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.
She remembered the color Pebble –
but the pebble was a little dark. I showed her this door in Versallies
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 –
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!
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 –
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.
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 –
Painted up some accessories –
Giving old frames new life –
Picked these up at an estate sale and thought they were cool –
Work in progress, this mirror that I’m stenciling an allover damask design on, using the thicker Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate –
Finished this piece – a future post will be dedicated to this project –
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.
I then brushed on Caromal’s Toner and a little black pigment to richen it up –
After the Toner dried I brushed on Liberon Medium oak wax and buffed it when it was dry-
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
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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