I've mentioned before, that my dining room is a bit of a catch-all room, since I do much of my creating in there. I finally decided that I needed some dedicated storage for my paints, papers, glues and beads. A few months ago, I scored a dated old dresser at the Goodwill for a glorious $12! It's been sitting in there since looking very sad and bedraggled (but still functional).
I knew that I would rehab him, but I was waiting for inspiration to strike. And inspiration struck in the form of my new advertiser, Caromal Colors via Patty Henning at Fabulous Finishes! Patty is a Regional Director for Caromal Colors and she graciously sent me a Distressed for Success kit from their line so that I could try it out on a furniture rehab project and share the results with you.
Note: As always, when I have a sponsor on my blog, the advertisement is payed for. My opinion is not.
Here's what I used for this project:
- Caromal Colors textured base coat in parchment
- Caromal Colors toner
- Chip brush (natural bristle paint brush)
The minute that I opened the jar of paint, I knew there was something different about these products. The paint is SUPER thick...like the texture of pudding. According to their website, that's why you get such fantastic coverage without primer. Yeah, you read that right. Without primer! Or sanding! I love that!
I don't have photos of the step-by-step process. If you want to see that, you'll have to come back tomorrow, when I'll post a completely embarrassing video of me actually doing this project. There's a reason that I blog and not vlog, people.
It gives you the most wonderful texture, (either brushy or bumpy or stippled...you choose) that grabs hold of the toner and gives a beautifully aged, antiqued or distressed finish (again, you choose). I made it way harder than it needed to be by stressing over the fact that the finish had texture in it. It's supposed to be there and it looks beautiful when it's done.
If I were going to paint my kitchen or bath cabinets, I would definitely use these products. They are so flexible because of all the beautiful colors which can be layered and used with the toner to create stunning farmhouse-y, Pottery Barn looking cabinets and furniture.
Here are some projects from Patty's blog:
Kitchen cabinet makeover for less than $100
Updating an oak desk
Updating an old armoire
Easy light fixture facelifts
If you would like to make a purchase from Caromal Colors, you can click here to go directly to their store. Make sure that you use the code PattyH in the Discount Coupon field. That's the only way that Patty gets credit for the sale and you get a discount on the shipping.