This week I took some pictures of Reclaim sample boards that we’ve done for the store.
For those not familiar with this paint, it’s our number one seller for cabinets
Reclaim Paint is available in twelve premixed colors-
Additionally, we’ve created a good number of custom painted boards, where we’ll mix together 2 colors, to get to yet another color option.
This cabinet door is finished in a custom blend – 4:1 Offwhite to Pewter, meaning 4 parts Offwhite, 1 part Pewter. Don’t let the thought of mixing/measuring intimidate you , we keep the mixes simple enough, and will guide you along every step – what you’ll need, how to mix, how to prep, how to apply…
The custom mixes have been quite popular, so in recent weeks I’ve created more samples
If you click on each photo, you can see the colors/labels etc … I’ve sprinkled in some of the single color boards, to give a reference
Time to update a bath, your laundry room, or kitchen cabinets? Stop by the store and check out the colors in person. Look for our hours below.
This past week we hosted a Stenciling Workshop – at $75 ($65 for previous students), you create five different samples, all using different stenciling methods. From the workshop:
We offer an eclectic mix of WORKSHOPS, and try to vary the day/time so we can accommodate everyone’s schedule. Sign up with a friend or partner – and look forward to an evening, or afternoon, of filled with fun, action packed activity, and loads of paint knowledge…
Wrapping up the week, I finished this piece for old vanity for my client –
Taking pictures in the workroom make horrible photos, with all the clutter and messy shelves as backdrops… I ‘fuzzed’ out the background on this one, so at least you can see the whole set. It came to me dressed in a previously painted, tired, yellow color.
I gave it one of my metallic silver antiqued finishes, and wood grained the top-
My Fabulous Finishes style has always been a little over the top, dressing pieces up with pretty feet, decorated drawers, crystals always (even if I hide them on the back), even shimmer if I can get away with it… this customer wanted it fabulous 🙂
Metallic finishes are one type you can create in our Paint a Piece Workshops. We aren’t able to do the dimensional stenciling in that workshop (like above) but we do teach that in the Stenciling Workshop. I often get asked if I teach my woodgraining tops and I don’t. My tops are a layering process, often different each one I do… I don’t follow recipes, I just figure it out as I go until I get where I like it. If you’ve ever instructed, you’ll understand – that’s a tough and frustrating thing to teach, which is why I don’t. We do, however, offer simpler methods for achieving a wood top look.
It’s a perfect weekend here in Detroit – 70’s and sunny – planting season is here. Need to fun up your patio area? Check out our latest TV episode where I show how you can turn various household items into outdoor works of art!
We ended the week with a Paint A Piece Workshop. Every now and then I fail to capture photos of the evening and last night was one of them, however, I DID get some as they were leaving the store…
Back to work, on this lovely piece –
If you’re local, look for us in this weekend’s Detroit Free Press and Detroit News Homestyle Magazine. Maureen Feighan has a feature on the fever of DIY in Detroit. Enjoy Spring, have a blessed week~
Mother’s Day is next weekend – head in and bless mom with a gift certificate to Fabulous Finishes, good toward all purchases and workshops. She might like these lovely new Aged Paper ladies, in for Spring
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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.
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