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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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These Two Mirrors… Twenty Minutes and Two Heaping Tablespoons of Paint

Last week I was getting the eebie jeebies in the studio… too much stuff starting to pile up,  I’m sure many of you can relate.  Time to get in painting mode…

The nice thing about smaller furniture and accessories?   You can refinish them relatively quick,  and they’re perfect to showcase new colors and techniques.

These mirrors were a recent add,  rescued from a customers neighbor’s curb –  perfect to pluck off the heaping pile, paint, and move out to the store

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My initial thought was to paint them with my favorite dark grey from American Paint  – Freedom Road - but by time I got to picking up a brush it was after hours, and the next evening was a sold out Paint A Piece Workshop.  The mirrors needed to be OUT of the studio area in the morning, so we could clean and set up for class.

If I used Freedom Road I’d get it brushed on before I went home, but in the morning I’d still light sand it (not mandatory but for me it is – I like my chalk/clay finishes light sanded) and then I’d have to Topcoat or Wax it, for this brings out the true depth of color,  and also seals that paint up.

I wanted quick and easy – but still fabulous.   I stared at my wall of paints,  and it came to me –   Caromal Colour’s Reclaim Pewter.    Still a darker grey, Reclaim Pewter adheres to any surface  (like these plastic mirrors)  without first sanding, stripping/priming, and (whoo hoo) it has a sealer built in :)

I got out the paint,  plopped a heaping tablespoon on on a foam plate, and  started brushing  the paint onto the mirror -

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In what seemed like no time, I’d covered the top with all that detail, and thought

I need to grab my camera for this because no one will believe me!

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I  took a picture of the time

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then finished painting the mirror

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I used very little paint, didn’t tape (that will clean up easily with a blade and some cleaner) and if a little too much paint was on, I simply softened it back with a dry cloth

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When I was done, I captured the time –  about five minutes to finish the bottom half

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This time, I get the time from the start –  Mirror 2:

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Starting paint, about a heaping tablespoon-

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Almost there!

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Same thing,  ten minutes to complete

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and with that done,  I wash my brush and call it a night.

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The next morning the mirrors are nice and dry.  My plan was to apply a White Glaze (Caromal’s Creme Glaze) over the mirrors grey finish.   Only thing is – Reclaim Paint needs a few days to dry out (cure) before applying a glaze.  The jar says wait 48 hours, but I tell my customers  48 hours MINIMUM, and that waiting 3-4-5 days is excellent, if they can.   Why?   The longer you let your paint finish DRY, the easier the glazing is – if you glaze too soon you will gum your paint up and the glaze will be harder to wipe off.

So back to these mirrors –   the glaze is out.   Yes,  I’m going for it – these babies (mirrors) are going to be completed, cleaned, and propped in the showroom to dry – completely OUT of the way come  5pm Workshop time

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Here is why I am not following the rules -

  1. I applied a very thin layer of Reclaim paint to these mirrors.   Unlike furniture or cabinet finishes,  typically SOLID coverage,  which take longer to really DRY,  this leaner application makes for a nice light, soft finish.  With a night to dry out, I think I’m safe to glaze…
  2. The mirror surface is narrow –  I can brush the glaze over it FAST, and then just as quick I can wipe back the glaze – so it isn’t ‘sitting’ on that paint finish for long, gumming it up…

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I lightly brush some on

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and with a dry cloth, balled up, I soften back the finish

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What’s even sweeter?   I can wrap that rag over my finger, and softly wipe an edge or two, just like if I was sanding or wet wiping a chalk/clay finish

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A simple brushing on of glaze

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cover your whole surface

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and soften it back with a cloth

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then do that finger wipey edgey thing – if you desire a worn edge -

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If you click on a picture you can see the detail – this looks like I spent hours on this!DSC_6497

Oh, sweet child of mine……  🎶 (Guns N Roses 😎) 🎶
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I added a little color on the center panel, using a stencil and Caromal Colours Stencil Cremes (Snowberry and Mother Earth)

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Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Colors -

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QUICK

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and,   FABULOUS :)

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And check this out  –  our first ever , DIY local TV program has officially aired :)  It demonstrates the process of Gold Leafing, and applying our Metallic Foils, as well as a few other fun things.

