Fireworks you ask? No, the POP noise was an occasional circuit breaker tripping from the multiple blow dryers used to speed dry our layers of distress. But I do think that everyone was pretty excited about the products at the end of the evening.
Thing is, I had the circuits mapped out in our basement so I could see exactly where I would be able to run power for the blow dryers. I had Jon add 2 more circuits so that we could manage up to ten blow dryers, whooshing away at once. Still popped circuits now and then… aarrggh.
All in all, the evening went well. I was really excited to see the reactions to the Caromal Colours Distressing Products. After showing them the various furniture and cabinetry pieces that I’d done in my own home, I went to work . I’m really thankful that I thought to take a few photos before hand, and then a round once we started, because after a certain point, things start moving real fast and theres no time to grab a camera and capture it-
Mental note for next time: Take photos of the final work that the attendee’s created. There was quite a bit of variety – wish I could have caught it. This Distressing Workshop was set up where , after I demo’d a door and explained the basics, each person applied a distressing finish on a photo frame. Once this was complete we worked up a smaller trim piece using two colors and Caromal Colours Chipping Paste – this creates a Barnworn finish and is very eye catching. One of the great things about working with product, with others, is the opportunity it gives you to look around and see what combinations others are trying. I can’t tell you how many times one was saying to the other, ” I like that one!” or “Thats really cool!”
We finished just at the 9pm hour, right on time! All you Metro Detroiters, checkout the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News this weekend, the Homestyle section to be exact. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that an article from Freelancer Jeanine Matlow will be published regarding Caromal Colours and Fabulous Finishes. Wouldn’t that be a w e s o m e????
Check out the recently added workshops that are scheduled through June. Getting excited? I know, it does that to you!