Sampling On Sunday – Yuk And Yum…

Had to finish samples so I can drop them off tomorrow morning… that’s a drag.  Yuk.

I got distracted, of course  – like a bad case of adult  ADD.

Sitting on my workroom floor was this cabinet door –

A honey oak door that I’d refinished in a Caromal Colours Barnworn finish.  I first smooshed on Textured BasecoatChocolate, then Chipping Creme, then Textured Basecoat  Colonial Blue, sanded to distress,  then Toned.

Why was it on my work floor?

Yesterday a friend  came by to pick up some Caromal paint.  She was wanting to paint an armoire  – she had Cobblestone but wanted to add in a lighter blue/teal color to brighten it and make it weathered looking.

We played with Parchment Textured Basecoat –

antique parchment

I added a drop  of  Turquoise tint that I had-

and painted out a wood sample for her.

I wish I’d taken pictures –  I’m used to posting play by plays as I tell my story.    But I didn’t, so you’re going to have to try to visualize.

I mixed the Parchment on a foam plate with a tiny bit of tint.  After we painted out her wood sample I had a some left over on the plate.  I grabbed the nearest thing –  THIS blue/brown door (above)  and began dragging the turquoise mix over it.  I used a chip brush, and was dipping my chip brush in water to loosen the thicker paint to more of a wash consistancy.

That’s the beauty of the Textured Basecoats – you can use them SO many ways!


This was that blue door up above,   which I then brushed with a thinned down version of Parchment-tinted-with-some-turquoise.   Then I sanded it GOOD with the palm sander, brushed on some Toner and wiped it off.

Of course, I felt it needed just a little more, so I grabbed a stencil and stippled it with Toner-

Pro English Manor Stencil from Andreae Design Stencils

You’d NEVER guess that this door ISN’T ancient, layered with years and years of paint and finishes….


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3 responses to “Sampling On Sunday – Yuk And Yum…

  1. Ahhhhh, stenciling with the toner…..ideas are just rolling into my brain…. ;o)

  2. i”m liking that too Kath- its got a different look than the stencil cremes they have… those are much more ‘present’ when you stencil – if that makes sense 🙂

  3. It really suits the overall look perfectly!!

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