Yikes, I have really fallen off the blogging bandwagon here. I forgot to pack my camera the last 3 jobs, so had no pics to post. Hopefully, I will return to those job sites in the near future, take the photos, and post then! One, I am really bummed that I did not get pics of, because it was a simple fix that made a big impact in the room. I did a faux woodgrain finish on a baseboard radiator unit in a Family Room. This unit was right underneath an oak built-in window seat, that spanned 2 walls. The floor was also oak, as well as 2 built-in shelf units, so the radiator stuck out like a sore thumb.
I do, however, have lots of photos of my weekend project in my own house. I decided to paint my sad little kitchen cabinets...one more time. This is makeover number what??? for this kitchen?
Here is what my cabinets looked like the last time I tackled them. The doors are just flat panels of wood, not raised or recessed...no frills.
This close up shows the trompe l'oeil framework I added and the multi-plaster center panel. It held up very well. I was just tired of this look.
The backsplash had this Tuscan look finish and the olive vine. An ode to my Italian heritage. But... it was time to move on to something new!
Here's the new look. I kept the trompe l'oeil frame, but went right over the plaster finish with Ben Moore's Silver Metallic Glaze. I rolled that on with a very shaggy roller. Once dry, I applied some silver foil and a coat of ebony Stain & Seal. The backsplash is done with my favorite chalkboard paint. You have seen me use it many times on furniture, walls, etc.!
I painted the base unit with Aura's Silhouette. Again, a color/paint I've used many times, especially in my own house! It's just a nice, soft black.
I like the way the new door panels came out. They have a little texture from the previous plaster finish and the ebony stain gives it a more aged/industrial look. Not sure I want to keep the framework now. I'll live with it for a bit, and decide.
I wanted to have a little fun with the blacksplash. Since I am in need of some under cabinet lighting, I got out the chalk and drew some on, adding a flower in a vase.
The best part about this project was that it cost me $0. I had all the products on hand in my studio. :-) I have 2 more small projects left to do in this room, then need to move on to painting some trim in other rooms.
You know you can click on any of these pictures to get a closer look, right?