PAINTING A WHITE DISTRESSED FINISH ON BATH CABINETS & TUTORIAL~HAVE YOU EVER SEEN WHITE GRANITE?
In this beautiful country home where I'm working right now, they chose different shades of gray green for everything. They gave me a color chart and the first five colors on that chart are the colors they used throughout the house.
Also, they wanted all of the cabinets in the house to look old.
That means I'm painting and distressing cabinets in five bathrooms, den, large laundry, large kitchen and large pantry.
(I feel like I'll NEVER finish all of these cabinets!! :)
This is the master bath, her side of the bathroom.
To save time, they had their other painter prime eveything for me and that really does make the job go a lot faster.
They wanted white cabinets.
They wanted white cabinets.
I used the lightest greeny off white at the top of the color card and painted and distressed over the tan color. That looked a little too white for my client.
So, I used the second color just under the white on the chart and used it as a glaze over the white.
I watered it down, painted on and wiped off with a rag. It's a subtle difference, but you can see the glaze on top of the first white color. Last, two coats of water based sealer.
It looks really, really, really nice!
Now, have you ever seen white granite?? I've worked in many homes through the years and can't ever remember seeing white granite. If I ever did see it, I might have thought it was marble. They installed the first granite after I had left for the day and when I walked in the next morning, my mouth fell open, omgosh!! It looked so, so beautiful. It's been really cloudy outside and not much lighting inside, yet. So, my camera flash picked up all of the undertones flowing through the white granite. But, without my camera flash, it looks white and a very light touch of gray and some light brown. The gray and brown tie in beautifully with the distressing and glazing colors.
I'm telling you, it's beautiful!!
This is a better picture of what it looks like, but even whiter without the camera flash.
Here is another picture of the finished cabinets.
I'll be taking lots more pictures and maybe everything will show up better once the sun comes out for a while.
It's been really, really cloudy and dizzly here, but you will not hear a complaint from me. I remember the horrible drought we've been in and how hot the summers can be.
Another view of the granite.
I'm used to all of the darker colored granite and wonder what region of the world this came from that it would flow these colors.
There are deer out in the country where I'm working. One walked past the window of the room where I was painting and turned and looked at me. She was beautiful. Before I could get my camera, she walked on.
More pictures coming as soon as there's something to show you and more light to take pictures.