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Our Last BEST Sale -Paint Store Closing Prices Slashed!

If you’ve visited my online  FABFINISHER  store or Facebook page this last month, you know I’m bringing my online paint store  to a close

That sounds so……. final.   The selling paint part is.

My responsibilities during the day keep me busy.   When I come home I want my time free for things that make my heart happy – painting, creating, losing myself in nothing if I choose…  not counting/sorting inventory, answering emails, having to spend time on facebook/ websites trying to market interest for sales.  

THIS is a good place for me.  I can focus on the projects I commission with clients,  creations of my own, and most importantly, using  as much free time as I can to make every last memory with my dad.

My book of life has amazingly colorful chapters so far, and I have faith that there will be many more to come –  God has blessed me beyond measure!

And this is a great time to shop and save for all of you

Shop for Paints and Finishes

Papers

Stencils

 

Brushes, Rollers, Awesome Cleaners

Foils, Metallics, Leaf, Swarovski


Knobs


AND MUCH MORE!

HEAVILY DISCOUNTED!

~JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS ~

I am forever grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met over these ten years  in the blog world.  Over 1800 followers, that’s pretty darn cool!

If you have any questions let us know, we are filling orders and shipping 2-3 times per week.  As product sells out it will be removed from the site.   Remember, if you’re local, you can choose to pickup and save on shipping!

 

 

 

 

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New European Flair Stencil Designs Have Arrived!

This post goes hand in hand with my next, discussing  painted finishes using  stencils and plaster to create relief.

These are the new stencil design we recently added:  (click on a design if you want more details)

I’m the one that has a hard time NOT adding a stencil somewhere on that piece of furniture I’m refinishing…

I favor designs like these above – ones that can be repeated for an allover effect, stacked, even split apart, using portions of the whole,  and I like to make sure the stencils are thick enough to use with thicker mediums like plaster and stone products (again one of my favorite to-dos)

A stencil has to be able to withstand multiple uses and clean up, without breaking down, damaged edges etc.

My advise to anyone new to stenciling ?

CLEAN IT AS SOON AS YOU USE IT

If you let the stencil sit for a bit after you use it, you will find it much harder to clean, especially if you are stenciling with paints or plasters.    I give it a fast rinse, then lay it on a flat surface and scrub with a fat brush and Deep Green

Deep Green is a super concentrated cleaner/stain remover that can be used full strength (how I like) or diluted for a daily cleaner.   Full strength its quite powerful – it made quite a difference in my grungy work deep sink when I used it full strength on a brush –

With my stencils, I use my brush to grab some cleaner then swirl away on the dirty stencil … 

laying  it on a flat surface keeps from bending the stencil medium

Rinse your brush good, and your stencil, and lay it flat to dry.

You can find stencils, cleaners, and all my favorite chalk and clay and plaster type paints,  finishes, glazes, sealers at our online store  www.fabfinisher.com  

If you need brushes we carry those as well, in all shapes and sizes.  Our favorite round brush prices will knock your socks off 🙂

Enjoy your week,

hopefully filled with spring-like weather!

 

Sharing Projects From Our Workshops…

Trying to round out the posts – customers projects,  things I’m working on, and all the fun paint projects created in our workshops –

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A chippy, worn finish, Textured Basecoat Cobblestone, Chipping Crème, TB Parchment, and Glaze

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Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, APC yellow chalk/clay, sanded/wet wiped to reveal, APC Topcoated to seal up the paint

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The body of this pedestal kept its original finish, the top, base and accent was given a warm silver/gold finish with Toner

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A layered, chippy finish can be obtained a number of ways – here the texture on the first layer is Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, but instead of ‘chipping creme’ and then another Textured Basecoat  she used American Paint Co’s Fireworks Red, one coat painted on just enough to cover.  When it dries you can sand with a 150 grit to get thru to the textured base, and you can damp rag it to reveal as well.

I think APC Dark Wax completed this finish-

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Brown wood drawers before,   I think this one is our custom Grey,  and the hardware was refinished using our Hardware Kit Brass
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A wood table before, got a layer of  Reclaim Mocha,  a layer of a Metallic Bronze Blend, and Black Glaze.  Stenciled with a lighter metallic-

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Top is 2 coats of Reclaim Mocha,  the rest has one coat Reclaim Mocha, then a rustic layer of metallic Silver Blend, and Toner

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Our custom Blue, with a white wash, stenciled with several colors of Stencil Cremes

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APC Chalk/Clay Voyage blue over  White, sealed with APC Topcooat. Stenciled with Mother Earth Stencil Crème

