Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MASTER BATH REMODEL & A SPECIAL, DISTRESSED PAINT TECHNIQUE

Last week, I finished painting a special finish on some master bath cabinets.  I took lots of pictures, but never got my post written.  
So, today I was back at this really beautiful home starting a special finish on the kitchen cabinets and saw that the hardware had been installed in the bathroom and looked so nice and wanted to share it with you.


If you remember, last summer I worked on that New Orleans styled house for 
 He builds truly beautiful and very custom homes.  I'm so glad that he found my name as a painter because I enjoy working with him and love the different projects/challenges he has presented to me.
This is not a newly built house.  It's a remodel of the whole downstairs.


He showed me a picture of how he wanted these cabinets to look and the colors and I made a sample board for him.


As I was distressing the cabinets, I had to use my thumbnail to make those dark marks.  I had painted an undercoat and wetting it with the top coat before it had cured, was making it come off.  So, the only way to make it work was gently use my thumbnail.  By the time I was finished, my thumbnail was really short. One of the tough guys working there suggested I get some "false fingernails" to use next time.  I guess I could find some at the drugstore.  I was wondering how he knew about "false fingernails".  Actually, it is a very good idea!  (for next time)


When I went back to look at the new kitchen cabinets to see what Richard wanted me to do, they had already installed the granite and faucets in the bathroom and they looked so nice with the paint finish.
They made a new mirror frame for the large mirror and Richard had me paint it to match the cabinet finish.  You can see it in these pictures.




The large mirror hasn't been put back on the wall yet, but I know it will look soooo nice.


In the kitchen and bathroom, one of Richard's guys made new cabinet doors.  They kept the framing part, just made new doors.
I've started on the kitchen and will show it to you when I'm finished.
Then, I think I'm painting the bedroom furniture for their totally newly decorated room.
I might be painting it black...I'll show you.

15 comments:

  1. Une très jolie publication...

    ❁ Gros bisous ❁

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    1. Thank you so much! It was Richard's idea. He showed me a little picture in a magazine and we worked on the color.

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  3. Gorgeous finish, Lynda, and I love the colour!
    Tania at FARRAGOZ

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    1. Thank you, Tania! I'm working on the kitchen cabinets right now and they won't be as distressed. They wanted white with just a little bit of glazing. I'll show it soon.

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  4. Lynda, I love the color and the rustic finish. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. That's a gorgeous finish. Lynda. I think it's funny you used your finger nails to achieve the look. The things we do for art.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie and I KNOW!! You should have seen my thumbnail when I was finished. I didn't have much of a nail left. The builder is building a house for his family and he wants that same finish somewhere in his new house. I'll be heading to the drugstore for some false fingernails :)

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  6. Such a great way to transform and add character to a bathroom vanity - love it!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you, Marie! I think their cabinets were white before. Paint really can dramatically change a room.

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  7. These cabinets look marvelous - I've worn down my nails doing some work - I can't help but use my fingers!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy!! I know!! it's just a natural thing to use your nails.

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  8. We have just Just done a similar thing in our home. I don't think that black would look that great. In our house, there was a big discussion, and it ended in a vote. In the end, it was a tossup between a light blue and a very dark plum colour. The Blue won, and it looks great with bare red brick that has been sealed against the damp.

    Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing and Heating

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