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.
Today, I’ll just tell you that this stuff is awesome. It went on easily without any sanding or priming which saved tons of time. The coverage is fantastic too.
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.
Since so many of you are budding or experienced DIYers, Patty with Caromal Colors has offered to provide one of you with a Distressed for Success kit ($47.50 value) in the color of your choice. The only requirement if you win is that you use it within a few weeks and photograph the results. Patty will be available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have. I will feature your finished project right here on ASPTL. You do NOT have to be a blogger to enter, you’ll just email me your pictures directly.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Take a look at the projects I have listed below from Patty’s blog and tell us which one you like best.
2. Tell us how you would use the Distressed for Success kit. Are you going to paint a cabinet? A table? A bookcase? Just let us know your plans.
You can also get extra entries for tweeting or blogging about this contest.
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.