Well, the plan was to post about our recent workshops – cool stuff happening
and then I finished my desk this week and wanted to share that…
Instead, I decided to first share some projects that I’ve been receiving from our happy customers –
into this sleek chest
Nancy shared her project:
I looked through all of my before photos of my house and never took a picture of the bathroom that included the tile floor because I hated the grout work someone did so much.
New painted tile bathroom…started with 2 coats of Caromal Parchment paint, then filled in tile squares with American Paint’s Surfboard and stenciled in zigzag with Cece Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green. sealed as instructed and love the result…
How cool is that?? LOVE the way she used the chevron stencil!
Lori painted and stenciled this pretty table
even modge-podged a butterfly – our customers are SO creative!
Tammy liked our store brass ‘repurposed’ chandelier so much
that she painted her FABULOUS vintage chandelier the same way, using Caromal textured basecoat chocolateas the base, a metallic silver blend and toner
Wish I had that one, love it!
Christine painted this lovely 1890’s credenza using CeCe Caldwell Young Kansas Wheat and dark wax for the harlequins –
My mom shared these ‘after’ photos of her kitchen island that we recently painted black, using CeCe Caldwell’s Beckley Coal –
we distressed it back to her original cherry finish, and sealed it with multiple layers of APC Topcoat Finish-
I told her next time I visit I need to take some close ups with my Nikon… this kitchen is loaded with wood — the contrast of the black cabinets against all that cherry is perfect
Patti from Rochester Hills shares,
Thank you for all your help and guidance (bringing the 4 cabinets to the class was what gave me the confidence to go home and continue on). The total cost to refinish all of the kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinet was $398.00. I even was able to get my husband involved once he realized how much it was going to save us. We replaced our Formica countertop with an updated Formica (feared the old 35 year old cabinets would not hold the weight of granite), and then put down a laminate floor over the old linoleum.
This is an older home that we are planning to sell in the next year or two. We did not want to be in a position where we overspent and would not get our money out of it during resale. We also wanted to have a nice refinished home to present to buyers, which I definitely feel we achieved. We get tons of compliments from the neighbors and they can’t believe that these are the same cabinets.
W O W Z A!
You can’t help but look at the after, then peek back at the before in disbelief! What a transformation… just love it!
And the bath
And last but not least, Barb writes:
You have been such an inspiration for me, I follow you all the time. I have tried to paint the two step distress and wax but I just can’t stop there…. this was a recent project – thanks for your help
Look how beat up this piece was –
and check out her transformation! I think what she meant about not being able to stop at just a single or layered color, is, this piece looks to have some texture, layering, and an allover stencil as well (which I LOVE!)
Not certain the colors she used (I emailed her to see if she’ll share, if so I’ll post it back here) – my guess would be a tissued metallic silver blend base, stenciled in either a wash of Lincoln’s Hat or Born on the Fourth, and then antiqued – whatever it is, its gorgeous!
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