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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2 responses to “Daily Happenings at the Fab…

  1. That’s what I love about you, you jump into our projects like they are your own! Who else would “smoosh” for their clients!

  2. you know I’ll smoosh with you any day 🙂

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