So we’re full speed ahead, preparing for our grand opening at our new store location, a mere 1/2 mile down the road…
This was a picture I took a few nights ago – I was excited that the front showcase was now lit with spot lights on a timer
I really was excited, seeing this go up – our CeCe Caldwell color display
I can’t wait to hang all the color samples we’ve been working on – they will be mounted all to the right of that color display…
There are SO many options when you think about it, layering color, aging with a pigment, introducing texture underneath…
I’ve always been a visual person – creating sample boards and sample finishes before every project – I need to SEE it, you know?
So I offer that here for my customers – as much eye candy as we can, on painted furniture, cabinet samples, wood trim samples… whatever we can put paint on –
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Before we go any further, let me explain how that works.
The first layer is Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Putty, brushed on and stippled a little bit. Let dry.
The second layer, brushed on, is CeCe Caldwell Mesa Sunset. Let dry.
Sand to easily reveal the under color, you can wet rag wipe to reveal as well.
The right side was sealed brushing on CeCe Clear Wax. The left side was brushed with CeCe Clear Wax also BUT it had powder pigment (color Acorn) added to it.
Powder pigments are an easy peasy way to tint your own Clear Wax – we sell them in 1 ounce and 4 ounce size and each includes a mini spoon and an instruction card on how to mix the pigment into the wax. I like them because you can seal your finish (the wax) AND age it (the pigment) all in one step! You can also vary how intense you want your aging – start slow and add a little pigment for a subtle highlight, add more pigment for a heavier antiquing.
The tinted wax brushes on and wipes off just like the clear wax –
One more set of CeCe Caldwell over Caromal Colours (board #2) will post next, then we’ll move on to CeCe over CeCe.
Back to the store and preparation going on – this front counter area went from this
using the same process – first coat Caromal Textured basecoat Chocolate brushed on pretty random
over that was a blend (all at same time) of CeCe Destin Gulf Green, CeCe Michigan Pine and CeCe Smoky Mountain
Then a stencil using a thicker plaster, with a wash of CeCe Dover White
Sanded, wet wiped, and sealed with Satin Finish. Over the dried satin I brushed on some Caromal Glaze and voilia, done!
See the brown (chocolate) texture peeking through?
For how to’s and more colorful inspiration, check out my Caromal Colours and CeCe Caldwell blog posts (located in right hand column under topics) paint made easy – CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paints.
For a current listing off our workshop offerings, head here WORKSHOPS
Head to our online store, shop.fabfinisher.com where you will find a full selection of CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paints, Caromal Colours Country Living Paints, Caromal Colours Reclaim Beyond Paint, and fun extras like pigments and metallics, brushes and rollers …
If you want to place an order, you can click on the store photo below and it will take you there