Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Lovely Chest Revamped Using Reclaim OffWhite With Glaze…

The beginning…

I finished it using Caromal Colours Reclaim Offwhite, waited four days, then brushed the Reclaim Antique Glaze on and wiped off.  Here you can see the drawers glazed, and the rest not

I sanded some of the edges for interest…

Lovely.  Versatile.   Sold.   Working on another of that color!

Are you ready to Caromal your world?

Head to my store   SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM   for all of your Caromal needs  – including perfect 8 ounce samplers of the Textured Basecoats – a great way to experiment with color combinations!

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Candi In Texas Refinishes Her Tile Fireplace Surround Easily, With Caromal Colours…

Candi called me late September and asked about refinishing her ceramic tile fireplace surround using Caromal Colours paints-

I would totally love to see a sample of what you think would work for painting the ceramic tile around my fireplace.   (We discussed white and off white.)  The tile doesn’t have a glossy sheen, it’s actually got a little texture already so I’m thinking the toner and/or glaze would pick up nicely.  This same (horrible blue) tile is in my small bathroom and I would LOVE to paint that as well.  I’ve attached a picture of the fireplace and the bathroom.  (The cabinets in the bathroom were originally first on my to-do list.  That’s what started this whole deal!)  Hopefully I can get this all going soon and send you some before and after pictures.   Thank you again and again for taking the time to speak with me and for sharing your wonderful art and ideas with us.  You are truly a DIYer’s dream come true!!  Sincerely,  Candi

Isn’t she nice?) 🙂   Here’s the before

I sent her off a few samples –   Caromal Colours textured basecoat Parchment, adding in a little Krylon Webbing (black) for effect, and the Caromal Toner.

In October I got this

Patty,
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your help and advice.  I wanted to let you know that I’ve finally finished the fireplace.  As you can see in the before, it was a horrible blue color.  After two coats of Parchment, some chiffon and black webbing spray, and toner, this is what I got.  WE LOVE IT!  And it didn’t cost the over $900 we were expecting when we decided to change the look.  I can’t tell you how many projects I’ve added to my to do list now thanks to you and Caromal Colours.  Now if you could figure out how to help me make the television with ESPN (always) on not be the focal point of our living room, live would be perfect!!  This might take getting rid of the husband so I’ll just admire the fireplace for now!  You’re a dream come true.
Thank you again…and I hope to be sending many more before and after photos.
This is why I love working with Caromal Colours products – they truly empower homeowners to do things they never could have imagined they’d do – and be so excited at the cool stuff they create, with their own efforts!
Now, the reveal
AWESOME transformation!
Cost – one jar of Caromal Colours Parchment $32.50,  Toner $16.50,  a can of Krylon Webbing $8, and some left over paint to water down (she used chifffon color).  You’ll have product left over to use on other projects, and trust me, you’ll find places to use them!
Before
After –   room changer
Thank you Candi, for taking photos along the way, and allowing me to share them with others looking for ideas.  Can’t wait to see more!

LET CAROMAL COLOURS ROCK YOUR world!

Head to my store   SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM   for all of your Caromal needs  – including perfect 8 ounce samplers of the Textured Basecoats – a great way to experiment with color combinations!

WHOO HOOO! I’m In Styleline Magazine!

My friend Theresa just called – she said

Hey girlfriend, you’re in a magazine!

Whoo hooooo!   Styleline Magazine, Metro Detroit’s guide to Fashion, Beauty and Home

Page 238. Can I say Jeanine Matlow does a wonderful job portraying my business?  Thank you so much!

The first month of 2011 was one of the worst in my life – it has been a year of trials and tribulations to say the least,  but I gotta tell ya,  God is blessing my family and I in so many ways  as this year comes to an end –  we can do ALL things through HIM!

You Know, It’s Sunday… Day Of Peace

Heard this song in church a few weeks ago, a new one to me.  I liked the story it tells

Day of peace

I dream of a morning in springtime,
bright with sunshine,
and here, in the heart of this very land,
God’s delight, hand in hand.
I know there will be a day of peace:
for this let us all work and pray.

I dream of a winter’s night, fair and calm;
streets are dark, but all are home and weary,
but thankful for another day ?
chance to work, to love and pray
I know there will be a day of peace:
for this let us all work and pray.

O peace, when will I see you?
O peace, will I ever see your dawning?
O peace, in a world of pain and longing,
your day is not today, and yet…

I dream of a night when all children
slumber safe, warm and fed,
and rise to a day of possibility,
each one loved, each one free.
I know there will be a day of peace:
for this let us all work and pray.

I dream of a morning
when all tears are dry,
wiped away from sorrow’s eye,
and all of the lonely and all the poor
dance and sing and weep no more.

I know there will be a day of peace:
for this let us all work and pray.

by Janet Sullivan Whitaker