Author Archives: Patty Henning

snapshots… Saturday Wraps…

Focused on getting  this piece out of the back workroom Friday -

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, metallic finish, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com, wood grained top,caromal colours, apc painthave a few more Swarovski to add on the right back foot and it will be complete…

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Did you catch or 3rd episode on DIY TV?  You’ll be able to see HOW I added that embedded stenciling on the buffet above.   Find the link in our How-To Videos category.

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, metallic finish, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com, wood grained top,caromal colours, apc paint,swarovski crystals, embedded stencilingI love these old pieces that bow out in front.  I altered my metallic finish a little, this  time using multiple shades of glaze (black, brown and grey).   It will be for purchase but has not been priced yet.

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Completed this foyer table this week as well.

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, metallic finish, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com, wood grained top,caromal colours, The intent was to sand and stain the top, and paint the legs light, but the legs bled horribly, and I wasn’t in the mood to deal with KILZ-ing, so I switched over to a metallic finish, but then I didn’t like the jazzy legs with the stained top, so I gave it a quick layer of Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, then proceeded to trowel multiple multiple multiple layers of decorative waxes over top -

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A finish I still fret over -  and one I always end with “Thank You LORD!”

We started the day with an early riser Cabinet Painting Workshop.   Surprisingly, it sold out (the 9am start is not our most popular :) )  .  I am hoping to have the new workshop schedule completed and online this coming week.

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com,caromal colours, painted accessories, custom magnetic tic tac toe, detroit tigers, msu, u of mThis week we’ll work at creating and sharing pictures of American Paint Company’s new American Home Collection.    The colors are lovely, and will be in full production by first of the year. We have only very small supplies of the line at this time.

Enjoy your week!

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

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WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
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We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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.

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AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

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botanicals

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

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OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

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!

 

Snapshots… APC American Home Collection, Sale Paint, TicTacToe

Today’s happenings -   sorting out retired APC colors,  catch the ones we marked on sale, they won’t last long!  If you want to do the 6 pack online, you’ll have to call us to order -  we didn’t update the online store with that change  (not to be used with any other offers/promo)

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can not to be used with any other offers/promo

We need to make room for those new colors of American Paint that are due to arrive, hopefully, first part of December.

So guess what we got today????DSC_8104Can’t wait for this collection to arrive – we got a tiny bit in today, and we’ll be working up all kinds of samples for you -  I’m sure a few pieces too, right?  :)

Best of all?  Pint cans!

LOVE THESE NEW CONTAINERS 

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Did you catch or 3rd episode on DIY TV? If not, head to the previous post where you’ll find the link.

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

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

need paint?

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

storefront

OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

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!

 

Our DIY TV EPISODE No. 3 – Textured Metallic Chair with Embedded Stencil

(Maybe by show 6 I’ll stop doing the googly eyed thing  aaagggrrgh!!)

 

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

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

need paint?

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

storefront

OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

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!

 

Botanical Home Decor Paints – The Colors Up Close…

I think you’ll find these helpful -

This color chart , at least on MY monitor (lol),  is exactly how my eyes see the Botanical colors – DSC_8101

Each color has a 12×12 inch board featuring various glazes and/or waxes, and a 6×12 board showing the color one coated and lightly burnished with 400 grit sand paper.

The paint finish, once dry, will be chalky and matte, and does not require a sealer or wax.   You can glaze directly over the dried paint, it does not require a sealer first.

The bottom section of the 6×12 board is brushed with one coat of Reclaim Sealer to show the finish with a higher sheen.

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top left: Botanical Toner, top right: Black Glaze w/ Reclaim Sealer bottom left: Aged Bronze Mica Wax, bottom right: Pearl Mica in Reclaim Sealer

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top left: APC Vintage Dark Wax, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: Dark Grey Glaze, bottom right: Molasses Glaze.

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top left: APC Vintage Dark Wax, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: Dark Grey Glaze, bottom right: Molasses Glaze.

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top left: APC Vintage Dark Wax, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: Dark Grey Glaze, bottom right: Molasses Glaze.

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top left: Botanical Toner w/Sealer, top right: Black Glaze w/Sealer, bottom left: Mahogany Glaze, bottom right: Aged Copper Mica.

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top left: Botanical Toner w/ Sealer, top right: Black Glaze w/ Sealer, bottom left: Aged Gold Mica, bottom right: White Glaze

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top left: Botanical Toner w/ Reclaim Sealer, top right: Tea Glaze w/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: Molasses Glaze, bottom right:Dark Grey Glaze

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top left: Black Wax, top right: Brass Wax, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Aged Gold Wax

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top left: Molasses Glaze, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Aged Copper Wax

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Iris, wet one coat

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top left: Botanical Toner, top right: Black Glaze w/Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: Brass Mica Wax, bottom right: Walnut Liberon Wax

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Lavender

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top left: Molasses Glaze, top right: Black Glaze ww/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Brass Wax

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top left: Aged Copper Mica. top right: Black Glaze, bottom left: Steel wax, bottom right: Brass Wax

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top left: Steel Wax, top right: Botanical Toner w/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Aged Gold Wax

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top left: Black Wax, top right: Botanical Toner w/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: Brass Wax, bottom right: White Glaze

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top left: 1/2 APC Dark Wax 1/2 Clear Wax; top right: Steel Wax, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Black Wax

DSC_8016Friday we took four chairs and painted each one a different color -

  1. Cleaned with Deep Green
  2. Stencil a raised design -Caromal Textured Basecoat Wisteria. dry.
  3. paint each chair a different Botanical color. dry.
  4. recoat (use some water to create more of a wash) if necessary.
  5. brush chipping creme on back slats.  dry.
  6. brush second botanical color over slats.  dry
  7. brush Gardenia over bottom rungs, wipe off with rag.
  8. sand to reveal stencil design, and anywhere else if desired.
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Raised stencil is on – waiting to dry…

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Painting Lavender.

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Painted Hydrangea. Did give this color a second ‘wash’.

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Iris, drying. Covered completely.

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Chipping Creme for the back slats.

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Chipping Creme drying on the back slats…

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Repeat on all four chairs – this one is Hydrangea.

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Once Chipping Creme is dry, painted a different cover over the back slats. Iris over Hydrangea, Hydrangea over Iris, Lavender over Peony, Peony over Lavender.

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Gardenia to add a light pop on the bottom…

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… adding some water to that Gardenia, to create a wash.

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Brushed it on thin…

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… and immediately wiped it back, creating a sheer wash. If you do this technique, you’ll see your under color some, and bypass having to brush on Chipping Creme.

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Sanded back the slats to reveal the under color. Sanded the raised stencil to pop the design. Applied minimal sanding on these chairs…

Brushed on a coat of Reclaim Sealer to the top 1/2 of the chair. It added a soft sheen, plus will be more dirt and water resistant.  Left the bottom 1/2 of chair unsealed.

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Adding just a little water to the Sealer – you don’t have to do this, but I did.  I like to use a spray bottle, and just ‘mist mist mist’  (like 2 or 3 little pppssht’s) over the plate.  That’s it – then stir it around w/your brush -

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Brushing on the water based  Reclaim Sealer -

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There is that camera SPOT/shadow , looming on the seat…..

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I’ll add the ‘done’ photos of the chairs, here, later this week.

Time to make some popcorn and watch some zombies :)

Have a Fabulous, Blessed, Week!!!

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

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

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

need paint?

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

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

storefront

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!

 

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