Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Chest Turned Powder Room Vanity, and Buffet In A Killer Custom American Paint Blend

There she sits, tucked in the back, tagged with customer information, waiting patiently to be chosen next…

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She lived with us for awhile – Nancy, her owner, dropped her off BEFORE heading to Florida for the winter months….when Spring hit I knew I needed to get busy –

First coat a blend of American Paint Company’s Cannonball (a black) and Beach Glass (a turquoise) –

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When the first coat dried I applied several layers over top of the same color, thinned with water, also incorporating in some warmer tones (a mix of Tumbleweed, Desert Cactus, Heaven’s Light)

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I sanded back the finish with 180 grit paper, something I like to do – it refines my paint finish, removing unwanted brush and application marks, and lets me shadow high’s and lows –

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A wet rag method can do this as well, but I find I have more control with the paper

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Instead of automatically grabbing the wax, I instead used  American Paint’s Topcoat Finish to seal in the chalk clay mineral paint –   Topcoat Finish is magical for chalk/clay/mineral  based paints- it’s water based, all natural, non-yellowing,   and is an awesome alternative to sealing up these porous paints –

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Simply brush it on,  like a milky water,  and when it dries you’ve got a paint finish that will be more durable than wax alone.     Don’t try to apply Topcoat  Finish OVER wax –  that doesnt work.    When I need

D U R A B I L I TY   

like this customers bathroom vanity, or kitchen cabinets,  I  Topcoat Finish first then wax if I want…

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In this case,  I Topcoated, let it dry,  THEN  brushed on American Paint’s Dark Wax.   The wax antiqued this paint finish perfectly,  and still gave a little wax glow,  not like if it would have been ONLY waxed,  but hmmmm… what would I prefer  –  a finish that is HARDER and more durable, or a waxy shiny finish that is harder to maintain?

To finish this pretty piece off,  I cleaned up the original  hardware , gave it a quick swipe of Caromal’s Reclaim Mocha, then a bronze metallic, then a poly sealer.

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Swarovski Crystals completed the hardware, as well as some detailing on the vanity.    My client LOVED the piece!

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I loved it so much I wanted to do another piece just like it for our showroom floor,  so I grabbed this chest

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this time taking photos as I went along –

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Second coat, again, washing  a combo of the first color, and  a lighter mix of Tumbleweed, Desert Cactus and Heaven’s Light – applied wet on wet, with water, to thin it out

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as it dries I brush/blend more in, until I like my shadowing.

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After it dried and after I sanded   I sealed it with American Paint’s Dark Wax –  here the left side has been applied

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Dry and ready to buff.   The top of this chest was in really nice condition,  so I sanded it back and then applied several coats of stain,  first a Minwax Jacobean color,  then a Stain and Seal Antique Mahogany, then sealed with a poly

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What direction did I want to go?   I didn’t want to whoop it up too much,  but the piece was large,  and I felt like  it could use a little dressing up,  so I added a stencil on each side, using Caromal Toner,  and then added a small one on the front feet –

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Drying the top after applying more stain

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Re-dark waxed the feet to make them darker –

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Dressed up all the hardware,  painting them with the same paints,  sealing with APC Topcoat,  and embellishing with crystals

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The finished top, and a good closeup of the stencil

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We added it to our showroom last week,  it is one heavy chest!

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Maybe these guys were working on this piece!

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Beautiful craftsmanship…

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Available for purchase,  $1550

 

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American Paint Chalk Clay My Way – Purple Vintage Cupboard

The beauty of paint –

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the ability

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to mix

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the colors

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Left mix- 2 parts Shining Seas, 1 part Magenta, 2 parts Cannonball Right mix – 1 part Shining Seas, 1 part Magenta  –  all American Paint Chalk and Clay

that are in

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Left mix- 1 part Shining Seas to 3 parts Magenta      Right mix – 1 part Shining Seas, 2 parts Magenta  – all American Paint Chalk and Clay

 your head

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I had my eye on this cabinet for the next purple piece –

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I love purples,  and others seem to as well –

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S O L D

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S O L D

Let the fun begin,  first layer a mix of yummy purps….

