Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings…

It’s been longer than usual  – the crazy is,  not a day goes by where I don’t have intentions of posting.    The changeover from Fall decor to Winter, in retail, is enough to put you behind  –

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We’ve been busy getting our American Paint Company collection in order-  updating new colors coming in, soon after the New Year, and  sale pricing the retired colors…  Really excited to use the new American Heritage Collection of colors –  DSC_8898

Especially that red, orange and yellow….

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A new brown, Shingles on the Roof and grey, Tarnished Platter,  were my choices for this harlequin design I’ve started (background).  The colors are unsealed so they are appearing lighter than what they’ll actually be – and yes, the Tarnished Platter is a blue grey (but not nearly as blue as it looks in this photo) DSC_8901l

Did I tell you our site is being re-vamped?  Looking for it to launch the first part of December, phase 1 will be the store online cart (shop.fabfinisher.com) and soon after that you’ll  see this blog’s format change up.    I am anxious and hopeful that everything will be just fabulous 🙂

We completed this set of six dining chairs – originally cherry wood, the customer wanted a higher gloss black painted finish with a little wear –

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Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice, with Minwax Wipe-on Poly Gloss for a higher sheen

Finished this brass table base to a warmer silver finish, basing it first with Caromal Colours textured basecoat Putty, thinned down a little,  then a metallic paint blend of silvers, and a Caromal Colours Toning Glaze to soften.  Topcoated with Minwax Wipe-on Poly Satin-

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The harlequin tables sold

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so did one of my favorites – the Peacock Foiled Clock Table

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American Paint Peacock over Caromal textured base Pumpkin, APC Dark Wax – foiled and stenciled top.

This chair was in nice enough shape when I acquired it,  except for the weathered woven seat.   I cleaned it up and gave the seat a swipe of APC Born on the Forth and Dark Wax, thinking that would make the chair a nice fit with the desk, but it was never a favorite of mine…

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APC Born on the Fourth of July over Caromal Colours textured basecoat Candy Apple, sanded and APC Dark Waxed.

I decided to use this chair as a do-over in my last local DIY TV session.  The night before taping I applied a Monahan Aged Paper to the seat (I hated the look of that center area).  In the morning it was dry and ready to demo.

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DIY SHELBY #4  shows the application of two colors of chalk paint, a revealing back, and then a dark wax.  When all was said and done, I had a revised chair that was a better fit for this desk-

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You can watch that show here –

A future show will feature an Aged Paper application.

A recent Paint A Piece Workshop offered the additional selection of finishes from our new Caromal Colours Botanical Collection – a matte chalk finish paint that flows out like butter, covers with very little application marks, and requires no sealer to stay put.   This attendee decided to try it out, and painted her small chest with Botanical Gardenia, a soft neutral –

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she was tickled with the results, and we were thrilled that it indeed WAS as wonderful  as we thought it was!

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I posted our 2015 Workshop Schedule.  It runs January through April you can find that link here –

Workshop Schedule

We’ve been selling our Aged Papers like crazy, we’ve had to reorder several times. Today we received  our recent order, and in it was this cool print that I had to order –

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We took two of him and used those as the focal point for this piece – finished with Caromal Botanicals Boxwood Moss and Aster-

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How fun is that?  I had no intention of punching up the color around the prints, but I could SEE several other distinct colors jumping out at me –  Dahlia, in the bodice and postage stamp, and Aster in the dress, so I accented the images with both, and then sanded back to reveal some textured chocolate.  From there, it made sense to add the polka dots with some more Aster, and Moss.

We are closed today and look forward to spending time with loved ones.   Our Friday and Saturday hours this week will remain the same –

Black Friday 10am-5pm

Small Business Saturday  10am-3pm

BOTH DAYS:    we will be offering 10% off all accessories, as well as a free APC sampler color* (4 ounce) with any $75 paint purchase  (* your choice,  from our stashing of select retiring colors)

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A great selection of wine and gift tags, both holiday and everyday –

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Tassles, mercury glass, awesome smelling Rewinded and Unwined Candles

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Holiday tea towels

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Hand crafted accessories , and lovely vintage-like battery operated/timer candles

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Stick matches, holiday and non  $3.00

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We don’t typically offer jewelry, but when we see something inspirational, we bring it on –

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For those customers that shop online with us,  we can wrap and ship anything you see –  just give us a call to inquire and we’ll take care of you!

Wishing you a BLESSED Thanksgiving!

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if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

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MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
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need paint?

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

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THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

come learn with us
be inspired with us

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!

snapshots… Saturday Wraps…

Focused on getting  this piece out of the back workroom Friday –

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, metallic finish, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com, wood grained top,caromal colours, apc painthave a few more Swarovski to add on the right back foot and it will be complete…

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Did you catch or 3rd episode on DIY TV?  You’ll be able to see HOW I added that embedded stenciling on the buffet above.   Find the link in our How-To Videos category.

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, metallic finish, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com, wood grained top,caromal colours, apc paint,swarovski crystals, embedded stencilingI love these old pieces that bow out in front.  I altered my metallic finish a little, this  time using multiple shades of glaze (black, brown and grey).   It will be for purchase but has not been priced yet.

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Completed this foyer table this week as well.

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, metallic finish, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com, wood grained top,caromal colours, The intent was to sand and stain the top, and paint the legs light, but the legs bled horribly, and I wasn’t in the mood to deal with KILZ-ing, so I switched over to a metallic finish, but then I didn’t like the jazzy legs with the stained top, so I gave it a quick layer of Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, then proceeded to trowel multiple multiple multiple layers of decorative waxes over top –

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A finish I still fret over –  and one I always end with “Thank You LORD!”

We started the day with an early riser Cabinet Painting Workshop.   Surprisingly, it sold out (the 9am start is not our most popular 🙂 )  .  I am hoping to have the new workshop schedule completed and online this coming week.

fabulous finishes, patty henning, paint store, workshops, diy paints, furniture for sale, shop online shop.fabfinisher.com,caromal colours, painted accessories, custom magnetic tic tac toe, detroit tigers, msu, u of mThis week we’ll work at creating and sharing pictures of American Paint Company’s new American Home Collection.    The colors are lovely, and will be in full production by first of the year. We have only very small supplies of the line at this time.

Enjoy your week!

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

storefront

OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

come learn with us
be inspired with us

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!

 

Snapshots… APC American Home Collection, Sale Paint, TicTacToe

Today’s happenings –   sorting out retired APC colors,  catch the ones we marked on sale, they won’t last long!  If you want to do the 6 pack online, you’ll have to call us to order –  we didn’t update the online store with that change  (not to be used with any other offers/promo)

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can not to be used with any other offers/promo

We need to make room for those new colors of American Paint that are due to arrive, hopefully, first part of December.

So guess what we got today????DSC_8104Can’t wait for this collection to arrive – we got a tiny bit in today, and we’ll be working up all kinds of samples for you –  I’m sure a few pieces too, right?  🙂

Best of all?  Pint cans!

LOVE THESE NEW CONTAINERS 

DSC_8111Working on several of these for a customer –   custom galvanized metal hanging tic tac toe boards –  decided to do more at the same time, after all the holidays are right around the corner!

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Did you catch or 3rd episode on DIY TV? If not, head to the previous post where you’ll find the link.

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

storefront

OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

come learn with us
be inspired with us

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!

 

Our DIY TV EPISODE No. 3 – Textured Metallic Chair with Embedded Stencil

(Maybe by show 6 I’ll stop doing the googly eyed thing  aaagggrrgh!!)

 

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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 a far 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

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

botanicals

BEAUTIFUL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

storefront

OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

come learn with us
be inspired with us

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!