I have so many photos trapped on my camera disk of play times with Caromal paints – it’s time to share some of them.
An inspiration of sort
Textured basecoat Peppercorn (black) with a metallic warm silver zebra stencil
Wasn’t this a a brilliant idea, designing a bench to transform into a table?
Other paints claim to be the best DIY paints on the market…. pssshhh
Maybe they haven’t tried these paints 🙂
Layering colors – textured basecoat mix of Colonial Blue/Parchment over a base layer of Wisteria (white) , and a walnut wax over the top to age and seal
You will NOT find a more durable DIY paint on the market
This coffee table was painted with textured basecoat Wisteria on the lower section, sanded back to a pretty weathered look
then a pretty mix of several textured basecoat colors, brushed on at the same time- Parchment, Bayberry, Putty and Colonial Blue…
I tried to create a similar look to this Ballard Design table
Not bad for one playful layer of brushed on paints, caressed with Mr. Mouse Sander, then topped with Liberon Walnut wax. Does that sound easy to you?
This was a typical oak coffee table that needed a new purpose in life. First layer was textured basecoat Peppercorn, sanded back for a distressed look, then I used Paprika through a checker stencil.
I stenciled the other half of the table with textured basecoat Parchment, then gave the whole top a coat of Liberon Medium Oak wax to age and seal
It’s so easy to stencil with these basecoats – they are thick enough that there’s no worry for bleed, and no need for adhesive, just use a light hand.
Use it thick or brush it thin, drag it on with another color, stipple it to create some yummy leather texture… there IS no other paint more versatile than the Caromal Colour texture basecoats.
This dresser (left) was in great condition – just not real pretty.
I dressed it up brushing on a few coats of textured basecoat Parchment, then sanded with Mr. Mouse
I painted right over the hardware this time – these paints bond to metal so it was a great way to update old hardware that I’d never have found a replacement for.
The cool, unexpected, was the paint reacted w/the metal of the hardware and oxidized (I think thats how you describe it) so the color changed to a light blueish greenish creme.
I wanted this piece to stay light, so I opted out of any Toner or Glaze or tinted waxes. But I did use the Toner to lay a soft allover stencil on the top and sides. While stenciling in the Toner I also swirled in a hint of an aqua washed tint to tie in the pretty oxidized handles
A clear coat of Liberon Neutral Wax (clear) to seal and add sheen, and crystal knobs to complete the look
All these furniture pieces are living in my studio showroom, examples/visuals for customers that enter…
See what you can do with a brush and some Caromal paints?
Of course everything is available for purchase as well 🙂 The prices are quite reasonable, and if you pick up this month’s Instant Savings Magazine
you’ll find a bonus $50 coupon off a furniture/accessory purchase
Come in and get inspired to paint something of your own. Better yet, bring the piece here, every last Saturday of the month, and spend the day creating your own beautiful finish!
Oh the things you can do….