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Inside the cupboard I added some Dawns Early Light to the mix –

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Did you notice anything different in the picture above?

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The pattern on this door wasn’t made out of wood, it was actually painted on the glass…  I never knew they did things like that back when…

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I wondered if I couldn’t remove it with some simple green and a sharp blade…  and indeed, that worked

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Painting shelves…

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I wanted to find the ‘just right’ stencil to create a new glass design – I thought this one would work with the more mod purple-

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I love how the silvers play against purples,  and imagined the stencil pattern in silver leaf.  At my old store I silver leafed my window lettering- it was cool EXCEPT I sized and leaf’d directly over the glass, and from the back it was ugly – looking like bubbly yuk.DSC_0367

I learned from that.  If I wanted to silverleaf this glass I’d start with the same  dark brown basecoat that I use when I do furniture – Reclaim Mocha.   The Reclaim, by Caromal Colours, is perfect because it acts as a primer, finisher, and sealer – all built in,  and will bond to surfaces like glass, mirrors and metal.

First I stenciled with Reclaim Mochaand let it dry-

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That way from the inside of the door it would look brown, like this –

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I decided if the front glass was going silver leaf, the pretty legs/feet would too.

I first sealed the chalk clay paint on those FEET/LEGS  with American Paint’s Topcoat Finish –  you can NOT apply size directly to raw chalk clay paints

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and when the Topcoat dried I brushed on the Sticky Size

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once it set up (10-20 mins) I applied the Silver Leaf

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I had one of my helpers hand paint the size on the glass pattern – nothing beats young non shakey hands and good eyes!

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and I worked on how I’d like the hardware to to look.   I chose this knob to replace the tiny door pull,

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and I kept and silver leafed the drawer pulls

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Silver leafed door design

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Then comes the sanding and refining

 

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until I like the look and feel

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I mixed up a Silver Wax using APC’s Clear Wax and Mica Silver, and I took some of their premixed Vintage Dark Wax and cut it with some Clear to lighten it up ,  then both of those went on at the same time,  same brush-

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When the wax was dry (about 4 hours) I buffed the finish, using my power drill brush and a soft cloth.

THEN, my favorite part!

  I brought out the bling-a-bling-bling

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doctored up the stencil

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using various colors and sizes

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and I make the door knob prettier, incorporating the same colors that I’d used on the piece

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If you notice in the pictures further above, I also added these vintage crystals to the drawer pulls….   this cabinet is so square and boxy  I was trying to GIRL it up some…

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But my gut wasn’t sold on the hanging crystals and the next morning I yanked them off.  (They made me think of hanging cow udders  ) .

Instead, I decided to add crystal shoes 🙂   We flipped the piece over, I drilled some holes, cut down some knobs, and added hardware decorative backs that I have various styles of

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It was JUST what I was imagining!

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Just lovely…

Simply F a B u L o U s!  

Our name says it all!

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Roll out to the front…

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Here you can see the shimmer of the silver mica nicely…

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Snuck a little stencil on the top runner

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The inside got a coat of APC Topcoat Finish to protect it, and to bring its color to true life…

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L O V E  

this stencil on the back!

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Are you a purple lover?

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It’s one of my favorite colors!

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If you want to paint your own APC purple piece,  we’ve got everything you need, including the silver leafing AND bling for sale!    If you’re in the Metro Detroit area,  stop in, we’ll get you hooked up.  If you live too far away, no worries,  visit our online store –

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If you’re looking to order something specific just write it in the special instructions, like  “please include recipe card for your purple mixes”  and we can include that with your order.   If there’s something you DONT see online, like the crystals (we have those in store)  just make a note and we can get back with you with photos of colors/sizes/prices  –

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 Monday    closed

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Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

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My Indigo Painted Mirror – Caromal Colours Quick And Easy Peasy!

