Friday, September 8, 2006

Entry Cabinet niche

As you go into the house from the garage these canbinets were installed in the niche there.
When they were installed I first primed them then put several coats of a deep wine color as a base. Then I took black and rubbed it into the creases and crevices. The cabinets are not quite as dark as the first photo but certainly darker than the other two. Its just that with the flash on it changes the color somewhat.

I love creating this hand rubbed look for the cabinets, it just seems to create a really rich look. Check out those legs in the last photo.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Talk about distressed

This bathroom vanity is really distressed looking. The bathroom was remolded and mostly gutted and starting over. The black granite top is new and so is the small tile work over it. It was decided to keep the framework of the cabinet and distress it. Distress it a lot.

The first thing I had to do was to prime the cabinet and all the drawers and doors. Then I painted it a dark wood grain and put some crackle finish over that. On the crackle I painted an off white let that dry so you could see some of the dark grain show thru. Then I went over the entire piece with a black-brown distressing it to the max. It looks like it was drug out of room that had been fire damaged. Which is not a bad look as long everything else is new and crisp.