Tuesday’s Treasures

January 25, 2016 11:00 pm

The past couple of days, I’ve been wandering around Pinterest, Instagram, and other places on the interwebs, looking at different pieces done in CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. Still to this day, it’s fun to stumble across a new blog or posting and see our products being used.

The first one I want to show you was featured on Apartment Therapy as “Noelle’s Painted IKEA LACK Hack.” Noelle used Destin Gulf Green on this boring IKEA piece into a statement piece that brings together her whole room.

She said, “I was a bit cautious as most of the projects I’ve seen using the CC paint are more on vintage pieces made of real wood – but buoyed on by claims on the web saying you can cover virtually ANYTHING with Cece’s paint, I forged ahead. I can now vouch that yes, even furniture made of hollow wood and paper can be transformed using CC paint.

The entire process took me a Saturday afternoon into early evening — the paint was quick to apply and to dry — I used two coats, although I suppose one would have sufficed for a more shabby chic look. The wax that must be applied after painting to seal and protect the paint (as well as to bring out the vibrant colour) was the most worrisome part — it went on unevenly and was very splotchy — but I eventually realized that it evens out after drying (and a light sanding to distress the edges). The most time consuming and labour intensive part was hand-buffing the wax to a glossy shine (next time I will use a buffer attached to my cordless drill). I added some trunk hardware (from Lee Valley) to the corners and legs for a campaign-ish look, and voila! ”

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Poking around a little more, I found a gender neutral nursery using Young Kansas Wheat. Neutral equals boring? Not hardly. How adorable is this set by Taylor at Dear Olympia? See even more pictures and details on the blog.

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Just like the LBD (Little Black Dress) that you can wear anywhere, Beckley Coal, our pure black natural chalk+clay paint, can be used on any piece. This chest of drawers by DrabtoFabMomma could fit in with almost any decor. Coupled with the cream hardware, she’s an elegant piece that anyone would be proud to show off !

 

Which one is your favorite? Don’t forget to tag your pieces on Instagram with #cececaldwells or @cececaldwellspaints and pin your projects on Pinterest for us to see! You may see your pieces featured here on the next Tuesday Treasures!

 

Lauren

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