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Flashback – Where I First Started Creating….

Clearing out my media discs, trying to sort and organize – I came across these photos

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Oh my goodness…

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I am getting antsy looking at these-   SO congested!

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At the same time, I REMEMBER….

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I started my finishing business, Fabulous Finishes,  as a mom of a first and second grader.  My husband was supportive –  he let me,  multiple times,  leave home and skip across states to take week long finishing courses,  where upon I’d return home to my  STUDIO-

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My studio was in our basement – a very cool basement but I’d say 95% finished…..   I had no where to set up except in this corner of our furnace room -

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Can you believe, I had all this crazy stuff within feet of the furnace?   That plywood board, below, was where I’d clamp my sample boards, and devise new finishes for potential clients…

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Often, my daughter would sit on the floor and create art with her paints…

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And now I come to work here…

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Crazy.

God is really amazing….

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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!

new summer hours

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Texture Texture, Texture Smooth, Options For Painting Cabinets and Furniture…

Folders and folders of photo projects to share….   What should I post next?   Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats or Reclaim paints?  American Paint Company’s Chalk Clay Mineral paint projects?   Metallics?

Any time I’m away more than a few days from posting my mind scatters in all directions, wanting to share everything at once.

Instead,  how about I share some combos?

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Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – Mustard over Peppercorn, with Toner

Caromal Colours  Textured Basecoats - Mustard over Peppercorn,  with Toner

When color #1 dries you’ll want to brush on a coat of their Chipping Creme -

Chipping Creme is a product designed to work between separate layers of Textured Basecoat, like peanut butter between two slices of bread. This material creates a poor bonding layer between your Textured Basecoats, allowing you to remove the upper layer of Textured Basecoat in decorative patches, exposing the first or background color layer. The result is a chipped or worn-off “old world” paint finish look. Chipping Creme can be brushed or rolled on your surface.

Great for around hinges, door pulls, table legs….

1. Apply textured basecoat thick or thin… allow to dry

2. Apply a healthy coat of Chipping Creme over entire surface… allow to dry

3. Apply textured Basecoat of another color

4. As soon as this is dry, chip away using the side of a key or a small flat scraper if you want a heavier chunky reveal , like this

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- then,  refine your chipping using 80-120 grit sandpaper to achieve desired effect.

For durability or exterior use, topcoat.

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Another Caromal Textured Basecoat , Chipping Creme, Caromal Textured Basecoat -

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This rocker started with a cleaner (no smooshing) brushed on layer of Peppercorn (black)  Textured Basecoat

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then a brushed on layer of Chipping Creme

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then a brushed on layer of Textured Basecoat Paprika (barn red)-

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When it dried, I went to town with my mouse sander, revealing back the black base, even chewing into the original wood finish.  If I wanted heavier chipping/pitting I would first scrape at my finish with something sharper like a flat blade, or screwdriver,  then I’d finish it off by sanding.

I added a stencil with the Peppercorn, creating a raised design, and highlighted it with American Paint Company Waistcoat (pea green)

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To finish it off I waxed it with Liberon Bison Walnut Wax – its an easy wax to use with the Caromal paints – it antiqued that Paprika color nicely, dried fast, and buffed to a nice sheen

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More layering – this time I START with Caromal’s Textured Basecoat but top it with one of my all natural chalk clay paints by American Paint Company-

This was my laundry room project when we moved last year –  I had our contractor turn a closet into a more functional space,  and we added a kitty box hole.   First things first,  had to get rid of that boob light

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and add something more my style – that’s better!

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Then I started on the cabinets and built-in.  I brushed on one coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate -

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The counter was plywood and I had plans to finish that too.   I rolled the Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate on to build some texture

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then I brushed on some American Paint Surfboard, Liberty and a little Dessert Cactus, and troweled it tight over the Chocolate Texture.  When it dried I sanded it good, then later added an epoxy-

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Painting the basecoat over the brand new cabinets -

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When the Chocolate Textured base dried I brushed on one coat of American Paint’s Navajo White.

