Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Faux Stained Wood

A couple of weeks ago, I painted this cabinet to look like a lighter stained cabinet. Here it is before:


it was either black or dark dark brown stained wood. Really, really dark, but a sturdy, large piece that my client wanted to save.

Here was our inspiration piece: 


Obviously, this piece is a lighter, soft distressed wood. 

Here is my outcome:

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it was really hard to capture photos of this piece, because the day I finished it was so dreary outside. But you can get the idea!

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much softer, lighter and better with her current decor! 



14 comments:

  1. How in the world did you do that? It looks like it came straight from the furniture manufacturer. You had mad skills.

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    1. haha, thanks! this one wasn't easy. it took a little bit of thought to get the colors right, especially when coming from the black.

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  2. It's beautiful but it had to have been difficult. All those mullions! YIKES!
    The owner must be thrilled.

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    1. yes they weren't very fun to deal with :)

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  3. The owner is extremely thrilled - we love it! Thanks for another awesome transformation, kristen!

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    1. thanks so much, sarah, for having me again!!

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  4. It would be cool to update some oak kitchen cabinets like this. Do you ever do email consults on paint?

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    1. yes it would! I don't - it would be really confusing and definitely hard to explain! feel free to email me if you have questions, though! :)

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