First off, I want to say thanks for all of your help and inspiration. If it wasn’t for your website, I am not sure I would have had the nerve to tackle a furniture redo as large as my dining room set. I am pretty crafty, but I have never refinished anything before. I am SO glad I found your sight. All of your helpful hints and photos made me feel empowered!
I am enclosing a before and after photo of my dining set. I refinished the tired pine set with Caromal Colours Peppercorn. I added a little distressing, new hardware and reupholstered the seats for a whole new look!
… I was so happy with the way it turned out I refinished an old hope chest with Parchment
and a built in desk in my craft room with Reclaim Off White. My husband says I’ve become obsessed (and I think he’s right)!!
Thanks again for all of your help with using these paints. They really are as easy to use as you say they are. Best of luck with your new store. Wish I lived closer ;o)
Wow, I’m so glad I was able to encourage you to go for it – you created beautiful pieces! Your dining room is so typical of what I’m seeing from other ‘want-to-update-my-furniture’ inquirers – nice quality furniture with great lines and functionality, but with a finish that lends itself to a certain look/style, or a finish that doesn’t work with a newly decorated room. You completely transformed it.
What a lovely hope chest – great legs 🙂 . Is that a stencil or part of the chest? Your craft room desk is scrumptuous! I LOVE the black chair you paired with it, and the pretty stencil design- I have that same one (used it to create stripes) in my dining room.
So let me ask ,and I hope you come back and comment, – having used both lines of Caromal Colours – the textured basecoat paint (peppercorn, parchment) and the Reclaim paint (offwhite) – can you describe, in your words, the difference between the two finishes? Do you have a favorite?
Thanks for sharing, Mariann!
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