I DID NOT BRUSH ON CHIPPING CREME IN BETWEEN.   The chipping creme is used ONLY between Caromal Colours type paints as they have strong bonding power and can bond too much to each other.  The chalk clay paints are easy to reveal back, with sandpaper or a wet rag even,  until you topcoat them.

I tried my hand at backsplash tile too – looks cool but still haven’t grouted it yet, and it’s been 9 months!

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I brushed the Navajo White on thinner,  and only one coat.  I had a little bowl of water handy to dip my brush into every so often – the little bit of water helped me move the paint across the textured brown

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When the Navajo dried I started to sand the finish,  you can use 100-150 grit – to reveal that Chocolate brown underneath…

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On the front of the wash tub, I had applied a stencil using a mix of Neutral Texturebase and tinted it with a little bit of APC Surfboard –  the Texturebase is like a thicker plaster and creates awesome raised stencil elements.  The APC Navajo White  went on over that,  and when dry, everything got sanded

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The sanding reveals some of the buried stencil as well.   I added my old knobs, not for function, since its a fake panel,  figured they could hold towels…

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After the sanding, I wiped off the dust with a dry rag, and proceeded to seal everything up using American Paint company Topcoat Finish.  I applied 2 coats.   Here its wet -

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Repurposing (aka  reusing) my old laundry knobs -

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I needed a cushion for the bench seat, but didn’t want to spend for a custom fit

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so I found an outdoor lounge chair pad,  stenciled it with a mix of APC Topcaot and APC Surfboard,  and glued on some trim I had -

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Love my counter,  several years ago I went out of state to get trained and certified to install Aurastone/Granicrete – an epoxy countertop finishing system.

I never used it like I thought I would (big ideas to  refinish every client’s formica counters into beautiful works of art) because the process is very time and detail oriented, there is a larger margin for error (like a fly landing in the wet epoxy), and most importantly, the products are NOT cheap.

I love creating with the products, though, and still use them, mostly for furniture tops -

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Another Caromal Texture/APC Chalk Clay was this desk -

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One coat brushed on Textured Basecoat Parchment (creme)

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Followed by one coat APC Cannonball (black)

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I forgot I  did anything different on the top, and going through my pictures I saw this picture below and thought   ” ?? What’s that Textured Chocolate and  Textured Parchment and Beautiful Embellishing Creme Brazillian out for?”

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I brushed those on, wet into wet, and  bladed them about, to create an organic feel

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I added some ‘veins’ , using   Krylon’s Webbing – both  gold and white –  veins shot out of a can :)   (practice on something first!)

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Since it was a desk/vanity top I wanted to make sure the finish would be durable, so  I sealed the top with APC Topcoat Finish and let it dry.

DSC_1150To seal the rest of the piece I used a mix of APC Dark Wax and APC Clear Wax + APC Black Mica -

DSC_1152Scrubbed it on with a brush

DSC_1154even over the Topcoated top – thats the nice thing about APC’s Topcoat Finish,  it can seal up the chalk clay based paints with ease (like brushing on water) , and when dry will be more durable than wax alone.  You CAN wax over it too, but you CANT do the reverse.  Don’t wax first, THEN try to Topcoat – doesn’t work.

DSC_1158The wax will still add an antiquing to the paint finish, and some of that wax glow,  it just won’t be as intense

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Brushed it on everything, then wiped off with dry cloth

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After it dried I buffed with the drill brush

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Added some new hardware and voila-

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Easy peasy cheesy squeezy -

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Another desk – this one first coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Candy Apple

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Once dry  I brushed a coat of American Paint Born on the Fourth of July – a really  must-have color blue-

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DSC_2230Once dry I sanded the whole piece –  here you can see the difference of a sanded drawer and unsanded drawer

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DSC_2244Then I sealed, antiquing the piece at the same time, using American Paint’s Dark Wax –   again, not pushing product – I’ve used many,  but their waxes are simply THE BEST.

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DSC_2239Wax on, wipe off excess, let dry.

