A Round Oak Table Transitions to Modern Rustic With Caromal Colours (and Sneak Preview of Hazelnut)

This is one solid oak set – when I saw it it reminded me of a game table, a card table, a finished lower level hang table…


This set needed some texture – I wanted to play off the olive green leather (or is that vinyl?) on the chairs, and I wanted black,  so I decided to layer some Caromal Colour Textured Basecoats.

My first layer was Textured Basecoat Cobblestone – a sage greenish color.  I brushed and smooshed that one on.  Smooshing means as I brushed it on I also SMASHED my brush into the surface, creating some peaks, and highs and lows in the paint.  I also smooshed in some Textured Basecoat Mustard – a yellowy gold color.   You can see the one chair that has the first layer of green on, the rest of the set is further along…


After the 1st color dries (green/mustard)  I brushed on Caromal’s Chipping Creme.   The chipping creme is used when you want to layer and distress TWO colors of Caromal paint.  When you use  chalk/clay/mineral based paints you don’t need chipping creme in the middle – those paints sand back and wet wipe back effortlessly.  But the Caromal  paints dry and BOND, so much that they bond to themselves making it hard to layer colors- unless you lay down some Chipping Creme.

1st coat –  Caromal TB Cobblestone (and a little Mustard)

2nd coat – Chipping Creme

3rd coat – Caromal TB Peppercorn

4th –  Sand with 120-150 grit to reveal your undercolors


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Pretty cool huh?  Sand as much as you want – until you decide you’ve popped enough interest….


What a difference, the before and after….


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and this CeCe Caldwell Michigan Pine narrow hutch pairs up with it nicely!


This table and four chairs is available for purchase and is located in our showroom.   It has received several coats of Wipe-On Poly and is ready for that perfect lower level game/pub area.

If you aren’t looking for finished goods, but would love to re-create a similar finish yourself,  you can do that too – we stock and ship the full line of Caromal paints and finishes.   Find those here –  online store carries all the CeCe and Caromal products .       If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

An added note in regards to the Caromal paints – each year they participate in a wholesale trade show and come home with little paint left.  I swear this year they came back with NO paint left!   They are working with the manufacturer feverishly to get all colors back to full stock.  If your order is affected (its mostly gallons)  we will alert you via email so that you are aware of any shipping delay.

One color I DID receive today was their newest Textured Basecoat color – HAZELNUT


and of course had to crack open a can right away to check it out!


Look for the results tomorrow 🙂


4 responses to “A Round Oak Table Transitions to Modern Rustic With Caromal Colours (and Sneak Preview of Hazelnut)

  1. The color choice is great. Although it blends with the green leather (faux leather?), it really makes more sense of the leather accent. Great job, as usual!

  2. Beautiful!
    Patty, wondering if you ever explained how you made the wall, in the background, with the classes board on it? Would love to know how you did that!

    • Hi Alesia, that background wall is a faux effects finish – its created with their products – a crackle size, a crack medium, tints – and is not a diy finish . unfortunately i can’t teach faux effects finishes or retail their products as its a proprietary line and I am not a distributor – there are Faux Effects schools around the US, though, if you were serious about learning. I trained in Louisville at Martin Hirsch’s Studio. FE products are absolutely awesome for custom wall finishes, but the training and products are pricey – have to view it as an investment…

  3. Thanks for the response, Patty. I now think I remember you stating that before. Thanks for the info!

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