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Sharing Projects From Our Workshops…

Trying to round out the posts – customers projects,  things I’m working on, and all the fun paint projects created in our workshops –

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A chippy, worn finish, Textured Basecoat Cobblestone, Chipping Crème, TB Parchment, and Glaze

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Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, APC yellow chalk/clay, sanded/wet wiped to reveal, APC Topcoated to seal up the paint

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The body of this pedestal kept its original finish, the top, base and accent was given a warm silver/gold finish with Toner

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A layered, chippy finish can be obtained a number of ways – here the texture on the first layer is Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, but instead of ‘chipping creme’ and then another Textured Basecoat  she used American Paint Co’s Fireworks Red, one coat painted on just enough to cover.  When it dries you can sand with a 150 grit to get thru to the textured base, and you can damp rag it to reveal as well.

I think APC Dark Wax completed this finish-

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Brown wood drawers before,   I think this one is our custom Cottage Paint color  Gorgeous Grey,  and the hardware was refinished using our Hardware Kit Brass
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A wood table before, got a layer of  Reclaim Mocha,  a layer of a Metallic Bronze Blend, and Black Glaze.  Stenciled with a lighter metallic-

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Top is 2 coats of Reclaim Mocha,  the rest has one coat Reclaim Mocha, then a rustic layer of metallic Silver Blend, and Toner

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Our custom Cottage Paint color French Blue, with a white wash, stenciled with several colors of Stencil Cremes

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APC Chalk/Clay Voyage blue over Vintage White, sealed with APC Topcooat. Stenciled with Mother Earth Stencil Crème

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Texture Basecoat Chocolate, Metallic Silver Blend, Toner

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Our custom tinted Cottage Paint color Wonder White, with a stencil color Mother Earth Stencil Creme – you can achieve the same color stencil using Toner –

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American Paint Co Freedom Road, with Clear Wax might have had some pewter mica and/or black pigment  in the wax …

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Basecoated with Reclaim Pewter,  top and accents topped with a soft metallic gold/silver

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Love how this one turned out – the attendee brought a pillow from home to match – she used Textured Basecoat Chocolate, then I think the blue was Reclaim Nantucket – sanded when dry, and stenciled with a champagne metallic –

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American Paint Freedom Road over Amber Waves Of Grain, sealed with APC Topcoat

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Metallic Bronze Finish over Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sanded to reveal texture, topped with Black Glaze –

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American Paint Co Vintage White, Distressed and Topcoated.  Drawers Stenciled.

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Metallic Finish (Reclaim Licorice, Black Bronze, and Black Glaze)- stenciled in silver –

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First layer Reclaim Mocha, second layer Metallic Silver Blend and Toner. Stencil in Toner. Top remained Mocha – this table had a raised grain on top,  the Mocha so nicely accents it
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First layer Reclaim Licorice, Metallic Silver Blend with Toner on top and door
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First coat Textured Basecoat Chocolate, then I think it was our custom tinted color of Cottage Paint, Vanilla,  sanded/wet wiped, then glazed
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This table was originally dark wood,  painted with our custom tinted Cottage Paint color Vivacious Vanilla, topped with Antique Glaze

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Stenciled with Mother Earth Stencil Creme

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Cottage Paint (custom tint) Vivacious Vanilla with Molasses Less Intense Glaze

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Textured Basecoat Wisteria over Colonial Blue, Chipping Creme in middle, with Tea Glaze. Stenciled with Toner

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Textured Basecoat Cobblestone over Peppercorn, Chipping Creme in the middle, with Toner.  Stenciled in metallic –

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Textured Basecoat Parchment, with Molasses Less Intense Glaze

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Cottage Paint (our custom tinted color) Wicked Wine, with American Paint Dark Wax

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American Paint Co Orange Grove, with APC Topcoat 

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This frame was refinished using our custom tinted Cottage Paint color Gorgeous Grey, with Grey Linen (another custom color)  wash

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American Paint Vintage White with APC Topcoat

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Not sure, I think Botanical Dahlia over Textured Basecoat Wisteria 

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Not sure….