DSC_2243Before I wax the top, I topcoat with APC’s Topcoat Finish – which will add durability –  then I waxed it

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DSC_2256We had the perfect chair to match with it -

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Used some Born on the Fourth of July on the chair seat, and sealed with Topcoat

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Oops, one more – perfect for last because it is both a Texture OVER a Texture  AND  a smooth over a texture -

Thomasville mirror (super heavy) –   previously painted Textured Basecoat Peppercorn (black), then a stencil using the thick plaster stuff Texturebase  (neutral).  Dry,  Chipping Creme,  dry,  Textured Basecoat Chocolate, dry and sand.

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I got bored with it,  so I brushed over the whole thing with American Paint Company Plymouth Rock,  a pretty light sheer neutral pale gray,  let it dry, then sanded, and Topcoated -

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Love

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Easy peasy cheesy squeezy :)

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Time to get those brushes busy!

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BE  inSPIRED  with  US

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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!

new summer hours

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MONDAYS    CLOSED

TUESDAYS     10AM – 6PM

WEDNESDAYS    11AM – 7PM

THURSDAYS    12PM – 8PM

FRIDAYS     10AM – 5PM

SATURDAYS    9AM  – 1PM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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My Indigo Painted Mirror – Caromal Colours Quick And Easy Peasy!

Often, when I find dressers or chests, they come with a mirror.  Sometimes I’ll finish them as a set, other times I’ll only paint the dresser.

See the mirror below, on the left?

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I painted it to match it’s accompanying dresser, using Reclaim Pebble over  Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika

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The chest sold, but the mirror didn’t float anyone’s boat.

Out of the blue (the INDIGO BLUE) I decided to repaint it.  I basecoated it Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Blueberry

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I brushed on a coat over the whole mirror, and let it dry.   What I like about Caromal’s  Textured Basecoat is that it stays put.   What do I mean?  The goal is to paint a top color, white, and then sand back to reveal the blue.  I  WANT to see the blue,  but I DONT want to see that Pebble or Paprika color peeking through the top color white.    With the textured basecoats, when I sand through my top color and get to ‘it’, the blue,  I’ll have a  little bit of time before I sand through the blue and get to the original color – aka Pebble.

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Over this dried Blueberry  I brushed on a thinner coat of Caromal’s sister paint, Reclaim in Bright White.   Reclaim is generally used  as a roll on paint to apply in an all over even coating, that dries back to a more even finish AND has it’s own sealer built in,  but you can get artsy fartsy with it too.

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Now pay attention –   the general rule  with Caromal Colours paints is,    if you layer several colors of Caromal paint – like textured basecoat over textured basecoat,  or Reclaim over Textured Basecoat,  then you’ll want to use their Chipping  Creme in between those colors.  Think  OREO COOKIE.   Caromal paint color #1,  then creme in the middle, then Caromal paint color #2 on the other side.

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Chipping Creme helps prevent the bonding of color one onto color two.  Remember, Caromal’s paints are different than the popular chalk type paints  on the market – those paints can be layered and sanded off each other effortlessly – or even wiped off each other with a wet rag –  but Caromal’s paints are created to STAY put when they dry WITHOUT relying on a sealer or topcoat.

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Now, if you notice above,  I did NOT apply a layer of Chipping Creme between my Textured Basecoat Blueberry and Reclaim Bright White…..     ?????

Ok, this is off the record,  and PAY ATTENTION because this is one of those things where you try to cheat the system, and sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t….      

if you brush this Caromal Reclaim paint directly over Caromal’s Textured Basecoat,  without that Chipping Creme slip coat,  you CAN get the Reclaim to sand off the Textured Basecoat below, easy enough,   BUT you need to do it AS SOON AS IT DRIES…

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I used a blow dryer,   dried my white and then whipped out my 150 grit sand paper and gave it a whooosh whoooosh sanding -

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It worked awesomely great,  AND even better,  barely any dust kicked up when I sanded-  that’s because the Reclaim’s  got that sealer built in,  it’s not a chalky porous kind of paint

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Even better still,   when I got to the look/color I desired, I was done –  no need to seal – the Reclaim, having the sealer in it, leaves a satin sheen – now sanding it will scuff it up some, but used this way (on the mirror) it doesn’t look scuffed up at all -

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Now remember,  if you layer their colors, and ARENT going to be watching it dry so you can sand, then make sure you use the Chipping Creme in between.

