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, 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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Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fabulous! I am going to your other blog and reading about the Caromal Colours! Sounds right up my alley!

Oh, I totally get YOU and totally understand how your hubby doesn't b/c mine doesn't either!!! Wish we lived closer, I'd go junkin with you!

How wonderful that you have a space you rented! I used to have one YEARS ago. I'd love to have another one, maybe some day!!!


mycuriousteaparty said...

Hi Jan

I understand totally, as you know my sweetheart has just built a studio for me.... It's filling up fast, haven't the heart to tell him. Still got stuff in cupboards and in the wardrobes. I'm getting worse as I get older.... Off to the Netherlands next week... What will I find there? Lots of antique markets... He! he!

Love your new work, hope you sell plenty. Wish I lived a little nearer.

Unknown said...

Hi Jan, Small world, lol I found your blog by reading Karen's over at Desert Cottage and about fell over when I saw it was you. Glad you have one of your dolls reserved and I'll eventually give it another try... but I get sidetracked so easily since I want to do it all! Too bad about Doll Town but Jane gave it her best shot! I still have Twiggy to finish but right now I'm doing other things. Hugs and now I'm off to check out the paint! XO Marilou

Vicki said...

Hi, Jan. So nice to meet a talented gal like you. Love the items you have painted here for your booth. Gorgeous dolls you make as well. So glad to be in touch. Thanks for the advice on Caromal Colours.


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