A $15.00 Yardsale Cabinet Caromal Colour Makeover

I got a nice email recently from Sheila J.  She first contacted me almost a year ago –  September 29th, 2009 –  and her first e went something like this –

Hi.  My name is Sheila  and I have spent the morning at your website.  I clicked through to you from The Nester and have entered your giveaway.  I am an avid DIY’er as many of my friends are and this looks like a really really great product.  The decision on which product color to purchase has not been made yet but I will be placing an order with you soon.  I do have a couple of questions though….

Sheila is great at emailing me after she completes a project with her before/after photos as well as her play by play of the transformation –

Just another note to tell you how much I LOVE this product.  Julie and I are always looking for another piece to paint.

This old cabinet is a handmade piece my Mom bought in a yard sale for 15.00 many many many years ago.  It was painted originally and she stripped and stained it, using it in her kitchen for years.  When she gave it to us, I painted it the dark burgundy in the before pic – that took almost a week to finish-

After a good cleaning, and a healthy base coat of peppercorn, chipping creme and cobblestone it looked pretty darn good.  After sanding and applying the toner, I was so thrilled with the end result I couldn’t hardly wait to get it back in the house, but did wait until the next day so I could apply the Liberon wax that I ordered.  That is awesome wax by the way.  I will surely be ordering more.

I used a full quart of the peppercorn and a quart and a piece of the cobblestone to complete this project.  If I hadn’t had to order more of the cobblestone, I could have had this finished in a weekend.

Some of the photos were taken with a flash and some without  The shots of the full cabinet were with flash and the color is pretty accurate.

My cousin came over to take a look – she may be ordering some product so we can paint her kitchen cabinets.

Sheila J

For those of you unfamilar with these easy to use Caromal Colours products,  you can head here to see the How-To instructions.

Sheila used:

  • Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paint  in colors  Peppercorn (black) and Cobblestone (green)
  • Caromal Colours Chipping Creme
  • Caromal Colours Toner
  • Liberon Black Bison Wax in color Neutral (carried by Caromal Colours)


Caromal Colours are not carried in big stores.  There are a handful of small country/ home furnishing stores through the US that may carry a limited selection,  but if you purchase in a store that owner will receive credit not me.    If this post was informative and helpful in your ‘how-to’ searches, a simple, but huge, way to thank me  is this:   if you decide to use these products,  order them from Caromal Colour’s  online store and use my code, PattyH in the coupon code area.   This code is needed in order for me to receive credit for the order,  if you forget to use it I lose.  You don’t pay more by using my code – and if you order online you won’t pay tax (outside PA).

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.


ENTER PattyH (case sensitive) in the coupon code to receive a discount off shipping.


Heres what I’ve been doing with Caromal Colours. Get excited, then contact me for more information on how to learn more about the products.


One response to “A $15.00 Yardsale Cabinet Caromal Colour Makeover

  1. I’ve been looking for posts as interesting as yours for a while. It is nice to know you can find quality on the web. I’ve bookmarked your blog and hope you will continue posting such intersting posts

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