A World of Paint Possibilities!

I was really lucky to win Anne Salone's Chalk Paint from Miss Mustard Seed's blog, generously donated by Lady Butterbug, from Texas, aren't those names just so darn cute!  Miss Mustard Seed's blog is a "Must Follow" Blog. She is so Very Talented, a great inspiration, and super nice. 
I won 2 cans of Chalk Paint, I chose Louis Blue and Old White, I also won a can of natural wax,
and a wonderful wax brush, so of course I had to order the dark wax and another wax brush.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Lady ButterBug and Miss Mustard Seed.

My NEXT POST will be my Chalk Paint Project!

This Post is all about....
Using Caromal Colours "Reclaim"
I was already in progress with these end tables.
Pretty Cute Huh!
I used Caromal Colours Reclaim Off White, for the Queen Anne legs.
Reclaim is similar to Chalk Paint, No Sanding, No Priming, No Prep!
Then, this is the Best Part
I was able to tint my Caromal Colours
"Reclaim" Off White!
It came out PERFECT.
I just asked the guy at the paint shop to sell me the tint they would use
for a quart of regular paint, but, I didn't want him to mix it with their paint.
I just wanted to buy the tint, I think it was $1.19 and $3.00 for the quart size can.
I picked out a beautiful, French Blue- it's such a beautiful color.
I could of chosen from 1000's of colors, you know, on all the color samples they have on cards.
 I brought the tint home, and mixed it with my quart of Caromal Colours Reclaim Off White.
It's a Primer, Finish, and Sealer- All In One!
It sells for $ 34.50
I brushed it on the table top and drawers, took the hardware off, but painted with the same paint.
After it was dry, (it dries pretty quick)
 I brushed on Caromal Colours Chipping Cream.
After it was dry, I brushed a very thin coat of Reclaim Off White.
When dry, I took a 3M sanding pad, and sanded some of the Off White.
I wanted just a little of the white to show through, here and there.
The look was awesome, the Chipping Cream, allows for the under lying color to show through.
The sanding went very quickly.
The Queen Anne legs were painted with Caromal Colours "Reclaim" Off White
I distressed the legs with a sanding pad 120 grit
the same for the top.
I love the look, they are already for sale at "my petite shop"
(space I rent at our local Antique Shop)

Next time, I'll take pics as I go.
I just get so into my work, I don't want to stop,
but I will, cause I want you to see how easy it is.

 You can visit my web site BushWoodArt.com 
to see other painted pieces and get some ideas.
you can also purchase Caromal Colours  paint there.
I am also selling on Etsy under Caromal Colours.
I don't have all the colors listed yet, but they are available to you.

If you like what you see, and decide to order some for yourself,,
Please enter coupon code  jan   you'll get a discount in shipping.
Another perk, no tax, outside of Pennsylvania!
I'd really appreciate it if you let them know you heard about them through me.
All you have to do is enter under coupon code   jan
They are a growing family business, and great folks!

I'm Dancing on SunShine

Looky Looky Looky .........What I won!

I'm Am sooo Excited!
http://LadyButterbug.com and her husband
generously granted  this Most Awesome Give Away
I've never won a Give Away before,
and I hit the Jack Pot baby.
This is Anne Salone's most famous
Chalk Paint that the whole land of Blog
is on fire for!  
I went to http://LadyButterBug.com
The Chalk Paint colors are dreamy, 
French Inspired, No Sanding, No priming!
 so ordered a color chart,
cause I couldn't decide which colors I wanted to order

 Then, Miss Mustard Seed,
of http://MustardSeedInteriors.com
hosted a blog give away, and I won!
Below is a photo
of Miss Mustard Seeds beautiful
buffet, she finished using Chalk Paint. 
If you haven't visited her blog yet,
it is a Must Follow Blog, she's so very talented.

Isn't this buffet just beautiful, I just love
distressed white and the blue drawers,
the hardware is perfect, and the darker top
Be Still My Heart!

I still love Caromal Colours of course,
I have room in my heart for two loves!

Be sure to check back to see what I paint
with my new love, Anne Salone's Chalk Paint.


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Vintage Event

 Hello Friends,
I had so much fun, Saturday, I did Demo's  using Caromal Colours, I am still learning how versatile this paint is, and how to achieve different looks.

I painted some new samples, with summer in mind, light colored summer hues. Displayed in a large bread bowl, painted, distressed, all with Caromal Colours finishes.


Some little vignettes in my shop. Really it's my little space in our local antique shop.
I've decided I'm calling it "my petite shop", cause 
that's how I feel about it.
Tin water can and petite tool box,
painted with Paprika basecoat,  (2) Chipping Cream, 
(3) Bayberry, then sand with 220 grit sandpaper,
last with semi dry chip brush, Wysteria basecoat  
applied here and there in streaks, and stipple.

No Prep- NO Prime NO Sanding
Bonds to almost anything!
You also can get a two color
chippy barn wood finish!
Next project, I 'll take photos as I go,
  you'll see how easy and fun
Caromal Colours is to use,
Lord knows, my garage, and (2) workrooms
have vintage finds waiting for a breath of new life.
My Studio ( Atelier) French for studio,
(don't you just love the French,
sounds so Romantic)

If you'd like to learn more and order Caromal Colours,
click Caromal Colours at top of page to visit my site Bushwoodart.com
If you go to Caromal Colours.com, let these fine folks know you heard about them from me, 
just enter  jan   under coupon code, you'll get a discount in shipping, and I'll get credit!

Until next time-

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Redesigned Finds

Hey there,
I've taken a little redirection with my art and time.
Last year I became a rep for Country Living's Caromal Colours.
I didn't do much with it at the time,
cause I was so into creating my dolls.
I'm not giving up doll making, just acting on another passion.

Fabulous finds, upcycled, and painted with Caromal Colours.

The best part about Caromal Colours is, you don't have to sand or prime before painting. It bonds to almost anything and is very durable.
 These are ready to go to  my space I've rented  at our local antique shop,
Antiques Downtown, Elk River, MN.

 I have another blog about Caromal Colours, http://BushWoodArt.com but it's on WordPress, and I'm so busy painting and finishing pieces with Caromal Colours, and still working part time at the hospital, I haven't had time to learn how to use it! So, I decided to do what I know how to do, and here I am, posting about CC here. But if you want more info on Caromal Colours, please order through my other web site. You will get a discount in shipping, and I will get credit. Thanks!

The tool box was painted with Paprika basecoat, chipping cream. and bayberry basecoat,
then I dry brushed some Parchment basecoat.
I added some tin squares to a flower box, and painted it with Caromal Colours Reclain- white.
I have been a antique, thrift shop. estate sale, garage sale junkie since I was a wee one.
Lucy, my mom got me into it.
It drives my husband John, crazy. He's one of those people who just don't get it.
But he loves me, so he puts up with it.
He cringes, every time he walks in our garage.
I don't blame him. I started out with a 12' X 10' room in our lower level, bead board walls, great lighting and tons of shelves. Then when our last son moved out, I took over the family room, 21' X 20', and now the garage! It's only temporary, I am planning on just working out of the family room/work room/studio.
Vintage mounding with iron hangers.
Last but not least, a little vintage romance, a pretty altered hand mirror.
Well, I'm off to deliver these to my shop space.

You can also buy Caromal Colours on Etsy, click on the right side bar, top of page.
I am in the process of listing all the colors, one more thing to add to my "to do" list!

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