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Vintage Cupboard Shabby Distressed With Caromal Colors Textured Basecoats

I love these cupboards… one of my favorite things to paint

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This one was funny,  I was in the middle of packing up boxes, preparing for the final week before our store move, and I dropped everything (you can see around me) and just started painting!

I wanted this cupboard to have a finish similar to this one I did a few years ago

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I started with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue – one layer brushed on, let dry.

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I stenciled the front using Textured Basecoat Wisteria – love stenciling with the TB’s because they leave behind a thicker relief-like stencil.

I decided while the Wisteria (white) stencil was drying that I wanted to use the Wisteria as the top color, not  the Parchment (creamy) as I’d originally planned.  If I did that, though, my raised stencil would get lost.   So I let the stencil dry then stenciled back over the white with a blackened bronze metallic.

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When it dried I brushed on a coat of Caromal’s Chipping Creme (over the whole piece), and let it dry.

Last coat, brush on Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Wisteria.  When it dried I sanded to reveal the blue undercolor

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A few Swarovski’s to dress up the crown…

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And it moved, officially, with us, on February 1st, to our new store location

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This painted cupboard is still available for purchase-  you can find it in our studio showroom located at Fabulous Finishes Studio  51350 Van Dyke Rd   Shelby Twp, MI 48316

We offer weekly hands-on workshops  in our 3000 sf studio.  Bring your own piece and repurpose it, choosing from endless fabulous finish options…

Workshops fill fast so pick your date and call to sign up –deposit required.  Head here for dates and contact info.

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A Few Painted Chairs…

I am really enjoying the chair redo…

The chair on the left (brown) is a ‘before’.    The chair on the right is one of my oak dining room chairs that I painted with Caromal textured basecoat Peppercorn  –

… no clue when I’ll ever find time to complete the table…  but HEY  the chairs are done at least!

Here’s that brown chair again. I used Mustard Textured Basecoat on it, then sanded to distress, and here I am brushing on the Caromal Toner  and then I’ll wipe it off

All done, and spoken for.   See the black one behind it?  That used to be brown too…

 I repainted it using Reclaim Licorice basecoat,  and did a Simple Blessings stencil on  it in red and creme…

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Now on to a couple pretties – I used Caromal textured basecoats – a little  Colonial Blue mixed in with Parchment, and a little Putty mixed in with Parchment

I sanded to distress then applied Liberon Walnut wax to give it a soft brown glow as well as giving it a protective finish

When it dried I lightly wiped the chairs down for a soft sheen

I changed out the seats to burlap and added a stencil using Caromal’s basecoat Wisteria –  a pretty pair!

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And last, but not least (for now) I have the arm chairs  that match

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except on this one I used a faux fur on the seat –  I am a sucker for the soft and fuzzy…

I’ll do the other arm chair to match,  I like things in pairs!

Any Michiganders needing a few pretty chairs?  The month of December we’re running a sale –  $50 off any furniture / accessories purchase of $300 or more.

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Wisteria Vs. Parchment…

Different angles of Wisteria (white) and Parchment  (offwhite) Textured Basecoats –

Caromal Colours….

There is a difference!

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoat Parchment and Caromal Colours Toner that Chris used,  head here   distressing paints

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Amy Wants Wisteria Over Putty Caromal Colours…

Patty – I’ve spent hours looking at your website.

I drug combos I thought I’d like to compare side-by-side and I think I’d like to see:   Wisteria over Putty.

I have been over and over the samples and I don’t think there’s that combination.

(there’s Parchment over Putty that I really like, but think I need the lighter Wisteria over it.)  If you have a picture of that combo I’d like to see that.

Thanks a million.  AMY

Here you go!

Wisteria over Putty on bottom row,  Parchment over Putty on top

Closer up-

Left is Wisteria over Putty toner wiped with dry rag

Middle is Wisteria over Putty toner wiped with damp rag

Right is Parchment over Putty toner wiped dry rag

Wisteria over Putty on left  Parchment over Putty on right

Are  you unfamiliar with the Caromal Colour brand of paints?

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For Caromal Colour makeovers

To order  sample colors

ARE YOU READY TO GET CAROMAL’d?

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA). ( This code is needed in order for me to receive credit as well –   if you forget to use it I lose, so please use it!)

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

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