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At The Fab, Paint Can Top Anything…

Love this time of year – the berry sprigs, pine needles, and snow tipped branches packed away, and blooming flowers take their place.  I arranged these pretty stems in a burlap container that I stenciled using our Postage Stamp Stencil and Caromal Colours Stencil Creme Mother Earth

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This black metal vase turned patina easily, dragging Botanical Paint Aster, Moss and a little Gardenia.  No topcoat is required, as the Botanical Paints will stay put once dry,  but the finish will be chalky flat –  Fabulous_finishes_painted_chalk_clay_urn

A barn door was already crackled, easily achieved using Cottage Paint’s Easy Crackle and Cottage Wonderous White,  or Elmers Glue and American Paint Company Navajo White.  I added a stamp stencil using Caromal Colours Stencil Creme Mother Earth

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This frame, originally teal and zebra,  changed it’s look using Reclaim Nantucket Blue.  I applied a dimensional FISH BONES stencil using Texture Plaster, and stenciled a metallic crown, decorating it with Swarovski Crystals. Did I mention we’ll be adding those to our online store this week?  I found a fun lady-catches-big-fish picture to display, knowing it would appeal to one of our many cottage/boater customers.    It wasn’t around long…

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This basket is original – a weave of grapevine and moss…  it holds plaster ornaments that I gilded, using several variegated patterns of leaf.   If gilding interests you, take a peak at our online video from Shelby TV Episode 1

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I acquired this pair of ‘fruit art’ from an estate sale.  They were horribly gaudy – painted goldish plastic resin.  I painted them with Caromal Textured Basecoat Candy Apple Red, to give them some ‘uummph’ ,  and then topped that with Reclaim Black Licorice.   I painted the fruit and leaves with Modern Masters Metal Effects Bronze and Copper, (arriving online soon), and then oxidized the metal paint using their Green and Blue Patina Aging Solution (arriving online soon).  Lastly, I applied Caromal’s Antiquing Toner

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Not something you see often…

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We had several decorative wooden balls in house, in a state of boring brown… I dry brushed them with Botanical Aster, and dry brushed the vintage chair spring with APC Navajo White.  These springs are so fun,  I can’t believe they were an integral chair part of past…

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Smaller shelf units, wooden stools, ladders, make great items to decorate with paint, and then display fun wares…  this one was painted with Caromal Textured Basecoat Pumpkin, Botanical Aster, and then stenciled with Caromal Stencil Creme Mother Earth.  

It already has found a new home 🙂

With the nicer weather comes that crazy  hot, afternoon sun, beating in the front windows…  the UV film doesn’t cut the mustard.   We brainstormed about mounting drape panels on the big windows that flank the door – we could swag them to one side until its SUN BLAST time, then let them down. Gonna try that.

But what about the small window over the door?     I used one of our repeat medallion stencils (see the four parts?), and a plastic gift card to apply, via scraping/blading, Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn

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and from the outside…

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Which takes me to these pretty young things… This year’s door greeters –

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I had these 2 urn planters from several Christmases ago.  Originally, they were single, prelit, pine ball topiary’s, in a resin urn.   That first year was a huge disappointment – the cords submerged in water, then froze over,  so you couldn’t even get to the wires to fix them.    I brought them to the store after Christmas, plucked the bad stuff out, and used them as decorative store displays…

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They took up a lot of room though, and I wanted outdoor planters, so I decided to go BIG on these planters…

I found fake ‘tall boxwood topiary’s ‘ at Big Lot, and inserted them into the original pine balls,  making sure they were secure.   Then I went to work adding various flowers and foliage to each base.

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The paint finish on the urns looked worn – I refreshed it using Caromal Textured Basecoat Paprika, dry brushed Cottage Paint Bold Black, sprayed on gold Webbing veins, then gave it a coating of Caromal Toner.  Once good and dry I applied a coat of Reclaim Indoor/Outdoor Sealer, since they will be outside.

