Saturday, July 20, 2013

JANET'S NEW VENT-A-HOOD (PAINTING MY FAUX "ANTIQUE COPPER" SPECIAL FINISH)

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!

59 comments:

  1. That is really beautiful! Love it

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bonjour,
    Des invités de marque pour admirer le bon et merveilleux travail que vous avez effectué...
    Un très joli blog.
    Gros bisous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much!! Your blog and your art are really beautiful!!

      Delete
    2. Carolina interprets Martine Alison's comments for me:
      "She says she admires and enjoys your wonderful and pretty job, she says she enjoys your blog a lot." (Great job Lynda, you have fans from all over the world!)

      Delete
  3. That is one beautiful hood. You did such an outstanding job on it. Thanks for showing us.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! The neat thing about these metallic paints is they really can look authentic/trompe l'oeil.

      Delete
  4. You did a wonderful job on the vent-a-hood. The copper is pretty. Thanks for sharing, have a happy Sunday and week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! My client has lots of copper pots and they all look so nice with the new vent-a-hood.

      Delete
  5. It's beautiful. You are very talented.

    ReplyDelete
  6. So creative and beautiful and the dogs are adorable ~ Wonderful Work! ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Those were the sweetest dogs!! And, it's so neat that they're best friends and the homeowners have a gate for them to go back and forth.

      Delete
  7. Very clever! What a fantastic look!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! It does look like copper and real copper would have been very, very expensive.

      Delete
  8. Hi Lynda,

    I just adore your faux cooper vent hood with the pretty stenciling. You are very talented. I love faux painting and have quite a bit of it in my home. Have a wonderful week.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow that hood is a showstopper, loooooove the finish you gave it, outstanding work my dear, thanks so much for sharing, I was showing my DS and friend, who also is an artist, they too loved your work, I had to show it off ^-^...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow that came out very well. I am sure she will be happy with that for a long time. Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my word, this is amazing. I would have sworn it was really copper. So beautiful. I would love to see the whole kitchen. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, those metallic paints are amazing!! Her very large kitchen is wonderful and it's one of my very favorite houses that I've worked in.

      Delete
  12. Swoon, sigh, flutter, gasp, oooooohhhhh! Expressions of seeing great beauty!!! This hood is a work of art! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Absolutely Beautiful, even breathtaking. You are one talented lady. I am a new follower, please come by to visit any time. xoGinger

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I'm a follower, too. I love the flower photos on your blog header.

      Delete
  14. Fantastic finish Lynda! I really looks like real copper. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Yes, it does look like copper and my client thought so, too.

      Delete
  15. Hi Lynda, The paint finish is beautiful and the homeowner had to love the results. Thanks for sharing your fabulous work at the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sherry! She was VERY happy. I think she didn't know it really would look like old copper.

      Delete
  16. Oh! What a masterpiece! Love the painting technique on this hood, the mixture of colors is stunning. The embossed stenciling is wonderful too. Well done! Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  17. It is a masterpiece! Visiting from Stone Gable. Just Wow.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Replies
    1. Thank you and I'm following, too. Your blog is beautiful!! And, your friend's garden is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing it.

      Delete
  19. That looks spectacular! I didn't even know you could do that! How special!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Yes, any paint company will have metallic paints. They're fun to work with.

      Delete
  20. Beautiful is the word! Lovely space you got here.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Your blog is so beautiful and colorful.

      Delete
  21. What amazing talent you have! Great job on the hood! Thanks for linking with TTF this week.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  22. I know the owner is thrilled with her new cooper hood

    You just are amazing with your talent

    and I liked seeing the dogs watching the process

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much!! The dogs were so, so sweet. I kept trying to take a photo of them and they kept moving around, so Janet got treats and that made them get VERY still, waiting for that treat!!

      Delete
  23. Lynda, you do such lovely work! How close to Michigan are you? LOL That hood turned out stunning! thank you for sharing at TTF.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much!! but, I'm a few thousand miles away from Michigan!! Would be a nice trip, though.

      Delete
  24. Absolutely beautiful and those pups are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! and, the dogs really were so sweet and smart!

      Delete
  25. Gorgeous! It really looks like real copper. I know I say it all the time, but you have amazing talent! The dogs seem to think it's fabulous too. They can't take their eyes off of it. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments!! After the dogs got their treats, they all spread out and went to sleep on the floor. That took up a lot of space!!

      Delete
  26. Lynda this is absolutely gorgeous!
    xx
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I love the photos and info on your blog and looking forward to seeing what you will be doing on White Lace Farmhouse.

      Delete
  27. Lynda, this is a splendid job! It really looks authentic. The doggies look very cute. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a good week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! The antique copper looked so nice with all of her other copper pots that she will be hanging on the opposite wall on a pot rack.

      Delete
  28. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Wow! Stunning! Simply, stunning!!
    Thank you so much for sharing,
    Suzanne

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this, Lynda - the metallic look is perfect with the antiquing and the stencil - you always do an amazing job! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete