Share time –
Pam G says
You inspired me with the chess table you had in the store. I love how this turned out….I used Reclaim Pebble and Reclaim Licorice followed by brown Toner
What a perfect table to checker, love it!
This chest looks like it came from the wild wild west…
Part 1 of it’s facelift was refinishing the drawers at one of our Paint a Piece Workshops. The drawers were based with Reclaim Mocha, then a metallic finish applied over top. Lastly the drawers were lined up on the floor, and a large oversized damask stencil was applied using Toner
At home, the rest of the chest was painted Reclaim Mocha (2 coats for solid coverage) and the sides were completed like the drawer fronts –
Lastly, new knobs were added…
and how is THAT for a transformation?
Totatlly updated, no longer a buggy riding cowboy 🙂
A salon owner updates this service table with APC Chenille Bedspread and Cheetah Foil application on the surfaces and legs….
Joy knocked her kitchen cabinets out of the park !
Robin shared –
So I had an ugly shiny gold metal storage trunk. Think 1990s. Unfortunately my hard drive crashed so I lost my “before” picture, but i found something that shows how horrible the gold was, so i attached that as my before….
I was going to throw it away, but its bones were good quality. Then, I saw a similar style trunk in Pottery Barn for $499
My brain said Stop! like when a needle gets dragged over a record… haha, $499 – really??
Luckily, I had been reading your blog for a while, and remembered you said Caromal paints adheres to pretty much anything… could I repurpose it? Seemed like a nice small project to start with.
By sending you a quick picture of the Pottery Barn Item, and my goal of a dark trunk, you suggested: lightening Caromal Textured Basecoat black (Peppercorn) with some white (Wisteria) if I wanted grey, OR as i decided on… off black. I did 2 coats of that over the entire piece
and then brushed the bronze on only the trim. I finished with Toner, and finally a coat of clear wax. Love it !!!
We love it too!
We shared part of this do-over before, Kim attended one of our Paint A Piece Workshops with this lovely vintage chair
She painted it with several thin coats of Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment, and then added an overglaze (I think she used Coffee Glaze)
She was in the store again, and this time showed me a picture of it, completely put back together, along with a foot stool that she finished the same way – is this not a gorgeous chair?
Laura had a bedroom set that she had grown tired of
Gorgeous pieces…. she wanted black
I used Reclaim Licorice and metallic Silver Blend. Thank you for all your help. I am so pleased with the outcome!!!
Base was once cream and gold 70’s French Provincial. I used a random mix of APC Saddle, Leather Boots, with a little Sedona Red and Fireworks Red on the high spots. I ended up having to do 2 coats because it seemed to drink the paint and a light sanding had me seeing the cream. I then painted the gold detail in the recesses like it had been before. I put on one coat of Beckley Coal and lightly sanded to show some of the under color. I am planning on putting APC Dark Wax on as a finish. I sanded and restained the top.
Lisa updated this little accent table
using Caromal Colours Botanical paint color Boxwood, and finished it off with black wax – pretty!
Gorgeous nursery, right? Maria used a custom blend we made up for her, to match this header crown to the iron crib
Margy started with this small buffet
and turned it into this gorgeous work of art!
Thanks so much for the feedback. I ended up using the “Reclaim Off-White” with the Reclaim Antiquing Glaze on the buffet, and I decoupaged the front doors using the “Double Starfish” design from Monahan Papers. This was really a labor of love, and very detailed especially for my first big refurbishing project – the front doors have a serpentine design and the papers had to align perfectly over the curvy front! I love how it turned out 🙂
We love the aged papers and as Margy as shown, they can even be custom order in larger sizes 🙂
We don’t have the before, but Nanette created a cool barnworn finish on her chair
I used Textured Basecoat Mustard, some Sedona Red, and Reclaim Licorice (black) . I used your Sandstone Texture for the stencil relief, which was buried beneath layers. I am absolutely IN LOVE with this 7.00 chair reno!!!
Isn’t it amazing how the paints can layer and reveal to look authentically decades old?
I watched your DIY video a couple of times,which really helped me get through the process. The base coat was Reclaim “sage”. After gluing down the botanical paper with the Reclaim sealer, I used Caromal Colors Basecoat “putty” around the edges of the paper. The drawer also has some “putty” dry brushed on it. The body of the nightstand has Caromal Colors Basecoat “parchment” on it which works well with the background of the paper. I used Reclaim Antiquing Glaze over everything. It was light enough that it didn’t overwhelm the paper. I love how it turned out!
That turned out cool Lisa!
Ragen gave an old sled an update with APC Fireworks Red and one of the pretty seasonal aged papers
A textured stencil –
and Wendy shares
Just wanted to thank you for your fabulous store, paint, and wisdom! I just finished these nightstands for my daughter using the botanical papers and paint. She loves them! You were so helpful when I came in for help. Thank you again.
LOVE! She used Caromal Colours Botanical paint color Gardenia, and the aged Botanical Papers – these are two of my favorite prints…
She added a pretty raised design on the side with a stencil –
Joe shared his bathroom makeover using Reclaim Paint Mocha … probably my favorite way to see an update – if you have the money, invest it in a new counter , then update the cabinets with a painted finish – million bucks! (the floor is lovely too, must add 🙂 )
Leigh updated this furniture with Caromal Botanicals paint color Peony, and a soft, whimsical stencil – love love love!
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