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The Work Bathroom Redo, On A Dime…

Wish I had the perfect before photo…  the best I could do is this

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See the water tank?  That is tucked away in a closet area, that was doored off with bifold doors.  They were ugly, and I wasn’t looking forward to painting them.

This painted bookcase was originally in the bathroom on the wall to the right, as you entered the bathroom.

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So what to do?   No clue,  just knew I wanted to use existing products that I had on my shelf.     First we painted the ceiling black,   then the walls got one rolled coat of Caromal Colours Perfect Plaster.  It’s a textured stone plaster, perfect for hiding flaws, and for creating a little interest…

This photo below shows the opening to the water tank closet.  I removed the bifold doors and shoved the bookcase into the opening.   It would work, as there was clearance behind it for the tank, but I had gaps all around it.

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So I took a piece of wood molding that I had and we nailed that as a header on top,  it was such a wide piece of trim that it covered up the top gap –  then I used some burlap to hide each side gap (mounted it by stapling it to the header trim).

This way left easy enough access to the closet area behind – the bookcase just pushes in and out.

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I used the Caromal Colours Plaster on the header molding, to create texture, and then brushed over it with some of the metallic wall plasters to make it match the burlap color.

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To update the bookcase, we used Reclaim Off White, watered down, and brushed on like a wash,  OVER the existing green of the bookcase (previously finished with Caromal’s textured basecoat Cobblestone over Chocolate).

I had thought about using one of the chalk/clay paint colors, watered down,  that would have been easy and fast as well, but I would have had to seal it, and I was looking for the quickest and easy route – the Reclaim has a built-in sealer.   When the paint was dry, I gave it a fast glaze with Caromal’s Coffee and Creme glazes mixed 50:50, and added some dimensional stenciling to the front and shelves (using the Metallic Wall Plasters).   I always recommend waiting 3-4 days before glazing Reclaim, but this was a thin washed layer, and I was going for a mottled, dirtied, linen look – if it bit in more than it should I wasn’t going to care…

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I added a fat crystal knob,  and glue gunned some fun ploomish trim to the shelves to finish it off…     I found a tin container, painted it and added a dimensional stencil to mark our ‘drug’ bin –   aka  R X,   and grabbed one of the burlap sacs that we sell and used it to bury the kleenex –

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stenciled furniture, added trim to decorate

I dressed up the burlap panels as well, with a couple of metal buttons that I had in the drawer

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decorating burlap panels

Now, the walls….    the first wall I did was this one when you enter, on the right.  I troweled over the Caromal rolled stone with one layer of Texturline’s Moire Metallic Plaster.   It was an olive bronze color  (Ill grab all the color names tomorrow when I’m at the store and update this post).   Over that I troweled another layer of about 6 misc colors of Sedona and Moire, both types of Texturline Metallic Plaster.   There was a copper, a blue, a yellow, a green and two golds.

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To finish it off I troweled a layer of Texturline’s acrylic Satin Wax, tinted black – its a cool way to make all of your colors, and texture,  POP

DSC_4531I pulled out several frames from a stack I had,  dressed them up a little, and tacked them to the wall,  Unsure what to put inside each frame, I decided to showcase some of the items we have in the store for sale –

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I loved the focal wall, but didn’t feel like doing all that on the other three walls, plus it would be pretty busy.   Instead, I troweled one layer of Texturline’s Sedona Plaster, color ASH, over the Caromal Plaster.  In the picture below you can see how subtle the color is

DSC_4461One downfall to these metallic plasters on walls  – they are hard to capture in a photograph.  The walls below just look plain, but in person they have a pretty shimmer to them.   I  have a stencil that says  CAFE DES ARTISTES.   I decided to use it, sans the ‘CAFE’  and instead add in the word  BAIN –  like  Bath of Artists.    I used individual letters to stencil the letters  B A I N,  but didnt like how it looked so I quickly scraped it off, touched up the wall, and left it alone.

I tacked up one of our workshop aprons, and stuffed some brushes in the pockets  –    WE , all of us that paint and create, are  Des Artistes!

