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?


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

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Shelby Township, Mi 48317


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