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Painted Wood Samples – Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes

This post was lingering in ‘drafts’, so I’m publishing it for those that might be seeking barnworn finish color combos –

bayberry over candy apple

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – candy apple, chip creme, bayberry, toner

bayberry over peppercorn

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – peppercorn, chip creme, bayberry, toner

bayberry over pumpkin

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – pumpkin, chip creme, bayberry, toner

bayberry with toner

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – bayberry, toner and more toner

candy apple over bayberry

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – bayberry, chip creme, candy apple, toner

candy apple over chocolate

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -chocolate, chip creme, candy apple, toner

candy apple over mustard

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -mustard, chip creme, candy apple, toner

candy apple over peppercorn

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -peppercorn, chip creme, candy apple, toner

caromal paprika over chocolate

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -chocolate, chip creme, candy apple, toner

cobblestone over paprika

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -paprika, chip creme, cobblestone, toner

col blue over bayberry

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -bayberry, chip creme, colonial blue, toner

col blue over paprika

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -paprika, chip creme, colonial blue, toner

colblue over putty

Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats -putty, chip creme, colonial blue, toner

Copper Silver and Gold Gilded Trim samples

Copper Silver and Gold Gilded Trim samples

Textured Basecoat Candy Apple

Textured Basecoat Candy Apple, chip creme, pumpkin, toner, cabinet door candy apple with toner

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Textured Basecoat Barnworn finishes, mustard, chip creme, peppercorn, toner – left side mustard is brushed smooth, right side mustard is stippled

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Textured Basecoat finishes, mustard, toner – left side mustard is brushed smooth, right side mustard is stippled

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Textured Basecoat barnworn finishes, peppercorn, chip creme, mustard, toner and peppercorn, chip creme, cobblestone, toner. cabinet door is cobblestone and toner

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over textured basecoat wisteria (left) and parchment (right) – various caromal colours glazes, brushed on and wiped off.

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over textured basecoat wisteria- various caromal colours glazes, brushed on and wiped off.

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over textured basecoat parchment -various caromal colours glazes, brushed on and wiped off.

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Caromal Colours textured basecoat mustard on left, hazelnut on right – with various glazes

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Caromal Colours textured basecoat hazelnut – with various glazes. front samples, parchment, chip creme, hazelnut, toner. hazelnut, chip creme, peppercorn, toner. peppercorn, chip creme, hazelnut, toner

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – parchment over paprika on top, parchment over colonial blue on bottom, with various glazes

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – parchment over paprika on top, parchment over colonial blue on bottom, with various glazes , and stencils

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – parchment over paprika on top, parchment over colonial blue on bottom, with various glazes

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – all layered, all with chipping creme in the middle of the two colors, sanded back once dry, to reveal the undercolor, and then toner.

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – all layered, all with chipping creme in the middle of the two colors, sanded back once dry, to reveal the undercolor, and then toner.

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – all layered, all with chipping creme in the middle of the two colors, sanded back once dry, to reveal the undercolor, and then toner.

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – all layered, all with chipping creme in the middle of the two colors, sanded back once dry, to reveal the undercolor, and then toner.

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – all layered, all with chipping creme in the middle of the two colors, sanded back once dry, to reveal the undercolor, and then toner.

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – all layered, all with chipping creme in the middle of the two colors, sanded back once dry, to reveal the undercolor, and then toner.

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – putty, chip creme, peppercorn, toner

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – mustard, chip creme, peppercorn, toner

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various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats -paprika, chip creme, mustard, toner

various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats - peppercorn, chip creme, paprika, toner

various barnworn finishes with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – peppercorn, chip creme, paprika, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – mustard, chip creme, blueberry, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – putty, chip creme, parchment, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – peppercorn, chip creme, wisteria

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – mustard, chip creme, cobblestone, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – peppercorn chip creme, mustard, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – chocolate,chip creme, parchment, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – chocolate,chip creme, bayberry, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – cobblestone,chip creme, parhcment, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – chocolate,chip creme, cobblestone, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – parchment,chip creme, putty, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – wisteria,chip creme, chocolate, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – chocolate,chip creme, colonial blue, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – colonial blue,chip creme, cobblestone, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – cobblestone,chip creme, peppercorn, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats – parchment,chip creme, mustard, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats -bayberry,chip creme, chocolate, toner

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barnworn finish with Caromal Colours textured basecoats -colonial blue,chip creme, wisteria, toner

