As busy as our weeks can get, the best part of each is our Paint A Piece Workshops. It’s a weekly recharge for me, seeing what others can do with our paints in their hands.
An unfinished storage cabinet, to be installed in a new mudroom
The picture above, which shows the brown and creme is the true colors. The 2 final photos below for some reason caught bad lighting and come off purple….
I am creating a very similar finish in my laundry room right now, I’ll be sharing that progress later. I say all the time, I love the textured finishes, not for everywhere or everyone, but I think they’re a perfect fit for high use areas (entry/mudrooms) and add an instant old/worn/comfortable feel.
An oak bench before…
Transforming with CeCe Chalk and Clay based paints – Vermont Slate over CeCe Mississippi Mud…..
Happy customer, happy store! (isn’t she adorable? 🙂 )
Gads, sorry I forgot, but I think this was CeCe Caldwell Vermont Slate –
Topped with CeCe Caldwell Satin Finish, a great sealer for ease and durablity-
Drawers to an old dresser-
Matching some bedding for the cottage – CeCe Nantucket Spray over American Paint Company Coral Reef. Sealed with CeCe Satin Finish-
Refinished to a soft antiqued metallic silver finish
Another Caromal Colours Barnworn finish –
This one Textured Basecoat Paprika over Textured Basecoat Peppercorn –
Before, upside down. This one was too big and required an up charge. Since then we discourage drop tables, even if its within 24 inches, reason being the under table also needs to be finished as it can be seen – the result, too much surface to be covered and too hard to dry all at once –
A Barnworn Finish using Textured Basecoat Chocolate over Textured Basecoat Mustard
After – CeCe Simply White over CeCe Smoky Mountain Gray, stenciled and then a Beautiful Antiquing Glaze over top –
Before – this decorative piece, little did we know, was a MAJOR BLEEDER!
Plan was to do CeCe Caldwell Vintage White over CeCe Texas Prairie, but as soon as the Texas Prairie brushed on it was turning pink. Not just spots, the WHOLE LAYER OF PAINT! Worst piece I’ve ever seen, bleed wise…..
So, we did an about face and chose a more colorful finish- CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise over that Texas Prairie, with Beautiful Antiquing Glaze over top
A pretty stencil added to the doors –
CeCe Caldwell Blue Montana Sky with Simply White Stencil
American Paint Company Momma’s Lipstick over APC Navaho White –
A granddaughter’s name hand scribed, sealed with CeCe Caldwell Satin Finish
A cool, old window, refinished using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Hazelnut as the base and CeCe Caldwell Vintage White over top –
Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn brushed on first coat, then a Stencil using Textured Basecoat Putty, then American Paint Navaho White brushed on over that. Sand back and seal with CeCe Satin Finish-
Happy Customers, happy store!
Lights, camera, action!
American Paint Company Freedom Road with American Paint Topcoat Finish
Two metallic finishes, one smooth one textured –
Caromal Colours Reclaim Mocha, then a Silver Blend Metallic, and Caromal Toner to warm it up-
This one similiar, except its applied over Caromal’s textured brown – Chocolate, not the smoother Reclaim Mocha – and then sanded through the metallic, to pop the texture, before Toning –
I ❤ ‘d this project – the table just screamed for SOMETHING on those peaks…. the lovely owner was originally planning on black- American Paint Company Lincoln’s Hat , but I nudged her into popping the peaks so she agreed and chose Navajo White for those – sweeeeeeet! I had a leftover piece of decorative trim, and go figure, it had EIGHT black and cream tassels hanging – JUST enough to dress up her table 🙂
She chose NOT to seal the table, instead she took her time and carefully finessed the finish – had she Topcoated it the black would have come back to life – remember, the chalk paints dry lighter –
CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sealed with Satin Finish –
A similar – Cece Simply White over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sanded back and sealed. The stencil was actually Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat tinted with a little CeCe Santa Fe Turquoise – the textured paint is thicker and works great for creating thicker, dimensional stencils – this one was layed IN BETWEEN the 2 coats of paint, so when she sanded back the Simply White the turquoise stencil popped through –
A new knob and sealed with Satin Finish
Cool texture… I’ll be taping another video this week – it will involve this kind of finish – and glazing too!
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