Had a Get Your Paint On session this past Saturday…
I love being able to show how easy it is to paint and transform with Caromal paints. Empowering others… like Heather, who’s table arrived with an old paint and stencil finish, ready for new life.
Brushing on her first coat of peppercorn texture basecoat
we worried that she might not finish
When dry, a quick second thin fill coat. The cobblestone was used around the side band for interest
The fun part, sanding to distress
Sanding down to the under color revealed the original green paint
a great accent with the cobblestone side
All sanded and dull looking
until the amazing TONER is brushed on and wiped off…
That quick and easy. Mind you, Heather was the FIRST one finished.
A new table is born
Ann Marie starts a simple student desk – this was her inspiration
painting texture basecoat chocolate on the edges so that the later sanding on edges will reveal brown not blonde wood…
Now a simple desk should have been a snap right? Nope…. spindles suck.
After the Chocolate dried it was brushed over with Chipping Creme. Once dry the textured basecoat parchment went on, as shown here
when that dried, she sanded for a smooth feeling top, and brown edges…
then the Coffee Glaze, brushed on, wiped off
and FINALLY, the stencil, using Toner
Yay, all that in a day! We met at 9am and after meet/greet, instruction and finish selections, the brushes started flowing…
Mike started with a cherry color coffee table. He was inspired by this finish –
He painted the edges texture basecoat pumpkin so orange would come through the black (peppercorn) not the original cherry finish…
Same thing, let it dry, brush with Chipping Creme, let that dry, then brush on the top color, in this case textured basecoat peppercorn
oooooohhhhhh YA………. Mike loved the sanding part …. simple.
after the sanding Toner was brushed on and wiped off
A centered stencil in statuary bronze, completed this table.
These pieces will all get a coat of Min Wax wipe-on poly, to seal up the finish. Any of your favorite topcoats will do, I like to demo the Min Wax Wipe-On Poly for cabinets and usable pieces. Liberon Bison Waxes are lovely as well – easily wiped on/wiped off – providing a soft furniture glow, but I’m not a big fan of wax topcoats over kitchen/bath cabinets or heavily used pieces (like Heather’s kitchen table).
This table is going to get Parchment (creme) over Mustard (yellow)
Deborah brushes the texture basecoat mustard on
we all commented that it looked cool at this stage too
Blow drying the chipping creme, which was brushed over the whole thing…
then the parchment gets brushed on
sanding to reveal some of that yellow
Now the search for perfect handles – calls for a trip to Hobby Lobby!
We wrapped around 4pm – a fun day to be had at the studio! Come join us for March session, Saturday March 24th at 9am. Cost for the day is $175 which includes instruction from an awesome instructor (:)), a pizza lunch, and all the materials you need to paint your piece. All you need to bring is yourself, a smile, and a piece of tired furniture up to 36 inches in length. Class max is 5 so dont’ delay – call the store to check availablity and register.
What’s it gonna be?
You can find all of the above at my store – be sure to book mark it, and note my coupon codes PattyH for $2 off shipping and PattyH5 for 5 off shipping.
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