Continuing with our customers shared projects, here’s a project type that we haven’t shared in awhile – a REFRIGERATOR. Nicole in Florida sent this before
Remember, most paint projects always look scary after the first coat 🙂 Here is the final, perfectly placed in this lovely kitchen –
Robin sent a few pictures of her oak kitchen going dark – using Mocha Reclaim
If you have interest in tacking your own project using these paints, you will find easy links that, when you click on them, will take you to that product in our online store.
Pretty custom, pretty cool!
Karen shared some outdoor projects she dressed up using our American Paint Company chalk and clay paints –
If you find these projects helpful, if you find our blog posts informative and our videos instructive – maybe they give you that confidence boost to finally tackle a project, then by all means, we really hope you can patron our business when it comes time to purchase your paints.
These blog posts over the years have taken HOURS of time to put together, our FREE to watch instructive videos take time and effort to create, this website is costly, maintaining a storefront, staffed with awesome help that daily service our customers, local AND on the phone, is costly.
These are all choices I make for my business… I do it with hopes that it builds a trust from you, and creates new business as a result. To ALL of our customers, new and old, that patron our business, both local and online – THANK YOU!!! You are helping keep small businesses alive, and we value you.
I have known the owners of these paints for years – I love them like family… for some reason they have decided that marketing these products through big box-online-presence stores like Amazon will be great for product line growth, with not much thought on HOW it will hurt their smaller retailers ( like us ) that have been with them for years, informing, instructing, and teaching others about their paints. They think offering it at these online stores will drive more business to us , however the REVERSE actually happens.
Painting your cabinets isn’t an easy decision for people. It’s a huge investment. They want to be well informed, they want support along the way…. they’ll search online for any information they can find – blog posts like these for example. Some will email questions, some will call with questions, and then they’ll pull the trigger to buy.
And they head to Amazon, and buy it there. Why? Because Amazon can offer free shipping – it’s what BIG-BOX-ONLINE-STORES do, and it doesn’t cost them anything.
Our shipping rates are tight, and we actually refund back if we can on any excess shipping, but we can’t absorb the total cost for you. But for the 10 or 15 bucks you might pay in shipping, you will have personal support if you need it, and we KNOW these products.
So if you think saving on shipping is worth it, ask yourself this –
- Does Amazon have great customer service? Nope, good luck with that.
- Do they have knowledgeable sales people that will talk to you on the phone, or respond to your email about specifics in color options or application? There will be no personal support. They don’t use it, or teach with it – their background is logistics and warehousing.
We are DONE fielding phone calls and emails from people asking questions about the paint process – some haven’t started yet, some are in process, some are done, but when we ask for their sale #, so we can look up who they are, they tell us they didn’t get the products from us.
When you order your products from us, keep your sales receipt. If you ever need help, or have questions, simply call us or email us, and we will be here for you. No questions asked – except for your sales number 🙂
Ahhhhh…. I feel better getting that off my chest, now where did I leave off?
This countertop make-over was easy peasy – the before
And this from one of our customers in South Carolina-
Hi Patty, A shiny brass chandelier before, I used Textured Basecoat Parchment and Toner. I smooshed and “tapped” Parchment all over. Applied Toner heavy then dabbed with a paper towel to get the light and dark areas. Thanks for your inspiration!!!! Blessings, Susie
Before, a lovely brass fixture, class and could stand the test of time, right? Sure, unless you are changing the feel of a room, or your whole house – then you could either replace it with a new one, OR keep this one intact and give it a new look…
Christina was updating her daughter’s bedroom when she came into our store. She brought a sample of the new bedding with her, to see what color she could use to update the oak furniture, which included a LARGE wall unit and another dresser…
I wish she’d have shared a before photo – she hated the hardware, but they were unique in size, making it difficult to replace without costing a fortune. I told her to go right over the hardware – let it blend right in with the pieces –
I know she used Reclaim, I just have to confirm if she used Mocha, or if she mixed two colors together – Mocha and ButterCreme– to get a softer brown (Mocha reclaim is a dark dark brown, like bakers chocolate). We have a number of sample color boards in our store that we call BLENDS – a mix of two, sometimes even three colors of Reclaim, in varying ratios – creating colors differet than the main deck – like these
She also picked up some American Paint Company Coral Reef, and used that to paint this mirror
Christina was thrilled with the results, and her daughter loved her new bedroom!
Caroline sends this:
Love the way these came out!
I used APC Plymouth Rock with your Dark Grey Glaze and APC hard coat.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen forwarded these great before and after photos, and says
Sorry this took me forever to email to you. It was hard to get good lighting to really show them off.
2 coats Reclaim Linen
1 coat Reclaim sealer
Thank you for your advice! Love my kitchen again:)
It is do-it-yourself-able, it just takes a commitment to make yourself Get It Done… and when you take the leap, your finish line will look like this 🙂
The last one for this post, Julia, one of our local regular lovelies, sent this
Here are some before and after pictures using your Aged Vintage Papers.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! And trust me, I know she was have a joyous time while she was creating those vintage stools. If you love this process, you can watch me doing a play by play on our Shelby DIY local TV shows – the Aged Papers one is Episode 5.
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 painting your own piece, check out our Workshop Schedule, you can even register online.