Wednesday, December 25, 2013

RE-PAINTING CHRISTA'S VENT-A-HOOD FROM "ANTIQUE COPPER" TO MATCHING HER KITCHEN CABINET SPECIAL FINISH

RE-PAINTING CHRISTA'S VENT-A-HOOD FROM "ANTIQUE COPPER" TO MATCHING HER KITCHEN CABINET SPECIAL FINISH

A few months ago, I painted Christa's kitchen cabinets.  For her vent-a-hood, she wanted me to paint my "antique copper" special finish.  This is the link to Christa's kitchen with the "antique copper" finish.

She lived with the "antique copper" finish for a few days and called and told me she thought it was just too dark for the lighting in her kitchen.  We decided to paint it to match the kitchen cabinets.  Because of the texture on the vent-a-hood it is a little different, but looks very, very, very nice.
If she had decorated with copper pots and copper accessories, the "antique copper" would have looked great, but she just couldn't live with the darker color.  And, my client is the "boss".
Actually, I agree with her.  I like (LOVE) the lighter vent-a-hood.
This desk and cabinet are in the room next to the kitchen and
 she asked me to paint them to match the kitchen cabinets.
It didn't have doors so, she had two made before I started painting. 
The doors made a huge difference and she said they would hide her clutter.
This is a close-up of the special finish on the desk..  
The kitchen is a different technique, not crackled, but they're both the same color.
I only have a few more painting projects at Christa's house.  The different projects that I've done have made a dramatic difference to her already beautiful home.
I'll miss working with them and playing with little Cody.

42 comments:

  1. I love that finish, Lynda. It's beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. This room is very large and open and the cabinets are dominant in the room. So glad they turned out well.

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  2. Nice work! What a great kitchen, too. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you! It really is a beautiful kitchen and home. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  3. You did a nice job and the lighter colour is quite appealing.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you! I prefer the lighter color in her kitchen, too. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  4. It really looks lovely, a positive change and nice work. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you! It was a very dramatic change from her stained wood and she's very happy with her new look. Happy New Year to you!

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  5. What a lovely job you did on the kitchen. Happy New Year. Valerie

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    1. Thank you! I visited and your blog is so beautiful and colorful.

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  6. I always just want to hang out with people that are as talented as you just to see if some of that creativity would spill over on me.

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    1. Ha! Hope I can show something that inspires. That's my goal! You can do it, too!

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  7. Wow! Lots of people (including this girl) refer to themselves as artists, but you truly are! I am amazed. I think the hood looked great in the copper, but I like a light look, so I am partial to the after. I just love how you layered the colors so that it is not an exact match to the cabinets and it retains its own outstanding character. Nice job! The desk looks amazing, too. You have just gained an excited new fan! Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Thank you! So glad you like it and I'm partial to the after, too. Her whole home and kitchen are amazing and decorated so, so well!

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  8. so gorgeous! love the lighter color, it's perfect!!

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    1. Yes, the lighter color is much better in her beautiful home! But, the "antique copper" could have worked, too. With copper pots, pewter and silver décor, I think it would have looked really nice.

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  9. Wow, it looks amazing, love the hood and the finish on her desk area.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two. I am happily featuring this tomorrow night at our new party!!
    Make it a pink day!

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  11. Beautiful, Lynda! Your client has to be thrilled. Thanks for joining the Open House party and I hope you have a wonderful 2014.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. She was very happy. You have a wonderful 2014, too.

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  12. It's a beautiful finish and looks great! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  13. I wish you could come paint for me!

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    1. Wish you lived here! I looked at your blog and it's beautiful and a sweet family!!

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  14. Lynda, Thank you so much for sharing this project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the "Antique Copper" color. The hood is such a beautiful focal point in her kitchen now. Love it!! Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Thank you! It really is a focal point in her kitchen.

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  15. Lynda, This is beautiful work. Looking at some of your posts, you really are talented. I'd like to invite you to come and share this post at Every Room In The House at A Joyful Cottage. It's a new monthly blog party for 2014, and every month we'll be partying in a different room. January's theme room is The Kitchen, so this would fit right in. Here's the link: http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com/2014/01/every-room-in-house-party-1.html
    I do hope you'll come. Following you via GFC, by the way.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I did enter and good luck with your new link party. Your blog header picture is just beautiful and I'm guessing that is your cottage in Colorado. I'm following, too.

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  16. love how it turned out - I plan to paint my bathroom cabinets, but am terrified I will ruin them forever! xoox. tracie

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    1. Be brave!! You can always paint them again, if they don't turn out. But, I bet you will do just fine! Before each new process or technique, I always do my homework.

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  17. great job! Looks so much better!!

    Visiting from the Joyful Cottage kitchen party

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  18. Wow this makeover looks amazing! love the vent hood!
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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    1. Thank you! It does make a statement in that very large room.

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  19. Looks great...here from Rosegarden.

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  20. Oh So Beautiful!! Love up dating cabinets with such a beautiful paint finish!! Love your work!!
    And, we are your newest followers...be back soon! Happy New Year!!

    Glad & Celia xo

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes and it's a very good alternative to replacing cabinets. Happy New Year to you and I'm following, too.

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  21. Congrats! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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