Category Archives: Grab Bag

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Random Painted Things – Are You Inspired?

Off the camera, shared in a post, then on to the storage stick!

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American Paint Spacious Skies, stencil in purples and gold, with APC dark wax.  Added beaded gold trim.

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A happy customer brought in these wares that she prettied up, with various CeCe Caldwell and American Paint Company chalk/clay paints

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American Paint Plymouth Rock (lovin this color – it shadows fab) over American Paint Desert Cactus – stenciled using APC Firecracker Red, CeCe Vermont Slate and APC Navajo White

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Lorene used Caromal Colours textured basecoats  Bayberry and Parchment with Toner  on these old oak tables  ScreenHunter_18 Jun. 06 12.54ScreenHunter_20 Jun. 06 12.55ScreenHunter_19 Jun. 06 12.55

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over Chocolate, with Toner

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Home Plate over Dollar Bill, cracked with glue, topped with Liberon Medium Oak

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Parchment over Chocolate, Toned

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Caromal Mustard over Parchment, with Toner

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old oldy moldy chair – drybrushed with APC Surfboard, and a teeny bit of CeCe Omaha Ochre

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Mustard over Chocolate, with Toner

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Stenciled seat using Toner

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Gold Frames originally…. used elmers glue then black chalk/clay paint – can use APC Lincoln’s Hat or CeCe Beckley Coal – both lucious – watched it crack as it dreid, then sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Mirror was based in Chocolate textured basecoat, then covered in bronze metallic, then dry brushed with CeCe Santa Fe Turquoise. Sanded back and Liberon Wax’d with Medium Oak.

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Originally a black frame with bronze highlight. I added elmers glue and some APC Surfboard, let it crack over the black, then sealed it with Liberon Medium Oak. Swapped out the cardboard and put a cutting of an old wall finish sample 🙂

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Love these colors this time of year – these were with CeCe Santa Fe Turquoise, the left one painted more solid, the right (bird) just dry brushed…

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… and tried crackling the chalk/clay paints on a lamp shade and – it worked! Added a stencil and topped it with one our new magnet blings.

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APC Freedom Road, Shining Seas, Fireworks Red, Navajo White

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Used CeCe Pittsburgh Gray on the base, then jazzed it up with stencils and various chalk and clay paints by CeCe and American Paint.

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Hoping it will be a perfect fit in some child’s play room, a vintage Remington Rand piece, found in schools and libraries.

and for  a fun ending,  these child chairs –   APC First Lady and APC Denim Blue

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I added strips with APC Navajo White ,  then took a flat wax that I have and bladed that through a crown stencil, then sprinkled with glitter.  The glitter will stick nicely in that flat wax.   Still needed something so I added a skirting of a beaded trim –    LOVE!

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We offered customization – adding your child’s initials –  the pink one sold

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the gentleman is still in the house…

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His sides were painted with a metallic silver

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I hope I’ve inspired you to want to go paint something of your own!  Honest,  YOU CAN DO THIS!   You can use these paints, it’s not rocket science.   We send simple instructions with all our online orders –  what’s stopping you?

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Just do it!  Let that little kid inside of you out again,   you’ll thank me later – honest!

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Sharing Customer’s Painted Before and Afters…

Lets start with Charlene…

… wanted to share some pics of a recent armoire that I finished in the Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat  Candy Apple Red.  I have been dying to try it since I saw your post about it last year.  I think it turned out well.   thanks again for all the inspiration…

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after,   S  I  G  H h h h  h h h……

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Erin’s piece is a lovely hutch transformation –

  I just finished this china cabinet done in CeCe slate grey and clear wax! I basecoated in Caromal peppercorn.  I painted the hardware.  I have no idea how to paint hardware without using spray paint so I totally experimented.  They’re painted in basecoat caromal peppercorn, the top coat cast bronze metallic from martha stewart.  I also clear waxed them.  Have a great day!  Painting is my therapy…love all your great teaching!

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Lovely!!!!  Erin is originally from Shelby Twp, my home town, but now resides, raising a family AND painting yummy pieces (for sale) on the Western side of Michigan – check her out Lucky Star Lane –

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MaryLee finished this great pie chest using CeCe Caldwell Alaskan Tundra Green.

… really like the way it turned out and it looks better in person.  You will be hearing from me again when it warms up up a bit.  Love these paints and all the personal  attention…

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Amy used Caromal Colours Textured Baseocat Parchment, on the base of this table, with Caromal Toner over top – it rocks!

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I love seeing these transformations using these wonderful paints we promote-  it’s confirmation that they really DO create  magnificent pieces!

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Good Tip To Save Your Fingernails…

… Before painting, scrubbing the oven, or digging in any dirt, scrape some soap from a wet bar of soap under and around your fingernails..

this will prevent other things from getting under your nails..this is a hint for people who start out using rubber gloves or garden gloves, and then pull them off half way through the job.

Anyone ever try this?

Jewel Kade Has Arrived At Fabulous Finishes!

Paint finishes? Meet Jewel Kade!

It all started with my painter friend, who would stop by my store blinged out in various JK pieces…   It never failed,  whenever she showed up,  I’d eye her jewels and want them for my own.

She gifted me with a necklace and charm…  I combo’d it with other jewelry… it got me part way there…. but I wanted more

Any time I wore her piece people would comment.  Now visualize – I am in junky painted up painter pants, and a simple T…. but I do like to wear a blingy belt

and now, the Jewel Kade

Their jewelry is so lovely –  custom crafted, artsy, pretty, unique…. and – you can customize charms – with photos of your kids, or family…

If you’re interested in purchasing JK jewelry, head to my order site

and choose your favorites –

Or, if you are in the Detroit area,  join us at Fabulous Finishes, Monday, April 23rd,  7pm, for a Jewel Kade Party!

I guarantee you will love their stuff!