This was a different one. These night stands needed updating, to tie in with a guest bedroom makeover. The ID suggested
That’s easy, says I, for I am the Caromal Colour queen and know that the Peppercorn texured basecoat and some Toner will be lovely on the stands…
The next day, before I finished another space, I hopped over to the night stands with the intention of painting them Peppercorn-
Second coat, ‘scrubbing’ it in , using Peppercorn cut with a little water –
The ID stopped by,
Whoa, that is REALLY black!
Uh oh…. right?
You said black.
Well I didn’t mean that color – something more like this bronze color in the bedding…’
Obviously a case of mixed signals – but these babes were already on the black train, and there was no easy turning back. She suggested I glaze over them with something that would lighten them. Hmmmm……
I had some Modern Masters Metallic Paint Warm Silver Glaze that I’d brought for the other job – it resembled the shimmer champagne damask in the bedding – so I pulled it out and asked her if she’d like me to try that. Of course, yes – and she wanted me to also use a little of the plum/berry glaze color I had…
I finished the two coats, then lightly sanded the stands, which turned them chalky looking… then I used the glazes over the drawer and waited for her response.
Great, do it! So I continued on. One done, one left
Light sanding for a soft feel
Thanks Caromal, for at least saving me time on the front end!
Unfamiliar with Caromal Colours DIY paints? Caromal Colour paints offer the best of both worlds – ease of use, they bond to nearly any surface (no stripping, priming, sanding) so go right head and paint over your old cabinets. And, even better, this paint is durable – once it dries it won’t budge – just what you need!
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