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Caromal Colours Copper Leaf over Reclaim Mocha, with Toner

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Caromal Colours Gold Leaf over Reclaim Mocha, with Toner

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Caromal Colours Silver Leaf over Reclaim Mocha, with Toner

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoats layered – color, chip creme, color, toner, can order custom samples online shop.fabfinisher.com

 

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoats layered – color, chip creme, color, toner, can order custom samples online shop.fabfinisher.com

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoats layered – color, chip creme, color, toner, can order custom samples online shop.fabfinisher.com

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoats layered – color, chip creme, color, toner, can order custom samples online shop.fabfinisher.com

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoats layered – color, chip creme, color, toner, can order custom samples online shop.fabfinisher.com

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoat mustard, chip creme, putty, toner

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Caromal Colours Barnworn Finishes – with textured basecoat chocolate, chip creme, putty, toner

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textured basecoat mustard, brushed smooth, chip creme, chocolate, toner

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textured basecoat chocolate brushed smooth, chip creme, chocolate, toner

 

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textured basecoat chocolate brushed smooth, chip creme, paprirka, toner

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textured basecoat chocolate brushed smooth, chip creme, cobblestone, toner

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textured basecoat candy apple, chip creme, parchment, toner textured basecoat pumpkin, chip creme, parchment, toner

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textured basecoat pumpkin, chip creme, peppercorn, toner

parchment over putty

putty, chipping crème, parchment, toner

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layered textured basecoat colors, left side all topped in candy apple with toner, right side paprika with toner

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parchment, chipping crème, wisteria, toner

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putty, chipping crème, chocolate, toner

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parchment, chipping crème, colonial blue, toner

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putty, chipping crème, paprika, toner

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peppercorn, chipping crème, pumpkin, toner

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mustard, chipping crème, peppercorn, toner

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bayberry, chipping crème, mustard, toner

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pumpkin, chipping crème, bayberry, toner

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paprika, chipping crème, peppercorn, toner

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colonial blue, chipping crème, bayberry, toner

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pumpkin, chipping crème, peppercorn, toner

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parchment, chipping crème, paprika, toner

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chocolate, chipping crème, mustard, toner

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peppercorn, chipping crème, wisteria, umber glaze

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putty, chipping crème, paprika, toner

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paprika, chipping crème, putty, toner

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peppercorn (heavy), chipping crème, mustard (heavy), toner

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colonial blue, chipping crème, parchment, coffee glaze

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colonial blue, chipping crème, peppercorn

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candy apple, chipping crème, mustard, toner

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candy apple, chipping crème, bayberry, toner

 

 

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Blend Colors of Grey Gray – Reclaim and Cottage Paint

I have been working on uploading photos to our store items online,  and wanted to share them here as well.   Seeing colors stacked next to each other is helpful when deciding color.

These pictures portray various shades of GREY that we offer,  4 boards using Reclaim Paint and 2 boards  Cottage Paint

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It’s obvious,Licorice  a stocked Reclaim color, is BLACK not GREY.  I included it as a reference for the other boards.  Pewter is a stocked Reclaim color as well

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Shadow and Lead are two of our Cottage Paint colors that we custom tint –

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and these last couple boards we call ‘Reclaim Blends‘  – colors we’ve concocted by blending together several or more Reclaim colors, using noted ratios –

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If you like clean and crisp color, your paint project will be easiest,  just pick the paint color and you are ready to roll….  for those that prefer an antiqued effect, or overglaze, you have many options –

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We offer a great selection of glaze colors,  and recently added two NEW glaze colors – a rich WALNUT,  and my favorite, a soft UMBER, the perfect neutral.   I’ll share those pictures next time.   Happy Painting!

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  Thursday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. During holidays our hours do change, you can find updates on our website.

If you live too far away, we ship daily,  offering our full lines of paints, sundries and accessories – store.fabfinisher.com.

If you’re interested in a paint project, or need to get out for the evening, check out our Workshop Schedule,   register online or stop in and visit.

 

 

Aged Paper, Plaster and Canvas Workshop

This week we hosted an Aged Paper, Plaster and Canvas Workshop dealing with mounting papers on canvas, building and blending a border to mask the image edge using paint, plaster and wax.

