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At The Fab, Paint Can Top Anything…

Love this time of year – the berry sprigs, pine needles, and snow tipped branches packed away, and blooming flowers take their place.  I arranged these pretty stems in a burlap container that I stenciled using our Postage Stamp Stencil and Caromal Colours Stencil Creme Mother Earth

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This black metal vase turned patina easily, dragging Botanical Paint Aster, Moss and a little Gardenia.  No topcoat is required, as the Botanical Paints will stay put once dry,  but the finish will be chalky flat –  Fabulous_finishes_painted_chalk_clay_urn

A barn door was already crackled, easily achieved using Cottage Paint’s Easy Crackle and Cottage Wonderous White,  or Elmers Glue and American Paint Company Navajo White.  I added a stamp stencil using Caromal Colours Stencil Creme Mother Earth

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This frame, originally teal and zebra,  changed it’s look using Reclaim Nantucket Blue.  I applied a dimensional FISH BONES stencil using Texture Plaster, and stenciled a metallic crown, decorating it with Swarovski Crystals. Did I mention we’ll be adding those to our online store this week?  I found a fun lady-catches-big-fish picture to display, knowing it would appeal to one of our many cottage/boater customers.    It wasn’t around long…

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This basket is original – a weave of grapevine and moss…  it holds plaster ornaments that I gilded, using several variegated patterns of leaf.   If gilding interests you, take a peak at our online video from Shelby TV Episode 1

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I acquired this pair of ‘fruit art’ from an estate sale.  They were horribly gaudy – painted goldish plastic resin.  I painted them with Caromal Textured Basecoat Candy Apple Red, to give them some ‘uummph’ ,  and then topped that with Reclaim Black Licorice.   I painted the fruit and leaves with Modern Masters Metal Effects Bronze and Copper, (arriving online soon), and then oxidized the metal paint using their Green and Blue Patina Aging Solution (arriving online soon).  Lastly, I applied Caromal’s Antiquing Toner

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Not something you see often…

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We had several decorative wooden balls in house, in a state of boring brown… I dry brushed them with Botanical Aster, and dry brushed the vintage chair spring with APC Navajo White.  These springs are so fun,  I can’t believe they were an integral chair part of past…

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Smaller shelf units, wooden stools, ladders, make great items to decorate with paint, and then display fun wares…  this one was painted with Caromal Textured Basecoat Pumpkin, Botanical Aster, and then stenciled with Caromal Stencil Creme Mother Earth.  

It already has found a new home 🙂

With the nicer weather comes that crazy  hot, afternoon sun, beating in the front windows…  the UV film doesn’t cut the mustard.   We brainstormed about mounting drape panels on the big windows that flank the door – we could swag them to one side until its SUN BLAST time, then let them down. Gonna try that.

But what about the small window over the door?     I used one of our repeat medallion stencils (see the four parts?), and a plastic gift card to apply, via scraping/blading, Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn

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and from the outside…

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Which takes me to these pretty young things… This year’s door greeters –

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I had these 2 urn planters from several Christmases ago.  Originally, they were single, prelit, pine ball topiary’s, in a resin urn.   That first year was a huge disappointment – the cords submerged in water, then froze over,  so you couldn’t even get to the wires to fix them.    I brought them to the store after Christmas, plucked the bad stuff out, and used them as decorative store displays…

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They took up a lot of room though, and I wanted outdoor planters, so I decided to go BIG on these planters…

I found fake ‘tall boxwood topiary’s ‘ at Big Lot, and inserted them into the original pine balls,  making sure they were secure.   Then I went to work adding various flowers and foliage to each base.

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The paint finish on the urns looked worn – I refreshed it using Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika, dry brushed Cottage Paint Bold Black, sprayed on gold Webbing veins, then gave it a coating of Caromal Toner.  Once good and dry I applied a coat of Reclaim Indoor/Outdoor Sealer, since they will be outside.

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The tops needed some whimsy,  I added wood twigs, and green sprigs, and bird nests, and bows… even a few little crystal thinga-majigs on wire…

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Aren’t they fun?

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The before frame

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I used a similar process that I did, up above, on those resin fruit frames – oxidizing metal paint with a blue and green patina.  It blended so perfect with the photo…

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Naturally old world worn looking…

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Another frame I painted, this original was black – I dry brushed it with Caromal Textured Basecoat Putty, Botanical Willow,  and Gardenia and decorated the inside with an Aged Paper Receipt

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Different paints, different textures, different results… use them on their own, or mix them together like I did here –

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This metal stand was raw bright tin colored.  I painted it Cottage Paint Gorgeous Grey (one of our custom colors), then stenciled it with Caromal Stencil Creme Winterberry

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Stenciling more burlap containers…

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Stenciling a stuffed mannequin,  painting tin tags…   both seem to come alive with paint –

