Tag Archives: Furniture

A Vintage Life Blogger Paints A Killer Red And Black Stool…

Love emails like this one I got from Marge, over at Vintage Life

Thank you for sending me my Caromal Colours! I did my first project…never painted furniture before!   I love it and have a ton of ideas. 

You can see my project at my blog www.LadyPicker.blogspot.com

She took an old stool and gave it a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn

then a coat of Chipping Creme

then Paprika Textured Basecoat.  When dry she sanded to reveal the under color

Sweet!

Head over to Marge’s ‘A Vintage Life‘ blog to read the awesome play by play.  She was even nice enough to add in my link (I asked 🙂 ) so that  those that are inspired to try the Caromal paints know where to find them!

  She’s got a quite cool Etsy store  too,    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ladypicker

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoats,  head here   distressing paints

For Caromal Colour makeovers

To order sample colors

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OH My Gosh, I Suck – But This Distressed Piece Is To DIE For!

I don’t know what happened last night … I vowed I’d take pictures as the night progressed,  and had my camera right on my cart.

Wanna see what I got?

I know, JUMBO LAME-O!

We ended up with a last minute roster change, one lady swapped her husband for her daughter –  and another brought his wife, so ten was the final count.

Many came with a specific purpose –  they came, they perused the samples,  and then focused on creating exactly the finish they liked.  Questions, dirty brushes just a lot to share.   Paprika was popular – with 2 layers of Toner (creates a darker finish) , and Parchment – always a hit… I’d show you photos, if I had them!

By time I cleaned up I was exhausted – but wide awake.  Don’t you  hate that?   I popped a big bowl of popcorn and ate it, brain dead.  This morning I headed back to glazing trim

then a quick stop to a new client that is looking to have a display cabinet refinished.  I walked into their kitchen and instantly spotted this

I

temporarily interrupt this post

with my own heart,

loudly beating...

AAhhhhhhhh!   Authentic old – we WORK to create this finish!

The piece was a garbage reject.  It arrived all covered in blue, and the client’s husband used a stripped to  get most of it off –  look at what he revealed

Anyway, thankfully, that ISN’T the piece they want refinished 🙂

Back to the JUMBO LAME-O –   I have gads of emails from the last two days, piling up –  I promise I’ll get to each one – I just need a day or so.  If you require more immediate attention, please feel free to call me on my cellphone – I can talk (bluetooth in ear) while I work.

Yum!

 

 

Duplicating Lovely Distressed Furniture Finishes…

Anytime I look through magazines and see things painted my mind starts turning

I could get to that look by…

Do you do that?    I recently visited one of my favorite online sources, Wisteria,

and saw nothing but Caromal Colour looking finishes.

Take a look

You could get to this with textured basecoat Wisteria and Colonial  Blue

This one,  textured basecoat Peppercorn and Paprika

Textured basecoat Bayberry over a wood table,  or Bayberry and Chocolate

This could be textured basecoat Chocolate, then Paprika

(aren’t you loving all this distressing?)

This distressed coffee table reminds me of textured basecoat Peppercorn

and this bench finish could be duplicated using texture basecoat color Wisteria

If I had to duplicate this pretty cabinet I’d get textured basecoat Bayberry and Wisteria

I’d mix some Wisteria into some Bayberry to make a lighter version of green,  then I’d mix Wisteria with BARELY any Bayberry to get a dirtied offwhite color, then I’d use the Wisteria fo r the rest.  I’d sand the crap out of it, then I’d do a wash with the Coffee Glaze mixed with some water –

Easy,  textured basecoat Parchment

If you’re new to my blog and unfamiliar with Caromal Colours paints, head here.

To see more of what Wisteria has to offer, check out their website

ARE YOU READY TO GET CAROMAL’d?

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA). ( This code is needed in order for me to receive credit as well –   if you forget to use it I lose it!)

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

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Refinishing An Old Dining Room Table With Caromal Colours Bayberry…

An awesome twist on refinishing a dining room table –  head on over to Creative Cain Cabin

where Dawn posts (with crispy clear photos)

her whole transformation using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat BAYBERRY,  one of my favorite colors!

ps) I love how she described the textured basecoats as painting with toothpaste – that’s a great analogy!