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A Vintage Chair’s Clay Mineral Chalk Paint Foiled By Fabric

Our silly story begins ….

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with this old CHAIR

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It was soon after our foils arrived

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Like this -

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then I grabbed one of our new Metallic Foil Patterns - Pewter Bark,  and transferred it to the seat using a scrub brush

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Then I started painting the chair with American Paint Companys Cannonball (a black),  Saddle (a brown), and a little Limoge (cream)

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Mostly black with some brown, brushed on together…

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Impatient me, fast drying, to see if the color will work…

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Sanding the flat surfaces – optional, but I explain to my customers that this step will take your finish from painted to professional…

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Same brush, applying American Paint Company’s F A B U L O U S Vintage Wax

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No, it’s real name isn’t Fabulous Vintage Wax,  but it should be – it’s the easiest wax I’ve found to use.   Because of it’s all natural  properties, you’ll find no smell or toxins or irritants.   On this chair I used the Vintage Clear Wax and tinted it to two colors , one batch with APC Black Mica and one batch with APC Gold Mica-

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It all went on,  one brush, both colors at a time…    Brush in sparingly, and wipe the excess off -

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a few hours later it will be dry enough to buff to a lovely sheen -

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Awesome drill head brushes, available for purchase in store, or online shop.fabfinisher.com

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Deciding if I like it…

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If you notice, I’ve only waxed and buffed the top portion… maybe something in my sub conscience was telling me it wasn’t right…

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It was the foiled seat.   I liked the chair finish, but not the foil with it – so I got the Sticky Size back out and gave it another coat  -

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this time I gilded the seat with Copper Leaf-

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Copper leaf’d the seat pad

and liked it so much , that I covered it with fabric!

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veggie tale

What happened?  Once the paint finish came together,  it changed the whole look, and I noticed how pretty the chair was…. here was a pretty chair with a vinyl pad!    After all, a vinyl pad is a vinyl pad even if its foiled or leaf’d, right?

It hit me  -  I HAD to make the seat pretty

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Lovely neutral fabric, and the perfect trim , complimenting the paint finish

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NOW I can wax the rest of the chair :)

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Wax on…

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Wax off…

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and the chair is complete.

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Pretty finish, pretty color, pretty seat – great  bones…  didn’t stick around long!

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Have you tried American Paint Company all natural Clay Mineral Chalk Paints?  If not, you should. The natural earthborn clay and pigments in this paint help create a really pretty, and even better,  CLEAN, GREEN finish.    A great color palette,  finish options for sealing and protection – APC Topcoat Finish (all natural, water based) and APC Vintage Waxes (all natural, fast drying, quick buffing) – all offering ease of use.

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

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

COME LEarn WITH US

BE  inSPIRED  with  US

We offer workshop of all kinds, including one to paint and glaze cabinet doors -  details here  Workshops.

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!

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10am-5pm

Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

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.

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Joey Reclaims His Kitchen Cabinets – The Caromal Colours Way!

This is a great example of  what you can transform an oak kitchen to, with some Reclaim Off White Paint and Antiquing Glaze-

Ms. Henning,

Thank you for your help with all my questions about using the Reclaim paint I purchased through your website!  I am all done and we are thrilled with the results!

Just wanted to share a before pic (from right after we had our new countertops put in before we moved in last year) to show what the cabinets used to look like and a few after ones….thanks again for your help and reassurance along the way!

I used the Reclaim Off White with the Reclaim Antiquing Glaze and ended up using a deglosser because of the waxy finish to the cabinets and everything went great!     Joey

 

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This is a totally updated kitchen – if it was me I’d do the same-  spend the $$ on the counters, and tackle the cab’s myself…

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Love it!  Thanks for sharing!

 

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We offer workshop of all kinds, including one to paint and glaze cabinet doors -  details here  Workshops.

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!

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10am-5pm

Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

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.

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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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Think Outside Of The Shabby Chic Old White Box…

white….   White….   …..  W H I T E…

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White…..

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Honest,

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 I  like white…

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I just have a hard time looking and not imagining a little color…

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This big armoire could be such a breathtaker…. right now, for me, it just blends into everything else….

