Plans For Our Store Showcase Window – Just Paint It!

What a bonus – our store space, when we acquired it two years ago, had front window showcases

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Most of our customers park and walk directly in, not having to pass these windows –  but when we are closed, I’m sure they get more visibility  (noted by the face smudge marks on the windows 🙂  )

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Today I worked on a few display items  that we ‘ll use next week , to stage a new display titled

Yes, YOU can paint it!

A  very typical oak cabinet door – cleaned, taped off – and one coat of Reclaim Off White rolled on

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on another section of  the door I used 1 part Reclaim Mocha  1 part Reclaim Poppy,  both colors first mixed well together, THEN applied

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Reclaim likes to be rolled with a low nap roller – brushing can and will show brushed application marks – with that said, you CAN apply it any way you choose – brushed, rolled, ragged – I prefer brushing furniture and rolling cabinet doors –

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First coat drying, of each cabinet sample

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After second coat

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Dry dry dry….   I cheated with a blow dryer,  you would let them dry natural…. I have glaze out too – a big, bozo no no with Reclaim – it’s clear in the written instructions, and we vocally tell  our customers as well,

do not glaze Reclaim for 3-5 days

It’s a good policy to practice….glazes are wetting agents and have the tendency to gum up your painted surface if it isn’t hard enough….if you let the paint dry out a good 4-5 days, you’ll have much better success applying and manipulating that glaze –

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Brush Black Glaze on

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Softened it back with a dry cloth , then brushed out any application marks –

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With the bottom color glazed,  the top receives 1/2   Strength Molasses over the well dried Reclaim Off White

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Brush on, wipe off –

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Now the hard part – let it all dry… fabulous-finishes-studio-simple-paint-an-oak-cabinet-paint-a-dresser0091

and you’ve got a brand new door!   A brand new space

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I also show the easy transition from tired to fresh, on an old wood chair and it’s vinyl seat.  I painted one coat of Cottage Paint Awesome Ash

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and stenciled with  Cottage Paint Trendy Truffle (brown) and Cottage Paint Wonderous White –

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I think if we have a simple ‘how to’ displayed, and propped next to each piece, it might explain better what it is we offer inside our doors…

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change

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Banksy

Banksy

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If you don’t like it,  change it.

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Banksy

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Make yours awesome!

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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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2 responses to “Plans For Our Store Showcase Window – Just Paint It!

  1. Hi Patty, I have been following you for the last three years , love what you do and have done some of my own projects. In the pictures you just did I noticed a set of birds on a wire,they are on a table in front of a fireplace mantle. I live in MA and would do anything to go to tour store but it’s just too far . But I was wondering if you sell and send smaller items like that. I am a bird nut, and those look adorable. Would you consider mailing them? How much are they? And what would the shipping cost be? Thanks so much. Another admirer of your work!

    Lori

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    • Hi Lori, those clip on felt/tweed birds are 7 each, and we just have them clipped on a shimmery stick that i had from our holiday greenery decor.. yes, we can ship something like that, just not the big tall stick – shipping would be minimal because they are weightless…. you can call us at 888 819 1490 if you are interested and we can take your order over the phone, or send you any other information that you might need –

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