Trashy Tuesday, Happy End of 2013, Why I love Junque + CeCe Caldwell’s

Happy End of 2013!!!  This has been an amazing year of DIY, Dumpster Diving and Fabulous Furniture and Decor Upcycling.  You all know my favorite type of upcycle is the kind I find for free!  Normally, Trashy Tuesday is here on Tuesdays, but for the last day of 2013, I wanted to share something close to my heart.

Even the cans are recyclable, and the paper for the labels was recycled paper!

Redouxinteriors empty CeCe Caldwell cans

Some of my favorite CeCe Caldwell’s experiences and the inside look at the CeCe Caldwell’s Factory and Factory Video Tour by my sweet friend Debi Beard of YouTube fame, Debi’s Design Diary.

Debi and Me

I use CeCe Caldwell’s paints and teach classes using these paints at Paris Flea Market in Livermore, CA . Over the last two years, I have had the great privilege to get to know the beautiful people that own and operate CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk and Clay Based Paints and products.    One of the biggest reasons I love this company and these is everything about the products and the company is green.  Not only can I give new life to a bunch of junque, but I can keep that green theme going by using CeCe Caldwell’s.

CeCe Caldwell's paint cans

As we head into 2014, I am so excited to pursue new upcycles  and hopefully finishing some DIY around my home, using CeCe Caldwell’s and Dumpster Dove treasures. Here is my 2014 challenge for you. Think of one thing you can do to be more green this year.  How about trying CeCe Caldwell’s paints?  If you need some ideas, you can always check here!

In the meantime, check out the factory tour and the video.  You can even see me dancing!  After the video, check out all the fun I have had with CeCe Caldwell’s paints in 2013.  Much love, peace and a year full of Junque to you!

Debi Beard at front of CeCe redouxinteriors

This portion originally posted earlier in 2013:

It’s no secret how much I love CeCe Caldwell’s paints. The gorgeous colors, the ease of using them.  I love that they are  100% Green, NO CHEMICALS, nothing to harm myself of my family.

What I love the most about CeCe Caldwell’s paints are the people.  The people I meet each week in my WORKSHOPS and the people I meet at retailer training and the people I have met at fundraisers.  Fundraiser 1

Annual Fundraiser in May at Paris Flea Market for the Crohns and Colitis foundation.  Debi is our guest star for 2014!!

Yes, we are BIG on fundraisers.  There is something so soul satisfying about sharing this wonderful paint, and raising money to benefit others.  It is my passion to share this paint with others and the many uses and techniques you can achieve with it.

Karen, Cece and MitziMyself, CeCe and a blogger friend at Project Hope in Spokane, Washington

Susan and CeceCeCe and Susan Goodman (Owner of Paris Flea Market, Room with a Past, Western Distributor for CeCe Paints).

These women are two of my most favorite people.  Our annual Crohns and Colitis fundraiser

I love  the people who create with  CeCe Caldwell’s. I have met the most amazing group of men and women.  All dedicated to building a better environment, better product, and better opportunities for everyone who uses this paint.

CeCe Caldwells Western San Diego RedouxinteriorsWestern Retailers at Debi Beard’s store HOUSE VINTAGE in Solana Beach, San Diego

 The people at the CeCe Factory in Arizona are some of the sweetest, down to earth group of people I have had the pleasure to get to know.  Eric with labelsCeCe’s husband Eric keeps the day to day operations humming, (Cute too!)

Back in May, Debi Beard of Debi’s Design Diary on YouTube and I had a chance to travel to the factory and make a video.  You can read all about that trip HERE. 

Some of our closest CeCe friends came to join us.  Debi is a master at capturing true fun on video.


Want to know more?  Check out CeCe Caldwell’s on Facebook and like their page.  You can be inspired and share your latest Cece project there.  There are often giveaways there!  There is even one going on right now!  Follow along at Redoux as I share a project or two each week completed with CeCe Caldwell’s paints.

Banner Wood Pallet Our finished group project we created at the CeCe Factory in May!

Like me on Facebook and get updates on my latest projects!

Follow Debi on her YouTube channel.  She often shares valuable tips and information on how to achieve all kinds of finishes using CeCe paints.

Debi Beard with camera Cece Caldwells Western Redouxinteriors

Check out my CeCe LOVE Board on Pinterest and follow for inspiration!

If you live in the SF Bay Area, I would love to share with you how amazing this paint is in person. Sign up for one of my Workshops!

August 2013 PME

You can never have too much CeCe in your life.  Happy Painting.

Happy New Year!!



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  1. says

    What a great tour!!! Sounds like it is a very caring company! I’m a furniture painter… but have never tried CeCe’s paints. Looking forward to finding a supplier and trying this great paint!
    Why don’t you join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. I think everyone would love to hear more about CeCe’s paints. Link goes live at 8:00 pm.

  2. says

    Wow , I didn’t know you knew Deb personally, I love her vids to pieces! She’s got that funny quirky sass about her. Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Love CeCe paints!

  3. Katsy says

    What a hoot! thanks for sharing the video, Karen! You’re the cutest ever, and looks like you work for a terrific company!

  4. says

    Karen it clearly shines in what you do and share. I can see your passions and I am betting you are one awesome teacher with these paints. Enjoy, and Happy Healthy 2014 to you and your family! XO

  5. says

    Love this tour! I use CeCe (Nantucket Spray? Yes, please!) and love the fact that it’s non-toxic. Just bought some Spring Hill green for Spring!

  6. says

    Amazing recap post Karen!!! I made a goal for 2014 to come to the States to take a class in another retailers workshop! I wish I could come and see you! I’m also hoping to start a painting furniture fundraiser, I’m not sure exactly what. Thank you for another inspiring post! And Happy New Year!

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