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The Aged Papers are addicting, we stock  a huge assortment, which makes choosing difficult…

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The papers are 11×17,  and can be used in a variety of ways.   You could

  • slip them in a frame as is
  • line a drawer
  • create a focal wall
  • decorate larger furniture surfaces, like inside a china cabinet fabulous-finishes-studio-inspiration-painted-furniture-workshops-metro-detroit-diy-paints-shop-online0243
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  • adding a design element to furniture panelsfabulous_finishes_studio_chalk_clay_chest_paris_wood

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  • create a piece of art
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Our current Aged Paper Workshop creates art on canvas.

We begin by painting the canvas with a base color we choose, then we dry.  The paper’s edges are scored, and then the mounting process begins, using our Durable Matte Sealer with a squirt of glue mixed in.

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We work to smooth out wrinkles and bubbles, then once our art-in-process is dry we begin layering a combination of plaster and paint – a little here, a little there, some scraping, blending, fiddling, some more plaster or more paint, blend and fiddle some more…

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This is the longest stretch of the workshop – it relies on each person’s own eye, deciding ‘where’ they want or need more color or dimension, it’s not an exact science,  it’s just a feelie kindof thing,  and it’s cool to watch 🙂

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Once the fiddling is complete,  our canvas art is dried, and then a wax color (or colors) is selected, to finish off our piece.   I love American Paint Company’s Vintage Waxes – I rave about them a lot, and for good reason – they are simply the best!

I use  APC’s Vintage Clear Wax to create colored waxes by adding pigment tints – like one canvas used a blue wax in the final pass – I’ll add our mica powders to create various shimmer wax colors as well.   I create each color or shimmer into it’s own snap-deli container, so it’s an easy go-to-grab when I need it.

We used a variety of wax colors to finish off the canvas’s –  APC’s Dark Wax, which gives an umber vintage effect, and APC Wax custom tinted to Brass, Aged Gold, Pearl, Pewter, Shimmered Silver, Blue, and Black.

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Pretty fun night – thank you ladies!!

The plaster we use, to blend and layer the edges is Caromal’s Perfect Plaster

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It’s unlike any of our other plasters – it’s whippy, think paint folded with whipped crème, then sprinkle in some seeds or specks of little things that bust open when you scrape them.   I wont’ apply the paper’s without it.

It’s also cool as a wall finish, which is it’s original intent (LOL)

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I forgot to add a link to my videos page,  here  , if you check out video #5 it’s a short Shelby TV segment on this paper type application on a small stool.

Have a fabulous Spring Weekend!

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  Thursday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.  During holidays our hours do change, you can find updates on our website.

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

If you’re interested in a paint project, or need to get out for the evening, check out our Workshop Schedule,   register online or stop in and visit.

 

 

 

 

 

One Of My Favorite Dixie Chests …a Reclaim Test

I acquired this Dixie furniture when I was at my first store,  four years ago.  The picture cuts off the dresser on the left is actually a triple, and around the corner were two narrow bookcase units

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I don’t usually buy up full sets of furniture, but I loved the style and the condition was mint.   The pair of nightstands and armoire chest moved on to my current store, and this past Spring I decided they would be perfect for my next paint project –

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I decided to try a mix of our Reclaim paint and Botanical paint.  Reclaim is a waterbased low voc paint that bonds to near any surface, and unlike the other paint lines we carry, it also has a sealer in it. But Reclaim is not a ‘brush on’ type paint like our other paints – it functions best as a rolled on paint . If you brush Reclaim it will show application marks  aka brush strokes, especially the heavier you apply the paint.  We tell our customers if they have to brush the Reclaim , say parts of a chair or areas that are hard to roll, then apply the paint in light layers and try to keep your application strokes the same.

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The Botanical paint, also created by Caromal Colours,  is more like a chalky type paint, low voc’s, and most often is applied by brush.  It actually brushes out lovely, and doesn’t HAVE to have a finish coat over it to stay put, but it dries out to a flat chalky feel.  Colorwise, the lightest neutral of Botanical is Gardenia, an offwhite (top left).

