Monthly Archives: September 2009

All Of September On My SD Memory Card…

I am always snapping photos.  I couldn’t make chili today without pulling out my camera and snapping a picture of the pot

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It was delicious but now I sit with grumbling stomach…

It dawned on me that all the pictures on my SD camera card are from this month.  If someone found my camera, I wonder if they could figure out what September was for us?

Lets see, it started over Labor Day with my daughter’s soccer tournament –

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When the tournament was over we visited the Fair at the Romeo Peach Festival to ride some rides –

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Nick (on the right) was on this ride with his buddy Steven.  They got paired with the girl in the middle.  Isn’t Steven’s expression a hoot?

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This was the only ride I rode – I can’t remember what it’s called – should be FREAK OUT – this ride ROCKS

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Then it was back to school – both at the Junior High this year –

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Then I helped my parents make signs to take to a local Tea Party –

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The Restoration Crew got to work on getting our house back in order –

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Nick came to one of my mom’s soccer games and brought, yup, the Nikon!  (thats me in black)

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They finished all the floors and our ‘stuff’ moved back in… even hung parachuting Frankie-

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The kids jack and jill bath is near done.  all thats left is the decorative paint finish on the walls.  If you recall,  I’d stried the walls before all this happened – I plan on doing the same thing, I just need to find the time-

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Cleaned house for a garage sale,

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Held a great Caromal Colours Distressing Cabinets and Furniture Workshop –

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Visited a jobsite, Designer chose samples, Client loves them… now just have to complete the bid –

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a GROSS ME OUT!!!!! Spider in my daughters window (outside) –

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Got the new Caromal Colour Texture Basecoat PUMPKIN in  and finally got around to trying it –

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this one is over an oak cabinet door –

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this one is over a flat white laminate cabinet.  I layed a stencil on using the color PUTTY –

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We anchored down the Halloween yard blow-ups-

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Bruno and Sebastian, our Ocicats, cuddling up together-

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Another job to bid – this one for one of my favorite clients.  I have great photos from her house to share, but thats a post on its own!

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Last but not least,  when I SHOULD have been working up samples and bids, I was instead creating a Frankenstein face with Gold Leaf and Green Basecoat (and markers)-

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and how was your month?

“Will Caromal Colours Cover My Oak Woodgrain?”

Sherri asks,

How well does this product work on oak? Will the grain still show?

I LOVE it on oak!   Its the best product I’ve seen to disguise the heavier graining often found in oak.  Here are some examples-

This one I just did, in the new PUMPKIN color (love it!!)  I started with a layer of Peppercorn Textured Basecoat, then layer of Chipping Creme, then layer of Pumpkin, then Toner.   The top part, taped off, is what it looked like before the Toner.  This door originally was oak stained cherry –

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Here’s another.  The before (you can follow the photo play by play here) –

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the after.  This was 2 brushed layers of Parchment Texture Basecoat.   The T tape stripe is the Parchment color, untoned/unglazed.  The top half of the door was toned using the Toner.  The bottom half was toned using Caromal Colours Wall Glazes –

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it covers the grain nicely, don’t you think?

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The next one is my old kitchen oak-stained-cherry door.  The corner is taped off and shows the original finish.  I banged the door up with some old tools,  then brushed on 2 layers of Parchment Texture Basecoat, distressed with palm sander, then toned using  Toner-

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Another of my oak kitchen doors (you can see original finish in the center),  the top half I brushed on 2 layers of Chocolate Texture Basecoat,  distressed using palm sander, then Toned.  The bottom half I did the same thing, only used the Peppercorn Texture Basecoat.   If you can see a faint tape line running vertical, that was to show the difference in topcoats that I used (left side was wipe on poly, right side was Liberon wax)-

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All in all, I think these photos show just how wonderful the Caromal Colour Texture Basecoats work over oak grain.

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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Caromal Colour Question – “Will My Kitchen Cabinets Need A Topcoat?”

Arlene asks,

….it is the look I’ve been wanting for my kitchen cabinets…Do you need to put a protective coat over it?

Yes – kitchen (and bath) cabinets get alot of use  – handling, food spills, hairspray, regular wiping – they will hold up way better if you protect them by topcoating.

Wipe on polyurethanes are nice and easy.   I actually prefer it because of the ease – Minwax Wipe on Poly, at Home Depot,  has a can for $7.50 that will do your whole kitchen!

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Another,  recommended to me, is  Varathane Diamond Polyurethane Interior Water-Based , available in Clear Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Clear Satin.   Can find at Lowes or Ace Hardware.

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Furniture pieces, on the other hand, is really optional – if it is a decorative piece that will be on display I don’t topcoat.  I didn’t topcoat the desk set that my kids are using, and it’s holding up fine under their beating.  If you chose to topcoat your furniture,  Caromal Colours carries Liberon Wax.  A furniture wax,  it wipes on and provides a lovely,  soft furniture finish.

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NEED MORE INFORMATION? Still have questions about the products? Call or email me. Interested in bringing it to your neck of the world? Call or email me. You may love it so much that you want to get involved and become an Independent Representative yourself, hosting creative and informative workshops, having fun, AND making money while you do it!

If you are interested in becoming an Independent Representative in your area, please contact me for more information.

Patty Henning

Fabulous Finishes, Inc. Owner/Artist

Caromal Colours, Regional Director

pattyhenning@wowway.com

mobile 313-318-6511 studio 248-652-1845

Delectably Dreamy Pumpkin Basecoat

I stole a few minutes tonight to dip a brush into my new jar of Caromal Colour Pumpkin colored Texture Basecoat –

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I knew I’d like it.   I had an old oak stained cherry door that I’d previous painted with the Peppercorn (black) Texture Basecoat – I decided to play on that.   I brushed on some chipping creme and let it dry.  Then I brushed on a layer of Pumpkin.   When the Pumpkin dried, I took the palm sander to it and let it dig in –

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Then I applied the Toner,  taping off the top first so that I could leave that ‘un-toned’ so that you could see the difference –

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I could see it working nicely on a set of cabinets –

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I can see I have ALOT of Pumpkin playing to do!

If you’d like to get your hands on some P U M P K I N   Texture Basecoat, it is available. You will have to call Caromal Colours to place an order – this color is so new that they don’t even have the website updated yet!   1.866.620.0015    Make sure to use my Rep Code  PattyH – it will save you a couple bucks off shipping, and will let CC know that I was influential in your ordering.