KITCHEN CABINETS HAND PAINTED RED, DISTRESSED & AGED
A while back, I did a lot of painting in my client's home, including her kitchen cabinets. I painted her kitchen cabinets a dark browny green and put a dark stain on them and they looked very, very nice with her decor.
So, when she moved to a new home, she asked me to paint her cabinets in her HUGE new kitchen. Her husband loved red! Their sofa was red and they had quite a few red accents. So, I suggested she let me paint the kitchen red. I knew it would look soooo good in this new house with all the wall colors, her furniture and everything. She just could not see the red and brought in a decorator and a builder and got their opinions. I don't remember exactly, but I'm sure they weren't in favor of the idea of a huge red kitchen, because I had to keep begging!!! Her husband liked the idea of the red kitchen, so my client finally, reluctantly, said ok.
When I paint a "special finish", it is always with several layers of paint.
These cabinets, I painted red, distressed and applied and wiped off a dark stain and sealed.
My client had seen my faux "antique copper" special finish, so she asked me to paint her vent-a-hood. I did a lot of embossing with a stencil, applied the "antique copper" finish and painted the embossed design a metallic gold.
Her bar area was attached to the kitchen, so she wanted the same red, distressed finish on these cabinets, too.
Well, I think I was right to keep insisting on the red kitchen.
She and her husband absolutely LOVE it!!
They entertain a lot and she told me that everybody who sees her red kitchen loves it, too. She feels good that it is unique. And, she knows that no one has a kitchen like her's!
This is a ceiling medallion she asked me to paint for her new living room. She had a very high ceiling and was hanging a new chandelier and wanted a red ceiling medallion.
Of course, it looked great, too!!
She has great taste and I loved working with her and her husband.
Are you brave enough to do this?? Paint your kitchen red?
You just might love it, too!
In case you are interested in a faux "antique copper" look, here is a link to my eBook with instructions and pictures of more vent-a-hoods that I painted.