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A Must Share, To Inspire All The Wedding Planners – Painting Chairs…

This was a share from my customer Mary, who visited our store, interested in prettying up some chairs with the help of our chalk/clay/mineral paints…

Hi, I wanted to send you pics of the chairs that we did for the (double) wedding. Thanks for helping us on this project. It was a big hit and the brides and grooms now have beautiful, unique kitchen chairs.  Mary

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LOVE THIS!

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SIMPLY

PERFECT.

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I bet they’ll find a way, through out the years, to use those chairs in their home decor. I know I would!

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In the Store, After Hours…Metals and Paints

Preparing for this holiday season –

Metal vases, painted a vintage white,  still waiting on a rub back and seal – but playing with ribbon options…

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More painted metal, this time spires – trying out a pretty crystal teardrop garnish…

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell

Well look at that,  MORE painted metal 🙂   Added a mini wreath, a mercury glass bulb and ribbon…

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell

My daughter surprised me at closing –  one benefit of your kids driving, they can stop in and visit!    She helped me clean up from the day, then pulled out a metal star to decorate

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell

She painted it red, then used a sticky size to stencil ‘snowflakes’  which got a dousing of sparkly white glitter –  it is SO pretty in person…

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell  painted star

And my favorite,   dressing up chair springs…

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell vintage spring coil

a splash of white chalk and clay paint, some greens, and a jingle bell in the center!

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell vintage spring coil

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell vintage spring coil

Fresh stock of stencils…

chalk clay mineral paint metal vases vintage holiday decor fabulous finishes cece caldwell stencils

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Next week is Thanksgiving and we will have holiday hours:

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday  10am-5pm

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Saturday  10am – 4pm

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Accenting Painted Furniture Finishes with Grit and Mica – Part II

In my previous post,   Accenting Painted Furniture Finishes with Grit and Mica – Part I,  I shared the new products available from American Paint  Company,  the Mica Powders and American Grit-

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Mica Powders, ultrafine powders made from mica and pigment, can be mixed into waxes, topcoats, glazes, varnishes, polys, lacquers, epoxy to create a a final metallic sheen effect and enhance detailed areas. Available in Gold, Copper, Silver, Pewter, Black.

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American Grit, a fine powdered abrasive grit (looks like the remains in your fire pit, all mashed up), ideal for producing an aged dusty look to your freshly waxed painted finish

I used these pretty pieces of trim to further showcase the effects of the mica powders and grit, when added into the clear  wax topcoat-

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Base painted in APC chalk/clay colors Home Plate, First Lady, Freedom Road, Surfboard, Born on the Fourth, Rushmore

First clear  wax –

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE

wipe the excess off

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE

get some Grit on your brush

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and scrub it over the surface

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE

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scrub it around, working it in to all your detail areas

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wipe the excess off

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE with Grit

LOVE!  It’s marked for a piece I just started…

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE with Grit

Next, clear wax with Mica Gold

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then clear wax with Pewter Mica Powder

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wipe the excess back

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE with Gold Mica wax

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American Paint Co HOME PLATE with Pewter mica wax

Wax on left

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American Paint Co FIRST LADY

wipe excess back

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Grit

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Clear Wax and Silver Mica Powder on the right

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American Paint Co FIRST LADY with Grit

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American Paint Co FIRST LADY with Silver Mica wax

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American Paint Co FREEDOM ROAD

Copper Mica Wax

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Gold Mica Wax

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not wiped back yet

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wiped back

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American Paint Co FREEDOM ROAD Copper Mica wax on left Gold Mica wax on right

One of my favorite colors, Surfboard – Silver mica wax on

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Copper Mica Wax

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wipe back

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I wasn’t impressed with the silver over surfboard, so I added in some Grit

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liked that better –

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In fact, decided to add it to the wiped Copper mica wax side too

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like that better

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American Paint Co SURFBOARD Silver Mica wax and Grit on left, Copper Mica wax and Grit on right

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American Paint Co BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

Pewter mica wax

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Silver mica wax, then wipe both back

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American Paint Co BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY Pewter mica wax

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American Paint Co BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY Silver mica wax

This last one I decide to add the Mica Gold WITH some APC Vintage Dark Wax  since the gold on it’s own is just a little whimpy to me

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American Paint Co RUSHMORE

both at same time, just mix them into each other

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Clear wax

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then Grit

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Wipe excess

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Like these too…

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American Paint Co RUSHMORE with Grit on left, Gold Mica and Dark wax on right

The mica powders are available in five colors  Gold, Silver, Copper, Pewter, and Black.  The American Grit is Grit.  The 4 ounce jars are by weight, not volume – measuring one ounce will get you about 6-7 tablespoons.   I am fully stocked in the store, and they are available as well at our online store – you can find our link below.

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The possibilities…   Having products like these in your ‘painty tool box’,  is a necessity if you are regularly dabbling in furniture finishing.  It allows you more options, more opportunities to create a way cool finish…

You can’t have too many products, and you can’t have too many brushes!

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Sharing Last Night’s Workshop Painted Beauties!

Love our weekly workshops,   ten projects transformed with paint in a mere four hours.   Last night we were blessed with eleven – one mixed the date up and came this week instead of next week,  so if anyone is looking to jump into next Saturday’s class we have one opening!

Now the good stuff –

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Before

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CeCeCaldwell Beckley Coal

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Love it – sanded and rubbed back with a damp rag, sealed with a quick coat of Topcoat Finish – voila!

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Before – the gals from Tossed and Found in Wyandotte…

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First layer Caromal Colours Cobblestone

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Caromal Colours Parchment over Cobblestone (Chipping Creme in the middle).

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Perfectly Delicious!

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Before – Tossed and Found

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After – Bronze Blend over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, sanded and then glazed with Caromal Toner

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Before – Four lower level oak cabinets

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In Process, CeCe Caldwell Myrtle Beach Sands

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Happy Happy Days – four doors down, a few to go…

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Before

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Mocha Reclaim Basecoat, Silver Blend over Top, Toning Glaze over top.

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Before – old wood mirror.

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In Process – CeCe Pittsburgh Gray over CeCe Vintage White

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Sanded and wet wiped back

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Sealed with Topcoat Finish

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Before

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After, American Paint Company Fireworks Red over Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn. Sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before

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First coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Bayberry

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Caromal Colours Huckleberry Blue over the Bayberry (chipping creme in middle). Topped with Caromal Tea Glaze.

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Before. This rush seat was really beat up.

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Frame of chair Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate. Metallic Champagne dry brushed over the brown. Seat painted with American Paint Company Wild Horses mixed with Desert Cactus.

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Caromal Colours Toner used as a glaze over the frame to give the finish a glow. APC seat sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before

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First coat American Paint Company Smoke Signal, second coat a blend of Smoke Signal and APC Plymouth Rock.

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First coat American Paint Company Smoke Signal, second coat a blend of Smoke Signal and APC Plymouth Rock. Sanded and wet wiped, sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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Before.

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First coat Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Mustard. Second Coat CeCe Caldwell Blue Sky Montana.

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Stenciled with APC Navajo White and some Shining Seas. Sanded and sealed with Topcoat Finish.

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If you’re in the Detroit area and 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) ,  give us a call and sign up for one of our ongoing weekly workshops.     We offer you-

  • a place to camp out for four hours
  • 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
  • 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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