Last post I mentioned a link to our new online store – store.fabfinisher.com
Don’t let it confuse you- our current online store, shop.fabfinisher.com, hasn’t gone anywhere and still works the same. The new, store.fabfinisher.com has that and more. Once the new site has run through it’s testing phase the two will merge together and become one.
The Aged Papers are all in, 137 of them – and more are on their way. That’s been fun the last couple days, seeing orders including papers, without us first having to email over pages of photos…
Our custom glaze colors have been added. I love our glazes, they work amazing across all product lines – Caromal Colours, APC paints, Cottage Paints, Metallics
New brushes, direct from Europe, have arrived and are available for purchase, at a great price . I will be adding those to the store tonight-
Our mica powder variety will be linked this evening as well, featuring nine distinct metals
Mica powders are a great add in to waxes, glazes, full strength as a flash gild, even topcoats, though I prefer using it in waxes or glazes. I used the Brass Mica mixed in my favorite wax – Vintage Clear Wax by American Paint Co. – over this Cottage Paint Bold Black –
This time of year is crazy again… My kids are a year apart, and it was like this last year with my son – now it’s my daughter’s turn. Details details details – senior trip, college requirements, prom, graduation, spring soccer schedule… Friday was their varsity team’s game opener
Today we closed the door on 13 years of club play, with a their send-off banquet –
Thankfully I’ll only miss a few games on the front end – from workshop conflicts, I worked around the games and graduation commitments for our new May-Aug schedule.
So many changes, these next few months. The end of K-12. A taste of empty nest, with both kids away at school… collegiate soccer… I look forward to seeing where life takes both my kids…
A mom came into the store a couple months ago wanting me to paint a chest for her daughter. It was an old family chest, with good bones, perfect for the new grand baby on the way. A first grandchild. I suggested the mom paint it herself, but she wasn’t biting. She wanted it to be beautifully finished “like the pieces in your store”
I worked on her awhile, as we walked around the store, reassuring her that she really COULD paint the piece herself, that it would be a greater gift to her daughter, and new grandchild, because it would be hand made by her.
a labor of love…
I suggested she bring in the drawers to one of our Paint A Piece Workshops – I could walk her through the paint process, she’d take the drawers home completed, with the confidence to finish the rest of the chest.
When the two coats of paint were dry, she sanded to distress the colors, bringing out the original wood finish. She was thrilled with the results – it was such a good feeling to see :)
God willing, some day I’ll be painting furniture for my grandkids, right? Now I need to get moving – I’ve got cart items to add!
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