Thursday, August 15, 2013

My new website is up and running, please visit for the latest news and info!

As many of you may already know, my website was hijacked and deleted while it was down, I was directing everybody back here to my Blogspot site until I could get a new one built.
I'm super excited to say that new website is up and running!
At my new site you can...
-Order CeCe Caldwell Paint in my new online shop
-View the class schedule and find detailed info about our creative classes
-Take a tour of my shop House Vintage in Solana Beach
-Watch my Youtube videos
-Get the latest and greatest post like this one...
My Website was Hijacked! a cautionary tale...

 Please visit subscribe to my new Blog and let me know what you think. all my current information will be posted there from here on out!

Thanks so much for reading my blog,

Thursday, July 25, 2013

my website is down but we are still shipping paint and teaching classes!

Hello Everyone!
My website is down temporarily, I am working on getting it back up soon!
You can still place an order for CeCe Caldwell paint by calling the store at 858 755 7630 or leave a comment for me here and I will contact you.
Thanks so much for you patience, you can also get updates from my Facebook page or sign up for my news letter!
The store is open Thursday- Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday from 12-5
I am working on new videos, teaching paint classes and reworking my website Mon- Wed
Even though my store is closed Monday through Wednesday I am almost always there working behind the scenes. If you need some paint or something else from my shop you can make an appointment with me. If you see my car in the parking lot just call out my name through the gate and I will be happy to help you!

We also have four new classes in August!  Two sign painting classes and two furniture painting classes!
Aug 2 and Aug 23rd sign painting class! 10 am -2pm 
learn how to make a custom sign using a projector and CeCe Caldwell paint! we will also cover the basics of painting and distressing.
Cost includes all supplies and lunch $98

Aug 3rd and Aug 24th furniture painting 101
10Am- 2 pm
bring in a small item to paint, like a chair or a small end table.
We will learn the basics of layering paint colors, waxing, distressing and applying top coat finishes to furniture.
Cost includes all supplies and lunch! 98$

 please contact the shop to sign up class sizes are small and space is limited!
store number 858 755 7630

here's my latest video, hope you all are having an excellent summer!


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New video tutorial and giveaway, how to make a recycled surf fin coat rack

Hello Everybody,
To find out how to enter the giveaway and see the detailed post on this tutorial please follow me to my new blog,
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to make a woven Jute Webbing no sew Tote and Giveaway!

Hey everybody!
I have a new website with an online shop!
visit to find out about this giveaway and get details on making this bag.
I made this three times before I finally got it right, read my post on my new site before trying to make this so that you don't make the same mistakes that I did :)
and you can enter the giveaway there as well!
Hope you like my new site, let me know what you think!

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,
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,


Friday, May 25, 2012

My shop, House Vintage in the Cedros Design District

I wanted to share a few photos of my Store, I opened it 15 years ago! It keeps me running all the time!
I recently changed the name from Out of the Blue to House Vintage.
Over the last 15 years I started bringing in more and more vintage items and wanted to transition to selling only things that are vintage, handmade or both.

the only new items I sell are supplies to repurpose or make things with...

like CeCe Caldwell's amazing non toxic paint! It's made in the US,  and you can paint anything without sanding, stripping or priming!
I have a few video tutorials on Youtube using this paint!
as matter of fact I painted the front of my shop with one container of Santa Fe Turquoise!

My shop is stocked full of vintage goodies and paint! Drop by and say hello!

If you have never been before, we are located at 315 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, Ca 92075

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Starfish Chandelier Tutorial

I wanted to create a light fixture that had all of the wow factor of a chandelier dripping with crystals but without the big price tag....

I used 36 white starfish and about 10 yards of crystal chain
and about 10 yards of rhinestone chain.

If you would like to try making this project you can order many of the supplies in my Etsy store,
here is the link

and of course I made a video that shows you how I made this!
I have to say that every project I dream up has it's challenges and this was no exception. 
Here are some important tips I discovered along the way....
Use a small dremel if you have one, it is much easier on the delicate sea stars and you will have more control when you get to the part where you need to drill the extra holes as the starfish are hanging on the chandelier.
Lay your starfish out in a mock set up to determine how many to use and how they will hang, I used a total of 36 starfish,( 12 strands of three). six of the stands had 3inch links of chain a at the top to attach to the metal ring and the other six 1.5 inch links. I did this to stagger the starfish so they would not bang into each other or overlap too much.
Keep in mind that the bottom starfish on the strand only needs one hole but the rest of them will need two or more.
E600 is the glue I used, although it  is messy and needs to be used in a well ventilated area it works well. You can find this glue at Walmart or Michaels.

I have the rhinestone chain for sale by the yard and the spool on Etsy as well as the starfish by the dozen!
I will be adding other creative supplies too!
I am also selling the chandelier I made in this video, (there is just the one)
it took me about two days to make this!
it is has a 12 inch diameter and is approximately 21 inches long.

If you make a chandelier please send a photo to my Facebook page with your comments, my hope is that my tutorials will be inspriring and easy to follow,  I really want to know what you discover as you try my projects if there is anything I missed please let me know.

I am so excited about all the wonderful comments I have received on my videos on Facebook and Youtube! I am so glad you are enjoying them, it truly makes my day!
Debi Beard