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Furniture Painting: Will Shades of Aqua Turquoise Teal Blue Ever Fade?

Can you guess my birthstone?  I’m a March baby…

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Aquamarine it is,  so many variations, shades, grades….


I was never a fan in my younger days, I always wished my birthstone had been an Emerald, or Sapphire….   My 18 year old daughter, on the other hand,  wishes HER birthstone was Aquamarine  – her’s is Emerald and she hates it! 🙂

This past summer when I had more time to create with paint, she suggested (several times) to paint a fade piece in shades of blue.   Finally I took her suggestion with this piece

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I grabbed these colors – American Paint Company’s Shoreline, Liberty and Spacious Skies, and Botanical Paint Aster, another light aqua

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After the first coat I thought an embedded stencil down the front would be pretty-

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I used our Texture Plaster to lay the pattern, and repeated down the drawer fronts

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You can use a small jap trowel, a flat blade, even a plastic gift card to lay the plaster on the stencil, then lift the stencil to reveal your creation.

After the stencil dried I painted one more layer of mixed colors, and when dry I sanded to reveal the pattern.  The drawers were in great condition but too blonde in color – I richened (is that a word?) them up with a mix of a walnut and mahogany stain – and sanded back the top so I could stain it the same way

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To seal up my American Paint chalk clay all natural mineral finish, I used American Paint ‘s Vintage Clear Wax ,

the      O N L Y     WAX    I’ll     use 

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I painted up the hardware a bit,  so it would blend but still stand out

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Was really liking where this piece was going….

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BUT…….

the top was throwing me….

When that happens, the feeling wont let up until its fixed, so I took the top translucent light using American Paint’s Plymouth Rock and Uncle Sam, painting over that dark top, sanding back to reveal, and sealing up with American Paint’s Topcoat Finish-

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Did you notice the stencil in the drawer?  I stenciled  a small verse in each drawer –

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The lighter top worked, and indirectly drew to the stencil on the drawers, and the deeper drawers popped on their own –

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Love love loved….

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It sold soon after it hit the floor, and to the loveliest of families 🙂

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I missed the splash of turquoise on the floor,  so this one came next, a chest that I received white,  like this

 

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I’m sure I had some kind of plan for this piece, starting it in pastel colors, but once the turquoise pretty sold,  I saw this chest as another that could look good in blues…   I tipped it on its back and started with an all-over plaster stencil on the drawer fronts –

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I painted over the dried stencil with shades of blue – American Paint Peacock, Shoreline, Surfboard and Uncle Sam , and went light with the top – APC Plymouth Rock and Uncle Sam

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The top was a challenge – there was tannin bleed through the white, so I layed a coat of APC Topcoat Sealer to help block the bleed, when it dried I reapplied the whites, and included a little cannonball for depth –

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If you notice above, originally I painted the whole body blue – front, sides, feet… but I wasn’t thrilled with it like I was with the first piece.   This chest was previously painted white – heck, it may have been previously painted MANY times…  it’s finish was not as perfect and pristine as the lingerie chest, so the  blue finish over the existing ‘previously painted’  finish was weathered/shabby looking, not clean and perfect how I wanted.    I didn’t like it, I didn’t WANT this finish to be distressed, aged etc…  but I knew trying to fit a square peg into a round hole would be a frustrating waste of time.  Instead, I played off the piece, and  went a different direction,  silver leafingthe sides, front corners, and feet…

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I painted and leafed the hardware, then waxed the finish with a mix of American Paint Vintage Clear Wax, and  Clear Wax mixed with  Black Pigment, Grey Pigment, and  Brass Mica Powder to ‘weather’ the paint finish so it would coordinate more perfectly with the silver leafing touches.

