Can it get any more discombobulated? Uggggggh!
We need paint, bad! This whole month we’ve been struggling, trying to keep track of partial and backordered orders of Caromal Colours products – mostly Reclaim, but some Textured Basecoat colors too ,like the red’s and blues and chocolate… It makes for an accounting nightmare…
We have been doing our best to keep track of each and every order, sending out updates when we receive them from the manufacturer, but this just sucks. It would almost be easier to turn everything off until stock is back, but the problem with that is, placed orders are guaranteed paint when it becomes available – so we’re trudging along…
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We are told Reclaim should be stocked within the week, and then the focus will be on the Textured Basecoats. AMEN!!!!!!! Life is so much easier when we are stocked full of paints!
While we’re talking about frusturations –
this last week we revised our email and quick books accounting to accommodate multiple computers, for a more efficient operation. I made an attempt to update it myself and had it blow up in my face, so I UNDID what I did, and called in Techworx , a local company that specializes in updating business systems. I never realized how much I rely on my mail communication – at one point my outlook mailbox was overrun by my google, and it was showing thousands of emails –
Nice, huh? Not….. Numerous phone calls later to Aaron over at Techworx, and we were back in business.
Have we said yet, all we want to do is paint? Still working on this bedroom suite for a client … She is being very patient (thank you!) while I work to complete the bed, dresser, mirror and two nightstands, previously black, now CeCe Vintage White (cut with some Simply White)… I can’t wait to show you the final photos -I’m working on antique silver’ing the accent trim on this, and it is going to be perfect!
and for some original fun, I added mercury glass knobs (drilled holes) on the tops of each bed post…
Also about PAINT –
In the next week or so we’ll be introducing you to this line of clay/chalk/mineral paint –
Oh lordie, WHY you ask? I’ve always been an ‘options’ girl – I think it comes from my 8 years in faux finishing- great products that fit different needs. I love my CeCe Caldwell paints, I love my Caromal paints – and I love what American Paint has to offer… We’ll see 20 new colors including
And already-tinted-with-pigment light and dark wax – perfect!
Recently – I had this old coffee table that I turned checkerboard, using Caromal Textured Basecoats and Toner…
I painted a chess set box that I acquired – not the pieces, those are ceramic – just the box, and displayed it with the table
Who needs a casual game table for their family room?
This serving tray got a weathered metallic silver finish, not as refined as our usual metallics which go over a base coat of Caromal Reclaim Mocha – this is metallic over A CeCe paint, Seattle Mist to be specific. After the paint dries, apply the Dark Aging Creme to dirty it up
A new round of signs –
I love the wood signs – any time I hear chuckling in the store I know it’s someone reading and relating to a sign
And we’ll wrap with cat issues…
Our Ocicat Bruno is pretty sick – two nights in a row we had him at the vet hospital – thought our 90 lb brute dog might have stomped (accidentally) his leg, but it ended up being a UTI, and kidney infection. He wasn’t stepped on, he was just frail from not eating and drinking for who knows how long… last night we left him at the hospital so they could make him better. Not looking forward to that vet bill, but hopefully he gets better quick!
Makeover photos tomorrow!