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The tops needed some whimsy,  I added wood twigs, and green sprigs, and bird nests, and bows… even a few little crystal thinga-majigs on wire…

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Aren’t they fun?

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The before frame

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I used a similar process that I did, up above, on those resin fruit frames – oxidizing metal paint with a blue and green patina.  It blended so perfect with the photo…

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Naturally old world worn looking…

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Another frame I painted, this original was black – I dry brushed it with Caromal Textured Basecoat Putty, Botanical Willow,  and Gardenia and decorated the inside with an Aged Paper Receipt

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Different paints, different textures, different results… use them on their own, or mix them together like I did here –

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This metal stand was raw bright tin colored.  I painted it Cottage Paint Gorgeous Grey (one of our custom colors), then stenciled it with Caromal Stencil Creme Winterberry

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Stenciling more burlap containers…

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Stenciling a stuffed mannequin,  painting tin tags…   both seem to come alive with paint –

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This original vase was one of my own – a glossy greenish ceramic vase,  now vintage white, and home to a lovely bird house…

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This week we’ll be busy wrapping up this dining set, for a customer – from wood to a soft black –  it’s getting a lot of looks from our in store customers…

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I just finished this one, part of a Dixie set I acquired several years ago.  I’ve been saving this one, not sure for what – maybe for just the right time…

I love the top – what was once formica is now a pretty wood grain-

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Excellent storage, once more, a piece I’d love to take homedixie_chest_custom_painted_chalk_wood_grain

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And lastly, a shout out to our daughter, who celebrated her 18th birthday this weekend

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Time sure flies…    God bless all our children…

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Painting Furniture? Pssssh, A Gold Leaf Toilet Seat, Arm Casts, and Sheetrock!

I wish I could say I kicked out a piece or two of furniture this week…   actually, I managed to squeak out a small night stand,  playing around with  aged botanical papers (that post to follow)

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but for the most part this last week was a whirlwind.   We’ve been busy changing out seashells and lake decor for pumpkins and leaves, which leads me to Blow Ups.

When the kids  were younger, and the front yard bigger, ghoulies sprinkled our landscape this time of year.  But time flies, things change, and now the family of air ghoulies live in a storage bin.   I decided to bring Frankie to the store , and  painted his ‘shirt’ and ‘belt’ with several American Paint colors –  Home Turf, Orange Grove and Home Plate –

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Recycle and Repurpose where we can, right?

A couple weeks ago, Terri, one of our customers, came in sporting a fresh purple cast.   I twisted her other arm into letting us jazz it up a little, before she left

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Isn’t that fun?

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The funniest is,  she popped back in a couple days ago, the blingy purple cast was gone, and in its place was a pretty blue one!   I didn’t get a picture, but we dressed that one up too 🙂

I finished an accent table and mirror for a customer – it arrived VERY gold

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Love it –  based with Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice, metallic silver over the top, bronzes for the base, a highlight on detail,  and black glaze to finish  –

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If that’s not enough gold,  how about a project I finished this week for a customer in New York City?

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Multiple coats of protection…

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and lastly,  adding a little sparkle to the crown –

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Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York!

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Customized a couple stars for a customer, using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Candy Apple and Blueberry

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two coats, brushed and stippled on for some texture, and light sanded when dry.

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Caromal’s Toner brushed on

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and softened

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and a couple for the store

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Some BIG nuts, gilded with varigated tamise flakes-

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a ceramic rooster, painted with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment and Caromal’s Perfect Plaster – both brushed/stippled on at the same time,  light sand when dry, and glazed with Caromal’s Coffee Glaze

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and this shelf, originally hunter green –  gave it a light stipple of Caromal Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, let it dry, then stippled/brushed the Perfect Plaster on,  let dry, light sanded, and glazed with Coffee Glaze-

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The best part of  the week was the addition of a wall that was constructed Wednesday

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and 24 hours later it looked like this

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Let’s just say my contractor was surprised Thursday morning when he came back to tape and mud the drywall 🙂

I rolled right over the sheetrock with Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Chocolate, and some TB Putty, and some of their Perfect Plaster –  all three, all at the same time, randomly rolled, and bladed to knock it all down and organically move it all around.  To complete, I bladed on a tight coat of Liberon Medium Oak Wax.