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LOVE!

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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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Daily Happenings at the Fab…

One of our customers came in yesterday  with a granite sample from Surface Encounters  in Macomb  –   a really pretty granite I’d not seen before – a mix of white/cream/grey/beige.   She was on a mission to find a paint color for her existing pickled oak 20 year old cabinets,  and she wanted to use  RECLAIM paints by Caromal – she’d used it for a previous project and loved how easy the paint was.  reclaim versallies, caromal colours, paint no sanding stripping priming, metro detroit, fabulous finishes, shop.fabfinisher.com, patty henning, paint workshops, painted cabinets

She remembered the color Pebble -

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but the pebble was a little dark.  I showed her this door in Versallies

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She liked it, but worried about it coming off a shade of blue (it is  a ight pale blue).   So I showed her a sample board we’d done where we’d lightened Pebble using Offwhite -

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Samples showing new colors created by mixing two Reclaim paint colors. Top 1st: Poppy mixed with Licorice Top 2nd: Pebble mixed with Offwhite, Top 3rd: Pewter mixed with Offwhite, Bottom 1st: Poppy mixed with Mocha, Bottom 2nd: Sage mixed with Offwhite, Bottom 3rd: Linen mixed with Offwhite – all 6 with various color glazes over top.

The lighter Pebble was better, but it didn’t have enough gray in it….

So I went in back and grabbed  the Pebble and Versailles and a foam plate and  finger smooshed the two colors together, smearing them into one color on the plate.   It was pretty – she loved it and bought a sampling of both colors to take home and play with.

Today, she came back in THRILLED!

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It was  absolutely perfect –  not too light, not too dark,  and it was interesting, like you saw a COLOR but you didn’t  know WHAT color it was.  Does that make sense?  It wasnt creme, it wasn’t beige, it wasn’t blue, it wasn’t gray -

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Reclaim Pebble and Versailles, mixed equal parts.

It was perfect enough for me to take a mental note to do up a cabinet door sample in this color so we can display it.

She went home with a quart of each and will mix them equally.  She promised to send pictures when shes done – I can’t wait to see.

Finished this mirror and put it on the floor – basecoated with Caromal Textured basecoat Chocolate, then American Paint Plymouth Rock

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sanded back to see the detail of the chocolate, then sealed with American Topcoat Finish.  I stenciled on the mirror front using Caromal Textured Putty  and sparkled them up a little with crystals -

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Painted up some accessories  -

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Turning charger plates into decorative plates – this summer we are offering a workshop where we will recreate this.

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Giving old frames new life -

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Picked these up at an estate sale and thought they were cool -

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn and Textured Plaster Neutral for the stencil, Toned and waxed -

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Same finish as above

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American Paint Navajo White with Topcoat

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Caromal Stencil Creme Wheat onto existing stained panel.

Work in progress,  this mirror that I’m stenciling an allover damask design on, using the thicker Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate -

Stencil on Glass

Finished this piece – a future post will be dedicated to this project -

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I used a variety of American Paint colors and blended them together, silver leafing, and decorative embellishments. shop.fabfinisher.com

and lastly,   I painted this big, comfy rocking chair –  it came in as a black painted rocker,  I used Caromal’s Chipping Creme over it,  then Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika,   layed the stencil in Textured Basecoat peppercorn,  let it all dry,  and sanded.

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I then brushed on Caromal’s Toner and a little black pigment to richen it up -

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After the Toner dried I brushed on Liberon Medium oak wax and buffed it when it was dry-

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Over the Peppercorn stencil, before I’d applied the Toner, I dry brushed some American Paint Waistcoat – the all black was a little too start against the worn look of the chair

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It’s time to head to bed,  up early for church and thanksgiving – from there we’ll head to my parents to visit with my mom.  It should be a lovely Spring day tomorrow, perfect for Mother’s Day!

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