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Pigments and Mica Powders are a great way to create wax colors in any shade and shimmer you desire.  I like to use them in our  Fabulous Clear Glaze as well.  I’m not a fan of floating them in the topcoat, though it can be done.  We stock 12 different Pigment colors and 9 Mica Colors  –turquoise_chalk_clay_leaf_raised_stencil_chest

This one sold soon after it hit the floor, just like its big sister, and my daughter hinted that a quick 2 for 2,  she was deserving of commission for pushing the turquoise idea…

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Not.    🙂

This was the third, that came soon after the second sold –

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The top on this one came in pretty raw.   It wasn’t in bad shape, a little beat up, but I needed the color to be darker to start with, so  I used a mix of Reclaim Mocha and Reclaim Licorice, a paint we carry that is usually rolled on, but sometime I use it as a ‘paint stain’ –

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For this to work and be easy, you don’t want to DAWDLE when you’re brushing it on –  just brush it, with a big wide brush, hit the whole surface

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then take a dry or slightly damp cotton rag, and wipe it back – you can use another dry brush to soften any application marks, but you’ll find it colors up the worn wood nicely.   We do this a lot for inside drawers , see the difference it makes?   It’s just a quick and easy option, and dries fast

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The first coat on this piece was mostly American Paint Peacock .  Notice the center medallion pattern that I’m hoping won’t get in the way of my stenciling plan…

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I used a stencil and our Textured Plaster Neutral and stenciled the whole front –

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The second coat was a mix of several APC chalk/clay paint colors – Surboard, Shoreline and more Peacock

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You’d almost think the stencil is gone…

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I Reclaim washed the bottom and added a stencil for fun

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I used APC Limoge, Plymouth Rock and some Cottage Paint custom Wonder White to create a lighter top

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Silver leafed the sides, and accents

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then went to work sanding and refining the body and top

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American Clear Wax, a buffing, and a sprinkling of Swarovskis, and version #3 was rolled out

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I dressed the ‘feet’ up with crystal pumps 🙂

silveR_leaf_legs_painted_furnitureI love the details on this piece

aqua_chest_top_washedand…… then it sold.

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Awesomeness,  that these pieces are moving fast, but part of what I like about creative refinishing is the not knowing what Ill end up with …  I needed to change up the next piece,   and I did,  using shades of grey (I’ll share the detailers later) –  it isn’t priced yet but is in the showroom –

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I have the next perfect piece to ‘take blue’, I’ll be starting it soon, but this time it will be a taller, fatter chest.

Time to go bury my head in tax paperwork!

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Creating A European Feel with Caromal Colours Paints

How, you might ask?    Isn’t Caromal Colours the company that makes Reclaim paint,  a roll on primer, finisher, sealer?

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Reclaim Mocha with Coffee Glaze

Yes, they make Reclaim paint.  Caromal also makes  the Textured Basecoat paints  (Country Living),   that can create finishes like these

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Textured Basecoat Parchment, Chipping Creme, and  Colonial Blue, with Toner

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Textured Basecoat Mustard, Chipping Creme, Peppercorn, with Toner

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Reclaim Pebble over Textured Basecoat Paprika, with Licorice Glaze

You don’t have to look hard to find painted pieces described as Vintage French, or Country French.  European paint finishes…  French, Swedish, Gustavian style.  Neutral colour schemes,  soft palettes,  whites, cremes , shades of blue and  grey…understated, washed, antiqued patinas,   even touches of gold or silver

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rustic French pieces of furniture in original painted finish.

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I often use my favorite mineral and clay based paint, American Paint Company, to create finishes like these – their paints are more than chalk, which is a common additive in many paints (it’s even in Caromal Colours paints ), but I also use my Caromal Colours paints to create finishes that have a European feel

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especially when I want to achieve an aged, years old look  –

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The inspiration for this recent piece I just painted came about last month when I was visiting Caromal Colours for a reunion of sorts – Carol Kemery, the owner, created this finish using a neutral greyish blue base, glazed with their Coffee Glaze, and stenciled with an allover damask of theirs called Gracie’s Damask.  She even added a touch of silver leaf to the accent trim, using their gilding products –

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Caromal Colours Gracie’s Damask Stencil

I had the perfect piece in mind –   first coat Caromal textured basecoat Wisteria (white)

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Then I used Caromal’s Reclaim paint,  color Versailles – one of my favorite colors right now,  so very light and soft –

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I brushed, kindof scrubbed, it on, using just a tiny bit of water on my brush, when I needed to, to keep the paint gliding smooth and easy (over that little bit of textured base)

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Then I let it dry.