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Wanting the stencil to have dimension, I used the multiple colors of Moire Plaster from wall #1 –

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A big accomplishment of mine – I rewired a new light, all by myself!  The old one was horrible, this one is cool, and adds dot shadows to the walls – unplanned, of course …

crystal light fixtures, black ceiling

See the lampshade on the left, with red beads, mounted high on the wall?  That’s now our paper towel holder  🙂  My old desk lampshade… perfect!

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I needed something else on that wall –  there was the big water knob,  for a place to hang your purse –  but it didn’t fill the void.   I found several wood sticks, freshened them up with stain, and nailed them to the wall.   That worked…

lampshade papertowel holder

The sink was ugly,  just a SINK, sticking out from the wall….   We used more burlap, decorated it with diamond rivets, and velcro’d it to the sink basin, creating a skirt

sink skirt, burlap, gilded faucet

While I was at it I silver and gold leaf’d the faucet, because it was ugly and drab too…    No, I’m not worried that it won’t hold up – I gold leaf’d my old powder room faucet with no probs –  I used Caromal Colours Smooth Basecoat Chocolate as the base, it bonds solid to metal, then I used a Sticky Size, then a mix of gold and silver leaf.  Over that I rubbed one coat of wipe on poly. Will do several more coats as this week progresses.

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gold silver leaf faucet

Lastly, the floor…    First coat I  whizz rolled on Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate

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painting floors, caromal colours

I went back today and whiz rolled a second coat of Chocolate.  All the layers are thin.  When it dried I used a scraper and bladed on Caromal Textured Basecoat Putty, and some TB Parchment, mixed with water.    When that was dry I used a harlequin stencil and added harleys with the olive bronze Moire metallic wall plaster.

Shame shame shame,  I was blow drying up a storm – given this is going to be a busy floor I shouldn’t have been rushing things,  but…..   sheeshh…..   so yes, I force dried a bit,  and before I went home I added a quick glaze over it all.   I actually grabbed the camera so I could show you how subtle the glaze is – but I wanted it to set the floor apart more from the neutral walls –  below you can see the glaze is on the back half, the front area is unglazed-

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I used Texturline’s Molasses Glaze, cut with some Clear Glaze so it wasn’t too intense, and added a little APC Gold Mica into the mix

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Scrubbed it on and wiped off immediately, as I went…

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and the drying floor (I am standing on the toilet 🙂 )

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Did you notice my plant holder?  I needed some height in this corner, so I took three mailing tubes that were collecting dust, glued, burlaped,  and tied them together, and voila – a custom vase!

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burlap linen sink skirt, crystal gem accents, harlequin stencil painted floor,caromal colours

 

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painted, stenciled floors, fabulous finishes studio, caromal colours, workshop, shop onlineThat truly, for me, was a room on a dime.  Aside from the new light fixture, everything else was something I had on hand – and product wise, I didn’t use a whole lot –    only thing left to do is topcoat the faucet and floor.   I’ll wait a few days to topcoat the floor, given I rushed it a bit – I want to make sure it’s really dry before sealing it up.

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Layering Foil And A Custom Mix of American Paint Clay Chalk Mineral Paints…

So we’ve got these fun metallic foils available, by the foot, available in store and online

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An easy enough way to add some pop and pizazz to furniture, trim, accents…

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Foils can be applied over a painted surface-

– I don’t foil over an existing furniture finish – I paint or seal the piece first

– over Caromal Colours Reclaim (built in sealer)   let dry 36 hrs before foiling

–  over chalk clay mineral based paints – it will pull right off unless SEALED first.   Do not seal with wax,  as the foil won’t adhere properly,  I seal my American Paint clay mineral paint with APC water based Topcoat Finish.

BE PATIENT.   Don’t paint your piece and topcoat all in four hours and then expect  to foiling five minutes later – your base needs to be cured or the sizing will pull your finish off.

