Painting Furniture? Pssssh, A Gold Leaf Toilet Seat, Arm Casts, and Sheetrock!

I wish I could say I kicked out a piece or two of furniture this week…   actually, I managed to squeak out a small night stand,  playing around with  aged botanical papers (that post to follow)

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but for the most part this last week was a whirlwind.   We’ve been busy changing out seashells and lake decor for pumpkins and leaves, which leads me to Blow Ups.

When the kids  were younger, and the front yard bigger, ghoulies sprinkled our landscape this time of year.  But time flies, things change, and now the family of air ghoulies live in a storage bin.   I decided to bring Frankie to the store , and  painted his ‘shirt’ and ‘belt’ with several American Paint colors –  Home Turf, Orange Grove and Home Plate –

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Recycle and Repurpose where we can, right?

A couple weeks ago, Terri, one of our customers, came in sporting a fresh purple cast.   I twisted her other arm into letting us jazz it up a little, before she left

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Isn’t that fun?

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The funniest is,  she popped back in a couple days ago, the blingy purple cast was gone, and in its place was a pretty blue one!   I didn’t get a picture, but we dressed that one up too 🙂

I finished an accent table and mirror for a customer – it arrived VERY gold

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Love it –  based with Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice, metallic silver over the top, bronzes for the base, a highlight on detail,  and black glaze to finish  –

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If that’s not enough gold,  how about a project I finished this week for a customer in New York City?

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Multiple coats of protection…

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and lastly,  adding a little sparkle to the crown –

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Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York!

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Customized a couple stars for a customer, using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Candy Apple and Blueberry

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two coats, brushed and stippled on for some texture, and light sanded when dry.

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Caromal’s Toner brushed on

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and softened

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and a couple for the store

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Some BIG nuts, gilded with varigated tamise flakes-

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a ceramic rooster, painted with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment and Caromal’s Perfect Plaster – both brushed/stippled on at the same time,  light sand when dry, and glazed with Caromal’s Coffee Glaze

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and this shelf, originally hunter green –  gave it a light stipple of Caromal Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, let it dry, then stippled/brushed the Perfect Plaster on,  let dry, light sanded, and glazed with Coffee Glaze-

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The best part of  the week was the addition of a wall that was constructed Wednesday

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and 24 hours later it looked like this

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Let’s just say my contractor was surprised Thursday morning when he came back to tape and mud the drywall 🙂

I rolled right over the sheetrock with Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Chocolate, and some TB Putty, and some of their Perfect Plaster –  all three, all at the same time, randomly rolled, and bladed to knock it all down and organically move it all around.  To complete, I bladed on a tight coat of Liberon Medium Oak Wax.

You can see the drywall seams, but that didnt matter to me – I didn’t want the dust in the showroom from mudding drywall…

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This is the other side of the wall, it faces out to the street.  Its deep enough for customers to walk in to, and it gives us nice hanging space to display our wares.    We also moved the 4 wall finish boards from across the store, and now they are a decorative focal point.

I love how the endcap turned out –  we decided to rip apart a couple skids and use those to ‘trim’ off the sides.   Inside the framed box will be an   ‘aged botanical paper’ wall finish.  I started it but only had three sheets left.   I’ll complete that when the papers arrive-

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Love the little front cubby area!  You can see the wall samples better – portraying 4 simple DIY wall finishes – Glazing, Stenciling, a one-layer glazed texture plaster and a two-layer plaster .  All of the crown pieces have finishes as well.

The wall finish in this cubby area is one coat of Caromal’s Perfect Plaster rolled right over the sheetrock, (Caromal Colours advises against that, saying I should have gone over a primed wall, but I decided to test the ‘cheat method’) .  The next morning the plaster was dry and intact – so I continued and  bladed a mix of Lusterstone Weathered Bronze and a shimmered pearl over the plaster base.     It’s a pretty neutral,  and in the end saved me time, and I know money  –

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Best of all,  we’re ahead of the game,  everything is falling into place.   When  the new Botanical line arrives (hopefully next couple weeks) we’ll be more than ready for it!

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7 responses to “Painting Furniture? Pssssh, A Gold Leaf Toilet Seat, Arm Casts, and Sheetrock!

  1. That toilet seat gives a whole new meaning to “throne!”

  2. Love love love the toilet seat!!

  3. Will the gold leaf stay on the toilet seat even after erm…..heavy usage? I’d be tempted to do something similar with copper when I redo our cloak room but thought it might wear off.

    • Andrew, I took every measure possible to prep this seat – basecoated it with Caromal Colours Reclaim paint, which has amazing bond strength, and even used KILZ on the plastic hinges as those (constantly turning) seemed to need even more. After the base you have the sizing which is super tacky, then the leaf, and once dry, multiple coats of a poly topcoat. I’d not go at it with abrasive cleaners, but certainly with care it should hold up. Key would be handling with care the first 30 days until it fully cures….

  4. Very nice decorated purple cast.How did she break her wrist?Hope she feels better and doesnt have any pain.

  5. Heather garrette

    Would you sell me a gold toilet seat? Lol my boyfriend has been asking me for his golden throne lol.

    • Ha, that was a crazy project, lol. You can easily paint one for your boyfriend. If it’s just a gag gift Gold spray paint would work & be quite inexpensive. We do have metallic finishes that will adhere with ‘stay’ power ( base paint, metallic, sealer). 🙂

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