I will be adding a link to our blog here, as well as our future episodes – we have been asked to host two a month!  How fun is that?    The next taping is Monday, and hopefully we can incorporate a very cool piece in the exact process we discussed here on these mirrors  –  that way you can SEE it hands on.   Stay Tuned!

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

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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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Linking up tonight with some crafty pages :)

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The Botanical Table, Step By Step

Several months ago we started an end table , brushing on one coat of  Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Wisteria.  The  plan was to do a white base and a weathered, layered top that was kindof a coastal green,  like this one I did awhile back

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I managed to get my hands on a few of the new Monahan botanical papers that are on order –   I HAD to find a piece to use them on…

That table we’d started months ago was perfect-

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I ripped the paper to fit,  (love that they are oversized) and then adhered it to the drawer front using modge podge

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I found the modge thicker than I liked, and when I did these stars,  I tried Caromal’s Reclaim sealer with a squirt of elmers glue in it and it worked great-

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Now for the top –  I wanted the top of this table to pull the greens of this paper

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I grabbed the Textured Basecoats, as I knew the body would be the same type paint.  I grabbed the black (peppercorn) and sage (cobblestone)

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and started there -

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I wasn’t sure of the color,  so I pulled out a little mint green (bayberry) and bright blue (blueberry), and even a little pale yellow (mustard)

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All blended, and drying…. at this point I’m certain it ISNT the color I’m shooting for….

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I light sand it,  to give it a nice smooth feel,  and it pops through some of the white under texture -

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the base was painted with Textured Basecoat Parchment, a great neutral color that would go nicely with the aged paper.  I light sand the top and the body, an unnecessary step but one I always take because it softens the paint finish looks more ‘finished’

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and I put the drawer back to see where I’m at….

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maybe glaze will help.  I pull out Caromal’s Coffee Glaze (cooler )and Tea Glaze  (warmer)

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and mix both as I brush on a coat

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I brush it on the whole top, then take a dry cloth to wipe it back

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NOOOOOOooooooooo…..     its NOT the color I wanted…..  army kakhi…..  I’ll have to figure something else out….

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I continue on and glaze the body-

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you can see the subtle difference – the side is unglazed, the front legs are

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what a great great paper….

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I dry brushed the original hardware with the Parchment, and hit them  with the glaze as well -

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Timeless combination -

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Rue la la….

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Darn that kakhi color…..

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When the glaze dried, I brushed over the whole top with a combination of  lovely green American Paint clay chalk paints -  National Forest, Home Turf,  and Nana’s Cupboard, and a yellow A-maizing ,  and worked to cover up that kakhi color -

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I sanded it

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Looks lifeless,  but not for long -

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I break out my favorite wax –   American Paint’s Clear Wax, and mix it with a little of their Dark Wax, and apply that over the top

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An old piece of wood, held underneath the furniture edge, keeps the wax from hitting the drawer and sides

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I use my chip brush to work that wax in, I don’t like to heavily paint it on, that wastes too much -

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Wax is on

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Now I lightly wipe, with a dry cloth, to get that bit of excess off.  Don’t leave excess wax on your piece, it will never dry and will remain tacky

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That’s much better!   When it dries I’ll give it a buff…

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back to glaze the rest,  brush on wipe off

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can’t get any easier than that…

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Buffed,  so many colors coming through – even the texture of the first coat of white -

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The papers will be accompanying a new line of paints from Caromal Colours, in collaboration with Monahan Papers -called the Botanical Collection (you can read about that here BOTANICALS)

I would venture to guess the two greens,   Boxwood and Moss, might be a perfect compliment to these aged botanical papers

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In the mean time, I love how this turned out -

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Happy first day 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.

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Let’s Talk About That New Wall and Caromal Colours Monahan Botanicals Debut

I remember when we first moved from our previous shop to our present one – we had more room than I knew what to do with. Now, less than two years later, we are utilizing every corner of that space.

Typically that hasn’t been an issue,  I consider myself a really good space utilizer, but I found myself up against a wall (or lack of one) when I tried to figure out where I was going to display our new line of paints  – Caromal Colour’s Monahan Botanical Collection

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What is Botanicals?

