Friday, May 13, 2011

Oh! My Beautiful Celeste!

We found the most beautiful antique dresser recently.  I braved a whiteout snowstorm (the end of April, no less) just to bring this lovely lady home!  I waited so long to post this that I cannot, for the life of me, find my before picture!  AAGGHHH!  Celeste was beautiful in the beginning, just needed a little TLC and a fresh coat (or two) of paint.  Here she is during the "procedure."

We applied Caromal Colours Paprika for the basecoat with a very distressed texture via a stipling technique.
Anyone can stipple!  I-mean-any-one!  You really can get these same results on your own using the Caromal Colours textured basecoat.
You all know my very favorite parts of furniture, right?
Yep, the feet/legs!
These ones are to die for!
(Notice the shadows because the wonderful
sun was out this day).

 After the Paprika dried, we applied
chipping creme.  Then the Caromal Colours
Parchment was applied as the top coat.
 Here she is after the Parchment dried
and a light sanding was completed:
 Now, I know that I am super partial, but
I absolutely love when we stiple the basecoat
and the ridges show through the top coat.
It gives the piece an age that is almost ethereal,
(which, by the way, one of the definitions is
"heavenly or "celestial.").  Perfect for
my Celeste!
 Here are 2 drawers, the top only sanded, the bottom
sanded with Caromal Colours toner applied.
Look at how the toner ages the piece.
To me, the toner gives both white shades
from Caromal Colours an almost-tea-stained
appearance that I adore!
Here is a toned drawer up close.
Just look at how amazing the dovetail joints are.

Here is the "almost-finished" piece.
I just need the top knobs and she will be complete.

Here is a close-up of the original hardware.
When I got the piece one of the drawers was missing the hardware.
So I chose to do something completely different on the top drawers.

I put crystal knobs on the top!
Look at how they sparkle and shine!

And finally, a close up of the crystal knobs, but
best of all, the keyholes!

I probably say this about every single piece that we do,
but this one, by far, has to be my very favorite one yet!

Are you ready to try some Caromal Colours for yourself?
There is almost no prep work (other than making
sure the piece is clean).  No stripping, sanding,
or priming!  I am not joking!  You get
to the best part of the project immediately
without losing interest because you have already spent so much time
sanding, stripping, or priming!
Try some for yourself today.
Just click on the Caromal Colours
button at the top-right of this page to go
to their website.
Be sure to use Coupon code:  BrendaUtah (case sensitive)
to save money on shipping.
Also, feel free to call or email me at any time
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the Caromal Colours product line or
any of the pieces I have.


Pamma said...

Very nice! I am just now hearing of Caromel Colors, along with the 'new' chalk paint--both of which have apparently been around for quite awhile.
Great job!

Brenda said...

Thank you Aurora!

Pam--I only heard about Caromal Colours about a year ago and I have been hooked ever since! I love the fact that there is nearly no prep work and I can get right to the fun part of a project.

Thanks Rosemary. I, too, love the texture on this piece!

Anonymous said...

How do you do that stipling technique? Is that what gives it the texture?

Mary said...

I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

Brenda said...

Karen--I don't know if you are familiar with the textured basecoat from Caromal Colours, but this paint is so thick that when you apply it, you basically mush and smush it. I also bounce the brush up and down on the first coat when I apply 2 colors. This makes it so when I sand the base color really comes through in a varied pattern. I love this product and all the different finishes I am able to get by simply changing how I apply the paint.

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Brenda said...

Mary--I would love to post this on Masterpiece Monday! Thanks for the invite!

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Neat Techinque...I'll have to try that some time.....Just stained and distressed my table but might try this with my dresser:-) said...

That's totally amazing and gorgeous...great job. I have several furniture pieces to paint so I'll look into this paint, thanks!

Happy Masterpiece Monday to you :O)

Brenda said...

Thanks Michell!

Sally--Thank you very much! I love this paint so much, I became a rep for the company. If you want to see the many products they offer, click on the button at the top of my blog.

Happy Masterpiece Monday!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It turned out wonderful~ well done! Love the colors~ Stopping by from Met Monday

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Ohhh another cool paint..I am going to check it out. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party, I love how it turned out.

Brenda said...

Courtney--Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie--Again, thanks for the opportunities!

A Beach Cottage--I, too, love the crystal knobs. They sparkle!

Ivy@Let's Get Domestic said...

I love the vintage look it has. I'm hearing a lot about chalk paints lately. I will have to look into this!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow- she really came out so lovely! Love the layers of paint and distressing details~well done! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday :)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Wonderful redo! And such a great find! Love it!
Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
xoxo from Germany,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Brenda said...

Cassie--I love Farmhouse Chic! What a great compliment!

Chrissie--Didn't it turn out great?

Kim--Thank you so much!

Honey--This paint makes it so easy to achieve this texture!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there again~ just stopping back to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! Have a great weekend! :)

deana said...

love the color you chose! looks so much better. this post would be a fabulous addition to my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure" I'd really love it if you joined in!

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