Friday, September 30, 2011

Cabinet Refresher

Last week, I painted this bathroom cabinet. It was a traditional wooden stained look that my client felt was a little "blah" for the space. I am also doing a large-scale dramatic painting for this guest bathroom, and we thought darkening up the sink cabinetry would help to bring in some glam to a space that's less than impressive for guests right now (thought the cabinetry is very beautiful either way)!

before:

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and, after:
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I did a simple black paint, with rubbed (Distressed) edges. As you can see, the walls will be painted, and my client intends to replace the mirror, as well as the light fixture. I can't wait to show you guys the complete "after".

I had a hard time getting photos of this bathroom, so forgive the weird lighting!

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(the streaks on the cabinet are the wax sealer that I use. It was still wet when I took this photo, hence the obvious lines, but that will go away!)

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thank you all for the great feedback (and purchasing!)on my Moroccan stencil! I'm really excited to be able to sell them now, and I appreciate the support.

6 comments:

  1. Really beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  2. Really nice..the distressing is just the right amount!

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  3. Do you use wax sealer with a semi-gloss paint? Wondering if the wax is for the paint's protection or for an aesthetic look. If the latter, what kind do you use?

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  4. Love it!! now... they just need you to address the mirror!

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  5. thanks, you guys!

    rob - i do the wax sealer as a protectant, yes. the base coat wasn't semigloss, it was satin. I don't really like to use glossy paint (unless a client specifically asks for it), because I think that it looks less professionally painted (Youll notice most pieces you buy arent shiny). anyway, i use satin, then i use the wax. i like minwax brand...after the initial wipe on dries, you can rub the streaks down and they go away! plus, its pretty on the wooden parts that show, like this piece.

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