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This original vase was one of my own – a glossy greenish ceramic vase,  now vintage white, and home to a lovely bird house…

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Our goal is to get you thinking outside the box… color outside the lines

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This week we’ll be busy wrapping up this dining set, for a customer – from wood to a soft black –  it’s getting a lot of looks from our in store customers…

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I just finished this one, part of a Dixie set I acquired several years ago.  I’ve been saving this one, not sure for what – maybe for just the right time…

I love the top – what was once formica is now a pretty wood grain-

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Excellent storage, once more, a piece I’d love to take homedixie_chest_custom_painted_chalk_wood_grain

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And lastly, a shout out to our daughter, who celebrated her 18th birthday this weekend

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Time sure flies…    God bless all our children…

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Taste of My Week, A Camera Trail…

Last night, out with friends, I noticed my girlfriend had over 2500 images on her Iphone.  Think about that,  2500 pictures!   Every day we have customers pulling out their phones or Ipads,   showing us a project they completed using our products

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a photo of our customers recent island re-do using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Cobblestone, and Toner

or photos of inspiration

I want my kitchen cabinets to look like this…

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and the classic

I want to paint this …

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Often, they can’t find the photo they want to show us – they swipe, and swipe, and swipe through all these tiny images – a rewind into their past

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That’s how I felt this weekend, loading up my camera SD card – it was a pictorial rewind of my week

We got our display of new bath bombs set up

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I rolled this piece out to the floor

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Cottage Paint Awesome Ash over APC Gunpowder, crackled. Top, sanded, stained.

Created some accessories…

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I really liked the color of this metal container – it was black to start with and I drybrushed several greens and neutrals over it – might have to try that on something bigger…

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A green glossy ceramic pot (I changed the finish to a white and grey glazed crackle)  in need of a fresh plant that I didn’t have (nor want, because anything alive won’t last around me)…  how do you stage it?   I found that this container fit it just right –  it’s priced separately…

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Rolled this one out to the floor as well  – I used Caromal Colours Reclaim Offwhite, brushed on in thin layers, and then glazed it.  I started with Caromal’s Black Brown Glaze and a custom mix of a green glaze – didn’t like that, so I added in Molasses glaze and some Toner and got rid of the green glaze – that was better, but still not quite right, so I waxed it with a little APC Dark Wax and a little APC Clear Wax mixed with black pigment.   Waxing over Reclaim is much more subtle – think of it like polishing a piece of furniture that’s already been sealed –

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The inside was backed with our lovely aged Botanical papers (coming to our online shopping cart soon!)

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The insides of the upper and lower cabinets and drawers were stained to bring them back to life, but the sides of the drawers got a splash of color – actually   I used three of our new Cottage Paint colors   – Groovy Green, Killer Khaki and Trendy Truffle (coming to our online shopping cart soon!), and stenciled randomly, using black and white stencil creme

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I freshened up  the original hardware using Reclaim Mocha, a darkened bronze, and black licorice glaze

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I always find a way to add a touch of Swarovski (coming soon to our online store)

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We hung a few hearts

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and when I take that picture, I find myself taking another, of the piece it sits on  – I  just love this hardware….

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Ate WAY too many of these this week.  They were tasteless yet addicting…

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I took another round of store photos, to send to our ad agent –

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We run an ad in a magazine mailer every couple months, and I like to change out a few of the photos, to keep it fresh and engaging.  Sometimes a close up works,

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but I  like the pictures that are on overload-

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I stenciled these tall lamps that arrived –

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unboxed a few others

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I love this one…

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Put these out

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I finally priced a number of pieces that I finished recently.  I hate this part and wish it was easier for me.   It depends on the quality of the piece, the condition, the size, the depth of the finish- how many layers,  how detailed , the techniques applied…

and if its one of my favorites, then it’s even harder to put a number to.  Like this one – I want to keep but have no where to put it….

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I took pictures of some grey paints that we have, for one of my customers  from afar.  She emailed me with questions, and it was easier for me to shoot her back visuals –

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I painted this oak door panel with Cottage Paint Killer Khaki and Bold Black.  The top half I glazed with Black Glaze, the bottom was the black crackled over the khaki.  For a shimmer I added APC wax with Brass Mica (coming soon to our online store).

I loved the bottom combination and wanted to try it on something bigger…

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So i dug out this chest, actually acquired when I was back at my first store, over two years ago!   I’ll keep track of the progress…

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Saturday morning started with a 9am Creating Art with Botanical Papers Workshop.  We start with a glass framed piece of art, and using our paints and finishes, create a new work of art 🙂

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Out of hundreds of aged papers, two of our peeps chose the same one!  I love how they turned out…

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Finally painting the phone booth I acquired from an estate sale last summer… Originally red, we’re taking it blue

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in honor of WHO?       I had no clue who Dr. Who was, but several suggested, after seeing the phone booth, that if we painted it  blue they would buy it…

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Lastly,  these decorative resin/stone finals got dressed up with some new variegated leaf that I was trying out –

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Aren’t they pretty?  The plan is to hang them from pretty ribbons…

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My goal this week – taxes.

