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Furniture Painting

Black is beautiful in furniture and cabinetry finishing!

Black Shimmer Cabinet Finish
Black Shimmer Cabinet Finish

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!

My "chippy" finish
My “chippy” finish

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.

Project for Debbie
Project for Debbie

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.
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Before picture of Kitchen
Before picture of Kitchen
After picture Kitchen
After picture Kitchen

Working with another one of my clients – this house being very contemporary – most cabinetry was finished with Black or Metallic Silver.

Entertainment Center - Fireplace - Bar cabinetry
Entertainment Center – Fireplace – Bar cabinetry

Looing at this picture – I even did the floor in a multi-layered Black/Silver concrete finish.

Bar Cabinets - Metallic Silver/Black finish
Bar Cabinets – Metallic Silver/Black 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.

Tuscan Nights Finish
Tuscan Nights Finish

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.

Cabinetry/Furniture workshop samples
Cabinetry/Furniture workshop samples

Cabinetry/Furniture workshop
Cabinetry/Furniture workshop

Get out your paint brush or sprayer and paint something Black!!! Check out my current Cabinetry/Furniture Workshop @ https://shop.artisticpaintingstudio.com/collections/learn/

Complete Make-Over – Moffett Home

Sometimes you get the best projects that fall into your lap and this was one of those projects. One of my girlfriends had been talking about updating her home for a long time and finally said she was ready. She asked me if I would be willing to take on the whole job – acting as her coordinator (for lack of better word). Of course, my answer was yes……because NO is not in my vocalbulary!!!

Before picture of Kitchen

I decided that I wanted to start this project with the materials that would not be changed out anytime soon – so, we went shopping for tile, granite and carpet. What fun it is to spend someone else’s money…..woohoo! Debbie was so easy to work with – not only are we friends, but she makes decisions and sticks with them……..and she lisented to my imput and suggestions. This project was on it’s way to a great start – now it was my job to figure out the progress of the work and not distrube Debbie’s life too bad. With only having two bathrooms in the house – we could only gut one at a time……gotta have one functioning bathroom at all times!

After picture Kitchen

With the decision to start with the remodeling in the masterbath room I finished helping Debbie pick out the additional items that were need for this project. Tile, granite, sinks, toilet, faucets, etc…….then it came to the design of the tile. I shared my ideas with Debbie and the tile contractor and we were on are way. As the masterbath room was being gutted, I started the painting in the Greatroom, office, entry and hallway. Debbie choose a color that would go throughout the home – once this was picked and painting began – I started working on samples for the cabinets and faux finishing.

Before picture – master bathroom

I love it when a client goes for a finish that is not the typical Umber glaze over Off-White paint……..and Debbie went for the dramatic!!! This is my Tuscan Nights finish that I just love and I painted all the cabinets in her house with the same finish – Kitchen, Laundry room, guest bathroom and master bathroom! I also decided for her that we needed to create a faux finish in the master bathroom and the Kitchen – both rooms deserved a little something special.

Once the master bathroom project was complete and Debbie could move back into her own bathroom – we started gutting the kitchen and guest bathroom at the same time. I was really trying to not tear up too much of the house at once, but the Greatroom, office, entry and hallway was all painted and the new carpet was installed at this point.

After picture – master bathroom

Debbie moved a make-shift kitchen to the office area and everyone moved into the master bathroom with her – and we were off working on the rest of the house. Again, spending someone else’s money is just too much fun. I assisted Debbie in picking out all the new appliances for the kitchen, hardware for all the cabinets, light fixtures, mirrors, towel bars, even down to the new towels for the bathrooms!

Debbie was so thrilled with all the transformation to her home that she continued to go shopping – all new furniture for the Great room, new dining room table/chairs and even new office furniture. This house looks amazing – great client/friend to work with and she was willing to go the extra mile and update furnishings too! Spectacular new home!!!

This project was featured in the last issue of Faux Effects World Magazine.

 

 

Artistic Cabinetry Workshop

Cabinetry and furniture are two of my favorite things to do……you can give an old piece of furniture new life and personality with just a little time and paint.  Completely change the look of your home with bringing new life to you kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities – the possibilities are endless and it’s just your time and a little product that can make this happen.

The Artistic Cabinetry Workshop coming up in November will provide you with the knowledge and ability to re-create your home cabinets and furniture.  The workshop will cover everything from the preparation of the surface (new or old), what primers to use and many different techniques using Faux Effects Silver & Gold label products.

Some of the finishes being instructed in this class have never been taught before – new fresh ideas!   You will learn everything from a wonderful basic Honey glaze to high-end furniture finishes – each student will complete 10 cabinet door samples as well as 10 molding samples.

Artistic Designer Cabinetry and Furniture Finishes – November 12th – 16th – a full week course being held at my Studio in Fresno, CA  – for samples and complete details to register – www.artisticpaintingstudio.com

If you have any questions regarding this class – please feel free to contact me at 559-449-7711 – I would be happy to answer your questions.