I mixed part Botanical Gardenia, Part Off White Reclaim and part Bright White Reclaim, and started applying, thin, by brush

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After one coat, I realized this wasn’t going to be a 2-coat finish.  I tried to find the right balance of paint to leave behind, without it looking too stroky…  what worked best was almost dry brushing the paint,  slow and steady

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My plan for the chest was to add stencil designs on the two front door panels, but I didn’t want it to complete with the neutral finish of the piece, so I used our Textured Plaster and tinted it darker, using several of our Powder Pigments, to resemble the hardware that I planned to use –

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and bladed it through one of our thicker stencils

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The original hardware would be refinished to a brass/bronze color, but I wanted something special on the top drawer.   I used several decorative backs, added a metal whispy knob, painted it to a pretty brass/bronze color, and added Swarovski crystals to complete the look

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You can see in this photo how the paint is in various stages of coverage, the upper section still showing it’s original yellowy colorfabulous_finishes_studio_dixie_french_provencial_chest_painting_vintage_white_raised_plaster_damask_door_panels (5)

I let both panels dry, the went back to dry brushing, to get the finish even and solid, including completely covering the plastered stencil relief

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After that I went to work dressing up the piece, giving it those added touches that I love, to make it a one of a kind special…   I stenciled the inner drawer fronts,  and gave the inside and out of each drawer a freshening up of colorfabulous_finishes_studio_dixie_french_provencial_chest_painting_vintage_white_bronze_accents (6)

The top, originally that pear yellow color formica, needed to go deeper, I envisioned a pecan color to coordinate with the hardware, so I started to layer to achieve that result –fabulous_finishes_studio_dixie_french_provencial_chest_painting_vintage_white_bronze_accents (7)fabulous_finishes_studio_dixie_french_provencial_chest_painting_vintage_white_bronze_accents (1)

It took me a good six passes to get an even finish with this application method.  Typically, our brush on paints (APC, Cottage) can be applied not-too-thick-not-too-thin, then a second coat thinned with water that pulls it all together.  With this blend of Reclaim/Botanical, wetting of the paint, or thinning it down and applying it, more often than not caused the under layer to reactivate and lift off…  thus more layers of very thin paint applied was the best way I found to reach total coverage.  When it all dried, I light sanded the flat panels with a 400 grit, and sanded the door panel relief with a 200 grit sandpaper to pop the design –fabulous_finishes_studio_dixie_french_provencial_chest_painting_vintage_white_bronze_accents (2)

The remainder of the hardware was refinished to the brass/bronze color, sealed and embellished with Swarovskis’s to complete the look

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Once the paint finish and top were complete, I mixed our two sealers- Durable Waterbased Satin Sealer and  Durable Waterbased Matte Sealer, to create a 50/50 blend of satin/matte, and applied that to the whole chest.  Even though the Reclaim has that built in sealer, I recommend adding an extra topcoat if

  • its going to be a high use piece
  • if its for youth
  • if its a light color (think hard to keep clean) finish
  • if I desire more (or less) of a sheen than what my paint dried to
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 I’m really pleased with the top
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Of course, the feet had to be glammed up
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and the back 🙂

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Definitely one of my favorite chests, not just for how it ended up looking, but for the whole package – the lovely design and furniture quality

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Look at all that storage!dixie_chest_custom_painted_chalk_wood_grainWhen it came time for the petite nightstands, I finished them pretty much the same way except for the tops.   The tall chest had that  ‘fantasy/faux’ wood grain finish,  where I tried to get to that color tone that I saw in my head. In those cases I have no recipe to follow, I just trial and error until it works.   I  would have a miserable time trying to recreate an exact match.   Plus the nightstands were lower and I felt a darker top would weigh the pieces down…..

I decided to use the tinted plaster again, but this time blade it through a pretty patterned lace.  In the picture below, you can see the tops are a caramel color – it’s the lace patterned tinted plaster drying

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Here, in the photo below, I’ve already painted over the dried plaster lace on the tops

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Yay!  I sanded tops and the tinted pattern popped through, leave just enough to dress up the tops.  I sealed these pieces with my 50/50 mix as well

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The pieces coordinated well with each other, and just last week a customer put a claim on the trio

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These pieces drew an awful lot of interest in the store, as the ‘I want that type finish’ to paint on my own piece.  What we show them, instead, is an application method of rolling thin layers of the Reclaim paint on, like we do for the cabinet finishes we show, or rolling a Reclaim/Botanical mix on.  This way in 2-3 passes you should have solid coverage, and with that little bit of 400 grit paper, your finish result will be a lot like this set.  I even have a video visual, from one of the local TV shows we did, showing that application – you can catch it here – Episode 12 offwhite_custom_painted_french_provencial_chest_standThis winter weather has been amazingly mild for Michigan, and already I’m starting to get itchy for Spring…  here’s to another great week!

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  Thursday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.  During holidays our hours do change, you can find updates on our website.

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

If you’re interested in a paint project, or need to get out for the evening, check out our Workshop Schedule,   register online or stop in and visit.