You can see the drywall seams, but that didnt matter to me – I didn’t want the dust in the showroom from mudding drywall…

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This is the other side of the wall, it faces out to the street.  Its deep enough for customers to walk in to, and it gives us nice hanging space to display our wares.    We also moved the 4 wall finish boards from across the store, and now they are a decorative focal point.

I love how the endcap turned out –  we decided to rip apart a couple skids and use those to ‘trim’ off the sides.   Inside the framed box will be an   ‘aged botanical paper’ wall finish.  I started it but only had three sheets left.   I’ll complete that when the papers arrive-

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Love the little front cubby area!  You can see the wall samples better – portraying 4 simple DIY wall finishes – Glazing, Stenciling, a one-layer glazed texture plaster and a two-layer plaster .  All of the crown pieces have finishes as well.

The wall finish in this cubby area is one coat of Caromal’s Perfect Plaster rolled right over the sheetrock, (Caromal Colours advises against that, saying I should have gone over a primed wall, but I decided to test the ‘cheat method’) .  The next morning the plaster was dry and intact – so I continued and  bladed a mix of Lusterstone Weathered Bronze and a shimmered pearl over the plaster base.     It’s a pretty neutral,  and in the end saved me time, and I know money  –

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Best of all,  we’re ahead of the game,  everything is falling into place.   When  the new Botanical line arrives (hopefully next couple weeks) we’ll be more than ready for it!

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Creating A European Feel with Caromal Colours Paints

How, you might ask?    Isn’t Caromal Colours the company that makes Reclaim paint,  a roll on primer, finisher, sealer?

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Reclaim Mocha with Coffee Glaze

Yes, they make Reclaim paint.  Caromal also makes  the Textured Basecoat paints  (Country Living),   that can create finishes like these

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Textured Basecoat Parchment, Chipping Creme, and  Colonial Blue, with Toner

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Textured Basecoat Mustard, Chipping Creme, Peppercorn, with Toner

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Reclaim Pebble over Textured Basecoat Paprika, with Licorice Glaze

You don’t have to look hard to find painted pieces described as Vintage French, or Country French.  European paint finishes…  French, Swedish, Gustavian style.  Neutral colour schemes,  soft palettes,  whites, cremes , shades of blue and  grey…understated, washed, antiqued patinas,   even touches of gold or silver

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rustic French pieces of furniture in original painted finish.

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I often use my favorite mineral and clay based paint, American Paint Company, to create finishes like these – their paints are more than chalk, which is a common additive in many paints (it’s even in Caromal Colours paints ), but I also use my Caromal Colours paints to create finishes that have a European feel

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especially when I want to achieve an aged, years old look  –

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The inspiration for this recent piece I just painted came about last month when I was visiting Caromal Colours for a reunion of sorts – Carol Kemery, the owner, created this finish using a neutral greyish blue base, glazed with their Coffee Glaze, and stenciled with an allover damask of theirs called Gracie’s Damask.  She even added a touch of silver leaf to the accent trim, using their gilding products –

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Caromal Colours Gracie’s Damask Stencil

I had the perfect piece in mind –   first coat Caromal textured basecoat Wisteria (white)

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Then I used Caromal’s Reclaim paint,  color Versailles – one of my favorite colors right now,  so very light and soft –

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I brushed, kindof scrubbed, it on, using just a tiny bit of water on my brush, when I needed to, to keep the paint gliding smooth and easy (over that little bit of textured base)

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Then I let it dry.