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Same with this space -   that trim could be beautiful,  or the chest or desk finished more than the walls…  sometimes white can be blah…

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This chest has an antiqued finish, and the mirror isn’t white…  for sure, neutral is easy to play other colors off -  the soft pink fabrics…

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Still very neutral to me but I don’t think any of it is white…

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I like the dark with the light…

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Looking through old photos on my laptop,  I had to share this one and say  I love these drapes, even though the photo doesn’t pertain to white rooms :)

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Just a little pop…

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This quote, from Post and Courier:

“The idea of personalization is becoming stronger and stronger,” Schuneman says. “People are wanting their homes to reflect a more unique perspective.”

A color could be bold…

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it could be more subtle…

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I can imagine a white chest,  but this Moroccan finish is striking  -  I love it with the bed and the bedding…

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White desk, white chair, white bed works,  so does a punch of color for this lucky little girl.  Sometimes I wonder if its us that want things to look a certain way,  but if we left it up to others in the house it might be more colorful?

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I could get lost in this corner, and feel cozy at home, just as I could in a white cocoon….

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Purple to the max, it actually grows on me, but the black/white patterns on the fabrics are distracting me…   I love that bold dresser, with the big numbers…

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With a new year come new trends in home design and decorating. Among them: paler walls contrasted with colorful furniture, and plenty of personal expression, design experts say. Sara Dorio, HGTV

I wonder what the walls would have looked like blended with shades purple?

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I’ve saved this picture for years on my computer – have always loved this bank of drawers, all finished differently, from Jason Lucas  -  THIS would catch my eye when I walked in a room…

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To me, white is easy…. how challenging is it to have everything be the same?   Pulling in a piece using color takes a little more effort…

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I based this cabinet in a soft white, but gave the top a little color -

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A surprise of color INSIDE!

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Start with a color but use white as a wash, like I did with this piece below…

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So many people walk into our store and comment that they came in looking for white but were drawn to all the color….   I am finding people just need to SEE options…  seeing opens their horizon of finish choices.

This Caromal Colours Barnworn finish, using Textured Basecoat Mustard, Chipping Creme, Chocolate, and Toner ,  sells every time it lands on a piece -

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It catches the eye of even those coming in for WHITE things…

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Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, Metallic Silver Stencil

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This was a light pale green, with some blue and bronze and dark wax, a functional piece  with a pretty finish that would work in most spaces.

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American Paint Company Liberty, Born on the Fourth of July, Vintage Dark Wax and metallic stencil

Are you in search for a one of a kind, custom finished piece of furniture?

Check us out -

OUR FINISHES ARE FABULOUS!

We offer finished pieces in our showroom available for purchase.

I offer commissioned custom finishes, by appointment only.  My painting services on your pieces are done  IN STUDIO – I am not able to work offsite.

We do have pick up and delivery services, available for a fee.

We will set  you up with one of our finishers in the area that can provide custom finishing services, if bringing your piece/s here does not work.

Would you rather paint yourself?

If you could? 

If you had the confidence? 

The right tools?

We offer that as well -  with over TEN years in the finishing business,  we offer everything you need here at Fabulous Finishes,  from the easy to use paints requiring NO SANDING, NO STRIPPING, NO PRIMING  , to the hundreds and hundreds of finishes that you can create just by combing those products.  We’ll help you, we can even guide you through one of our hands on  Paint Workshops – from furniture, to cabinets, to counters, to walls, to  hardware…..

You’ll get honest input from us here -  we’ll tell you how our products work and how they compare to other products on the market.  We take nothing for granted – we want to give you the best advice and product knowledge, so that you are comfortable and confident in your painting project.  And – we want your experience to be the best one ever, so you come back and tell others to come back too!

WHAT

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YOU

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FOR?

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COME LEarn WITH US

BE  inSPIRED  with  US

You can find our workshop details  here  Workshops.

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!

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10am-5pm

Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

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 , FINISHES BY M HARRELL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

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Our Customers Are Painting Up A Storm!

Share, share, share time :)

Debbie’s lower level – starting with unfinished cabinets

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They painted their own cabinets using Off White Reclaim.  The island hasn’t been glazed yet,  the rest of the cabinets have, with Reclaim Antiquing Glaze

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Reclaim, by Caromal Colours, is our most popular paint for cabinet painting projects

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RECLAIM your cabinets, furniture, countertops and accessories and almost any surface with this all-in-one bonder/primer/finisher that cures to a durable, washable surface in just one or two coats. Application is foolproof and the result is a beautiful, professional finish that will transform your home. No Sanding, Stripping, or Priming required!