Foils work kindof like kiddy transfer tatoos – you rub them over a sealed, sized, surface – then remove the paper to reveal your finished product.  Most foil patterns do not transfer 100% off the paper – expect about 80-95% transfer.  Because of this, your basecoat color DOES matter as you will see traces of it.

We have a simple video in the works, showing the step by step application of Metallic Foils, and we’ll post that as soon as it’s available.

  1. Make sure surface is sealed.  Pay attention to your basecoat color and how it will play with your foil pattern.
  2. Apply one coat of Sticky Size/ Wunda Size and let set up to a tack (about 15-30 minutes).   You can brush or roll, but be careful of brush strokes as these can relay through to your foiled finish
  3. Lay a sheet of foil over the tacky size, solid size down (you should be looking at your pattern ) and scrub with a coarse scrubber to transfer the foiling.  metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, paitned furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com
  4. You can seal with a water or oil based topcoat – I like to use American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax as it adds a little depth to the finish.  Use a glossier topcoat to create a high sheen, cool over the foils.

Cheetah Foil

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Copper Green Slade

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Weathered Copper

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Click on this photo to read the post about this spiffy little clock table.

I played around on this accent table –   it was white when I got it and I used a black texturebase to create a raised allover stencil design on the top

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I was yearning for something burnt orange, so I cooked up a custom color, using American Paint’s Magenta and Orange Grove

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I brushed on the first coat, then a thinner washed coat, and once dry sealed it with APC Topcoat Finish

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Once  thoroughly dry and cured (obviously I went quicker on this one) I applied one coat of the Sticky Size – it will go on milky and tack up to a clear

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I transferred Woodhaven Gold Metallic Foil onto the top using a scrub brush

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then I drybrushed American Paint Shoreline,  a fabulous bright turquoise – great for adding a nice patina

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It was hard to stop

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and when I was satisfied I realized I’d covered most of the foil 🙂

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The base got a last wash of the custom burnt orange

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and when it dried I started to lightly sand the finish to clean it up (you can see the right side is sanded and looks powdery)

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I sealed the paint with American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax

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the bestest, most awesome wax in the world-

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scrub it on

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and waxed the top too

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The wax antiqued that gold foil up nicely

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But then….    it happened.

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I couldn’t live with the orange legs longer than an hour…  I grabbed Born on the Fourth of July, a great dark blue from American Paint, that changes colors as you water it down ,  and painted the whole thing, top and bottom.

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Then I didn’t like the top being the same color as the bottom so I painted the top Cannonball, a black from APC.   Then sanded the bejesus out of it metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, painted furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com

and waxed the whole thing one more time, this time with American’s Clear Wax

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So much for foiling the top!   The cool thing, though, is – you can ‘see’ spots, here and there,  in the top finish,  of the gold foil…metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, painted furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com

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Love it now!

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Old Coffee Table On Dainty Wheels Goes CeCe Texas Prairie

The before

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The top was a little worn so I used the textured plaster to create a hide/leather effect

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It’s a black texturebase through cheesecloth, then a silver metallic blend brushed on, and finished with a liberon brown wax to age the cracks

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For the table base I used my CeCe Caldwell Texas Prairie, a pretty,  lighter neutral with a hint of green to it

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It’s a color I like to dirty down with tinted waxes or glaze, toners etc…  This sample below is Texas Prairie over Virginia Chestnut, the left side has some Light Aging Creme over it and the right side has some Dark Aging Creme.  The strip in the middle is the TP on it’s own, unsealed…

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I gave it a good soapy rag clean, then started brushing my first coat of CeCe Caldwell Texas Prairie.

Sometimes, because I post so much about these paints I love and represent, I forget to mention WHY they are so preferred… Did you catch the last part how I cleaned the table with a soapy rag,  and then began painting?

You heard right,  no sanding, no stripping off the old finish,  no priming (unless you end up with a less common bleed through of tannins) –   JUST BRUSH IT ON!

