Janet is my new client and has been doing major renovation on her kitchen and breakfast room.
She asked me to paint my "antique copper" special finish on her new vent-a-hood.
Before, she had a small vent-a-hood over her stove and her decorator helped her with a new design. A carpenter built the new one out of wood and made it go all the way to her ceiling, making it a little more "dramatic".
Then it was my turn and I brought several stencils to show Janet. She chose and designed the front of her new vent-a-hood.
I embossed the designs she chose and after that dried, I started the paint process, which is several layers.
Meet Molly, Chente and Buck. Buck belongs here and is so beautiful and sweet! Molly and Chente are neighbor doggies and came to visit. There's a gate between the two houses so they go back and forth visiting. I love that!!
The paints I used were metallic copper and metallic gold. After painting the metallics, I aged the whole vent-a-hood with an antiquing technique. I made it look like smoke had drifted and stained the top.
Metallic paints "reflect" light and her lighting is just perfect for this technique.
Notice that I painted the crown molding to match, making it all look taller and like all one piece.
Janet is very, very happy with her new faux "antique copper" vent-a-hood. She has lots of copper pots around her kitchen and they all tie in so nicely.
She has such a beautiful kitchen and I love the way it all turned out!