Happy 2016! I swear the older I’m getting the faster time seems to be flying…
I thought I’d start out this new year cleaning the slate of ‘Customers Projects that Need Sharing’. It’s the best way to inspire others that might be a little hesitant trying our products. And a shout out to all our amazing customers that are willing to share their projects – I really appreciate it!!
This customer used our Mocha Reclaim to paint right over her original PAINTED WHITE spindles. Over one hundred of the, no less!
Instead of investing some serious $$ to replace the white spindles for wrought iron, she thought she’d try painting them instead…
The darker spindles changed the whole feel in her foyer, and she was thrilled.
Tamanna’s first project was this buffet – she acquired it for the great bones, not the color. Her goal was black with a glossy topcoat.
she used Reclaim Licorice, and a glossy wipe on poly, and LOVED its ease of use.
She was back in this past weekend, to search for the perfect grey color for her kitchen cabinets. She asked about painting the granite around two fireplaces, and went home and used one coat of her leftover Reclaim Licorice on both!
How’s this for a simple update?
Another client, came in this past weekend – back to find a color to paint her kitchen island cabinets. She said, “Let me show you – I painted my kitchen with with your paints and love how it turned out…” and she pulled up photos on her phone:
What a difference!!
She’s going darker on the island to give it a whole different feel –
Leah transformed her armoire using our paints –
which paint, I’m not QUITE sure – maybe American Paint? Cottage Paint? Caromal?
Diane gave this kitchen a great new feel, taking the original cabinets to a Sage Green –
I wish we had the befores for this kitchen, stained cabinets with a stained floor was probably ALOT of stained wood which, isn’t a bad thing, but look how lovely this sage is against the floor now?
Hardware was a new addition, as well as the decorative ‘feet’ tucked in next to the toekick…
You can find many varieties online, just search on ‘wood cabinet feet’
LOL, these are REALLY some feet to add 🙂
and this lovely looks to be Textured Basecoat Peppercorn with Botanical Dandelion over it, sanded back for reveal. The Aged Paper is one of the botanical Sunflower prints. Our paper order arrives this week, and due in are new Valentine and Easter prints – can’t wait to add those to the store –
How cool are these? Love her creativity and play on texture …
including the use of Stencils to created raised relief. We offer a great selection of stencils, and make a point to note which ones are better suited for building relief…
Some of our large stencils may seem a little pricey, but they are worth the investment if you plan on finishing more than one project. Most of our large ones are thick and extra sturdy, allowing them to be used and cleaned over and over again. The larger size also means a more extensive pattern, which can be used in many ways – stack them for an allover effect, use the whole design or just a few parts of it –
For great tips and step by step on using the Aged Papers, you can head to our DIY Video Page and click on Episode 5 “How To Apply Aged Papers to Furniture”.
I am going to break this into several posts, that way it won’t run on forever, and I can get this part live. I’ve committed to getting all the shares posted, so Round 2 will be up this week as well.
If you’ve been wondering what’s new, given the LEAN posting these last months:
- STILL waiting to tie up loose ends with the blog transition
- new items are regularly being added to our online store, recent add:
- this piece sold to a customer in Texas and moved out this past weekend
- started this New Year in a new set of wheels~ whoot whoot!
- got to spend an amazing four weeks enjoying both kids who were home from school for Christmas break. Love love love them, and had to bid them adieu today 😦
- working on finishing this curvy piece, created with a variety of American Paint chalk and clay paints, an enlarged Aged Paper, and a top I took back to original wood, and stained using our new Fabulous Wood Topper product that will be debuting this month 🙂
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 painting your own piece, check out our Workshop Schedule, you can even register online.