Let’s Talk About That New Wall and Caromal Colours Monahan Botanicals Debut

I remember when we first moved from our previous shop to our present one – we had more room than I knew what to do with. Now, less than two years later, we are utilizing every corner of that space.

Typically that hasn’t been an issue,  I consider myself a really good space utilizer, but I found myself up against a wall (or lack of one) when I tried to figure out where I was going to display our new line of paints  – Caromal Colour’s Monahan Botanical Collection

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What is Botanicals?

The Botanicals are luscious and creamy paints inspired by the enchanting gardens of Europe. They are designed to bring a similar beauty into your lifestyle by enhancing your furniture, cabinets, and accessories with a gorgeous matte, chalky luster.
 
These paints are incredibly easy to use, brilliantly versatile in application, and wonderfully durable.  Even if you have no experience, you can achieve a stunning array of custom finishes in your home.
 
They flow and cover beautifully,  sand like a dream for distressing and don’t require wax to finish.
 
The paints are water based, non-toxic, and perfect over any clean, dry, surface –  wood (raw, painted, varnished), metal, glass, plastic, tile, masonry, with
no stripping, sanding, or priming.
My space dilemma –  the left side of our product wall is Caromal Colours, the right side is American Paint Company.  Rightfully, this Botanical line should display somewhere on the left side….
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The farthest left of the Caromal Colours display was a wall where we stored the painted Caromal cabinet samples
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 I really wanted to keep all the products together in the same area,…    I brainstormed ways to do this and decided to add a wall to make it work –
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 adding a wall in front of the windows created a showcase area, seen from the outside (and accessible from inside) , and gave us an extension of the Caromal Colours products area.
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 We walked 5 stores down to the Salvation Army and found a perfect storage dresser.  When we got it back to the store, it was a little shy of 2 inches too wide, so I got out the skill saw and buzzzed off each side edge.  That worked, and it fit into its new home.
We moved an extra set of storage display shelves that we’d had during our CeCe days, and hiked it onto the new dresser – perfect!
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Liberon Medium Oak Wax being troweled on over a layer of bladed Textured Basecoat Chocolate, Textured Basecoat Putty and Perfect Wall Plaster – all 3 products from Caromal Colours.

The showcase side in progress

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 I had plans for the endcap wall –  I wanted to apply sheets of the Aged Botanical Papers,  on order, from Monahan Papers, like shown here
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I can’t wait to get all these aged papers in…
This is after the second day – base and crown trim were added.  Pallet boards trimmed out the end cap
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 We removed several drawers on the original display (they were too shallow and not used) and created cubbies to store some of the cabinet doors in…
The drawers to the new dresser will get painted in various Botanical colors when we receive full stock-
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We added runners above the product shelves, to add color frames for all 3 Caromal paint lines,  much like we the color frames for our American Paint collection –
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Row 1 - Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Row 2 - Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paint Row 3 - Botanicals

Row 1 – Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Row 2 – Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Paint Row 3 – Botanicals

Here you can see the start of the Botanical wall – with the four sheets I had left.   You can also see into the front display area -four wall finish boards hang (wall finishes that are easy DIY finishes with Caromal Colours products) that customers can see and touch –
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There is floor space for smaller painted items, which is always a plus –

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and we gained desperately needed wall space to hang items
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Because the Caromal Reclaim line draws alot of interest for painting cabinets, we needed a large work area where customers can peruse the colors and door samples, stored below.  They built this worktable for me, all out of old scrap wood from their job sites.  I stained it, applied Liberon Medium Oak Wax, and then power buffed it the next day
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 Broader view of our Caromal Colours and American Paints wall – I am really pleased with how it turned out, and really – practically on a dime!
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 DIY products on one side,  wares on the other
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The Botanicals Collection
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Amidst the 14 gorgeous colors, you will find plenty of soft neutrals paired with more dramatically or whimsically hued tones to create a palette that is both varied and critically selective of furniture-friendly colors.

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Not only paints, but lovely authentic aged papers ,

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even the backs look old

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There were so many to choose from it took me a long while to decide-  we should see them arriving in the next week or two.   The size is nice,  most are 11″  x 17″ , some 13″ x 19″ –  I’ll see which draws more interest,  and follow the lead –

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You can decorate a wall with them, or line inside dresser drawers, or decorate the outside drawer

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Accessories

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I love how these turned out –

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This post went too long and there are too many photos tied to the painting of this end table,

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So  I’m posting all of those on its own.  Find it here,  Botanical Table Step by Step .

This post will be live in two days –   Wednesday, October 1st.  If you click on it before then it will say its private.

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Tomorrow our local TV station is bringing a crew to tape our first episode of monthly DIY paint related how-tos –  if I don’t blow it, and they like how it goes, we could be doing monthly segments.  The coolest thing about it is, they post links to youtube for their tapings, so I think I’ll be able to share those with all of you!   Wish me luck, the first one has a holiday flavor, and I’ll be demonstrating Gold Leafing and Foiling 🙂

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6 responses to “Let’s Talk About That New Wall and Caromal Colours Monahan Botanicals Debut

  1. The new display is terrific, the entire shop looks beautiful.
    The new Bontanicals paint is going on my kitchen cabinets just as soon as you can get it in!

    Good luck with your tv segment, can wait to see it.

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  3. Patty, Gosh, I can hardly believe how your shop has evolved. It looks Fabulous!

  4. Good Luck on your tv debut! I am sure it is just the beginning of many great things! I will pray for your continued health, happiness and SUCCESS! I know God will bless you, as you have been a blessing to so many others(myself included! ) Let us know when your first segment goes on YouTube, I can’t wait to see it!

    • thank you Tina , I felt a bit goofy, but it went pretty well and I think it will go live this week – once it does they’ll be able to share the link w/me and I can post it here – they want to shoot for 2 segments/month so i am pretty geeked 🙂

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