Monthly Archives: March 2012

Comparing Caromal Colours Paprika Over Pumpkin And Peppercorn…

I promised Jeannette I’d whoop up a sampler comparison –

Patti,

I have Caromal Paprika,Peppercorn,Pumpkin, and Parchment as well as toner and chip cream. I would like to do a cabinet with the dominate color being Paprika Is there a picture of Paprika over Pumpkin and Paprika over Black that I can see on your site?   I plan to use the toner.  Thank you,  Jeannette

Here we go:

With each base color (Peppercorn textured basecoat on left,  Pumpkin textured basecoat on right)  I stippled/smooshed part  and brushed smoother the other part.   When dry I brushed on a coat of Chipping Creme.  When that dried I brushed a topcoat of Paprika, then sanded with 80-120 grit paper to reveal each under color.  Notice how it powders out and looks dull and lifeless

The top 1/2 of each sample will get Toner brushed on it

then the other 1/2 will get a brushed coat of Tea Stain Glaze.   (just to show a variation)

the glazes  are more subtle than the Toner – they can warm up a colored paint finish, but won’t offer the richness that the Toner adds

Brushed on, now wipe off

Wipe back with a dry rag

and you get

Darn flash… doesn’t help that it’s still wet

Now the Paprika over Peppercorn is on top, and Paprika over Pumpkin is on the bottom.  Notice how the left side of the sample is lighter?  That’s the Tea Glaze side

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Jackie Paints Her Formica Pub Tables With Caromal Colours And Bronze…

Several of these –

A layer of textured basecoat Peppercorn first,  stippled a bit…  then a stencil applied with more Peppercorn –

Black dries, and table gets dry brushed with metallic statuary bronze.  When the bronze dried, Jackie sanded back to the black texture.  Lastly, brush on Toner and wipe back –

A pretty cool and easy finish, don’t you think?

When that project was done she emailed me another photo -wall art that she created for her library, using left over products –  love her!

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).

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

A Naked Kitchen Gets Bronzed – And Plastered!

This week I’ll be on the wall Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Tuesday I’ll be in the store all day as we have an  11am workshop on Easy Cabinet and Furniture finishing scheduled.   Wednesday and Thursday the store will be closed.  Friday and Saturday we will reopen.

When I say I’ll be ‘on the wall’  – this is the kind of stuff I’m doing…

Just finished a kitchen for some really nice clients…    can you believe they found me in the parking lot at the local grocery store?  (It pays to have that advertising on the truck, right?)

They recently moved into a lovely  new house – and coming from a previous house filled with color, they couldn’t wait to warm up this house.   First stop, the kitchen-

Painters arrived and gave the ceilings a splash of color, draperies (rich tones) will soon be installed,  but not before we dressed up the walls with a textured plaster finish.

I started with a troweled layer of Aquastone – I created textured as I went along, which slowed up my troweling process more than I anticipated.  I thought I’d be able to plaster in a day, but it ended up taking me two…

Day three I painted the whole thing Setcoat Metallic Bronze

Day four I glazed the walls with Aquacreme and a mix of dark brown and black tint, rolled it on and knocked it down with a rubber trowel.   Did I mention that that corner over the ovens was a real beotch to reach?

Glaze still wet, but all cleaned up –

Of  course I had to push the furniture back in place so I could a better photo opportunity 🙂

Wish I’d have taken a finished picture from this same angle as my only ‘before’ photo…

Oh well, hopefully I’ll be back in the future and can take a long shot, window treatments and all …

You Know, It’s Sunday… 2 Timothy