Monthly Archives: December 2014

DIY Shelby TV Show #5 – Aged Monahan Papers, Botanical Paint

This show demonstrates applying an aged Monahan Paper design onto a stool.

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Watch how you can blend edges so they don’t look  like fresh paper..

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Finish it off with the wonderfully complimenting Botanical chalky paints, and dark wax…

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Here’s the link 🙂      A forewarning,  I was horribly sick the morning this taped, in case you wonder what’s wrong….   and ,  once again, I dumb dumb’d and wore a necklace again, and the parts where I move around a bit it creates an annoying knocking.  I promise I won’t wear a necklace again!

 Still shopping for your loved ones?  How about a gift certificate to Fabulous Finishes?  Good toward any store purchases, including all of our workshops – or maybe you’d like to build a gift basket with a variety of paint samplers, brushes, finishes? 

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!

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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!

DIY Shelby TV Show #4 – Layered Chalk Paint, Dark Wax

I shared this around Thanksgiving, but buried it another post, and have been hearing from customers that it is NOT easy to find…

This show demonstrates several colors of American Paint Co.’s chalk clay paints layered, sanded back, and antique waxed –

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This post’s purpose is to put this  link at your fingertips –  just click the arrow to watch

 Still shopping for your loved ones?  How about a gift certificate to Fabulous Finishes?  Good toward any store purchases, including all of our workshops – or maybe you’d like to build a gift basket with a variety of paint samplers, brushes, finishes? 

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

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!

The Best Silver Finish In Town… A Youth Desk

We are allowed to be partial to finishes we create…

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I love creating shimmer

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vvvvv

anything that glimmers…

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In my past life, the larger surfaces would tire me after a week….

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but  furniture is the perfect canvas… typically JUST the right size to get your creative juices flowing….

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Though I paint custom pieces for clients –

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this went from gold to blackened silver…

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I prefer painting pieces randomly…   This french provencial desk gets a coat of Reclaim Mocha paint –

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over the Mocha, a blend of silver metallic paint,    I like to apply metallic paint ‘lean’, meaning I use very little on my brush and take my time, working slow and steady, to cover the Mocha basecoat –

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When the metallic paint dries I apply Caromal Colours Toner, a brown glaze kind of product – I brush the Toner on and softly wipe it back.

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When that dried I brushed over the drawer fronts with a Black Glaze –

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The hardware was painted Mocha, and then APC Navajo White, for a different look.  When the white dries I sand back the hardware, and then topcoat with APC Topcoat finish…

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This piece was very clean, it didn’t show any sign of ‘use’…   the  insides of the drawers and their sides  received a coat of water based stain –

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I added Swarovski crystals to the hardware-

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and stenciled the sides and a small back area, with Caromal Toner

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Here you can see the back panel with it’s stenciling…  not often are the backs of furniture items ‘finished’….

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I refinished the matching chair the same way – it is a nice bonus when we receive a matching chair in with a piece –

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We recovered the seat and added some trimmings as well…

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I woodgrained the top, using various paints/finishes – typically textured basecoat, Reclaim and APC natural chalk/clay paints, a Topcoat and then a glaze or stain, followed by more topcoating –

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This set found a new home today – there will be one lucky girl Christmas morning!

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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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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

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!

 

 

Mambo, Custom Corner Hutch – Gets A Fresh Coat of Paint

This cabinet caught my eye at our local Salvation Army…

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Have I ever mentioned that this Salvation Army is in the same complex that we are?

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I helped the guys roll this beast down the strip… wasn’t sure it would even fit in our front door, it’s THAT big!

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My heart wanted this piece,  in fact, the whole time I was painting it, I was thinking it would ‘fit’ in my house….

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… because after all,  I have limited storage space in my new kitchen,  and could REALLY use a sweet ‘lil (big) cabinet tucked in the corner….

So who’s big idea was it to make my kitchen nook too small to house it?

Damn….

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This piece must have been painted multiple times in its lifetime, for it was really painty beat up – crusty crumbly…   When you get pieces like this,  don’t attempt to ‘ FIX’  it by sanding or scraping – just roll with it –   I gave this piece a soapy rag cleaning and then on went the paint –

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You can see the previous ‘green’ coming through, above….

I painted this piece using several American Paint Company colors –  Lincoln’s Hat, Leather Boots, Limoge, Navajo White and a little Uncle Sam…  When I use multiple colors to paint, I  spoon each color on a palette and go from there, sometimes grabbing and painting only with one color, other times grabbing several colors at once –

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Sanded and topped with APC Clear Wax.   The inside was painted with a coat of Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint (Bright White) –  the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer, perfect for the inside , brush it on and be done with it – no sanding, no sealing….

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I added an allover damask stencil to the inside back, using several Caromal Colour stencil cremes –

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The age and wear of this old cabinet relayed through my new layers of paint, making my job of ‘telling a story’  real easy…

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I regretted the stencil, soon after I started because it took me forever and a day to do it.   That’s not good for my kind –  I was bored after the second damask… but glad I stuck with it 🙂

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Christmas shopping and local to Detroit?    Saturday, December 13th we are running a 15% off all furniture and accessories sale  –  it’s a good time to visit!

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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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!