Monthly Archives: August 2015

Turquoises, or Painted Pink Whimsy?

My plan was to start a shades-of-pink piece, after all I was really feeling the urge….  but my daughter dropped in at the store one day, and stopped me , saying I needed to pursue the blues she’d begged for….

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I listened to her and went shades of turquoise, using our all natural chalk/clay paints of American Paint Company.    It turned out lovely, and sold pretty quick…

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That lead me to this piece, using similar colors of American Paint Company’s paint colors,   Shoreline, Surboard, and Uncle Sam

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and that one sold pretty swift as well.   While I’ll admit there IS another piece lined up to be doused in turquoises,  I did manage to squeek out my urge for pink.

On a triple tier table, I used American Paint colors Uncle Sam (white), Powder Room (lighter pink), and Rose Garden (deeper pink)… the stem was painted Caromal Botanical Peony, a light blush pink-

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I added a whimsical stencil, varying the color with the base,  hot glued a decorative ribbon to the base neck, and added a few Swarovski crystals because it’s just impossible not to –

American Paint Co – chalk/clay paint and all natural wax

I sealed the piece off with APC’s all natural Clear Vintage Wax, my  absolute  first choice GO-TO wax…   it’s just so easy to scrub onto the chalky clay paints, merely wipe off the excess then wait an hour or two to buff to a lovely sheen.

The pinks are hard to capture on camera – this photo below is how my eye really sees the colors, in person –

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whereas this photo to follow is more salmon pink –

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Such  a whimsical piece – I’m not a usual fan of the tiered-vintage tables, but this one speaks youth bedroom or play room for sure!

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Are you local to the Detroit area and interested in possibly updating your OWN tired furniture?  If so,  come visit us – we’re located at the corner of 23 Mile and Van Dyke in Shelby Township,  48316.    Don’t come Sunday or Monday, because we’re not open, but T,W, F  our hours are 10am-5pm  Th 10am-6 pm and Sat 10am-3pm.

If you live too far away, that’s ok,  we ship daily,  offering our full lines of paints, sundries and accessories –  find us at  store.fabfinisher.com.

If you’re interested in painting your own piece, check out our Fall Workshop Schedule, which now offers online registering 🙂

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Workshop Creations – Our Customers Are Fabulous!

It’s been quiet around here…   we’re in the ‘TRANSITION’ stage right now, meaning,  everything on this blog, from day one until the last post before this, has been bundled up and moved over to it’s ‘new home’.   The ‘NEW HOME’ is technically  fabfinisher.com, my website, which presently POINTS to this blog  (fabulousfinishes.wordpress.com).

It’s confusing to say the least, I know…

When the dust settles FABFINISHER.com will be our official site, housing not only this blog,  but also our online store (store.fabfinisher.com),  our free video library,  and workshop schedule.  Everything we do will be living in the same house 🙂

It was suggested that I not post until the behind scenes stuff is done, but  it’s taking too long.   Instead of waiting it out, the impatient me chooses to post, and when our NEW site launches I’ll just have to manually move it over there too.  Anyway,  just thought I’d share all that mumble jumble in case you’re wondering what the heck is going on over here!

How about some of our workshopping action, to celebrate our new online WORKSHOP EVENTS SCHEDULE?

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There are a lot of photos linked to this post – they are the last of our Paint a Piece Workshop photos from 2014.    Hopefully you can see how varied the pieces are that come into our workshops and the many fresh looks that they go home with.

If you’d like to join us for one of our Workshops please feel free to click on our Schedule of Workshop Events, where you’ll find our various workshops scheduled through December – you can even register online!

Hope to see you painting with us!