I have been painting in the decorative finishing world for about 25 years now and one of my favorite surfaces is furniture and cabinetry. Furniture can take on a personality and it’s so much fun to start a piece and see where it goes. NO, I never have a complete plan when starting a project – if I waited for that to happen, I would never start anything!
I love working on my clients projects – shown above – this project included the round mirror, desk and chair. The only direction she provided was the color of red to match and she liked a distressed/chipped look. What fun for me – I love painting something prefect and then destroying it to make it look old and worn. Here is a picture of the finished set.
So this Blog is suppose to be about Black furniture and cabinetry – okay let’s get back on track!!! For the past five years or so – Black has been my main color for cabinetry – to me Black is the new neutral.
One of my favorite projects was a friends kitchen – the transformation was just amazing and even with a ton of cabinets – my Tuscan Nights finish looks Fabulous and didn’t make her kitchen look a bit smaller – actually the finished kitchen looked bigger! Here are before and after pictures.
Working with another one of my clients – this house being very contemporary – most cabinetry was finished with Black or Metallic Silver.
Looing at this picture – I even did the floor in a multi-layered Black/Silver concrete finish.
I love the dramatic appearance of a Black finish and it has been one of the most popular finishes! I think Black can go anywhere – create a focal point or have a conversation piece.
Black cabinetry is a staple for me and most of my students have installed the Tuscan finish at least once – I continue to teach many different versions of the Tuscan Nights along with many wonderful finishes that sell – taking you from the basics of preparation to high-end furniture finishes.
Get out your paint brush or sprayer and paint something Black!!! Check out my current Cabinetry/Furniture Workshop @ https://shop.artisticpaintingstudio.com/collections/learn/