Elise’s Oak Kitchen Gets Caromal Colour Cobblestoned…

     Elise’s Journey

Miss Patty,

I have been checking out your blog for about a year now…    I am slightly nervous now that I am scheduling new  countertops and need to get the cabinets painted…

She was having a hard time deciding color option – she wanted Cobblestone on the main cabinets, but wondered about popping the island with a barnworn finish like Chocolate over Cobblestone or Peppercorn over Cobblestone.  Also,

…   I am a little nervous about the toner taking the cobblestone browner than I wanted.  Would I be better off using  the tea or coffee glazes just to warm up the color a little?

Thank You Sincerely…

I am excited about my house again!

I replied

…  I like the cobblestone myself,   even with a little browning from toner it makes it a timeless color.   Yes either glaze over top would be ‘less brown’   but won’t have a huge effect….

I had a cobblestone sample door in-progress from a previous workshop so I finished it off in both Toner and the Glazes so Elise could see the difference, and posted the  play-by-play photos and descriptions in a seperate post (click to view)


You don’t know how much I appreciate your expert assistance!  Right now I am leaning toward the barnworn peppercorn/cobblestone.  I’m thinking just a light hand with the toner until I get the hang of things…   Thank you!  Look for my pics when I am ALL DONE…

And then, 

  the REVEAL!

Hi Patty,

I had to do a lot of sanding to get a smooth texture but I think I laid it on too thick during application.

(no you didn’t, no you didn’t, no you didn’t – LOVE the detail!!!)

The longer I sanded the happier I was! 

I do like the color a lot even though it is very green…but with my tile and granite I think it works!

Let me know what you think and thank you soo much for your guidance!  I am sorry to have missed out on RECLAIM but I do have a bathroom to do…

Thank you!   Elise

Yes it does work Elise!  Look at the before and then then after –

What a transformation, I’m so excited for you!  I love the dark island contrasting the lighter cabinets – I think both colors compliment your backsplash and tile perfectly.  And the best part?  You did it all by yourself!  That saved you a ton of money…

Dawg, you SLAYED IT!

(sorry, its American Idol season 🙂 )

Elise used Caromal Colours textured basecoat color Cobblestone, with Toner, on the main cabinets

and  Caromal Colours textured basecoat color Chocolate, with Toner, on the island cabinets

Caromal Colours textured basecoats bond to any surface – Elise went right over her finished oak cabinets without any sanding, stripping or priming.   For more information about the products head here   distressing paints

For Caromal Colour makeovers

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2 responses to “Elise’s Oak Kitchen Gets Caromal Colour Cobblestoned…

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