Thursday, June 28, 2012

paint your Sofa with CeCe Caldwell's amazing chalk and clay paint!


This video tutorial was challenging, but I am very happy with the results!
We are having an excellent giveaway too!
Two quarts of CeCe Caldwell paint (your choice)
one container of Satin Finish and one container of Divinity Crackle!
See details on how to enter at the end of this post.



I used five products for this tutorial, a quart of CeCe Caldwell's Vermont Slate, approximately 3/4 quart of Traverse City Cherry, and 1/4 quart of a quart of Vintage White. I also used some Divinty Crackle and CeCe's new Satin Finish!



I used the word approximate because I didn't measure exactly...
I started with the Red and just kept adding the white until it was the color I wanted.
 
Here are some answers to the questions I have been getting about this project,
Does the fabric feel hard or scratchy?
 No, It feels like aged and cracked leather, like an old Bomber jacket and it gives when you sit on it because this paint is chalky and soft, there is no latex in it so it does not have a hard quality to it.

Does the fabric crack or rip?
Well I took this sofa to my house for a test drive and all seems to be well, I used the crackle on this because I wanted that effect, I would think that if you do get any cracks where you don't want them, you could easily add a bit more paint in that spot.

Does the color come off on your clothes? 
No, the Satin finish works as a sealer.
I wouldn't recommend waxing fabric, but I did wax the frame and loved the results!

Can you paint on leather or velvet?
I don't know... the fabric on this sofa was a heavy cotton/rayon blend.
If anyone has tried other types of fabric please let me know!


  


Here are some tips that I didn't include in the video,
Use a darker color for your first coat if you are going to crackle.
I don't like to use painters tape, instead I used a tiny paint brush to get the areas close to the frame and to get into the pin tucked areas of the sofa. I'm sure painters tape works, it just makes me crazy!
The satin finish really brought this to life, and gave this the leather effect that I was going for, without it the fabric had a really flat look.



The trickiest part of this job was getting enough  of the pink paint on without messing up the crackle,
it's important to wait for the crackle to dry completely and then put a heavy coat of your second color on. If you go back over where you have already painted it will mess up the crackle effect. If you want to add more paint in areas where there wasn't enough coverage, do it after the paint has dried.


And now here's how to enter the giveaway...
Three things or maybe just one!
#1 You have to be a subscriber to my Youtube channel.
#2 You need to 'Like' the CeCe Caldwell Facebook page
( most of you already have these two covered)
#3 Share the video, you can share it anyway you would like to,
here are a few suggestions, email it to a friend, share it on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest
or put a link on your blog!
then let me know in a comment  which way you decided to share it and you are entered!
( you can comment here, on Facebook or Youtube)
I will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page on July 31st.



One more thing,
I have a new website and will be selling CeCe Caldwell paint online!
I also carry the paint at my store, House Vintage in Solana Beach.
The website is almost done, 
Debisdesigndiary.com
I can't wait to share it with you!
I have been told it will be done in a few weeks!
If you need paint now, call me at the store...
858 755 7630

Well it's 1AM, I'd better get to sleep...
good night,
Debi



  

69 comments:

  1. well paint my sofa pink and my toenails red! who would have thunk such a thing! Saw your post on SouthernJunkers on Facebook, your video is just the cutest!

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    1. thanks Shannon! southern junkers is one of my fave pages on FB!

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    2. I shared the video on Facebook

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  2. 1. I already follow your You Tube!
    2. I have LIKED CeCe's Facebook Page!
    3. I put the Video on my Blog here:
    http://coastalsistersnews.blogspot.com/

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Enter me please!

    I can't wait to see your new website!

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  3. So funny! Painting a sofa! Oh and YOU are too!!!!! LOVE this! So nice to meet you! I'm sharing this on my FB page....cuz I can!

    Have a stupendous day!

    ~Kolein

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  4. Took care of all 3 ;) I shared you in an email and on facebook

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  5. I subscribe to your YouTube channel.

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  6. Tweeted tutorial. @WhimsyWoodland

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  7. Love! Debi... you are the (wo)MAN!!!