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I decided where i wanted to start, and created an  allover effect using Caromal’s mother earth (brown) stencil creme-

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I couldn’t wait to figure out what I was going to do for the hardware –  I loved the feel of this glass/metal flower one, so I decided on that for the top drawers

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the remaining drawers will get the original  hardware, painted and aged back–

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I loved the piece so far, but i wanted to bring in the silver leaf somehow… I thought about the feet, but the top was calling to me…..

I rolled Sticky Size –  another product Caromal Colours offers,  a water based size medium for leaf and foil application –  onto the top of the chest… I’ll admit I was not 100% sure if I was making the right choice-  the piece was soft and beautiful in its present state –

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but I wanted a silver patina with this piece….  so I went for it –  I applied the silver leaf to the top of the chest

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Before glazing, I used a 180 grit sand paper and lightly sanded the finish- the Reclaim paint has a sealer built in, so it dries with a slight sheen  – when you sand it to create an aged finish like this it takes little sanding, just a few swipes to reveal back some of that texture from layer 1 – and the nice thing is it doesn’t make a powdery mess –

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To glaze I used Caromal’s Coffee Stain Glaze –  because the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer it’s best to wait a day or two or three to glaze, but I had no problem using it on this chest, the following day – I just worked quickly!

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Here you can see the top 2 drawers and the side trim of chest have been glazed – it is a very subtle antiquing –

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Brush it on,  wipe it softly with a dry cloth

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I used Liberon Bison Walnut Wax and buffed the silver leaf top, it added a warmth to the silver and a soft touch as well.

Hardware back on and this lovely piece is complete –

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Wait!  What about sealing the piece?    No worries,  the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer!

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Here  you can see how that little bit of sanding added touches of wear

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No piece is complete, for me, without finding a way to add some Swarovski crystals

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It’s funny – I used to faux finish and create on walls and ceilings, now it manifests itself of furniture and accessories.   So does my love for bling 🙂

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I am SOOOOOO happy that I trusted my instinct and went with the silver leaf top – it finished off this piece in a classic way

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When I look at how pretty this piece turned out, this sounds goofy, but I think about the Oscar’s I just watched, and how they give thanks in their acceptance speeches…   I would simply say ,

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thank you Lord, for blessing my hands…

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Painted Metallic Pieces I Need To Pin – Past, and My Current Favorite Silver Transformation…

On a roll, getting all these pictures grouped and posted  – it feels good to be making progress , scratching items off the TO DO list…

My 2 previous posts were on my past chalk/clay paint creations and my Caromal Colours pieces.  This post is dedicated to metallic related furniture pieces that I’ve finished.

My  previous life, when work was creating pretty finishes on walls and ceilings,  I loved using metallics – metallic paints, glazes, waxes, foils, leaf…

I  transformed this  client’s fireplace mantel from white to antiqued silver

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Based it black

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then applied the metallic…

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then antiqued it and voila….

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This was a dining room ceiling I gilded using gold leaf schabin. My first (and only) work that landed in a book 🙂

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A medallion I refinished using a dark base and metallics over top.

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Another gilded broken schabin dome – this one Silver Leaf – also gilded the crown and finished the walls…

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A foyer medallion, basepainted black and then finished with metallics and glazes.

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A big dome I gold leafed, up on scaffold having fun 🙂

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Made by Dixie, this bedroom suite was like new.  It’s original state was antique whitewash.  I based it with Caromal Reclaim Mocha, applied my metallic finish on the base, and then wood grained the top-

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Dixie Triple dresser going metallic.

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Metallic Silver Finish, with a Toning Glaze. I added an allover broken stencil to the drawer fronts, then blinged out the hardware and woodwork accents.

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Metallic Silver Finish, with a Toning Glaze. I added an allover broken stencil to the drawer fronts, then blinged out the hardware and woodwork accents.

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Metallic Silver Finish, with a Toning Glaze. I added an allover broken stencil to the drawer fronts, then blinged out the hardware and woodwork accents.

