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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!

visit our paint studio – we fully stock

American Paint Company  /Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

CeCe Caldwell Clay/Chalk/Mineral paints/finishes

Caromal Colours Artisan Collection and Reclaim Paints

 Specialty Finishing products

metallics, dimensional plasters, waxes, powder pigments, glazes, gilding supplies

One Stop Shopping

brushes, drill brushes, stencil brushes, sandpaper, whiz rollers

Fabulous Finishes Retail Studio

51350 Van Dyke Rd,  Shelby Twp MI 48316

or find us online

WWW.SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM  – we gotcha covered

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Gotta Share My Brass Chandelier Re-do…

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That’s it,  hanging proud in our soon to be open studio….

Here’s the before

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I got it at Restore (Habitat for Humanity) – it had what looked like glass cereal bowl shades,  which I instantly disgarded.

I based it with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate, my often  ‘go to’ for metals….   their Textured basecoats are amazing over crazy surfaces like metal, laminate floors, ceramic tiles, glaze etc etc – this paint will stay put, EVEN without being sealed,  it just requires your surface be soapy rag clean , wax free, and dry.

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I thought about CeCe color combo’s , some crackle… even started to play a little, but didn’t like the direction I was going.    After all,  my new store checkout area is already prettied up with color

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So I went back to metallics – used our Silver Blend, then Toned it, then added alot of fun stuff…

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I added crystals,  potpourri, and ribbon…

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Love, love, love, love, love!

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Absolutely perfect.

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Join us

New Store Grand Opening

  Friday February 1st,  2013  10am-8pm

Fabulous Finishes Retail Studio

51350 Van Dyke Rd,  Shelby Twp MI 48316

or

WWW.SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM

for all your online painting needs – CeCe Caldwell chalk/clay paint, Caromal Colours,  brushes, rollers, glazes, waxes, topcoats, sandpaper – we gotcha covered

Photos From Recent Workshops… Painting Is Groovy!

caromal colours textured basecoat wisteria over mustard and putty

metallic over caromal colours textured basecoat chocolate

smooth silver finish

CeCe Caldwell Simply White over Destin Gulf Green

silver blend finish

CeCe Caldwell Mississippi Mud over Reclaim Licorice, CeCe Aging Wax

CeCe Caldwell Portland Rose

Caromal Colours textured basecoat putty over paprika

CeCe Caldwell Dover White

metallic over Caromal Colours textured basecoat chocolate

No Way  –  all these fabulous pieces, transformed, 

FIRST TRY

  with PAINT?

OUR PAINTS ROCK!     So do our customers 🙂

CeCe Caldwell Seattle Mist over Destin Gulf Green

CeCe Caldwell Smoky Mountain Gray over Reclaim Licorice

CeCe Caldwell Young Kansas Wheat

smooth silver finish

CeCe Caldwell Simply White over gold

metallic bronze over Caromal Colours textured basecoat peppercorn

CeCe Caldwell Vermont Slate

CeCe Caldwell Dover White, Seattle Mist, Vermont Slate

metallic finish

Caromal Colours textured basecoat parchment with coffee glaze

metallic over caromal textured basecoat chocolate

CeCe Caldwell Virginia Chestnut, Young Kansas White, Dover White, with molasses glaze

CeCe Caldwell Texas Prairie with aging wax

Caromal Colours textured basecoat peppercorn over wisteria

metallic over Caromal Colours textured basecoat peppercorn

smooth silver finish

INSPIRED?

Read this post if you are interested in attending one of our workshops –

What Should I Bring To Your Workshops

To check our current schedule and/or sign up,  head here

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

ready to get your paint on?

Our online store  will cover all your needs – the best DIY paints on the market  –  CeCe Caldwell,  Caromal Colours, Textureline,   waxes, topcoats, powder pigments,  metallic paints, glazes,  in a variety of container sizes including samplers.   We offer rollers, brushes,  even custom sample wood squares created just how you request.

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A Silver Finish Makes It Perfect!

I loved the style of this side table,    such graceful legs

The top had a bumpy kindof finish so I decided to play on that and  do my textured hide.  Here the black plaster is drying after being scraped through cheesecloth

A sample I decided on –  I’ll get there by dry brushing the black plaster with a mix of metallic silver and champagne paint, and a medium oak Liberon wax-

I painted the base  Ce Ce Caldwell Young Kansas Wheat with a dry brushing of Ce Ce Caldwell Vintage White then sanded a little and wiped back with a wet rag

Loved that combo – so shabby and crisp

I decided to antique it with a toning glaze to warm it up… I liked the warmed up color too

and liked the top

but DIDN’T like them together…   Nope, it wasn’t working for me.

This is where a silver finish makes everything perfect!

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

Sometimes I’ll decide on a color or combo finish that doesn’t quite turn out how I’d envisioned…   like this one!    When that happens?  I keep working at it – revise it until you love it!

With all these great DIY paint products, you can do that – paint right over what you have, and create an even better finish!

The first plan

Changing the base to a silver finish makes the whole piece come together, just how I wanted it to

To achieve this silver finish, I used my Reclaim Mocha (Caromal Colours)  and brushed one coat OVER the existing finish .  The Reclaim will bond to any surface (previously painted, raw, metal, plastic etc )  When the mocha was dry I painted one layer of a metallic silver mix (Modern Masters silver and champagne) and when that was dry I brushed on Toner (Caromal Colours) and wiped it off.

It sounds complicated but its not

I carry sampler sizes that will do smaller pieces like this,  you can find those products as well as full stock of CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paints in my online store.

who’s ready for a fall project?

Come visit us   49972 Van  Dyke Rd,  Shelby Twp, Mi  48317

We’re open T-S  check our page for hours of operation

Our online store  will cover all your needs – the best DIY paints on the market  –  CeCe Caldwell,  Caromal Colours, Textureline,   waxes, topcoats, powder pigments,  metallic paints, glazes,  in a variety of container sizes including samplers.   We offer rollers, brushes,  even custom sample wood squares created just how you request.

Check us out,   click on the  store button below

Hooking up to some great sites today –  grab a cup of coffee and some inspiration!

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The Stuff of Success

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