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Pat writes -

Unfortunately no before. It was a blonde shiny table with smoke glass top.  I used American Paint Limoge, Beach Glass, and APC Clear Wax.

Adorable!

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This was mixed in with my customer emails – it was sent to me from a customer, but one who purchased  my ‘jolly green giant’ dresser.  She shared how perfect it fit in her space, and I so agree!  This was one of my favorite pieces…

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Monique shared her bathroom cabinet project  – she used Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice

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and if you look closely, she added a raised stencil using Caromal’s thicker paint, textured basecoat Peppercorn

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Michelle worked this side table and mirror up using American Paint Company Sack Cloth, Navajo White, APC Topcoat to seal it up, and Caromal Colours Toner to antique

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Transformed!

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Lisa says

Furniture isn’t the only thing that can be painted…I glued together some tongue & groove cedar that was from an old wall in my cottage.  I used mostly American Paint  Peacock, dry brushed with American Paint Waistcoat ,  and Topcoated for bathroom durablity -

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Deb scooted out from one of our recent Paint a Piece Workshops and we didn’t get pictures of her ‘goods’.   She emailed me these

Hi Patty, sorry I had to rush out from last night’s class, but had an issue come up.    Anyway, really enjoyed the class and here are my pix. Will definitely sign up for another.

She revamped one oak cabinet using Caromal Colours Reclaim Mocha, for an upcoming bathroom project

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and played with our American Paints – Smoke Signal and Freedom Road, with Topcoat

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Chris shares

Just wanted to share a buffet I recently finished -

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I used American Paint Co Rushmore with their Topcoat finish.   I like how some of the red hues from the cherry came through the Rushmore as I sanded and wiped the edges

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The handles are original , blotted with some of the copper you guys have with APC clear over top…

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I picked it up for $75 – all solid cherry and dove tailed – my wife is very happy with our new entry table :)

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Kelly tackled her oak powder room cabinets, painting them Reclaim Versailles with a Coffee Glaze

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Urban Revival!

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Sally finished a mirror using Caromal Reclaim Licorice, some glue to crackle, American Paint Co Rushmore, and American’s  Dark Wax

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LOVE!

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and warmed up her kitchen using American Paint Cannonball and multiple coats of Topcoat Finish

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Cool look, rubbed back to original finish -

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the remaining WORKSHOPS of this year are almost sold out – if you want to tackle your  paint project before christmas find the remaining details here Workshops.   We will be posting 2015 workshop dates by mid-november.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

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MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
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need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
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CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
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BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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2nd DIY TV Episode- All In One Paint,Glaze, and Stencil A Mirror

This HOW TO episode demonstrates an easy finish application using Reclaim Paint(a mere teaspoon)-

  1. one pass, dry brushing method of  Reclaim Paint Off White.  dry.
  2. one pass, dry brushing method of Caromal Colours Tea and Coffee Glaze application, soften with cloth.
  3. stencil mirror using American Paint Company Waistcoat chalk clay

The AFTER: (you can click on the pictures to see close up detail)

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This is the application method I used to paint the two grey mirrors recently.  You can see that post here – Two Grey Mirrors Painted in a Flash.

FALL WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED, and almost booked up
You can find workshop details here Workshops.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 6PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 7PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
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need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS
CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
BEAUTIFUL
BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

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Our First DIY TV Episode – Gilding and Foils

I love this time of year – change is in the air

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Leaves, weather, even time changes – it’s my favorite season…

We are seeing a lot of  BIG changes at our store as well -

1) AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY   our all natural, healthiest chalk and clay paint line,  is pleased to announce the launch of a new color collection for Fall 2014 and updates on the main color line.  Staying on trend in the home décor market, they will be retiring colors, moving colors from the 2013 Ellis Collection into the main line, and launching a new color collection called American Home. Due in store First of November.  Get the details here.

2) CAROMAL COLOURS®   our diverse, easy to use, super paints and decorative finishes have collaborated with Monahan Papers,  creating a new collection – The Botanicals Home Decor Paint.  The Botanicals are luscious and creamy paints , enhancing your furniture, cabinets, and accessories with a  matte, chalky luster, and don’t require wax to finish.   Due in store end of October.    Get the details here.

3)  STENCILS  our collection continues to grow, a good thing for all of us stencil lovers but trying to find a way to display them continues to be a challenge.  This week look for major changes in this corner of the showroom, as we clean the walls of stencil clutter and hang them, in an organized manner,  onto rolling display racks. fabulous  finishes paint studio, shelby township,mi  workshops, chalk clay paints, american paint company, caromal colours, stencils, shop.fabfinisher.com

4) BOTANICAL PAPERS  in addition to the new Botanical line of paints,  we will be stocking a nice selection of Monahan’s Botanical Papers and Aged Paper designs.  Approximately 70 unique prints will be arriving this week, and we can’t wait to share them with our customers!

5) OUR TV EPISODES   Shelby TV, our local community media, expressed an interest in taping DIY segments at our studio, and of course we were more than happy to accommodate :)  Our first episode aired a few days ago and today they will be back out to tape Episode 2.   Right now they are hoping for 2 episodes a month.  I will make sure to share all the links  – what  a helpful tool for many homeowners that are already using our paints and/or are showing an interest but are hesitant to take that first step because they fear it will be too hard.

Segment 1 is demonstrating the use of Gold Leaf (gilding) and Foil application.  It is on the longer side but I’m pretty confident that each time we do one of these it will only get better.  Our goal is 30 mins or less :)

http://youtu.be/AZuHnvtdm18

I hope you enjoy :) 

Have a Blessed Week!

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FALL WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED,
You can find our workshop details here Workshops.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 6PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 7PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS
CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
BEAUTIFUL
BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

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The Botanical Home Decor Paint Collection, End of October…

Botanicals  Home Decor Paint   a collection by caromal colours

The Botanicals are luscious and creamy paints inspired by the enchanting gardens of Europe. They are designed to bring a similar beauty into your lifestyle by enhancing your furniture, cabinets, and accessories with a gorgeous matte, chalky luster.
Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required
 
These paints are incredibly easy to use, brilliantly versatile in application, and wonderfully durable.  Even if you have no experience, you can achieve a stunning array of custom finishes in your home.
They flow beautifully, cover completely, sand like a dream for distressing and don’t require wax to finish.
The collection is water based, non-toxic, and perfect over any clean, dry, home surface such as wood (raw, painted, varnished), metal, glass, plastic, tile, masonry etc. with
no stripping, sanding, or priming.
Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

Brush, roll, “mush” (stipple), or wipe it on surfaces. Discover all the possibilities of this versatile product — Home Decor Paint, silky by nature, is thin enough to achieve smooth finish as well as soft distressing effects when colors are layered.

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We should be fully stocked the last week of October.

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FALL WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED,
You can find our workshop details here Workshops.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 6PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 7PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS
CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
BEAUTIFUL
BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

storefront