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An Antique Trestle Table and Chairs – CeCe Caldwell Vintage White Part II

… and along came the table and chairs

I shared the accompanying buffet story in my last post,  a CeCe Vintage White, aged with a  Slate Grey tinted wax

The table and chairs I wanted to finish a little different.  I still wanted to use the Vintage White, but chose a clear wax instead of the grey –  this way it would be light and bright and fresh, perfect for a big kitchen nook or dining room.     One King’s chair

My mom came to help with this one… here she is  painting the first coat of CeCe Vintage White.   Chairs require patience you need to get into every crook and cranny, and check every angle

making sure all your surfaces are covered,  no drip marks

I didn’t take photos of the table in progress,  I was too wrapped up in the painting )    Clean your surface, let dry, then begin painting!  Two coats usually does it with the Vintage White over a medium tone grain.   When your piece is covered, you can light sand – light sanding will knock out any imperfections you might have,  and it makes your surface feel yummy.  You can also take a wet rag and wipe your finish -this will reveal some of your original color underneath.    I used both distressing techniques on this set

When my piece is dry, and sanded, i can apply a topcoat –  I like CeCe’s Clear Wax but I prefer her magical CeCe Satin Finish for surfaces requiring a little more durability

What a great table – it has 2 leaves that stow right under the main panel.

So elegant, and neutral, and perfect, and just right…

It was well received at the Utica Antique Market last week –

Antique Trestle Table and Six Chairs –  now available for purchase.  Contact us for more information

ARE YOU READY TO GET your paint on?

Our online store  will cover all your needs – the best DIY paints on the market  –  CeCe Caldwell,  Caromal Colours, Textureline,   waxes, topcoats, powder pigments,  metallic paints, glazes…   in a variety of container sizes including samplers!  We offer rollers, brushes,  even custom sample wood squares created just how you request.

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A Lovely Antiqued Waterfall Vanity, Even More Beautiful In Silver

Late last year I refinished this antique waterfall vanity

My antiqued custom silver finish was the perfect match, and it received many compliments.

And then it sold.

My quest to find another brought me to this

Awesome mirror…

Even better, it came with the vanity chair

Bonus  – a chest and bed to complete the set!

Yes, I’ll admit I questioned whether it was wrong to paint it – after all, look at the detail in the crafting of these pieces

But the set would have needed some finish restoration, and I don’t do that.  And, really, I know this set could be just as beautiful with a painted finish.

Without further ado

Even though I can get an idea of where I want to go with something…

sometimes the end result is beyond what I’d imagined…

Added a swarovski crystal…

The etching on the mirror, and a separate mirror covered compartment,  so fine…

Did I mention it is in excellent condition?

Where will you find another vanity and chair like this?   It is almost one of a kind…

Know anyone interested?  It’s available for purchase.  I think I’ll do the bed and chest in CeCe Vintage White…

In the Metro Detroit area and looking for that perfect paint piece?   Stop in and check us out –  we offer custom finishes,  idea books and magazines,  and finished furniture and accessories for purchase.

Fabulous Finishes Studio

49972 Van Dyke Rd

Shelby Twp, Mi 48317

on the east side of Van Dyke, between 22 and 23 Mile

Or shop online!

Our online store covers all your needs – the best DIY paints on the market in a variety of container sizes including samplers,   rollers, brushes,  even custom sample wood squares created just how you request.

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

Creating A Reptile Skin TableTop

This table had a bumpy finish on top

I grabbed it this morning,  ready to start its transformation…

I love my job!

It’s wet…  I love the black…. should I leave it black and do a glossy topcoat?  Maybe finish the rest of the table in CeCe Vintage White?   Or one of their pretty greys like Seattle Mist or Pittsburgh Gray?

Or continue on the top to create a finish like this?

and do the rest of the table dark, like Vermont Slate?    Decisions Decisions…

Stay tuned for final results.

Are you in the Metro Detroit area and interested in learning this finish?  Check out my workshop schedule (summer schedule posted tonight) for our upcoming textured hide finish.

ARE YOU READY TO GET your paint on?

Of course you are!   My online store will cover all your needs – the best DIY paints on the market in a variety of container sizes including samplers,   rollers, brushes,  even custom sample wood squares created just how you request.

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA).

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

Assortment Of Offerings, Complimenting Our Furniture, For Purchase…

Mirrors –  toned putty and paprika with studs…

Aged silver finish

an old one

Painted wooden signs in a variety of sizes

Metal stars, custom created at your request

Wire roosters, distressed wooden accents

Of course, full stock of CeCe Caldwell and Caromal Colours paints and sundries

and one of a kind hand painted furnishings

Check us out

Fabulous Finishes Studio

49972 Van Dyke Rd

Shelby Twp, Mi 48317

888-819-1490

on the east side of Van Dyke, between 22 and 23 Mile