  • Specifically engineered to work indoor or outdoors (use multi-purpose sealer to seal outdoor projects, countertop surfaces or to add extraordinary durability to any RECLAIM surface)
  • Slightly textured to eliminate brush marks, provide a finish that conceals imperfections.
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  • Contains very fine colorant to avoid fading and allow UV stability (i.e it won’t fade in the sun)
  • Eco Friendly- Low VOC, water based and little noticeable odor making it safe for people and pets.
  • Making sure your surface is clean, dry, grease and oil free is the only prep work needed before you begin

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Matt painted these cabinets

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using Reclaim and creating a custom color – mixing 1/2 Licorice and 1/2 Poppy

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Lisa used Reclaim Mocha to transform this accent table

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Kathleen painted this dresser

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with Reclaim Licorice (black) -

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More furniture from Kathleen – the before

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and the after, using American  Paint Company Dollar Bill with a glaze

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American Paint CompanyBETTER than chalk paint, it’s all natural, zero VOC, eco-friendly, and solvent free clay AND mineral AND chalk paint.

OUR CLAY, MINERAL, CHALK PAINT  of choice

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Shelly,  at Country Barn Creations  created these cool pieces-

American Paint Company Peacock, from the Ellis Collection

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Country Barn Creations

American Paint Company Waistcoat, from the Ellis Collection

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Country Barn Creations

American Paint Company Momma’s Lipstick

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Country Barn Creations

American Paint Company Purple Mountain Majesty on bottom and Pewter Reclaim on top

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Country Barn Creations

Judy’s American Paint Surfboard table, with some topical sparkle :)

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Kathleen started this sideboard, previously painted black,  in our Paint A Piece Workshop.  She brought in several of  the large cupboard fronts

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and refinished them using American Paint Company color Saddle, sealing it with APC’s Vintage Dark Wax -  LOVE!

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and Noelle took this

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and created this lovely in black ,  sealing it with American Paint’s Topcoat Finish – two coats -

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Gina’s American Paint Company Orange Grove, Lincoln’s Hat, and Vintage Dark Wax (their wax is fabulous!)

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Cindy, using not only the clay/mineral/chalk paints, but also the new foils that we are stocking -   this one is the Cheetah Metallic Foil

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Erin used Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat paint to transform her honey oak cabinets -  photo2  Fabulous finishes, metro detroit, painted furniture,mineral clay chalk paint,american paint company, caromal colours, textured basecoat, reclaim, shop.fabfinisher.com

Hi Patty,

First I want to thank you, finding you on Pinterest was the best thing that could have happened for me and my new kitchen!  We had awful 1980s oak cabinets and I love how they turned out with the (Caromal Colours)  Tea Glaze over the (Textured Basecoat) Wisteria base!!  The compliments have been off the charts, I love the “you did that” the best as I am not creative or even a great painter!

It was time consuming, but easy and the results were well worth it!  I’m thinking about doing a vanity next, will definitely be in touch!

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A big round of applause!

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Textured Basecoats - Bond to almost any surface NO Stripping, Sanding, or Priming.  Surface must be clean, dry, grease & wax free.  

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They REALLY  bond  – wood, laminate, plastic, glass, metal.   They’ll stay put even if you don’t topcoat, but most people do so that their finish will be washable.

Textured basecoats are thicker – like painting with whippy peanut butter.  You can get easy textured finishes, primitive rustic finishes, layered distressed chippy finishes, if you choose to use them that way.  But they also can be brushed smoother to create a cleaner finish.

These paints typically take 2 coats to cover, and you sand AFTER the paint is dry to give it a smoother finished feel (and it also allows you to diminish brush marks, stuff like that).   They also do an excellent job at hiding original grain.     They can be rolled on with a textured roller, but this will  leave you with a stippled finish.

Kathleen refinished her kitchen cabinets – the before

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She used Textured Basecoat Parchment, with Beautiful Antique Glaze-

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Amazing what you can do with a little paint, right?  Even better, these last two kitchens are customers that both live out of state!  They didn’t even have the luxury of seeing, touching, feeling everything in person -  that’s a pretty good testimony to these paints being user friendly :)   Even if you’re afar, we’ll make you feel at home!

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You can find our workshop details  here  Workshops.

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

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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.

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