My client was tired of the same old golden oak vanity in her powder bath, but wanted a quick and easy fix. She didn’t want to replace it, she wanted to refurbish it. Caromal Colours to the rescue!! She knew she wanted a distressed finish, but wasn’t real sure of the final look she was after. So we played a little. As you can see in this picture I am applying the Textured Basecoat “Peppercorn” straight onto the vanity. Remember, with these products there is no need to sand or prime!! It can go right over the existing finish, as long at it is clean and dry.
The sample I had created for her previous to starting was a Barnworn finish from Caromal Colours. I used the Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, followed by a layer of Chipping Creme, then a coat of Textured Basecoat Pumpkin, then Toner and topcoated. However, once I had the first layer of Peppercorn on the vanity, Stacy decided she really liked the color and wanted the top color to be the Peppercorn. So what I had to do was once the Peppercorn was dry, I went right back over it with the Pumpkin color. We wanted the Pumpkin to show through the Peppercorn. Still with me? So here is a picture of me putting the Pumpkin color over the Peppercorn color. (Please excuse the bad photography, but my DH took these pictures with my cell phone!)
Once the Pumkin color was dry, I applied a good layer of the Caromal Colours Chipping Creme…this product is what is used between two colors so that you can quickly and easily sand the top color back to expose the color underneath. As soon as it was dry, I went right back over it with the Peppercorn color. Thank goodness the Textured Basecoat dries fairly quickly and covers soooo good! Stacy was really happy that I didn’t have to spend a lot of extra time or spend a ton of money on more products just because she had changed her mind. It only took me about an extra hour to make the quick change. After the Peppercorn Textured Basecoat was dry, I gave it a quick sanding and then sealed the cabinets with a wipe on poly as a topcoat…and to give it durability!
If you notice this finish has a good amount of texture to it. Don’t be fooled by the name Textured Basecoat….you can achieve different looks with it. For this piece we wanted a lot of texture. So all I had to do was smoosh each layer on randomly….easy as pie!
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