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Painting Furniture? Pssssh, A Gold Leaf Toilet Seat, Arm Casts, and Sheetrock!

I wish I could say I kicked out a piece or two of furniture this week…   actually, I managed to squeak out a small night stand,  playing around with  aged botanical papers (that post to follow)

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but for the most part this last week was a whirlwind.   We’ve been busy changing out seashells and lake decor for pumpkins and leaves, which leads me to Blow Ups.

When the kids  were younger, and the front yard bigger, ghoulies sprinkled our landscape this time of year.  But time flies, things change, and now the family of air ghoulies live in a storage bin.   I decided to bring Frankie to the store , and  painted his ‘shirt’ and ‘belt’ with several American Paint colors –  Home Turf, Orange Grove and Home Plate -

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Recycle and Repurpose where we can, right?

A couple weeks ago, Terri, one of our customers, came in sporting a fresh purple cast.   I twisted her other arm into letting us jazz it up a little, before she left

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Isn’t that fun?

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The funniest is,  she popped back in a couple days ago, the blingy purple cast was gone, and in its place was a pretty blue one!   I didn’t get a picture, but we dressed that one up too :)

I finished an accent table and mirror for a customer – it arrived VERY gold

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Love it –  based with Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice, metallic silver over the top, bronzes for the base, a highlight on detail,  and black glaze to finish  -

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If that’s not enough gold,  how about a project I finished this week for a customer in New York City?

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Multiple coats of protection…

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and lastly,  adding a little sparkle to the crown -

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Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York!

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Customized a couple stars for a customer, using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Candy Apple and Blueberry

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two coats, brushed and stippled on for some texture, and light sanded when dry.

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Caromal’s Toner brushed on

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and softened

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and a couple for the store

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Some BIG nuts, gilded with varigated tamise flakes-

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a ceramic rooster, painted with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment and Caromal’s Perfect Plaster – both brushed/stippled on at the same time,  light sand when dry, and glazed with Caromal’s Coffee Glaze

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and this shelf, originally hunter green –  gave it a light stipple of Caromal Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, let it dry, then stippled/brushed the Perfect Plaster on,  let dry, light sanded, and glazed with Coffee Glaze-

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The best part of  the week was the addition of a wall that was constructed Wednesday

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and 24 hours later it looked like this

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Let’s just say my contractor was surprised Thursday morning when he came back to tape and mud the drywall :)

I rolled right over the sheetrock with Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Chocolate, and some TB Putty, and some of their Perfect Plaster –  all three, all at the same time, randomly rolled, and bladed to knock it all down and organically move it all around.  To complete, I bladed on a tight coat of Liberon Medium Oak Wax.

You can see the drywall seams, but that didnt matter to me – I didn’t want the dust in the showroom from mudding drywall…

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This is the other side of the wall, it faces out to the street.  Its deep enough for customers to walk in to, and it gives us nice hanging space to display our wares.    We also moved the 4 wall finish boards from across the store, and now they are a decorative focal point.

I love how the endcap turned out –  we decided to rip apart a couple skids and use those to ‘trim’ off the sides.   Inside the framed box will be an   ‘aged botanical paper’ wall finish.  I started it but only had three sheets left.   I’ll complete that when the papers arrive-

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Love the little front cubby area!  You can see the wall samples better – portraying 4 simple DIY wall finishes – Glazing, Stenciling, a one-layer glazed texture plaster and a two-layer plaster .  All of the crown pieces have finishes as well.

The wall finish in this cubby area is one coat of Caromal’s Perfect Plaster rolled right over the sheetrock, (Caromal Colours advises against that, saying I should have gone over a primed wall, but I decided to test the ‘cheat method’) .  The next morning the plaster was dry and intact – so I continued and  bladed a mix of Lusterstone Weathered Bronze and a shimmered pearl over the plaster base.     It’s a pretty neutral,  and in the end saved me time, and I know money  -

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Best of all,  we’re ahead of the game,  everything is falling into place.   When  the new Botanical line arrives (hopefully next couple weeks) we’ll be more than ready for it!

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American Paint Co. Continues To Offer Fabulous Chalk Clay Paint Topcoat Options…

Yes, American Paint Company offers a great lineup of all natural  chalk clay paints

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but one of the big reasons we chose to partner with APC is their fabulous lineup of TOPCOAT options.

See that word OPTIONS?  Love it.

WAX

First, they have , IMO, the best wax on the market.   There is no smell, its light and whippy,  safe, ALL NATURAL, it dries fast,  its easy to use

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and the dark wax (brown) doesn’t require a barrier coat , even for a first timer

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In the beginning,  God made chalk paint.   And He created wax.  And pieces of painted, waxed furniture landed on blogs all over the earth, and a colorful place called Pinterest.

WAX WAX WAX …

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APC Dark Wax over Born on the 4th of July

I love wax, but I don’t use it for every piece I do, and I don’t recommend it for many of my client’s that ask my opinion.  Explain?

