A “What If” Caromal Colour Question – French Oak Sideboard in Habersham

Lieve writes-

.…I have a real French Oak  Sideboard with Hutch.   The top has been modified to accept a 46″TV. I want to paint it like the ” Habersham-Claude Monet Collection ” which is an off-creamy white distressed.  I am totally new to this Caromal paint but I am very handy in re-finishing French furniture (with shellac/French polish)etc…

Lieve's Louis XV Sideboard

Lieve’s Louis XV Sideboard

Habersham Plantation Claude Monet Bookcase

Habersham Plantation Claude Monet Bookcase      

Now the question is what colors should I get to make sample pieces that I then can choose from!!! ……would need the colors that will help me with the effect I am looking for and the amount of paint I need.. I did clean it with a special wood cleaner… would that be enough?

I am so anxious to start working with this paint but would like to order it from you so you get the credit.   How long does it take to ship?  What would be my sequence of paint coats to obtain that distressed ‘creamy ivory ‘ look ?

Thank you for your help, your finishes are absolutely Fantastically Fabulous…. I am a 66 year young lady living on the beautiful Beach of NC and I refuse to retire!!!!

Lieve

Hi Lieve,

So glad you found me!  What a beautiful piece of furniture!    These products will help you achieve EXACTLY what you are looking for,  affordably,  EASILY, and you will LOVE the finished look!    I think, with your background in refinishing,  you will have to keep reminding yourself to not try so hard – it really is simple and straight forward.

Regarding color selection,  I would recommend Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment –

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this maple cherry door was refinished using the Antique Parchment –

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so was this-

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The photo I included above is the Habersham Claude Monet Bookcase.   This piece looks like it is a cream finish distressed back to red tones.  Is that what you are seeing?  Do you want red coming through,  or are you okey with a parchment finish that is sanded back to wood (your exsisting) and then antiqued using a toner? Here is a sample of a Caromal Colour Barnworn Finish, where a  ‘color’ shows through another ‘color’  –

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paprika, then CC Chipping Creme, then CC Textured Basecoat Putty over top.  Light sand then CC Toner.

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paprika, then CC Chipping Creme, then CC Textured Basecoat Putty over top. Light sand then CC Toner.

So, to make things simpler, there are 2 ways you can use Caromal Colours Distressing products to refinish your sideboad, it just depends on which look (explained above), you are looking for.

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Option 1)  Caromal Colours Distressing Kit –    will give you this look, except your distressed areas will be more honey brown since your original finish is lighter than my cherry stained cabinet –

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Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment over existing Oak stained cherry Cabinet, Sand back to distress, then use CC Toner

You said you cleaned your sideboard (yes a woodcleaner or mild solution like Simply Green is perfect)  so you are ready to begin.  You would use Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment, which is a creamy color.  The process would be-

1)  Brush on layer of Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment.   if you paint it thin and do a lot of sanding, your piece may look as though the paint has been worn away over time by wind and weather. If you apply the paint thick and sand only the edges it may look as though your piece has had many coats of paint over the years and has gotten minimal wear and tear.

2) when dry, brush on a second layer,  until you achieve the coverage you are looking for.  (I find, most often, it will take 2 layers)

3) then sand  (Sanding back areas to raw wood will allow the toner to “stain” the edges creating a darker effect on those areas which that Habersham piece has) –

  • Sand as much or as little as you like. Use 220 grit sandpaper for mild sanding and 80-100 grit for more dramatic distressing.
  • Adjust the size of your sandpaper to the size of the item you are sanding by tearing or folding or both.
  • Avoid even or repetitive sanding, (like going over all the edges perfectly the same).
  • You can sand flat areas as well as edges and wear areas.
  • You may also want to “ding” and “bang” your object using things like old keys, bricks, or putting in little nail holes to represent wear from bugs.

4) then brush on the Toner. Wipe back using a soft cloth.  If the cloth is slightly damp it will remove more of the toner. Or you can use a dry cloth that will “smear” more and remove less of the toner.    For that Claude Monet look I would use a slightly damp cloth.

You can seal your surface, if desired, using a topcoat (for furniture I love Liberon Wax which Caromal Colours sells).

