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Country Pumpkins!

First I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  I certainly have a lot to be thankful for in my life and will spend tomorrow reflecting on just how blessed I really am!

So I have this new (old) to me hutch that I picked up at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I plan on putting a new finish on it….as soon as I can make up my mind what I want.  But in the meantime, I thought I’d decorate it with some pumpkins that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for a song and applied a distressed Caromal Colours finish on them!  Easy, peasy!

These pumpkins were made of paper mache and all I did was smoosh on different colors of the Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat, distressed with some sand paper and added the Caromal Colours Toner! Told you it was easy! Another great project for the DIYer on a budget!!

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Mrs. Lucy….

Mrs. Lucy, a repeat client of mine, gave me a call one day about a piece of furniture that her sweet husband bought her on a trip to France about 30 years ago.  She was tired of the drab darkness and wanted to know if I could give it a face lift.  Well of course I could!!  I have the perfect products to refurbish just about anything that needs a update or change!   I didn’t get a before picture of it put together, however these two pictures were taken right where dear hubby unloaded them!

It was a quick and simple fix to her delima….Caromal Colours to the rescue!!  I cleaned the piece with Simple Green and made sure that it was completely dry before applying Caromal Colours Cobblestone Texture Basecoat.  I used a chip brush to smoosh and moosh the entire surface.  After it had dried, I went back and put a really quick second coat on any areas where it didn’t cover 100%.  Total time to apply the color was about 4 to 5 hours!  And guess what??? NO STRIPPING and NO PRIMING FIRST!!  You gotta love that!!  I let it dry overnight and then applied a small wheat leaf stencil that I ordered from Royal Design Studios.  I used artist acrylics to color the stencil.  I grabbeed my handy dandy palm sander and went to work distressing the edges to where the original wood showed through to give it an aged look.  I also wanted to give it a smoother over all finish so I quickly sanded the entire piece to knock off any nubbies that may have been on the surface.    I probaby spent 45 minutes sanding it to get the look I wanted.  After the sanding, I wiped the entire piece down with a damp cloth to clean off any sanding dust that may have been there.  When you sand these products they may appear to be dry and powderly looking and too light in color…but don’t worry…the next step fixes that!!  I next applied the Caromal Colours Toner with a chip brush…..I kind of work in sections…like the back panel first, then a door, etc.  Anyway…..I just brushed it on and wiped it back with a lint free wiping rag (I purchase them by the bag at my local big box store).  I suggest you wear gloves for this step as it will get all over your hands!  I then left it to dry overnight.  The final step was to put a protectant top coat on it.  On this piece I used the Liberon Wax Neutral.  I used a wiping rag and just rubbed it in all over the surface.  After about an hour I went back and buffed it out with a clean cloth.  Done!  Total time spent on the piece was about 10 hours!  Not bad for a piece that made my client extremely happy!  And I looovveee  happy clients!  Here are some after pictures I took of the piece before I delivered it back to it’s home!  In all honesty….I would have loved to have kept it for myself!

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If you are ready to order product, you can click on the Caromal Colours Sign below. Enter MartiC (case sensitive) in the coupon code or comments section and you will receive a discount on your shipping and I will receive credit for your order! If you need any help placing your order, please feel free to contact me at CaromalColours@gmail.com or 225-975-3957 and I will help you with it!

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Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

ITS FALL AND PUMPKINS ARE EVERYWHERE!!

Do any of you craft?  I love to make things for my home that are unique to me!

I fell in love with this display that Caromal Colours had in a copy of Country Living Magazine a while back and I was inspired to create some pumpkins of my own using their products this fall!  So I thought I’d share some pictures of my pumpkins that I made using Caromal Colours Texture Basecoat, Toner, Liberon Wax and Gold, Silver, and Copper Leaf.  I also used some decorative tissue paper that I applied with Modge Podge!

Maybe not your traditional fall pumpkins….but I love a little bling and thought I could use these anytime during the year!

On these pumpkins I used the Caromal Colours Peppercorn (black), and Paprika (red) Texture Basecoats, Silver Leaf, Toner, Liberon Wax…some zebra tissue paper, modge podge, trim, ribbon & a bling button!

Here are some that are  slightly more traditional….but keeping with the French Country look….love me some fluer de lis! 

On these I used the Wisteria Texture Basecoat, Fleur de lis tissue paper, Modge Podge, Gold Leaf, Toner and Liberon Wax.

I love how these turned out and get so many compliments on them!  They have that Old World/French Country feel that is so popular in Louisiana!

Okay….so finally some that are a little more traditional…at least I used the pumpkin color!

On these I used the Textured Basecoat Pumpkin, Copper Leaf, Toner, Liberon Wax…and some Cheetah tissue paper, and coordinating ribbons!

On the little stand I used the Textured Basecoat Chocolate  with a little toner and Liberon Wax!                                                                            

ARE YOU READY TO GET SOME CAROMAL COLOURS FOR YOUR CRAFT PROJECTS?

If you are ready to order product, you can click on the Caromal Colours Sign below.  Enter MartiC (case sensitive) in the coupon code or comments section and you will receive a discount on your shipping and I will receive credit for your order!  If you need any help placing your order, please feel free to contact me at CaromalColours@gmail.com or 225-975-3957 and I will help you with it!

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