Wax is a great option for sealing painted furniture that won’t be handled alot, or in high traffic areas – like a china cabinet in a dining room.  Wax is a great option, too,  for pieces that hang on a wall.    When my client is a mom with an active family, I don’t recommend wax for her kitchen table, or chairs.   A loving mom refinishing a few pieces for their child’s dorm room?  Wax isn’t my choice.  Bathroom cabinets?  Nope.  Kitchen cabinets?  No way.

Another reason I’ll explain the options to wax?

-   When my customer is just starting to get their feet wet

-   When my customer says they change their mind alot

When you’re newer to painting, there’s no way of knowing until you do.

Just Do It.

You learn with each piece you paint, and many times you’ll find yourself saying ‘I love it, but if I did it over again I’d do   xxxxx   differently,  because NOW I understand how it works.     You can’t repaint over wax.  You don’t glaze over wax.    If you’re disappointed in your piece, and want to revise it, you’ll first have to  remove that wax, otherwise more paint won’t stay put.

APC TOPCOAT FINISH

Remember that word OPTIONS?  As much as I love APC’s waxes, I equally love this product

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APC Topcoat is a water-based, zero voc sealer that reminds me of milk colored water.  When dry, it adds a soft sheen to your paint finish.  Best of all, its super easy –  it’s like brushing on a coat of water over your dry paint.     It dries quick – 20-30 minutes.   One coat will seal your finish,  2-3 coats will add more durability/washablitity, as well as kick up the sheen.  Topcoat will dry and cure to a hard, washable protective coating.

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PERFECT for

-children’s furniture

- furniture going off to a dorm :)

-kitchen tables, end tables, night stand tops

- bathroom cabinets

Why do I like Topcoat?

-  You can glaze WAY easier over Topcoated Chalk/Clay paint.  Glazes are a a great way to add interest to your piece.  If you paint and Topcoat a piece and live with it a few days and decide you’d like it more subtle? Simple, just brush on a glaze.   Glazes can be intense (stronger tint) or subtle – you can add shimmer with glaze –  you can leave glaze heavier to add depth and dimension – you can’t leave excess wax on .

-  YOU CAN WAX OVER TOPCOAT!   I do it all the time – its almost like a pretty buffing overtop your piece – it adds a softness, but is still more durable (will hold up to your kids rough and toughness) than wax alone because it has the Topcoat under it.

- It doesn’t yellow.   I’m not a fan of poly, even water based, over porous chalky, clay paints.  I feel like the surface is too porous, and the product soaks in and disappears.  The Topcoat is so easy to work with, once you use it you’ll be hooked.

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APC HARD COAT

American Paint add’s a big gun to their Finishes lineup  with the newly introduced Hard Coat

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Hard Coat, like their other Finishes, is zero voc, and solvent free. It, too, can be brushed on, which I found very easy to do,  and it dries pretty fast, with no real smell.  It’s water resistant and very durable to scratching.

Over the porous paints, one coat covers and leaves more of a finished look, and feel, than the Topcoat does.      One coat would definitely be sufficient for  a buffet or nightstand top.  Kitchen table I’d do a couple coats, same with kitchen cabinets – at least 2, maybe 3 on doors of high use.   It can be watered down if you want to use it for a less needy surface, like the base of a buffet.

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And best of all, it is now available at Fabulous Finishes, in store and online - as well as the other Finishes.  I will be posting up close photos of the topcoat vs. the hardcoat – look for those later this week.

In the mean time,  I DID find time, yesterday, to give ”Frankie” a touch up -

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ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

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Ten Projects, Number Ten – APC Voyage Blue, Vintage Buffet/Bench

Left my present favorite piece for last…  one I painted with a pretty French blue,  Voyage ,  from American Paint Company.

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Speaking of VOYAGE,  did I mention my oldest child moved away to college yesterday?

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sigh……….

I instantly gravitated to this piece –  I’m pretty certain it was a vintage buffet in it’s original state – I liked it’s VINTAGEness, the storage, and most importantly, the height.  At 26″, it makes the perfect entry bench,  (as is or add a custom pad), a decorative low-boy chest for a flat screen, a storage chest at the end of a bed…  I like pieces that are multi-functional…

It was painted black when I acquired it – a very heavily painted, worn finish.  I knew I couldn’t invision a clean, pretty finish on this, unless I wanted to sand off all the imperfections first, which wasn’t an option

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so I grabbed my Caromal Colour’s Textured Basecoat paints-  some Putty and Chocolate both, brushed on at same time -

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I’m keeping a linear effect as I brush on that first coat, sparingly.

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That’s our cheap chippy brushes, the ONLY brushes we like to use – perfect for jamming into cracks and crevices, and then does a nice job of brushing over the finish and leveling it out -

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I use them for everything I paint, unless I have to roll on something.

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Only beef with them is their shed-a-bility when first opened.  Like this one, below, he’s still pretty young, and I know if I use him he’ll spit some bristles…the best way to break them in, and get them to perfect FAST is to get them soapy wet, and smash them around in your hand, or in your sink,  or on your driveway cement – make those loose hairs break out – then rinse it good -

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This little guy here is perfect!