    Anyone in the Augusta, GA area who needs this paint can purchase it from Eight 26 Designs (www.facebook.com/eight26designs)

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  8. Debi
    LOVE your new pink sofa and your video too
    well heck I love everything you do
    xxoo
    Pam

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  9. Well...now maybe I've seen everything. I have been thinking about this for a long time but never jumped to the challenge. thank you! Penny

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  10. You go girl!! Love all your stuff, blog youtube! I LOVE CeCe!!

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  11. Love the new video. I added it to my board on pinterest.

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  12. Tweeted! So excited that you will offer the paints. I have been fb'ing you about colors etc. now I can buy them from you! Cool video too.

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  13. Wow...CeCe Caldwell on Fabric...too cool! I just bought up 4 of the new colors today from my local Sales Rep. and I can't wait to try them out. I am going to share your video on Facebook and send out to a few peeps via email. Thanks! Mary :)

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  14. Love love love your... Well, ou! Thanks for sharing part of your personality!!!!

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  15. Liked cece caldwells FB page already

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  16. An shared the video through email with several friends. Awesome video!!

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  17. Hey Debi! I love your blog and I can't wait to try CeCe's paint! I had already liked your Facebook page. I subscribed to you YouTube and shared your video on my Facebook page. Thanks!

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  18. Oh, by the way! I have also subscribed to your blog on my Google Reader!

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  19. I share video via email with a few friends! you do a great job!

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  20. This is my entry! I shared with all of my facebook friends! Liked the CeCe caldwell page and subscribed to your youtube channel! super cool thanks for sharing. I hope I win.

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  21. Thank you so much for your inspiration! Because of you, I had the nerve to actually try painting a piece of my own furniture. I loved the results. PS---love your sofa too! Thanks again, you are the best!

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  22. Posted the video on FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/lyssabz/posts/108586625952321

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  23. I dreamt that I painted my bathroom floor's linoleum with Ce Ce's paint! Do you think it is possible?

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    1. I asked some of the other CeCe retailers about painting on linoleum and a few have done it, I am going to write about it in an upcoming post. Anne Skougard is one of them she is on Facebook her page is House of Anne. she can walk you through it :) I would love to see the results!
      thanks for entering the giveaway!
      Debi

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  24. I am a new follower and love your blog and your You Tube videos!

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  25. I now subscribe to your blog and Google reader!!

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  26. New subscriber to your You Tube videos!! Love them - watch out HGTV!

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  27. I shared the link on FB: (Deborah Gilbert)
    paint your sofa with CeCe Caldwell chalk paint!: http://t.co/hVtYXGSa via @youtube - love Debi's You Tube videos and love the paints!

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  28. Shared at @artnouveauqueen on twitter:
    paint your sofa with CeCe Caldwell chalk paint!: http://youtu.be/b1Nez5r9A5E via @youtube - love Debi's You Tube videos and love the paints!

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  29. Liked your FB page and CeCe Caldwell's page!! Under Deborah Gilbert!

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  30. Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm, kind words and for sharing this video! I love your comments, they are so nice to hear. I can't wait to announce the winner on July 31st!

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  31. Just became a new fan of all of the above!!! Subscribed, liked, shared on Twitter (abergop), love this!!

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  32. Just shared the video on Facedbook, liked you Facebook page and CeCe Caldwell's page! Love this paint!!

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  33. I love love love this paint!

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  34. Shared and liked it all! The colors r fantastic!
    I need to learn the how to's of chalk painting. Everything is so beautiful!

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  35. Shared, invited, subscribed...Love your dance moves, need to try this fabulous Ce Ce Caldwell Paint & Waxes. Have so many projects who could not want to get started after watching you and your inspiring ideas. thanks for all your fun energy!!! Jo

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  36. Hey Deb! I shared your video on face book (and an email or 2) ! I love your posts! I am thinking I NEED a pink sofa!! My girls would think I totally rock!!
    Thanks !
    Jennifer

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  37. Hey Deb, I can't wait to paint my chair. I am a big Annie Sloan user and your creative, funny, step by step video has encouraged me to go for it. CeCe Caldwell..here I come. So excited for your website to get up and going so I can order my paint from you.. Blessings and keep up the great work.. Carol from KY!!