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I could have painted the dainty wheels too, as it adheres to metal, but I left those alone,  a reminder of it’s age…

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With many of CeCe’s 35+  colors, the first coat covers really nice.  I know some of my customers one coat colors that cover well.  I’m a fiddler though,  I like to apply two coats regardless of how well my first coat covered.  The second coat is quick and easy, using paint and some water, kindof like a wash coat.

This is the Texas Prairie, 2 coats, and light sanded (and a little wet wiping) to reveal the table’s original finish

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Now we can get dirty 🙂   I used both the Aging Creme Dark AND the Aging Creme Light –  no ratio, no measuring, just dipped each brush and got scrubbing…

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Here’s what I tell my customers regarding the Aging Creme (previously named Aging Wax) –     IF IF  IF  you choose to use it directly over unsealed CeCe paint, then expect it to bite in and age where it may age, when you wipe the excess expect some areas darker than the rest.  Kind of like my skin as I’m getting older,   age spots/patches  popping up that make no sense –  I can’t do much about them, right?

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I do occasionally use the Aging Cremes right over my unsealed CeCe – like I did with this table. I was okay with some areas looking darker than others,  remember my goal was dirty right?

One tip, if you DO use Aging Creme as your one and only sealing agent,  when you scrub on and wipe off, if an area is darker than you’d like,  take a little CeCe Clear Wax and scrub it into the darker area,  it will help lift the aging.   Make sure you do that right away,  not hours later.

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The clear wax dries pretty quick, you can buff to a nice sheen in 3-4 hours.  The Aging Cremes are a different animal – they take alot longer to dry (unless they are used over a sealed surface)

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General rule is,  for better control, seal your surface first before applying the aging cremes

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We carry everything you need to do the textured hide finish yourself  –  you can find my video step by step  HERE

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You can find this piece available for purchase in our studio showroom located at

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We offer weekly hands-on workshops  in our 3000 sf studio.  Bring your own piece and repurpose it, choosing from endless fabulous finish options.  We’ve got one tomorrow at 11am,  full house,  can’t wait to see what everyone creates…

Workshops fill fast so pick your date and call to sign up –deposit required.  Head here for dates and contact info.

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A Tiered French Provencial Table Transformed With Paint…

Once again, a project started without a good BEFORE photo.  The table was medium brown –  this photo shows the second coat, Ce Ce Caldwell Vintage White, going over the first coat Ce Ce Caldwell Mesa Sunset

I loved the design of this table, feminine and functional, I especially liked how the tops were not perfectly round

These little spindles were not all that fun to paint, especially the insides of them…  but they will be noticed in the end

 After the first layer (Mesa Sunset) dried, I stenciled a medallion design on the top using black texturebase, a thick plaster made by Textureline (can find that in my online store).  I thought it would look cool buried under the Vintage White and distressed back revealing parts of it.   This picture below shows it covered with one coat Vintage White-

When the Vintage White dried I sanded the flat surfaces (I like to do that) and wet wiped edges to reveal the pretty Mesa color.    (I apologize for no play by play photos).

When I’d distressed to my liking, I got out the CeCe Clear Wax, tinted it with black pigment (can find those in my online store), brushed it on and wiped off the excess.  This not only sealed my painted surface but also gave it an aged effect

I love the CeCe Clear Wax – it is so easy to apply,   dries pretty quick so you can buff it to a nice sheen, and tints easy.     By tinting that wax black I sealed AND aged all in one step!

When the tabletop dried I found it to be too stark, the black on creme, so I pulled out Liberon Medium Oak Wax and gave it a quick rub

THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!

Love how its so aged looking,  a hint of black  and a hint of brown…  it really compliments the Mesa orange

Like that?   I forgot to mention, after that black plaster dried, I put the stencil back on it and through it brushed some Elmers Glue,  THEN I covered the whole top with Vintage White.   When the white dried over the stencil it lightly cracked – I think if you click on the photo you’ll be able to see it

You know what I find funny, looking back on these photos?  That I totally completed the top of the table before I even went on to the rest 🙂

A pretty finish

Told you you’d notice those spindles 🙂

It found it’s way into a new home last week – yay!

It’s a perfect month to be playing with paint!

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