Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Linda has been wanting to re-do her kitchen cabinets for a couple of years and finally got around to asking me to help her.  The cabinets were white, like her crown molding.  She was trying to decide the colors and she said, "Oh, like this leaf!  Is that possible?"  I thought the leaf was a bit pinkie, so she chose a bit more orangy red to match her back splash, granite, flooring and other things in her kitchen.  The flash from my camera made the leaf a little too bright, but I think I got pretty close!  And, I was in a hurry to leave and didn't get really good photos of the finish.  It is crackled, distressed and glazed with two different colors.  They turned out a kind of brown honey toned and match a color in her back splash.  Her kitchen ceiling is beadboard and I loved that.

Actually, the leaf is a beige and pinky color, but my flash distorted the colors.

She had two door frames and just a tiny bit of baseboard adjoining the cabinets.  I suggested that she let me do the same finish on the door frames and baseboards, only the ones that were in the corner, right by the cabinets and attached to them.  The rest of the baseboards stayed white.  It looked really nice.  I forgot to take a photo of that.  By doing that, she doesn't have a white break between sections of her cabinets.  It all flows together, really well.

She has such pretty kitchen accessories, pitchers, copper pots, dishes, etc.  But, when I'm finished with a job, I don't always get to see everything put back in place.  I would love to be able to show that to you because Linda's kitchen is so nice.  Maybe, I'll  get to go back and take more photos another time.


  1. The cupboard look fabulous, and you have before and after pics:),they go fabulous with the back splash, wonderful work woman hear you roar:), have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your work..

  2. Thank you!! and yes, I did remember to take before photos.