CeCe Caldwell Sample Finishes with Pigments Galore! Preparing For New Store…Board #1

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

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our store is located under that whole triangle peak – Fabulous Finishes 51350 Van Dyke Rd Shelby Twp,MI 48316 Grand Opening 2/1/13

I really was excited, seeing this go up – our CeCe Caldwell color display

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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…

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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?

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  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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Want a preview?

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Board 1 Ce Ce Caldwell OVER Caromal Colours

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CeCE Mesa Sunset Over Caromal Putty, Left Side Acorn Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCE Mesa Sunset Over Caromal Putty, Left Side Acorn Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

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 –

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CeCe Pittsburgh Gray over Caromal Chocolate, Left Side Burnt Umber Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Pittsburgh Gray over Caromal Chocolate, Left Side Burnt Umber Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Johnson Daffodil over Caromal Pumpkin, Satin Finish

CeCe Johnson Daffodil over Caromal Pumpkin, Satin Finish

CeCe Nantucket Spray over Caromal Bayberry, Left Side Green Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Nantucket Spray over Caromal Bayberry, Left Side Green Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Omaha Ochre over Caromal Wisteria, Left Side White Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Omaha Ochre over Caromal Wisteria, Left Side White Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

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CeCe Spring Hill over Caromal Wisteria, Left Side Yellow Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

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CeCe Maine Harbor Blue over Caromal Putty, Left Side Green Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Maine Harbor Blue over Caromal Putty, Left Side Green Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Cinco Bayou Moss over Caromal Paprika, Left Side Red Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Cinco Bayou Moss over Caromal Paprika, Left Side Red Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Cinco Bayou Moss over Caromal Paprika, Left Side Black Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Cinco Alaskan Tundra over Caromal Candy Apple, Left Side Acorn Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Cinco Blue Montana Sky over Caromal Mustard, Left Side Yellow Oxide Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Blue Montana Sky over Caromal Mustard, Left Side Yellow Oxide Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Virginia Chestnut over Caromal Parchment, Satin Finish

CeCe Virginia Chestnut over Caromal Parchment, Satin Finish

CeCe Vintage White over Caromal Wisteria, Left Side Slate Gray Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Vintage White over Caromal Wisteria, Left Side Slate Gray Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Carolina Sun Yellow over Caromal Peppercorn, Left Side Natural Umber Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Carolina Sun Yellow over Caromal Peppercorn, Left Side Natural Umber Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Vintage White over Caromal Cobblestone, Left Side Brown Oxide Wax, Right Side Clear Waxv

CeCe Vintage White over Caromal Cobblestone, Left Side Brown Oxide Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Young Kansas Wheat over Caromal Colonial Blue, Left Side Blue Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Young Kansas Wheat over Caromal Colonial Blue, Left Side Blue Wax, Right Side Clear Wax

CeCe Traverse City Cherry over Caromal Peppercorn, Satin Finish

CeCe Traverse City Cherry over Caromal Peppercorn, Satin Finish

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

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using the same process – first coat Caromal Textured basecoat Chocolate brushed on pretty random

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over that was a blend (all at same time) of CeCe Destin Gulf Green, CeCe Michigan Pine and CeCe Smoky Mountain

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Then a stencil using a thicker plaster, with a wash of CeCe Dover White

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Sanded, wet wiped, and sealed with Satin Finish.  Over the dried satin I brushed on some Caromal Glaze and voilia,  done!

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See the brown (chocolate) texture peeking through?

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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

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10 responses to “CeCe Caldwell Sample Finishes with Pigments Galore! Preparing For New Store…Board #1

  1. What a great big space! Looks amazing – is the counter new, or did you paint the formica too? Do tell!

  2. are you open yet? I wanted to stop by on saturday to look at and buy some samples for my mom’s kichen cabinets:)

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  3. Congratulations to you! The space is shaping up nicely. I love the display wall (display and the actual wall behind it).

  4. Great post, Patty, with all that you have to do! Thanks for showing each sample… can’t wait for the CeCe/CeCe and the how to’s on that counter top! Beautiful work. Ever think of holding an on-line workshop? I’m guessing it would be like your video tutorials and I know your only “one person” and a busy one at that! Wishing you much success in your new location!

    God Bless!

  5. Pingback: Back To Business! CeCe Caldwell Color Board Combos #2 | Fabulously Finished

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