Monthly Archives: August 2011

Finding It’s Never Easy, In My Quest To Open a Retail Store…

When you want things to happen yesterday, you usually get the opposite –

Example – changing out a battery for an exit light should make it work, right? Nope.   Or,  changing fluorescent light bulbs in the ceiling fixtures should no brainer right?  Wrong…

Contractor decides to up and take a couple of day jaunt to Myrtle Beach for golfing –  now he can’t make it home because of the weather….. N I C E. (not)

I got these done – the 12 Textured Basecoat color samples and the 6 Reclaim samples

Now I just need my contractor to mount brackets so they can go where they’re supposed to….

Worked on more furniture   turned this little secretary

into a lovely little silver piece

did that to this mirror too

Took this grand daddy

and Caromal’d it into this

dig my HObby Lobby hardware?

Had fun with this one,  the color scheme came from another cool dark blue knob

I tinted the Parchment Textured Basecoat to that pretty shade of blue…

Hopefully seeing these painted pieces will make you want to get your hands dirty – the Caromal Colours line of paints make it easy enough for all of you to do pieces like these –  these and end less more…

oh, and – these pieces aren’t even topcoated yet –  no waxes, no polys – and they are lovely in their matte form…  and durable!   No easily scratching off the paint on these…

How about this Copper Leaf table?

Back today… trying to figure get all the details ironed out so we CAN open on Thursday… my contractor better plan on working 48 hours straight!   My job?  Getting more display samples started – showing before/after on old light fixtures and hardware  and I need to start creating my inventory database.  Stock should arrive Tuesday… then again, the way things have been going – maybe stock wont arrive either!

Countdown – 5  days to grand opening!

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoats,  head here   distressing paints

For Caromal Colour makeovers

To order sample colors

ARE YOU READY TO GET CAROMAL’d?

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA). ( This code is needed in order for me to receive credit as well –   if you forget to use it I lose, so please use it!)

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

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A Fabulous Caromal Colour Grand Opening…

  EDIT!!!!!!!   WRONG ADDRESS!   ITS 49972 vAN dYKE   not  44972.   Im so sorry!  

My Funky Wall Of Caromal Coloured Cabinets…

We got these 2 banks of old garage cabinets at a yard sale for $25

as you can see, they fit perfectly here

I fretted about even paying the $25, but am so glad my hubster over rode…. it made a perfect window display ledge extension, and it made even better product storage!  Behind each door is 2 shelves and each shelve will hold 9 quarts of paint!   Whoo hooo!!

So, how to finish off?  Well… I figured I’d keep the window display color theme going – blues and browns and neutrals…..  I painted the whole thing using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – the base I painted Chocolate-

then planned out the rest – like door#1  light blue with stencil,   door #2 chocolate over putty,  #3 wisteria….    and got to painting

Dried, sanded to distressed, toned….  my heart wasnt  beating at my ‘creation’…. yes, it showed 7 different ways to use these paints, but it wasn’t COOL enough to warrant front-window-display-wall…   what to do?

FUNKY FUN!

Door 1 – Parchment mixed with a little bit of Colonial Blue ,  I stenciled in a Modern Masters Metal  gold paint – paints that actually have metals in them, and when sprayed with their activating/oxidizing solutions fast tracks the patina – so it drips the blue and green patina….

Door 2 – Chocolate over Putty  barnworn finish basecoat.  I stenciled using Modern Masters Warm Silver Metallic Paint (I need to get some of their metallics on display, eh?)  and of course, it wasnt complete without gluing on a few Swarovski flatback crystals!  My punky monkey –

Door 3 -Wisteria basecoat,  one stencil is done in Reclaim Latte, the other is Silver Leafed over Reclaim Latte

Door 4 –  one coat dragged colors wet on wet – Putty, custom blue, Parchment and a little Chocolate,  stencil in brown texture left over from wall finish-

Door 5 –  Parchment over Colonial Blue Basecoat with embedded stencil in between using Wisteria –

Door 6 –  Original

Door 7 – custom darker blue base using Colonial Blue and some Peppercorn OVER chocolate barnworn finish –   stencil is done using Modern Masters Metallic Paint Smoke

Door 8 – Tried and true Parchment basecoat , Caromal allover stencil done using Toner

Way better!

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoats,  head here   distressing paints

For Caromal Colour makeovers

To order sample colors

ARE YOU READY TO GET CAROMAL’d?

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA). ( This code is needed in order for me to receive credit as well –   if you forget to use it I lose, so please use it!)

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

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coming September 1st –

Fabulous Finishes Retail Showroom

49972 Van Dyke Rd

Shelby Township, Mi 48317

No, I Won’t Be Painting The Dog, Or My Kids, Or My Husband…

but I am painting everything else around me, it seems!

the table I already spoke of

the 2 furniture pieces

the wall of FUNKY FUN

the double stack  creation….a junky bench and junkier resin urn-

a full set of 12 Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Color samples – drying….

and a full set of 6 Caromal Colours Reclaim color samples – drying…

Even a couple orders of custom sample color orders that I mailed out this morning-

Painting my brains out,  and reveling in every minute, because these paints are ALL THAT and more… they are so easy to use,  so easy to create really pretty stuff with  –  I am getting excited now,  seeing it all coming together –  I can’t wait to share my creative spirit with anyone that comes to play with me 🙂

Countdown – 10 days to grand opening!

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoats,  head here   distressing paints

For Caromal Colour makeovers

To order sample colors

ARE YOU READY TO GET CAROMAL’d?

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA). ( This code is needed in order for me to receive credit as well –   if you forget to use it I lose, so please use it!)

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

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