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  38. okay i am ALL IN! ;) i have subscribed to both your blog & youtube AND i have shared you video on fb! =) now to sit back & cross my fingers & HOPE some of this yumminess will come my way ... i have Sooo many projects just Waiting for this ;)

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  39. I've got a couch I can't wait to try this on.
    I have to have my parents buy the Cece paint in Jackson Miss. and bring it to me when they come on vacation next week as there are no stores even close to Wisconsin-let's do something about that!

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  40. I liked you on facebook, I have two club chairs from the 90's with jewel toned moose, trees, etc. lodge style. Can't wait to try this. love your video.

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  41. subscribed under debrmck. Liked on facebook under ludwinrenae and shared on pinterst and facebook. Thanks for introducing me to cece paints.

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  42. Hey, Debi-Doo!I 'liked' CCC on fb and shared the video on fb; also subscribed to you on youtube.

    Where do I get Divinity Crackle? I found a sofa like yours today for $75 but the fabric is not at all smooth -- it's textured, maybe embossed is the right word. Didn't buy it but may go back since it's in great shape. I can always do something else, like cover it!

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  43. Done, Done, and Done! (Amanda J. - shared on facebook)

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  44. I love that pink sofa! Wow this paint looks awesome!
    Candy sexylilaprons@yahoo.com

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  45. Hi Spruceart!
    the sofa I painted had a slight pattern in it, after a few coats you could not see it so much. The crackle you can get on the CeCe Caldwell FB page ask for Anne Skogard. I will be adding it to my website soon too!
    check it out, http://debisdesigndiary.com got lots of paint and fun supplies for sale there!

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  46. I have the CeCe Caldwell fb page liked. I have been following you on youtube. And I have shared the video on my personal facebook page too.

    I have a chair I would maybe try this on except it's kind of velvet/velveteen like (with lots of spots worn away...kinda like the Velveteen Rabbit) and I don't think it would work well on that sort of fabric. But I'm sure to find something else to try this technique on...if I ever dare try it. :D

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  47. I am a follower of your youtube videos and love what you do! Would love to have the opportunity to use some CeCe paint!

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  48. I subscribed to you on YouTube and shred on Facebook! I love your stuff!

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  49. I'm already a follower of your youtube videos, have already like CeCe Caldwell's Paint FB page, and have now shared the video on my FB page, Distressed, But Not Forsaken!

    Judy

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  50. Hi Debbie, I'm a follower of your you tube channel and I also liked CeCe Caldwell's page on Fb..just shared your video too on my fb page..Thanks and keep up the good work! Love your videos!

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  51. For real? Nice! My daughter has been asking me to buy a pink sofa for her pink room. She’s certified girly. Haha! She really wants to live like an actual princess. I wish I have that leathered sofa so that I could try this. I wanted to give her that pink couch, but I’m having a hard time looking for a good one. I might just ask those who are skilled enough to create one for my little angel.

    Allie Carrillo

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  52. Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting. I tried to add your RSS to my feed reader and it a few. take a look at it, hopefully I can add you and follow.













    Leather Diary

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  53. I know this is late to this posting but just saw it on Pinterest..my husband and I own and operate a furniture refurb business in Salt lake City and have been doing this techinique and selling the items for over a year now..It wears well and have had no customer complaints...We have painted on velvet and other fabrics with "texture" low nap velevets do quite well with this technique I however do not recommend doing high nap finish materials in this...Just thought I would thow it out there...Nice to see other do the same things we do..Just don't have time to blog about it...This techinique does work best the fabrics that do not have any blemishes as they will still show after painting in many cases....Love to you kim

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  54. awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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  55. Share your link on twitter as @naturallycurlfu have a great chaise to try this on

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  56. I wouldnt want a leather look but just want to change the color of my sofa. Can I just paint it one color and not have the crackle/shine? will it still look like fabric and not be crunchy or weird?

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  57. Love everything in your work. And the way you present on YouTube is cute, funny and easy.

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  58. Where can I find the divinity crackle online?

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