Ba   hahhahahahahhaaaaaaa….

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Enjoy your week!

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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!

Our DIY TV EPISODE No. 3 – Textured Metallic Chair with Embedded Stencil

(Maybe by show 6 I’ll stop doing the googly eyed thing  aaagggrrgh!!)

 

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

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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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

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botanicals

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If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

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OUR remaining WORKSHOPS this year are sold out – I will be posting 2015 workshop dates next week.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH US!

come learn 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!

 

Painting Furniture? Pssssh, A Gold Leaf Toilet Seat, Arm Casts, and Sheetrock!

I wish I could say I kicked out a piece or two of furniture this week…   actually, I managed to squeak out a small night stand,  playing around with  aged botanical papers (that post to follow)

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but for the most part this last week was a whirlwind.   We’ve been busy changing out seashells and lake decor for pumpkins and leaves, which leads me to Blow Ups.

When the kids  were younger, and the front yard bigger, ghoulies sprinkled our landscape this time of year.  But time flies, things change, and now the family of air ghoulies live in a storage bin.   I decided to bring Frankie to the store , and  painted his ‘shirt’ and ‘belt’ with several American Paint colors –  Home Turf, Orange Grove and Home Plate –

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Recycle and Repurpose where we can, right?

A couple weeks ago, Terri, one of our customers, came in sporting a fresh purple cast.   I twisted her other arm into letting us jazz it up a little, before she left

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Isn’t that fun?

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The funniest is,  she popped back in a couple days ago, the blingy purple cast was gone, and in its place was a pretty blue one!   I didn’t get a picture, but we dressed that one up too 🙂

I finished an accent table and mirror for a customer – it arrived VERY gold

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Love it –  based with Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice, metallic silver over the top, bronzes for the base, a highlight on detail,  and black glaze to finish  –

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If that’s not enough gold,  how about a project I finished this week for a customer in New York City?

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Multiple coats of protection…

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and lastly,  adding a little sparkle to the crown –

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Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York!

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Customized a couple stars for a customer, using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Candy Apple and Blueberry

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two coats, brushed and stippled on for some texture, and light sanded when dry.

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Caromal’s Toner brushed on

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and softened

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and a couple for the store

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Some BIG nuts, gilded with varigated tamise flakes-

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a ceramic rooster, painted with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment and Caromal’s Perfect Plaster – both brushed/stippled on at the same time,  light sand when dry, and glazed with Caromal’s Coffee Glaze

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and this shelf, originally hunter green –  gave it a light stipple of Caromal Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, let it dry, then stippled/brushed the Perfect Plaster on,  let dry, light sanded, and glazed with Coffee Glaze-

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The best part of  the week was the addition of a wall that was constructed Wednesday

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and 24 hours later it looked like this

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Let’s just say my contractor was surprised Thursday morning when he came back to tape and mud the drywall 🙂

I rolled right over the sheetrock with Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Chocolate, and some TB Putty, and some of their Perfect Plaster –  all three, all at the same time, randomly rolled, and bladed to knock it all down and organically move it all around.  To complete, I bladed on a tight coat of Liberon Medium Oak Wax.

You can see the drywall seams, but that didnt matter to me – I didn’t want the dust in the showroom from mudding drywall…

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This is the other side of the wall, it faces out to the street.  Its deep enough for customers to walk in to, and it gives us nice hanging space to display our wares.    We also moved the 4 wall finish boards from across the store, and now they are a decorative focal point.

I love how the endcap turned out –  we decided to rip apart a couple skids and use those to ‘trim’ off the sides.   Inside the framed box will be an   ‘aged botanical paper’ wall finish.  I started it but only had three sheets left.   I’ll complete that when the papers arrive-

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Love the little front cubby area!  You can see the wall samples better – portraying 4 simple DIY wall finishes – Glazing, Stenciling, a one-layer glazed texture plaster and a two-layer plaster .  All of the crown pieces have finishes as well.

The wall finish in this cubby area is one coat of Caromal’s Perfect Plaster rolled right over the sheetrock, (Caromal Colours advises against that, saying I should have gone over a primed wall, but I decided to test the ‘cheat method’) .  The next morning the plaster was dry and intact – so I continued and  bladed a mix of Lusterstone Weathered Bronze and a shimmered pearl over the plaster base.     It’s a pretty neutral,  and in the end saved me time, and I know money  –

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Best of all,  we’re ahead of the game,  everything is falling into place.   When  the new Botanical line arrives (hopefully next couple weeks) we’ll be more than ready for it!

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