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Recent Fabulous Finishes Studio Workshop – In Action…

Like the Parchment over Peppercorn, sanded back, with NO toner… so natural looking…

Pumpkin textured basecoat – with alot of toner, less toner, and even a sampling with glaze over top

The workshops are a great way to get comfortable with all the DIY paints we carry

Mustard, with toner

a Parchment door, taped off to try the effects of toner and glaze

All the products are on hand –  choose the colors that interest you

Mustard over Candy Apple

Parchment over chocolate, toned

For workshop information, head here

workshop schedule

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

To order sample colors

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My Oak Dining Room Set Needs Caromal Black – But Which Line of Paint?

Our Thomasville dining room set  was one of the first early investments in our marriage.   A hutch , oval table and 6 chairs was purchased  for use in our kitchen, as our old home had a large nook area .  When we moved to our present home it took its place in the dining room.

Here it is this past December – bittersweet looking back at these photos – who’d have known that less than two weeks later my husband would be coming home from work, no longer employed –  after 32 long years?

The set needs to be updated-  I hate the honey oak, and want to paint it black, lightly distressing the edges.  My quandary is this – as much as I love painting,  I hate painting!   I don’t look forward to painting 6 chairs, a table with 2 leaves, and a china cabinet with a bunch of glass panels to tape off.

The Caromal Colours  Reclaim Licorice (black) is so tempting – quick, easy, and covers like tar …. I tried it on a chair ….

(Like those piles of Legos on the table?   Need to get those listed on eBay…. )

I love the Reclaim….

But,   I LOVE LOVE LOVE the  Caromal Colours Texture Basecoat finishes too.   Here the Peppercorn (black)-

Even though the Texture Basecoat will take a little more effort than the easier Reclaim,  I’m not going to compromise – I love the TB paints for furniture finishes.  The paints make it easy to create a soft, kicked back, custom looking finish with substance.  My dining room set has oak grain – and the sampling of Reclaim Licorice  did not cover the  existing grain pattern whereas the TB paint will hide the grain – in my case I’d prefer the grain be gone.

So –  wish me well – no clue when I’ll find the time, but you’ll be the first to see the updates!

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoat Parchment and Caromal Colours Toner ,  head here   distressing paints

For Caromal Colour makeovers

To order sample colors

LET CAROMAL COLOURS ROCK YOUR world!

Head to my store   SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM   for all of your Caromal needs  – including perfect 8 ounce samplers of the Textured Basecoats – a great way to experiment with color combinations!

Mariann Achieves A Whole New Look Repainting Her Furniture…

Hi Patty,

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)

Cheers, Mariann

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!

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

To read more about the Reclaim line of paints, head here.

For Caromal Colour makeover

LET CAROMAL COLOURS ROCK YOUR world!

Head to my store   SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM   for all of your Caromal needs  – custom wood sample color swatches,  and perfect 8 ounce samplers of the Textured Basecoats – a great way to experiment with color combinations!


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RECLAIM Paint Color Swatches, As Promised…

On a white laminate backdrop

an oak backdrop

The left strip of each sample is the actual color, dry.  The rest of the wood sampling is glazed with Reclaim Antiquing Glaze.

If you still wish you could prop this sample up in your kitchen or bath, you can order samples of this size, for $3 each plus postage – head here for more info

You can also use the Caromal Colours  Tea or Coffee Glazes or even the Toner over the Reclaim paint if the Reclaim Antiquing Glaze doesn’t do it for you.  Here I rolled on one coat of Reclaim Latte, then when it dried I lightly brushed on a second coat –

Over oak, obviously.   Then I brushed on some Caromal Colours Coffee Glaze – it is browner (cooler tone) than the Reclaim Antiquing Glaze-

then wiped it off with a dry rag

Totally easy.  Totally durable.  What more could you ask for?

Are you ready to order RECLAIM? 

Did you see Reclaim, by Caromal Colours,  on HSN?  Are you like me where you SEE something that grabs your attention,  but you want to know more before you invest?  So you hop online and surf the nets, searching for information – IS it really as easy as it says?   Is it durable?  Is it going to scratch off?   What does it look like close up?  Are the colors accurate?

Well, you found the right place – I have loads of information here, so stick around awhile and peruse all my Caromal posts. Here you’ll find  concise photos,  how to’s and tips on application.

I’ve been in the professional decorative finishing business for over eight years.   2 1/2 years ago I signed on to become a Rep for Caromal – we don’t get paid a salary – we are all Independent Reps, and our job is to offer you the information you need to feel more confident , more comfortable in tackling your own projects –  then you will want to get your hands on  the products and create your OWN fabulous creations.

So how are we compensated for our time and efforts?   By your ordering and using our Rep codes –  mine is PattyH  (or PattyH 5 for orders over 75)  this code not only identifies your connection to me, but also saves you 2-5 bucks off shipping.

I put alot of time and effort into my site.  (ask my husband :) )  If you find my posts helpful and beneficial, then please consider helping me in return by ordering through me vs. HSN. (its all same pricing)   If you order through HSN we Rep’s get zero credit for the sale  – and this is the only way we earn anything.

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