Caromal Workshops, Distressed, Gilded and Horchow Eye Candy

Finally, I got together my Fall schedule for the Caromal Colours Workshops I will be hosting.  This time around, I have the opportunity to teach, not only at my own shop, but also out in several Metro Detroit communities – Grosse Pointe Farms and Rochester Hills.    How exciting!

All the details can be found on my WORKSHOPS page,     located here.     In a nutshell,  there are 3 workshops that I will be offering this fall:

Easy Cabinet, Furniture , Accessories Finishing –     working with the Caromal Colours Distressing and Barnworn Kit Products

Gilding Pumpkins and Leaves  – working with the Caromal Colours Gilding Kit Products

Wall Finishes –   working with the Caromal Colours Glazy Days, Classic Plaster, Stenciling and In Your Own Words Kit Products

If you live in the Metro Detroit Area, and have an interest in learning, or working hands-on , with these products, before attempting a project of your own at home, then please check out the schedule for more information.   The workshops are informal, affordable, and offer a fun way to learn!

This morning I got my fix of Horchow.  I had an email ad and checked it out.  Eye candy galore.   I noticed every piece of furniture that was distressed,   or that was a color that Caromal offers in their textured basecoats for furniture.   What I saw at Horchow made me realize that Caromal Colours  is pretty spot on with current trends, and it gave me ideas on ways I could use the products.

Pretty style of this secretary. Love the color – reminds me of  Caromal Colours Bayberry, Toned-

-Avocado- Secretary & Zebra-Stripe Chair -  Horchow_1250770365857

Horchow Avocado Secretary $3,199

Love this distressed chair,  in BOTH fabrics –

Horchow   Slate Gray Chair  $1,799

Horchow Slate Gray Chair $1,799

Horchow  Dahlia Purple Chair    $1,529

Horchow Dahlia Purple Chair $1,529

Seeing a lot of black distressed furniture.  They call this  ‘French Black’ Finish (and isn’t that light fixture neat?)  –

Horchow  Empress Dining Furniture,  handpainted and distressed black

Horchow Empress Dining Furniture, handpainted and distressed black

Could use Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Antique Parchment (cream)  or Whisteria (white), distress back and Toned, to get close to this Lotus Cabinet finish…. even pretty it up using real gold leaf (gilding kit) to stencil –

Horchow  White Double Lotus Cabinet

Horchow White Double Lotus Cabinet  $1,900

This distressed console reminds me-

Horchow  Wasabi Console  $1,399

Horchow Wasabi Console $1,399

of this sample in the reverse –

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Bayberry,  Chipping Creme,  CC Textured Basecoat Mustard, then Toner

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Bayberry, Chipping Creme, CC Textured Basecoat Mustard, then Toner

This black Media Console with red rubbed-through finish-

Horchow   Media Console   $1,695

Horchow Media Console $1,695

similiar to something like these, but I’d get rid of the texture and lay it smoother –

CC Textured Basecoat Paprika, Chipping Creme, CC Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, Toner  (one has some Mustard brushed in)

CC Textured Basecoat Paprika, Chipping Creme, CC Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, Toner (one has some Mustard brushed in)

or this nice distressed and antiqued chest –

Horchow  Mandarin Chest  $1,299

Horchow Mandarin Chest $1,299

Or what about uses for the Caromal Colours Gilding Kits?  The kits I supply at my workshop have 25 sheets of Gold Leaf, 25 sheets of Silver Leaf and 25 sheets of Copper Leaf.  What else can you gild besides pumpkins and leaves?

Here are a few ideas –

Horchow  Lacquered Bamboo Place Mat  $68

Horchow Lacquered Bamboo Place Mat $68

Horchow   Metallic Tray Table  $359.90

Horchow Metallic Tray Table $359.90

Horchow   Copper Ball Lamp   $675

Horchow Copper Ball Lamp $675

Horchow   Watchband Mirror    $2,300

Horchow Watchband Mirror $2,300

Horchow   gold Acanthus Sconce   $99

Horchow gold Acanthus Sconce $99

If you aren’t a workshop kind of person, and are confident in viewing how-to steps and going for it, then  start here,    How-To’s,   then  here to see all you can do with Caromal Colour products.

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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4 responses to “Caromal Workshops, Distressed, Gilded and Horchow Eye Candy

  1. I love what you are doing with the Caromal Colours products and would love to know if
    it would be possible or worth it to change a clients large oak buffet into a cherry finish.
    It is 10 feet long, 7 feet high, 25″ in depth. I am a decorative artist primarily working
    on walls etc. and have not stained any furniture..I don’t know what to charge for such a
    large piece of furniture..I would love your feedback and expert advice.
    I usually use Faux Effect products and many others but am really interested in what you
    are using. It looks easy and professional. I am not afraid of time-consuming projects just want to get paid for it. Thank you for your time…
    Carol Trenda

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  3. Hi Carol, I’m glad you found me!

    As far as your client’s oak buffet, the Caromal Colours products won’t get you to a ‘cherry finish’. They actually will hide the existing oak grain, and leave you with a painted type finish – but not ‘painted’ like roll on a coat of paint, think instead Pottery Barn style painted pieces. Distressed finishes. If you take a look at my Caromal Colours page https://fabulousfinishes.wordpress.com/caromal-colours/ you can see, better and more closely, what I am describing. It is a lovely finish, though, and one that I am finding great interest for, especially from those looking to redo cabinets in their home – cabinets and furniture pieces, thats the biggest draw. Caromal Colours products aren’t time consuming – they are simple to use, affordable, durable, and offer a large range of finish choices, depending on how you layer color. If you want more information about the products, give me a call – my mobile is 313 318 6511

    I use FE products, as well as many other mfg lines that I get out of Chicago from Kathy Carroll’s store http://www.fauxbykathy.com/index.php . Where are you located?

    I manly focus on walls,ceilings,trimwork, architectural elements as well – never looked at cabinets until I found the Caromal products (to me the other way ie) spraying, etc is too tedious for me plus I don’t have the space or equipment to spray). I’ve refinished furniture many different ways. I’ve used Caromal Colours, I’ve primed,painted and glazed/stained… I like doing furniture because most often I can take the pieces home and work them there. Its easier for me, and more affordable for the client since I’m not charging for multiple trips of minimal hours. As far as how you’d charge, thats impossible for me to tell you . I base my charges on a)product costs + b)how much my time is worth (calculated by first figuring out how long I think it will take me) + c) any added charge for say, excessive trips to/from clients, or excess sample making etc etc…. each situation almost tends to be unique.

    In going for a ‘cherry look’ you’d first have to clean/prep the piece, then i’d lightly sand, then i’d prime, then i’d basepaint in a terra cotta type color, then – if you are only looking for cherry ‘color’ you could use Stain and Seals to stain it, or you could use Old Masters Gel Stains (but those are a different animal and I’d read up about them and sample them first), then topcoat. IF you are looking for a more authentic ‘cherry’ then you’d have to follow steps for woodgraining , then stain then topcoat. I will say, painting over OAK will not cover the OAK grain. When you stain over the paint you will still see some of the oak coming back through.

    Does that make sense?

  4. Great site…keep up the good work.

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