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I think American Paint Leather Boots over Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, with APC Dark Wax

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American Paint A-mazing Yellow over Peacock, APC Topcoat

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Thought I’d include this one,  one of our larger Aged Paper Creating workshops  – I think I shared the final photo months back, but this was their fun group –

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This class mounted their choice of Aged Paper onto a glass mounted frame, layering to hide edges.  Our current Aged Paper Workshop will be working on large canvas mountings

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I think American Paint Topiary with APC Dark Wax

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Our custom tinted Cottage Paint color Grey Linen

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Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over Candy Apple Red, Chipping Creme in the middle, with Toner and Toner stencil

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Our Cottage Paint custom tint color Patina with Tea Glaze

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Our Cottage Paint custom tinted color French Blue with white wash and White stencil

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Metallic Silver finish with Toner and Stencil

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Our Cottage Paint custom tinted color Grey Linen, with a Molasses Less Intense Glaze and a stencil using Mother Earth Stencil Creme

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Are you local to the Detroit area and interested in possibly updating your OWN tired furniture?  If so,  come visit us – we’re located at the corner of 23 Mile and Van Dyke in Shelby Township,  48316.    Don’t come Sunday or Monday, because we’re not open, but T,W, F  our hours are 10am-5pm  Thursday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.  During holidays our hours do change, you can find updates on our website.

If you live too far away, that’s ok,  we ship daily,  offering our full lines of paints, sundries and accessories – store.fabfinisher.com.

If you’re interested in a paint project, or need to get out for the evening, check out our Workshop Schedule,   register online or stop in and visit.

 

 

 

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Workshop Creations – Our Customers Are Fabulous!

It’s been quiet around here…   we’re in the ‘TRANSITION’ stage right now, meaning,  everything on this blog, from day one until the last post before this, has been bundled up and moved over to it’s ‘new home’.   The ‘NEW HOME’ is technically  fabfinisher.com, my website, which presently POINTS to this blog  (fabulousfinishes.wordpress.com).

It’s confusing to say the least, I know…

When the dust settles FABFINISHER.com will be our official site, housing not only this blog,  but also our online store (store.fabfinisher.com),  our free video library,  and workshop schedule.  Everything we do will be living in the same house 🙂

It was suggested that I not post until the behind scenes stuff is done, but  it’s taking too long.   Instead of waiting it out, the impatient me chooses to post, and when our NEW site launches I’ll just have to manually move it over there too.  Anyway,  just thought I’d share all that mumble jumble in case you’re wondering what the heck is going on over here!

How about some of our workshopping action, to celebrate our new online WORKSHOP EVENTS SCHEDULE?

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There are a lot of photos linked to this post – they are the last of our Paint a Piece Workshop photos from 2014.    Hopefully you can see how varied the pieces are that come into our workshops and the many fresh looks that they go home with.

If you’d like to join us for one of our Workshops please feel free to click on our Schedule of Workshop Events, where you’ll find our various workshops scheduled through December – you can even register online!

Hope to see you painting with us!

Oval Paint, Wax Brushes, Papers, Glazes, Micas

Last post I mentioned a link to our new online store –   store.fabfinisher.com

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Don’t let it confuse you- our  current online store, shop.fabfinisher.com, hasn’t gone anywhere and still works the same.  The new, store.fabfinisher.com has that and more.    Once the new site has run through it’s testing phase the two will merge together and become one.

The Aged Papers are all in,  137 of them – and more are on their way.   That’s been fun the last couple days,  seeing orders including papers, without us first having to email over pages of photos…

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Our custom glaze colors have been added.    I love our glazes,  they work amazing across all product lines – Caromal Colours, APC paints, Cottage Paints, Metallics

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Our Black Glaze over Cottage Paint Wine this past week

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New brushes, direct from Europe, have arrived and are available for purchase,  at a great price . I will be adding those to the store tonight-

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Our mica powder variety will be linked this evening as well, featuring nine distinct metals

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Mica powders are a great add in to waxes, glazes,  full strength as a flash gild, even topcoats, though I prefer using it in waxes or glazes.    I used the Brass Mica mixed in my favorite wax –  Vintage Clear Wax by American Paint Co. – over this Cottage Paint Bold Black –

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This time of year is crazy again…   My kids are a year apart, and it was like this last year with my son – now it’s my daughter’s turn.   Details details details – senior trip, college requirements, prom, graduation, spring soccer schedule…  Friday was their varsity team’s  game opener

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Today we closed the door on 13 years of club play, with a their send-off banquet –

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Thankfully I’ll only miss a few games on the front end – from workshop conflicts,  I worked around the games and graduation commitments for  our new May-Aug schedule.