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.
 
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 and cover beautifully,  sand like a dream for distressing and don’t require wax to finish.
 
The paints are water based, non-toxic, and perfect over any clean, dry, surface –  wood (raw, painted, varnished), metal, glass, plastic, tile, masonry, with
no stripping, sanding, or priming.
My space dilemma –  the left side of our product wall is Caromal Colours, the right side is American Paint Company.  Rightfully, this Botanical line should display somewhere on the left side….
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The farthest left of the Caromal Colours display was a wall where we stored the painted Caromal cabinet samples
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 I really wanted to keep all the products together in the same area,…    I brainstormed ways to do this and decided to add a wall to make it work -
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 adding a wall in front of the windows created a showcase area, seen from the outside (and accessible from inside) , and gave us an extension of the Caromal Colours products area.
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 We walked 5 stores down to the Salvation Army and found a perfect storage dresser.  When we got it back to the store, it was a little shy of 2 inches too wide, so I got out the skill saw and buzzzed off each side edge.  That worked, and it fit into its new home.
We moved an extra set of storage display shelves that we’d had during our CeCe days, and hiked it onto the new dresser – perfect!
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Liberon Medium Oak Wax being troweled on over a layer of bladed Textured Basecoat Chocolate, Textured Basecoat Putty and Perfect Wall Plaster – all 3 products from Caromal Colours.

The showcase side in progress

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 I had plans for the endcap wall –  I wanted to apply sheets of the Aged Botanical Papers,  on order, from Monahan Papers, like shown here
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I can’t wait to get all these aged papers in…
This is after the second day – base and crown trim were added.  Pallet boards trimmed out the end cap
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 We removed several drawers on the original display (they were too shallow and not used) and created cubbies to store some of the cabinet doors in…
The drawers to the new dresser will get painted in various Botanical colors when we receive full stock-
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We added runners above the product shelves, to add color frames for all 3 Caromal paint lines,  much like we the color frames for our American Paint collection -
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Row 1 - Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Row 2 - Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paint Row 3 - Botanicals

Row 1 – Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Row 2 – Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paint Row 3 – Botanicals

Here you can see the start of the Botanical wall – with the four sheets I had left.   You can also see into the front display area -four wall finish boards hang (wall finishes that are easy DIY finishes with Caromal Colours products) that customers can see and touch -
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There is floor space for smaller painted items, which is always a plus -

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and we gained desperately needed wall space to hang items
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Because the Caromal Reclaim line draws alot of interest for painting cabinets, we needed a large work area where customers can peruse the colors and door samples, stored below.  They built this worktable for me, all out of old scrap wood from their job sites.  I stained it, applied Liberon Medium Oak Wax, and then power buffed it the next day
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 Broader view of our Caromal Colours and American Paints wall – I am really pleased with how it turned out, and really – practically on a dime!
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 DIY products on one side,  wares on the other
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The Botanicals Collection
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Amidst the 14 gorgeous colors, you will find plenty of soft neutrals paired with more dramatically or whimsically hued tones to create a palette that is both varied and critically selective of furniture-friendly colors.

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Not only paints, but lovely authentic aged papers ,

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even the backs look old

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There were so many to choose from it took me a long while to decide-  we should see them arriving in the next week or two.   The size is nice,  most are 11″  x 17″ , some 13″ x 19″ –  I’ll see which draws more interest,  and follow the lead -

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You can decorate a wall with them, or line inside dresser drawers, or decorate the outside drawer

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Accessories

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I love how these turned out -

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This post went too long and there are too many photos tied to the painting of this end table,

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So  I’m posting all of those on its own.  Find it here,  Botanical Table Step by Step .

This post will be live in two days –   Wednesday, October 1st.  If you click on it before then it will say its private.

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Tomorrow our local TV station is bringing a crew to tape our first episode of monthly DIY paint related how-tos –  if I don’t blow it, and they like how it goes, we could be doing monthly segments.  The coolest thing about it is, they post links to youtube for their tapings, so I think I’ll be able to share those with all of you!   Wish me luck, the first one has a holiday flavor, and I’ll be demonstrating Gold Leafing and Foiling :)

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