Often, when I find dressers or chests, they come with a mirror.  Sometimes I’ll finish them as a set, other times I’ll only paint the dresser.

See the mirror below, on the left?

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I painted it to match it’s accompanying dresser, using Reclaim Pebble over  Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika

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The chest sold, but the mirror didn’t float anyone’s boat.

Out of the blue (the INDIGO BLUE) I decided to repaint it.  I basecoated it Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Blueberry

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I brushed on a coat over the whole mirror, and let it dry.   What I like about Caromal’s  Textured Basecoat is that it stays put.   What do I mean?  The goal is to paint a top color, white, and then sand back to reveal the blue.  I  WANT to see the blue,  but I DONT want to see that Pebble or Paprika color peeking through the top color white.    With the textured basecoats, when I sand through my top color and get to ‘it’, the blue,  I’ll have a  little bit of time before I sand through the blue and get to the original color – aka Pebble.

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Over this dried Blueberry  I brushed on a thinner coat of Caromal’s sister paint, Reclaim in Bright White.   Reclaim is generally used  as a roll on paint to apply in an all over even coating, that dries back to a more even finish AND has it’s own sealer built in,  but you can get artsy fartsy with it too.

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Now pay attention –   the general rule  with Caromal Colours paints is,    if you layer several colors of Caromal paint – like textured basecoat over textured basecoat,  or Reclaim over Textured Basecoat,  then you’ll want to use their Chipping  Creme in between those colors.  Think  OREO COOKIE.   Caromal paint color #1,  then creme in the middle, then Caromal paint color #2 on the other side.

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Chipping Creme helps prevent the bonding of color one onto color two.  Remember, Caromal’s paints are different than the popular chalk type paints  on the market – those paints can be layered and sanded off each other effortlessly – or even wiped off each other with a wet rag –  but Caromal’s paints are created to STAY put when they dry WITHOUT relying on a sealer or topcoat.

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Now, if you notice above,  I did NOT apply a layer of Chipping Creme between my Textured Basecoat Blueberry and Reclaim Bright White…..     ?????

Ok, this is off the record,  and PAY ATTENTION because this is one of those things where you try to cheat the system, and sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t….      

if you brush this Caromal Reclaim paint directly over Caromal’s Textured Basecoat,  without that Chipping Creme slip coat,  you CAN get the Reclaim to sand off the Textured Basecoat below, easy enough,   BUT you need to do it AS SOON AS IT DRIES…

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I used a blow dryer,   dried my white and then whipped out my 150 grit sand paper and gave it a whooosh whoooosh sanding –

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It worked awesomely great,  AND even better,  barely any dust kicked up when I sanded-  that’s because the Reclaim’s  got that sealer built in,  it’s not a chalky porous kind of paint

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Even better still,   when I got to the look/color I desired, I was done –  no need to seal – the Reclaim, having the sealer in it, leaves a satin sheen – now sanding it will scuff it up some, but used this way (on the mirror) it doesn’t look scuffed up at all –

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Now remember,  if you layer their colors, and ARENT going to be watching it dry so you can sand, then make sure you use the Chipping Creme in between.

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LOVE!

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COME LEarn WITH US

BE  inSPIRED  with  US

You can find our workshop details  here  Workshops.

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10am-5pm

Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

NEED PAINT?  

