Random Painted Things – Are You Inspired?

Off the camera, shared in a post, then on to the storage stick!


American Paint Spacious Skies, stencil in purples and gold, with APC dark wax.  Added beaded gold trim.


A happy customer brought in these wares that she prettied up, with various CeCe Caldwell and American Paint Company chalk/clay paints

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American Paint Plymouth Rock (lovin this color – it shadows fab) over American Paint Desert Cactus – stenciled using APC Firecracker Red, CeCe Vermont Slate and APC Navajo White


Lorene used Caromal Colours textured basecoats  Bayberry and Parchment with Toner  on these old oak tables  ScreenHunter_18 Jun. 06 12.54ScreenHunter_20 Jun. 06 12.55ScreenHunter_19 Jun. 06 12.55


Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over Chocolate, with Toner


Home Plate over Dollar Bill, cracked with glue, topped with Liberon Medium Oak


Parchment over Chocolate, Toned


Caromal Mustard over Parchment, with Toner


old oldy moldy chair – drybrushed with APC Surfboard, and a teeny bit of CeCe Omaha Ochre

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Mustard over Chocolate, with Toner


Stenciled seat using Toner



Gold Frames originally…. used elmers glue then black chalk/clay paint – can use APC Lincoln’s Hat or CeCe Beckley Coal – both lucious – watched it crack as it dreid, then sealed with Topcoat Finish.



Mirror was based in Chocolate textured basecoat, then covered in bronze metallic, then dry brushed with CeCe Santa Fe Turquoise. Sanded back and Liberon Wax’d with Medium Oak.


Originally a black frame with bronze highlight. I added elmers glue and some APC Surfboard, let it crack over the black, then sealed it with Liberon Medium Oak. Swapped out the cardboard and put a cutting of an old wall finish sample 🙂


Love these colors this time of year – these were with CeCe Santa Fe Turquoise, the left one painted more solid, the right (bird) just dry brushed…



… and tried crackling the chalk/clay paints on a lamp shade and – it worked! Added a stencil and topped it with one our new magnet blings.



APC Freedom Road, Shining Seas, Fireworks Red, Navajo White



Used CeCe Pittsburgh Gray on the base, then jazzed it up with stencils and various chalk and clay paints by CeCe and American Paint.



Hoping it will be a perfect fit in some child’s play room, a vintage Remington Rand piece, found in schools and libraries.

and for  a fun ending,  these child chairs –   APC First Lady and APC Denim Blue


I added strips with APC Navajo White ,  then took a flat wax that I have and bladed that through a crown stencil, then sprinkled with glitter.  The glitter will stick nicely in that flat wax.   Still needed something so I added a skirting of a beaded trim –    LOVE!

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We offered customization – adding your child’s initials –  the pink one sold


the gentleman is still in the house…


His sides were painted with a metallic silver




I hope I’ve inspired you to want to go paint something of your own!  Honest,  YOU CAN DO THIS!   You can use these paints, it’s not rocket science.   We send simple instructions with all our online orders –  what’s stopping you?


Just do it!  Let that little kid inside of you out again,   you’ll thank me later – honest!


If you’re in the Detroit area,  visit our paint studio – we fully stock

American Paint Company  /Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

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Caromal Colours Artisan Collection and Reclaim Paints

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5 responses to “Random Painted Things – Are You Inspired?

  1. You are so creative and talented!

  2. betsey felton

    hi patty…I wonder if you could answer an important question…I love using the different chalk/clay paints on furniture…wow what great results!!…so I thought i’d try painting my plain white laminate kitchen doors only…I used 2 coats of cece Caldwell spring hill green & 1 finishing satin coat…they look wonderful…luv the bright pop of color & texture…but I need to use like a minwax poly coat to really protect…which kind??? water drips show on surface immediately so I must add something else! thanx for any suggestions……Betsey🌻 ps…I need 2 be able 2 wash surface…right now the surface is fragile….any rubbing with a wet cloth wld remove paint

    Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:32:34 +0000
    To: betseyfelton@hotmail.com

    • Hi Betsey, if the chalk/clay paints are going to be used on any surface requiring tough durability then 1 coat of satin finish or topcoat finish aint gonna cut it – and for cabinets i’d probably top that with a more commercial topcoat like a poly – General Finishes has great topcoats as well but harder to find and not cheap. with the chalk/clay paints i like to seal them first with the topcoat finish or satin finish first – 1 coat, just to absorb into that open finish, THEN i’ll switch to a more commercial finish, like poly etc – both topcoats, satin finsh and topcoat finish, will make your finish stronger, but for high use i’d be applying a good 3-4 layers.

  3. Finally going to make a trip to your store.  Coming from Tn.  Could you please give me your store hours.  Thank


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