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and pulled out the stencil  (I made sure to stock up on these 🙂 )fabulous finishes, metro detroit, painted furniture,mineral clay chalk paint, caromal colours, textured basecoat, reclaim, european finish, french, swedish, shop.fabfinisher.com

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I decided where i wanted to start, and created an  allover effect using Caromal’s mother earth (brown) stencil creme-

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I couldn’t wait to figure out what I was going to do for the hardware –  I loved the feel of this glass/metal flower one, so I decided on that for the top drawers

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the remaining drawers will get the original  hardware, painted and aged back–

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I loved the piece so far, but i wanted to bring in the silver leaf somehow… I thought about the feet, but the top was calling to me…..

I rolled Sticky Size –  another product Caromal Colours offers,  a water based size medium for leaf and foil application –  onto the top of the chest… I’ll admit I was not 100% sure if I was making the right choice-  the piece was soft and beautiful in its present state –

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but I wanted a silver patina with this piece….  so I went for it –  I applied the silver leaf to the top of the chest

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Before glazing, I used a 180 grit sand paper and lightly sanded the finish- the Reclaim paint has a sealer built in, so it dries with a slight sheen  – when you sand it to create an aged finish like this it takes little sanding, just a few swipes to reveal back some of that texture from layer 1 – and the nice thing is it doesn’t make a powdery mess –

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To glaze I used Caromal’s Coffee Stain Glaze –  because the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer it’s best to wait a day or two or three to glaze, but I had no problem using it on this chest, the following day – I just worked quickly!

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Here you can see the top 2 drawers and the side trim of chest have been glazed – it is a very subtle antiquing –

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Brush it on,  wipe it softly with a dry cloth

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I used Liberon Bison Walnut Wax and buffed the silver leaf top, it added a warmth to the silver and a soft touch as well.

Hardware back on and this lovely piece is complete –

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Wait!  What about sealing the piece?    No worries,  the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer!

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Here  you can see how that little bit of sanding added touches of wear

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No piece is complete, for me, without finding a way to add some Swarovski crystals

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It’s funny – I used to faux finish and create on walls and ceilings, now it manifests itself of furniture and accessories.   So does my love for bling 🙂

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I am SOOOOOO happy that I trusted my instinct and went with the silver leaf top – it finished off this piece in a classic way

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When I look at how pretty this piece turned out, this sounds goofy, but I think about the Oscar’s I just watched, and how they give thanks in their acceptance speeches…   I would simply say ,

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thank you Lord, for blessing my hands…

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Pretty Silver Leafed Cabinets…

I love this pair of chairs I silver leafed-

I’ve yet to leaf a bathroom vanity, but I’d love the opportunity (not sure where I pulled this photo from)

I adore these pieces from Italian craftier Lineatre

 Isn’t that the most romantic tub?

It looks like a golden metallic plaster troweled on the walls

Every piece of furniture is silver leafed, even the toilet seat!    I love it all!   Do you have any pieces you’d like leafed?  Hire me :),   or sign up for a workshop at my store and I’ll show you how to do it yourself

Silver Leafing Some Chairs…

It all started this morning,  my laptop’s Avast Internet Security program was giving me grief.   I had to call customer service, which turned into a 50 minute service call where they jump into your computer remotely and (hopefully) fix your problem.   While they virtually took over my computer, I continued to work at silver leafing a chair

I finished the first chair yesterday

and wanted to leaf the second chair before doing a clean up from the night before –  the process is a bit messy.

Why silver leaf?    Well, I have these silver leaf Drexel Heritage chairs…

and it dawned on me the other day that I could re-create that look myself!  So I grabbed 2 chairs from my storage lot and set to work.  I first basecoated with Caromal Colours Smooth Basecoat Chocolate (you can use Reclaim Mocha as well).  When that dried I brushed on a layer of Caromal Sticky Size.  In about fifteen minutes it was tacky and ready for the Silver Leaf –

The leaf is quite bright so I antique it back using the Caromal Colours Toner.  A quick rub of netural Liberon Wax for protection, and a seat cover update and we’re good to go!

Pretty!  Two chairs, for sale!

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