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Texture Basecoat Chocolate, Metallic Silver Blend, Toner

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Our custom White, with a stencil color Mother Earth Stencil Creme – you can achieve the same color stencil using Toner –

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American Paint Co Freedom Road, with Clear Wax might have had some pewter mica and/or black pigment  in the wax …

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Basecoated with Reclaim Pewter,  top and accents topped with a soft metallic gold/silver

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Love how this one turned out – the attendee brought a pillow from home to match – she used Textured Basecoat Chocolate, then I think the blue was Reclaim Nantucket – sanded when dry, and stenciled with a champagne metallic –

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American Paint Freedom Road over Amber Waves Of Grain, sealed with APC Topcoat

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Metallic Bronze Finish over Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sanded to reveal texture, topped with Black Glaze –

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American Paint Co Vintage White, Distressed and Topcoated.  Drawers Stenciled.

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Metallic Finish (Reclaim Licorice, Black Bronze, and Black Glaze)- stenciled in silver –

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First layer Reclaim Mocha, second layer Metallic Silver Blend and Toner. Stencil in Toner. Top remained Mocha – this table had a raised grain on top,  the Mocha so nicely accents it
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First layer Reclaim Licorice, Metallic Silver Blend with Toner on top and door
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First coat Textured Basecoat Chocolate, then I think it was our custom Vanilla,  sanded/wet wiped, then glazed
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This table was originally dark wood,  painted with our custom Vanilla  topped with Antique Glaze

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Stenciled with Mother Earth Stencil Crème

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Textured Basecoat Wisteria over Colonial Blue, Chipping Creme in middle, with Tea Glaze. Stenciled with Toner

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Textured Basecoat Cobblestone over Peppercorn, Chipping Creme in the middle, with Toner.  Stenciled in metallic –

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Textured Basecoat Parchment, with Molasses Less Intense Glaze

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Wine, and  American Paint Dark Wax

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American Paint Co Orange Grove, with APC Topcoat 

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This frame was refinished using our custom tinted Grey with wash

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American Paint Vintage White with APC Topcoat

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Not sure, I think Botanical Dahlia over Textured Basecoat Wisteria 

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Not sure….

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I think American Paint Leather Boots over Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, with APC Dark Wax

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American Paint A-mazing Yellow over Peacock, APC Topcoat

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Thought I’d include this one,  one of our larger Aged Paper Creating workshops  – I think I shared the final photo months back, but this was their fun group –

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This class mounted their choice of Aged Paper onto a glass mounted frame, layering to hide edges.  Our current Aged Paper Workshop will be working on large canvas mountings

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I think American Paint Topiary with APC Dark Wax

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over Candy Apple Red, Chipping Creme in the middle, with Toner and Toner stencil

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Patina with Tea Glaze

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French Blue with white wash and White stencil

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Metallic Silver finish with Toner and Stencil

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Grey Linen, with a Molasses Less Intense Glaze and a stencil using Mother Earth Stencil Creme

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Finished the Silver Vanity, Workshop Creations

Wrapping up the week, I finished this piece for old vanity for my client –

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Taking pictures in the workroom make horrible photos, with all the clutter and messy shelves as backdrops…   I ‘fuzzed’ out the background on this one, so at least you can see the whole set.   It came to me dressed in a previously painted, tired, yellow color.

I gave it one of my metallic silver antiqued finishes, and wood grained the top-

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My Fabulous Finishes style has always been a little over the top,  dressing pieces up with pretty feet, decorated drawers, crystals always (even if I hide them on the back), even shimmer if I can get away with it… this customer wanted it fabulous 🙂

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Ended the week with a Paint A Piece Workshop.  Every now and then I fail to capture photos of the evening and last night was one of them,   however,  I DID get some as they were leaving the store…

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American Paint Company Chalk Clay Topiary with APC Dark Wax

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika , Stone, and Reclaim Glaze. Stenciled with Earth Stencil Creme.

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika with Stone, and Reclaim Glaze. Stenciled with Earth Stencil Creme.

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment, Stone, Dark Grey Glaze, stenciled with Earth Stencil Creme.

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Patina (our custom color), with Tea Glaze

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Patina (our custom color), with White Glaze, stenciled with Snowberry Stencil Creme.

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Metallic Finish with Toning Glaze, stenciled Earth Stencil Creme.

Back to work, on this lovely piece –

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If you’re local, we are featured  in this weekend’s Detroit Free Press and Detroit News Homestyle Magazine!

  Enjoy Spring, have a blessed week~

 

Mother’s Day is next weekend –    She might like these lovely Aged Paper ladies,  in for Spring

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spring projects!

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