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Sharing Last Night’s Workshop Painted Beauties!

Love our weekly workshops,   ten projects transformed with paint in a mere four hours.   Last night we were blessed with eleven – one mixed the date up and came this week instead of next week,  so if anyone is looking to jump into next Saturday’s class we have one opening!

Now the good stuff –

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Before

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CeCeCaldwell Beckley Coal

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Love it – sanded and rubbed back with a damp rag, sealed with a quick coat of Topcoat Finish – voila!

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Before – the gals from Tossed and Found in Wyandotte…

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First layer Caromal Colours Cobblestone

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Caromal Colours Parchment over Cobblestone (Chipping Creme in the middle).

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Perfectly Delicious!

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Before – Tossed and Found

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After – Bronze Blend over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sanded and then glazed with Caromal Toner

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Before – Four lower level oak cabinets

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In Process, CeCe Caldwell Myrtle Beach Sands

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Happy Happy Days – four doors down, a few to go…

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Before

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Mocha Reclaim Basecoat, Silver Blend over Top, Toning Glaze over top.

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Before – old wood mirror.

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In Process – CeCe Pittsburgh Gray over CeCe Vintage White

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Sanded and wet wiped back

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Sealed with Topcoat Finish

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Before

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After, American Paint Company Fireworks Red over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn. Sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before

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First coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Bayberry

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Caromal Colours Huckleberry Blue over the Bayberry (chipping creme in middle). Topped with Caromal Tea Glaze.

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Before. This rush seat was really beat up.

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Frame of chair Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate. Metallic Champagne dry brushed over the brown. Seat painted with American Paint Company Wild Horses mixed with Desert Cactus.

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Caromal Colours Toner used as a glaze over the frame to give the finish a glow. APC seat sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before

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First coat American Paint Company Smoke Signal, second coat a blend of Smoke Signal and APC Plymouth Rock.

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First coat American Paint Company Smoke Signal, second coat a blend of Smoke Signal and APC Plymouth Rock. Sanded and wet wiped, sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before.

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First coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Mustard. Second Coat CeCe Caldwell Blue Sky Montana.

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Stenciled with APC Navajo White and some Shining Seas. Sanded and sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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If you’re in the Detroit area and looking to add new life to a tired piece, or have a larger project that you’d like to start here (bring a few drawers), or a vanity or bank of cabinets you’d like to refinish (bring a few doors) ,  give us a call and sign up for one of our ongoing weekly workshops.     We offer you-

  • a place to camp out for four hours
  • all the tools and products necessary to create the finish of your choice
  • a wide variety of product lines and finishes to choose from – chalk and clay paints, textured paints, metallics,  stenciling
  • We’re here to guide you along the way- I have a faux finishing background with ten years of creating and application and professional training –  you’re in GREAT hands!

Come check us out,  we’d love to have you!

visit our paint studio – we fully stock

American Paint Company  /Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

CeCe Caldwell Clay/Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

Caromal Colours Artisan Collection and Reclaim Paints

 Specialty Finishing products

metallics, dimensional plasters, waxes, powder pigments, glazes, gilding supplies

One Stop Shopping

brushes, drill brushes, stencil brushes, sandpaper, whiz rollers

Fabulous Finishes Retail Studio

51350 Van Dyke Rd,  Shelby Twp MI 48316

or find us online

WWW.SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM  – we gotcha covered

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Painted Plaster Relief – American Paint Saddle, Tumbleweed, Surfboard

A plaster wall hanging that had no use anymore, sat, lost in the backroom for months.   I spotted it one day and decided to paint it using a few of American Paint Company chalk/clay paint colors I’d not used yet.

I first gave the plaster piece a brushing of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate –  my way of adding a little added dimension, and depth.  DSC_2335

Then some APC  Saddle (medium brown) , Tumbleweed (light tan brown), Surfboard (light turquoise) , and a little Home Plate (offwhite)

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I chip brushed on the paints – first Saddle – not everywhere, just here and there

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then some Tumbleweed over that…   Some areas got a little Saddle BACK over the  Tumbleweed – basically I just wanted a warm shade of browns…

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Over all that wet paint  I brushed on the Surfboard, more in a drybrush method so that only the tops of the detail would be ‘surfed’….

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Lastly, just a little hint of Home Plate (offwhite), again lightly drybrushed –

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When it dried (didn’t take long)   I lightly sanded some high areas to reveal away the color

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then I grabbed the Liberon Medium Oak and sealed the paint by scrubbing it on and wiping the excess off…

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The chalk/clay paint needs to be sealed, and the Liberon Wax not only seals but also ages (dirtys) it up for me, in one step…

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I love it’s ability to add a richness to the paint finish…

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The ONLY picture I had of it completed, below me making a goofy face…  I’d photo a few more but it sold already 🙂

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If you’re in the Detroit area,  visit our paint studio – we fully stock

American Paint Company  /Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

CeCe Caldwell Clay/Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

Caromal Colours Artisan Collection and Reclaim Paints

 Specialty Finishing products

metallics, dimensional plasters, waxes, powder pigments, glazes, gilding supplies

One Stop Shopping

brushes, drill brushes, stencil brushes, sandpaper, whizz rollers

Fabulous Finishes Retail Studio

51350 Van Dyke Rd,  Shelby Twp MI 48316

or find us online

WWW.SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM  – we gotcha covered