What to order, and how so that I get credit? To order, you would click on my flashing button, below , which will take you to the Caromal Colour Store.   You can order a Distressing Kit for $47.50    This kit comes with 1 quart color (you’d choose Antique Parchment) , 1 16 ounce Toner, instructions, stir stick, 2″ chip brush, 3 pcs sandpaper, and vinyl gloves.    You mentioned you’d prefer to order ala carte (you have your own paint tools) so you would order  1 quart Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment $29.50 and  1 16 oz Toner $16.50.  (you save $1.50 this way)  You should be able to do that sideboard in 1 quart,  depending on how heavy you apply it.   (1 quart covers approx 50sf)

In order for me to get credit, you need to  ENTER PattyH (case sensitive) in the coupon code to receive a discount off shipping.

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Option 2)  Caromal Colours Barn Worn Distressing Kit –    will give you this look-

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paprika, then CC Chipping Creme, then CC Textured Basecoat Putty over top.  Light sand then CC Toner.

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paprika, then CC Chipping Creme, then CC Textured Basecoat Putty over top. Light sand then CC Toner.

If you want RED to show in your distressed areas, then you could do it in cream like this-

1)  Brush on layer of Textured Basecoat Paprika color. if you paint it thin and do a lot of sanding, your piece may look as though the paint has been worn away over time by wind and weather. If you apply the paint thick and sand only the edges it may look as though your piece has had many coats of paint over the years and has gotten minimal wear and tear.

2)Brush on a layer of Caromal Colours Chipping Creme.  You can brush it on just the areas that you will want distressing , or an easier way is to just brush it over the entire piece. The Chipping Creme will allow you to sand off your top color with out sanding off the color underneath.

3) when dry, brush on a layer of Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment, let dry.

4) Sand  (Sanding back areas to raw wood will allow the toner to “stain” the edges creating a darker effect on those areas which that Habersham piece has) –

  • Sand as much or as little as you like. Use 220 grit sandpaper for mild sanding and 80-100 grit for more dramatic distressing.
  • Adjust the size of your sandpaper to the size of the item you are sanding by tearing or folding or both.
  • Avoid even or repetitive sanding, (like going over all the edges perfectly the same).
  • You can sand flat areas as well as edges and wear areas.
  • You may also want to “ding” and “bang” your object using things like old keys, bricks, or putting in little nail holes to represent wear from bugs.

4) then brush on the Toner. Wipe back using a soft cloth.  If the cloth is slightly damp it will remove more of the toner. Or you can use a dry cloth that will “smear” more and remove less of the toner.    For that Claude Monet look I would use a slightly damp cloth.

You can seal your surface, if desired, using a topcoat (for furniture I love Liberon Wax which Caromal Colours sells).

What to order, and how so that I get credit? To order, you would click on my flashing button, below , which will take you to the Caromal Colour Store.   You can order a Barnworn Distressing Kit for $94.50    This kit comes with 2 quarts color (you’d choose Paprika and  Antique Parchment) , 1 16 ounce Chipping Creme, 1 16 ounce Toner, instructions, stir stick, 2  2″ chip brushes,  3 pcs sandpaper, and vinyl gloves.    You mentioned you’d prefer to order ala carte (you have your own paint tools) so you would order  1quart Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment $29.50, 1 quart Textured Basecoat Paprika $29.50, 1 16 ounce Chipping Creme,  and  1 16 oz Toner $16.50.  (you save $2.00  this way)   One barnworn kit will give you more than enough material to complete your sideboard.

In order for me to get credit, you need to  ENTER PattyH (case sensitive) in the coupon code to receive a discount off shipping.

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How long will it take to ship?  Well, you said you are a 66 year young lady living on the beautiful Beach of NC   (THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL!!!) , your shipping will be 2-3 days from order.  I think I covered everything?  Please keep me posted on your progress,  I would LOVE to see the after photos of this lovely sideboard!

Patty

ARE YOU READY TO GET SOME CAROMAL COLOURS FOR YOURSELF?

Head to my store below (click icon) and be sure to use my code, PattyH in the coupon code area.   It will save you $2 off shipping,  or if you’re order is $75 or more use my PattyH5 for $5 off shipping.

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One response to “A “What If” Caromal Colour Question – French Oak Sideboard in Habersham

  1. We are gutting & remodeling our kitchen using all new custom cabinets. The side walls will be maple ready for a distressed Habersham finish, and the large island and bar will be cherry, ready for a stained Habersham finish. I assume that using the bare new maple wood will need a distressing kit, to mimic age and small worm holes, etc. and then the process using the Caromal Colours as described above will be very different than as described using an antique piece of furniture. We also live near a beach in NC, but I am a young 64… Any advice you can share will be great… Bonnie in NC.

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