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Love adding crystals to hightlight hardware or other highlights on a furniture piece.

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One of my favorite ‘adds’ – woodgraining my furniture tops. I am eternally grateful to my Scottish finisher friend Cait who taught me how!

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My favorite silver metallic piece so far…

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Notice even the feets have crystals to dress them up.

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Another recent pair of Thomasville nightstands – I finished in an antiqued silver then did a textured hide metallic finish on the tops  and drawer fronts.  You can find my how to video for the hide in my video section –

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Thomasville night stands I finished in an antiqued silver metallic, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts.

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Thomasville night stands I finished in an antiqued silver metallic, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts.

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Antique silver metallic finish with toning glaze, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts. Added swarovski crystals to the pulls.

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Thomasville night stands I finished in an antiqued silver metallic, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts.

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Another bedroom suite, this one Drexel – I refinished in a subtle white chalk/clay paint, and added the metallic textured hide to the nightstand tops and drawer fronts.

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A residental bedroom bath suite – I refinished the vanity using a Reclaim base, silver metallic blend, and a Toner.

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An accent table that went silver with a bronze all over lace stencil.

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A vintage waterfall vanity that I refinished with a metallic silver finish.

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Sofa table finished, first layer Caromal Textured Basecoat Candy Apple, Metallic Silver Blend, Sanded, Toner.

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Sofa table finished, first layer Caromal Textured Basecoat Candy Apple, Metallic Silver Blend, Sanded, Toner.

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A bronze metallic dressing table. First coat Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, bronze metallic paint, sand, Toner.

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Added some bling…

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A bronze metallic dressing table. First coat Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, bronze metallic paint, sand, Toner.

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Used the same metallic bronze to do a houndstooth stencil pattern on and in drawer.

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I gold leafed this dresser, then applied a black allover stencil, antiqued it all, and added crystals to finish it off.

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I used black plaster on the top and created a hide effect – I gold leafed the dresser, applied a black allover stencil, antiqued it, and added crystals to finish it off.

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A pair of silver leafed chairs. Reclaim Mocha, Caromal Sticky Size, Silver Leaf, Toner

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Another dresser I finished in an antiqued silver. Added a side stencil using Toner. Added glam with new hardware and swarovski crystals.

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Another dresser I finished in an antiqued silver. Added a side stencil using Toner. Added glam with new hardware and swarovski crystals.

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I refinished the original handles — so pretty…. added a few crystal to them.

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Another metallic textured hide top, this one in a champagne gold.

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Loved this little accent table – top in metallic hide, base in silver blend with glaze

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A close up…

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Another waterfall vanity – first layer reclaim mocha, second layer metallic silver blend, third layer toner.

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This is such a pretty vintage piece, in great condition, including the glass.

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Buyer fell through, this piece is back on the market. $850 with chair.

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Love this chair… I don’t get many vanities with the original chair…

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My favorite silver vintage vanity…

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A silver metallic finish I completed on a customer’s chest…

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Always finding a way to incorporate crystal bling

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A silver metallic finish on a mirror, with soft white stenciling, completed for a customer.

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One of my favorite pieces, I based in Reclaim Mocha, applied a metallic silver blend, then an allover bronze stencil, and then swarovski crystals added purposefully.

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close up of the silver and bronze finish dresser. Swarovski crystals.

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The top I did a textured hide with plaster, painted it bronze and added black highlights. To finish it off I applied an epoxy finish. Totally custom.

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Another set of silver leafed chairs.

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Added new fabric, and finished them off with beaded trim.

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This little stool I punched up with a fun top – used Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, brushed it on then pulled it with a wall paper brush to strie. Dry brushed a gold metallic, sanded then toned.

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A set of 10 mirrors that I refinished for a salon, using Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, topped with bronze, the roping with silver, sanded and toned.

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Another pair of vintage mahogany end tables, texture topped and silvered metallic base.

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texture topped and silvered metallic base.

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texture topped and silvered metallic base.

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