Friday, October 31, 2014

Stove Hood Painted To Look Like Copper

hi!

Yesterday, I painted a kitchen stove hood to look like copper. It was just made of wood, and originally looked like this (it was primed before I started.):


The cabinet builder added the real metal strips (The parts that are black looking in the photo) and I painted the body of it to look like copper.

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in the works... first coat of copper going on!


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after one or two coats...

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I did several processes to get this to look like real copper. A coat of copper, a coat of brown, then three more copper coats - with one more light than the others. I think since metallic paint is transparent by nature, it helps to do layers of different colors to achieve the overall metal look.


Then I did some black/brown shading at the end to give the burnished look.

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pretty realistic!


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what do you think?!

I actually tried to write this post yesterday, but was having some computer issues! Oh well.

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a fun night and weekend. I am excited for ours! 



31 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! Great job!!!!! such skills

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  2. Gorgeous! Looking at it you would never know it wasn't the real deal. Great job!

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  3. Wow, quite impressive, super great look. Happy weekend to you. Alison

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  4. It looks amazing, Kristen! You are so good!

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  5. I would have to touch it to know it wasn't the real deal. Amazing!

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  6. Amazing! I never would have guessed it started out as wood after seeing the finished product! Well done!

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    1. thanks! I was really happy with how it turned out. :)

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  7. My word - you are one talented chick!

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    1. you are soooo sweet. thank you destiny!

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  8. Ob. Sessed. This is unbelievably gorgeous!!

    Morgan
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    1. haha. thank you!! I was really happy with the outcome.

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  9. What an interesting kitchen. Love how the hood turned out. You are so talented!

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  10. Beautiful. What brand and color of paint?

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    1. I would love to know this info too! Please respond. I'd like to use your technique, but there are so many colors/companies to choose from and I want the look you have here. Simply beautiful! It'll look great with my copper sink I bought for my kitchen!

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  11. Beautifully done....what brand of color paint did you use. Thanks for your help.

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