Sharing Last Night’s Workshop Painted Beauties!

Love our weekly workshops,   ten projects transformed with paint in a mere four hours.   Last night we were blessed with eleven – one mixed the date up and came this week instead of next week,  so if anyone is looking to jump into next Saturday’s class we have one opening!

Now the good stuff –

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Before

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CeCeCaldwell Beckley Coal

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Love it – sanded and rubbed back with a damp rag, sealed with a quick coat of Topcoat Finish – voila!

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Before – the gals from Tossed and Found in Wyandotte…

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First layer Caromal Colours Cobblestone

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Caromal Colours Parchment over Cobblestone (Chipping Creme in the middle).

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Perfectly Delicious!

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Before – Tossed and Found

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After – Bronze Blend over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sanded and then glazed with Caromal Toner

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Before – Four lower level oak cabinets

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In Process, CeCe Caldwell Myrtle Beach Sands

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Happy Happy Days – four doors down, a few to go…

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Before

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Mocha Reclaim Basecoat, Silver Blend over Top, Toning Glaze over top.

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Before – old wood mirror.

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In Process – CeCe Pittsburgh Gray over CeCe Vintage White

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Sanded and wet wiped back

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Sealed with Topcoat Finish

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Before

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After, American Paint Company Fireworks Red over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn. Sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before

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First coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Bayberry

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Caromal Colours Huckleberry Blue over the Bayberry (chipping creme in middle). Topped with Caromal Tea Glaze.

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Before. This rush seat was really beat up.

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Frame of chair Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate. Metallic Champagne dry brushed over the brown. Seat painted with American Paint Company Wild Horses mixed with Desert Cactus.

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Caromal Colours Toner used as a glaze over the frame to give the finish a glow. APC seat sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before

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First coat American Paint Company Smoke Signal, second coat a blend of Smoke Signal and APC Plymouth Rock.

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First coat American Paint Company Smoke Signal, second coat a blend of Smoke Signal and APC Plymouth Rock. Sanded and wet wiped, sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before.

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First coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Mustard. Second Coat CeCe Caldwell Blue Sky Montana.

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Stenciled with APC Navajo White and some Shining Seas. Sanded and sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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If you’re in the Detroit area and looking to add new life to a tired piece, or have a larger project that you’d like to start here (bring a few drawers), or a vanity or bank of cabinets you’d like to refinish (bring a few doors) ,  give us a call and sign up for one of our ongoing weekly workshops.     We offer you-

  • a place to camp out for four hours
  • all the tools and products necessary to create the finish of your choice
  • a wide variety of product lines and finishes to choose from – chalk and clay paints, textured paints, metallics,  stenciling
  • We’re here to guide you along the way- I have a faux finishing background with ten years of creating and application and professional training –  you’re in GREAT hands!

Come check us out,  we’d love to have you!

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5 responses to “Sharing Last Night’s Workshop Painted Beauties!

  1. Hi, the projects turned out great! Is there a reason that you used the topcoat finish on the majority of projects rather than wax?

    • Well, first off we explain to our attendees that the BEST rule to follow is to NOT topcoat the same day you paint – its just a good rule to follow. However with the chalk/clay paints, you don’t really get your final color until you seal it, and experience has shown us that folks arent as happy when they’re taking home a piece that ‘isnt quite finished’…. So, we DO seal the chalk/clay paints in class – and I do prefer the topcoat finish/satin finish option because we can thin that with some water, and apply quick and easy, and under low heat it will dry nicely enough for pieces to go home. Its a great finish option for a beginner for several reasons – 1) it seals your paint up so you could take your piece home and be done. 2) Its a harder finish than wax, so more durable. 3) If its decided at a later date that they want a glaze or stain or aging effect OVER the finish then they can do that whereas if they WAX the piece then they cant use simple glazes or toners or stains. 4) they can still apply a soft buff of wax OVER the sealed finish and get a little added glow. 5) its easy 🙂

      I love wax finishes and we try to demo a wax application in class – showing how we like to scrub it on over the paint and wipe off the excess – but no one really asks to use that over the brush on topcoat.

  2. Your workshops look so fun, at least my kind if fun! Too bad you don’t go around the country having them ie NC . Traveling workshops over the summer hmm.

  3. Yes, traveling workshops! Thank you, Patty, for the great info in reply to my question.

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