Our Last BEST Sale -Paint Store Closing Prices Slashed!

If you’ve visited my online  FABFINISHER  store or Facebook page this last month, you know I’m bringing my online paint store  to a close

That sounds so……. final.   The selling paint part is.

My responsibilities during the day keep me busy.   When I come home I want my time free for things that make my heart happy – painting, creating, losing myself in nothing if I choose…  not counting/sorting inventory, answering emails, having to spend time on facebook/ websites trying to market interest for sales.  

THIS is a good place for me.  I can focus on the projects I commission with clients,  creations of my own, and most importantly, using  as much free time as I can to make every last memory with my dad.

My book of life has amazingly colorful chapters so far, and I have faith that there will be many more to come –  God has blessed me beyond measure!

And this is a great time to shop and save for all of you

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HEAVILY DISCOUNTED!

~JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS ~

I am forever grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met over these ten years  in the blog world.  Over 1800 followers, that’s pretty darn cool!

If you have any questions let us know, we are filling orders and shipping 2-3 times per week.  As product sells out it will be removed from the site.   Remember, if you’re local, you can choose to pickup and save on shipping!

 

 

 

 

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God Bless Our America!

Today’s a great day to spend on the computer,  attempting to make progress in a lazy way…   I’m going to enjoy this hot sunshine day from an inside window view 

I love our flag and our country



God bless our country

God bless our leaders

God bless our people

No separation  –  black, white, yellow, brown, red, woman, man, gay, straight, republican, democrat, Jew, Christian, Muslim  – only one label can bring us together –  AMERICAN.

Happy 4th of July!

Painting Furniture in Shades Of Color – Grey Black

Ombré    (“shaded” in French)

gradual blending of one color hue to another, shading from light to dark

I had a white and black piece in mind to share, I couldn’t find the photos.

Instead, I found myself looking at photos of previous ombres I’d painted and shared,  and then  I FOUND THE PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL PIECE I WAS LOOKING FOR!

You know what else I found?   Bakers are amazingly creative!


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OH my Lord, this is just heavenly!

This was a piece I finished more recently –

I’m often posed the question, “Which of your paints is your favorite?”    I honestly respond that the products I carry all have a purpose, and I favor them all (otherwise I wouldn’t sell them!).   When I want to lose myself in creating a new piece, like all of the pieces in this post,  I reach for my natural chalk and clay base American Paints

When you have all the colors in the deck on hand, its easy to grab more than one color – two – three-  even four,  to create the perfect fade.  For someone with less paint on hand,  know you can create a white to black ombre with just white and black.

A cake fade prelude –

I stripped the top with the orange Citristrip, and restained with my Wood Topper stains.    I carried those instore,  never got around to adding them online.  It’s on my get-it-done list…   (if you’re local, and need a color,  shoot an email to support at fabfinisher.com and I can add it to your order)

This is one of my favorite styles of furniture …  so romantic.

I actually held onto this piece …

When the store was winding down, all the big stuff on the floor had to be quick sale’d  – I didn’t’ have a large storage area to house the overflow of finished pieces, but I wasn’t marking this Regal Gentleman down – he’s one of a kind

Once I feel like everything is back in place, paperwork in order, taxes done (ugggh), then I’ll take these few pieces and list them online –

If they don’t sell, I’ll save them for that   ‘some day spare room when the kids move ‘

No better way to wrap this post, than to share a few more beauties!

This one is definitely my inspiration for a future OMBRE,  I’ve always wanted to do these colors-

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+  LOVE them all  + 

Wonder if they taste as good as they look ? 

Have a Blessed Week!

 

 

Updating Old Wroght Iron Glass Table and Chairs

Perfect timing,  outdoors in Michigan –  instant 90 plus degree heat!  Boy, did we miss the pool scene this holiday weekend…

We were away last week on a much needed family sneak-away

prior to our trip the weather was blech mode, a cold wet Spring.  I swear we came back and everything was lush and green,  and seemed like everyone had their  flowers in the ground!

It was nice being back for a week, only to roll into a sweet holiday weekend.  I made a valiant attempt to get the yard in order –  I planted flowers, and got the hubby to hang that cool Moroccan tin light fixture that I used to have hanging in my store

The nice thing about having paints and such on hand?   It doesn’t matter WHAT color bracket your man comes home with!   It wasn’t white for long  🙂

One of the videos I made with Shelby TV was transforming a wrought iron table/chair set from my childhood

It had made its rounds with my siblings, eventually no one had a need for  it, so my mom gave it to me.  It was looking it’s age, but my mom knew I could breathe new live into it, and find a new owner….

Mom changed the fabric on the seat pads many times, I think the frame itself may even have been painted various shades of color.   I wanted to give it more of a darker bronze finish.   I started with Texture Basecoat by Caromal Colours as the first coat – an amazing paint I’ve used enough to know –  it bonds to metal no problemo!

 

I used that same  Textured Basecoat (Peppercorn)  and bladed it through a stencil (Cherry Blossoms) .  Using the thicker paint created an embossed stencil on the glass, and again, I’d used this paint enough times on glass to know it would hold up to wear and tear.  Using thicker mediums requires adequate dry time, so after each stencil pass I had to wait hours before I could continue on with it’s allover pattern  (patience is a virtue…)

The Textured Basecoat was the first coat, a metallic over that, a light sanding to pop some texture,  then glaze and sealer….  the chair pads were boosted and recovered

and the allover design on the glass top was accented with various Decorative Foils  , and easy process and oh so pretty  –

This set was around when I was a kid, growing up in Riverview.   It was the perfect size for the four seasons room off the back off our house.   If I had a room like that present day, I’d have kept this set – instead it went to a lovely home that, no lie,  had a four seasons room off their back!  (I know because we delivered it to her!!)

We are online,  24 / 7 , to fill your paint desires –  finishes, tools, stencils, foils, sealers, papers –  if you can’t find something, let me know!    fabfinisher.com

God Bless Those That Serve!  God Bless America!