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This ones starting to wear, see how the right side has longer hairs?  You will literally wear DOWN the bristles from use….

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I just found a really awesome cleaner – Deep Green.  It’s 20 bucks for a 16 oz concentrate – meant  to dilute into a squirtable cleaner, but you can use it full strength –  it will literally remove paint stains, even sharpie marker, and I’m diggin it because it does a nice job removing the remnants of a wax finish (I usually grabbed mineral spirits).    It’s eco-friendly, and has no smell!

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Sidetracked again!  Back to Voyage….

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First layer of Textured Basecoat Chocolate and Putty on.  Now what….

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Now the APC Voyage is brushed on , completely covering the textured base.  To help move the Voyage around, I dip my brush, periodically, in water, and then back onto my painted piece.   When the Voyage dried I sanded to pop some detail underneath.

When I refined it to my liking, I decided to use a more durable topcoat instead of waxing.   You never know, it might house a super heavy TV, or a bunch of little tots arriving home from soccer practice :)

I decided, before topcoating, that I wanted to apply an allover stencil  – I really felt it would add the perfect touch…   so I grabbed a stencil, and more paint -

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Five colors, all from American Paint  – I didn’t do that on purpose, honest! We are in the process of transitioning our open cans of color that we use for workshops and studio painting into squirt containers, thus the ketchup looking paint bottles :)

We sell stencils, but not this one.  It’s from my old wall finishing days, but one that has a real European feel…   if and when this stencil company decides to start production again, I’ll be first in line!

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The texture you see  coming through is the Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate and Putty-

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and then that soft Voyage over it,  sanded back to reveal…

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Love the depth – stenciled with a multitude of colors and then topcoated, this time using Beautiful’s MATTE Sealer – a great finish for low sheen durablity -

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This piece needed no sheen….

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Stained the inside drawers to perk them up…

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Never can resist a stencil in a drawer….

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I thought I’d use original hardware, but once the piece was painted, the original was just hum drum….  (ever have that happen?).  I swapped out the hardware  for new, changed  the finish and added swarovski crystals -

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I loved them with the new finish…

american paint company, voyage, elliis collection, painted buffet, bench, vintage, topcoat, beautiful matte, caromal colours, textured basecoat, chocolate, putty, decorative hardware, crystal knobs, no sanding stripping, fabulous finishes, metro detroit, shop.fabfinisher.com, patty henning, coupon code PattyH

american paint company, voyage, elliis collection, painted buffet, bench, vintage, topcoat, beautiful matte, caromal colours, textured basecoat, chocolate, putty, decorative hardware, crystal knobs, no sanding stripping, fabulous finishes, metro detroit, shop.fabfinisher.com, patty henning, coupon code PattyH

american paint company, voyage, elliis collection, painted buffet, bench, vintage, topcoat, beautiful matte, caromal colours, textured basecoat, chocolate, putty, decorative hardware, crystal knobs, no sanding stripping, fabulous finishes, metro detroit, shop.fabfinisher.com, patty henning, coupon code PattyH

american paint company, voyage, elliis collection, painted buffet, bench, vintage, topcoat, beautiful matte, caromal colours, textured basecoat, chocolate, putty, decorative hardware, crystal knobs, no sanding stripping, fabulous finishes, metro detroit, shop.fabfinisher.com, patty henning, coupon code PattyH

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Another piece that I wish I had room for…   Available for purchase, at Fabulous Finishes Studio, in Metro Detroit -  $ 1450     66″ wide, 20 ” deep, 26″ high.

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Ten Projects, Number Nine – A Textured Bronze Desk

More metallic, this one over Caromal Colours Peppercorn – a great textural basecoat.

No play by plays on this one, I was in get-it-done mode.

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1)   Textured Basecoat Peppercorn (black),  brushed on (not stippled) .

2)  Brushed Metallic Bronze  over the whole thing.

3)  Let dry, and lightly sand to pop the black texture.

4) Brush on Black Glaze, softly wipe back.

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I sanded the top and cleaned it up with some stain and poly

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I used the original hardware, based it with TB Peppercorn,  dry brushed with a silver metallic blend, added black glaze,  a topcoat and Swarovski crystals.

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I really like when pieces are finished all the way around,  not many are, and this desk was.    I wished there was more detail on the back side, so I created it myself using a thicker plaster through a stencil, and dry brushed  it like the hardware

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I dressed that up with a few crystals as well…

fabulous finishes, metallic bronze finish over textural black Caromal Colours, swarovski hardware, Reclaim, textured basecoat, metallic bronze, crystal knobs, crystal feet, raised stone plaster

fabulous finishes, metallic bronze finish over textural black Caromal Colours, swarovski hardware, Reclaim, textured basecoat, metallic bronze, crystal knobs, crystal feet, raised stone plaster

fabulous finishes, metallic bronze finish over textural black Caromal Colours, swarovski hardware, Reclaim, textured basecoat, metallic bronze, crystal knobs, crystal feet, raised stone plaster

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You could do this finish on your own piece!

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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!

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TUESDAYS     10AM – 6PM

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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

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BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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