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We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods  –  if this describes you,  please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process.   Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers –  when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

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We are a full service retailer competitively priced

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS

CAROMAL COLOURS

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BEAUTIFUL , FINISHES BY M HARRELL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

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Daily Happenings at the Fab…

One of our customers came in yesterday  with a granite sample from Surface Encounters  in Macomb  –   a really pretty granite I’d not seen before – a mix of white/cream/grey/beige.   She was on a mission to find a paint color for her existing pickled oak 20 year old cabinets,  and she wanted to use  RECLAIM paints by Caromal – she’d used it for a previous project and loved how easy the paint was.  reclaim versallies, caromal colours, paint no sanding stripping priming, metro detroit, fabulous finishes, shop.fabfinisher.com, patty henning, paint workshops, painted cabinets

She remembered the color Pebble –

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but the pebble was a little dark.  I showed her this door in Versallies

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She liked it, but worried about it coming off a shade of blue (it is  a ight pale blue).   So I showed her a sample board we’d done where we’d lightened Pebble using Offwhite –

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Samples showing new colors created by mixing two Reclaim paint colors. Top 1st: Poppy mixed with Licorice Top 2nd: Pebble mixed with Offwhite, Top 3rd: Pewter mixed with Offwhite, Bottom 1st: Poppy mixed with Mocha, Bottom 2nd: Sage mixed with Offwhite, Bottom 3rd: Linen mixed with Offwhite – all 6 with various color glazes over top.

The lighter Pebble was better, but it didn’t have enough gray in it….

So I went in back and grabbed  the Pebble and Versailles and a foam plate and  finger smooshed the two colors together, smearing them into one color on the plate.   It was pretty – she loved it and bought a sampling of both colors to take home and play with.

Today, she came back in THRILLED!

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It was  absolutely perfect –  not too light, not too dark,  and it was interesting, like you saw a COLOR but you didn’t  know WHAT color it was.  Does that make sense?  It wasnt creme, it wasn’t beige, it wasn’t blue, it wasn’t gray –

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Reclaim Pebble and Versailles, mixed equal parts.

It was perfect enough for me to take a mental note to do up a cabinet door sample in this color so we can display it.

She went home with a quart of each and will mix them equally.  She promised to send pictures when shes done – I can’t wait to see.

Finished this mirror and put it on the floor – basecoated with Caromal Textured basecoat Chocolate, then American Paint Plymouth Rock

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sanded back to see the detail of the chocolate, then sealed with American Topcoat Finish.  I stenciled on the mirror front using Caromal Textured Putty  and sparkled them up a little with crystals –

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Painted up some accessories  –

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Turning charger plates into decorative plates – this summer we are offering a workshop where we will recreate this.

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Giving old frames new life –

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Picked these up at an estate sale and thought they were cool –

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn and Textured Plaster Neutral for the stencil, Toned and waxed –

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Same finish as above

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American Paint Navajo White with Topcoat

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Caromal Stencil Creme Wheat onto existing stained panel.

Work in progress,  this mirror that I’m stenciling an allover damask design on, using the thicker Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate –

Stencil on Glass

Finished this piece – a future post will be dedicated to this project –

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I used a variety of American Paint colors and blended them together, silver leafing, and decorative embellishments. shop.fabfinisher.com

and lastly,   I painted this big, comfy rocking chair –  it came in as a black painted rocker,  I used Caromal’s Chipping Creme over it,  then Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika,   layed the stencil in Textured Basecoat peppercorn,  let it all dry,  and sanded.

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I then brushed on Caromal’s Toner and a little black pigment to richen it up –

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After the Toner dried I brushed on Liberon Medium oak wax and buffed it when it was dry-

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Over the Peppercorn stencil, before I’d applied the Toner, I dry brushed some American Paint Waistcoat – the all black was a little too start against the worn look of the chair

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It’s time to head to bed,  up early for church and thanksgiving – from there we’ll head to my parents to visit with my mom.  It should be a lovely Spring day tomorrow, perfect for Mother’s Day!

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If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

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Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

NEED PAINT?  

We ship , everywhere  even international!

We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods  –  if this describes you,  please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process.   Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers –  when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

BEAUTIFUL , FINISHES BY M HARRELL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

chalk clay paint, caromal colours, reclaim, fabulous finishes, shop online, shop.fabfinisher.com