Friday, August 26, 2011

Wood Grain Side Entrance

The side entrance of this home was completely rebuilt with new framing, glass and door.  In the first photo you can see where I have applied a tinted basecoat paint on the new framing, the door yet to be primed.

After the primer dried I applied the first coat of wood grain color.  I like to use 2 coats as it gives the grain pattern more depth.  You can also see where I painted the window sill and around the window to simulate the wood grain.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Subtle Striated Faux Finish for Kitchen Cabinets

These kitchen cabinets where painted with a very subtle faux finish.  I first painted them a solid color and after that dried I used the next color up on the color strip to apply a striated faux finish.  This resulted in a very nice soft faux finish.  Of couse its hard to photograph these subtle techniques but here are some pictures.

As you can see the kitchen is still under remodeling construction.  These cabinets where a dark purple in color when I started. 

The picture bleow is probably the best at showning the faux finish.