So many changes, these next few months.   The end of K-12.  A taste of empty nest, with both kids away at school…  collegiate soccer…   I look forward to seeing where life takes both my kids…

A mom came into the store a couple months ago wanting me to paint a chest for her daughter.   It was an old family chest, with good bones, perfect for the new grand baby on the way.   A first grandchild.   I suggested the mom paint it herself, but she wasn’t biting.  She wanted it to be beautifully finished  “like the pieces in your store”

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I worked on her awhile, as we walked around the store, reassuring her that she really COULD paint the piece herself, that it would be a greater gift to her daughter, and new grandchild, because it would be hand made by her.

a labor of love…

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I suggested she bring in the drawers to one of our Paint A Piece Workshops –  I could walk her through the paint process, she’d take the drawers home completed,  with the confidence to finish the rest of the chest.

She rocked it this week – paint a piece workshop

painting American Paint Company (chalk/clay) Home Plate, a creamy white, then Lace Doily over that, a color like the inside of creme brulee

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When the two coats of paint were dry, she sanded to distress the colors, bringing out the original wood finish.  She was thrilled with the results  – it was such a good feeling to see 🙂

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God willing, some day I’ll be painting furniture for my grandkids, right?    Now I need to get moving –  I’ve got cart items to add!

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit- we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

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Workshop Results – These Painted Transformations…

No better way to get you excited about starting one of your own projects, then to see what others are doing with our paints –

Before,  part of a larger vanity  (and background before, an open nightstand)

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After,  Navajo White over Smoke Signal

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After:

Ce Ce Caldwell Simply White over Seattle Mist

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After:  American Paint Co Blue Jeans over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Wisteria

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After: Ce Ce Caldwell Kentucky Mint, with Beautiful Antiquing Glaze

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After: Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment with Glaze and a stencil in APC Purple Mountain Majesty

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After:   American Paint Plymouth Rock over American Paint Freedom Road

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We added swarovski’s to each drawer pull,  make the whole thing complete!

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After:    Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Putty over Chocolate,  with Toner

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No before,  loose drawers to a larger dresser at home,   After, our metallic silver finish

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After:  Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment, with Toner

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and stenciled in Toner

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After:

Ce Ce Caldwell Smoky Mountain Gray

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After,  our silver metallic finish

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After,  American Paint Navajo White over American Paint Purple Mountain Majesty

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Before, an oak globe stand

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After, Caromal Colours Putty with Toner

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Before, Gold Mirror frame

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After,  American Paint Surfboard over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate.   We used Caromal’s Reclaim paint (custom tinted to match her surfboard) to stencil on the mirror – Reclaim has a built in sealer, so once cured will be wipeable –

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Before –

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After,  CeCe Mesa Sunset over Caromal Textured Basecoat Chocolate

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Before,  an oak table (for his granddaughter)

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After:  CeCe Portland Rose over CeCe Simply White on the top,  bottom is just the Simply White.  Top stenciled with the white as well –

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Now you can see it!   An allover lace stencil pattern – was adorable 🙂

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Ce Ce Spring Hill Green over Ce Ce Traverse City Cherry,  stenciled with  Santa Fe Turquoise

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After:  Caromal Colours Textured basecoat Parchment over TB Chocolate (chipping creme in middle)  and Toner.

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Stenciled in bronze to compliment the knobs

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After, Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Pumpkin over TB Peppercorn (chipping creme in middle) with Toner

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Before,  drawers to a chest

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After:   American Paint Co Lincoln’s Hat with Topcoat, knobs blinged out…

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Are you looking to add new life to a tired piece, or have a larger project that you’d like to start here (bring a few drawers), or a vanity or bank of cabinets you’d like to refinish (bring a few doors) ?

If you’re in the Detroit area it’s easy – we are too!   If you don’t mind a road trip, you are more than welcome to join us as well 🙂   We can offer  you suggestions on where to stay and the best way to get here.

Give us a call and sign up for one of our ongoing weekly workshops.

We offer you-

  • a studio to settle into for the evening (or Saturday afternoon)
  • all the tools and products necessary to create the finish of your choice
  • a wide variety of product lines and finishes to choose from – chalk and clay paints, textured paints, metallics,  stenciling, crystals, knobs
  • We’re here to guide you along the way- I have a faux finishing background with ten years of creating and application and professional training –  you’re in GREAT hands!

Come check us out,  we’d love to have you!

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American Paint Company  /Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

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Caromal Colours Artisan Collection and Reclaim Paints

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