Distressed for Success with Caromal Colours

My talented husband has turned out yet another beautiful wooden window table masterpiece!

Red distressed table made from an old window

Ain’t she a beaut? I love her long legs and egg and dart detailing.

Red distressed table made from an old window

This time he let me get ahold of it and distress it to my heart’s content with my new Skil OctoSander and Caromal Colours paint. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a distressed finished furniture junkie. Smack it up, flip it and rub it down with some glaze, and I’m all over it.

So when I discovered Patty Henning’s Caromal Colours blog one day as I was perusing A Soft Place To Land I knew I had found a place I needed to be.

I contacted Patty after her ad caught my eye. Once I saw her INCREDIBLE distressed furniture paint jobs I knew I had to get in on some of that action. I am a die-hard fan of handpainted and distressed furniture, so this stuff is right up my alley.

This finish was created using the Paprika color with a Peppercorn basecoat and toner on top. It transformed a brand spanking new piece of wood into something that looks centuries old.


Red distressed table made from an old window

The instructions were simple to follow.

1. One basecoat of Peppercorn Textured Basecoat
2. One coat of chipping creme
3. One coat of Paprika Textured Basecoat
4. Sand, sand, sand till it looks weathered to suit your taste
5. One final top coat of toner.

You could repeat these processes as much as you’d like, but this was the basic procedure. This effect is so awesome to me. I’m totally addicted to this stuff now.

Red distressed table made from an old window

The Distressed for Success kit comes with everything you’ll need to create a one-color piece. If you want layers of color, you’ll have to purchase separate colors. I ordered the Paprika, Peppercorn and the Parchment. I’m itching to try more colors now! I love them all!! Be sure to use code PattyH if you want to order! Patty was so very helpful and encouraging to me, and I would highly recommend contacting her if you have any questions about this product. I’m sure she can field any questions about it much better than I could.

I’m just proud to show off this new piece. I have a feeling it won’t last very long at our next craft show.

Red distressed table made from an old window

With legs like that, who could resist?? If you are looking for a good time table, please let me know! I’d be happy for this table to find a good home with one of you my blog readers.

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  1. fabulousfinishes says:

    OOOOOOH MYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOSHHHH, that is so delicious! I LOVE the color, and the distressed finish and what a cool cool table! Your husband is very talented as well – he can build them and you can finish them!

    Thanks for the kind words as well 🙂

  2. Allison aka Half of VAMH says:

    Will it fit in your suitcase? :bat

  3. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Beth, that is a very cool table! Great job with distressing & painting. You rock! So fun to hang out with you & all the other girls last Sat.

  4. Petite Little Bee says:

    Looks great. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

  5. What a great and interesting idea for a table. Very cool.

  6. Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence says:

    Turned out well–these tables always sell very well for me. love the color and the distressing!


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