Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry

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Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry

When my client purchased her new home, the custom cabinets were painted a dark black. This was in direct contrast with the other half of the kitchen and seem incongruous with the white Carrara marble and stainless steel.

Cabinetry_before on ashley-spencer.com

Island in kitchen_before on ashley-spencer.com

Aging the custom cabinetry with a brushed-on and rubbed-off finish helped to harmonize the two sides of the kitchen and create inviting warmth.

Island After Aging Treatment on ashley-spencer.com

Cabinetry After Aging Treatment2 on ashley-spencer.com

Cabinetry After Aging Treatment3 on ashley-spencer.com

When I received the door fronts, which I painted in my studio, they had been repainted a stark white.

You can see the stages of the finish below, which was much lighter to start but then received a second glazing.

Original Finish over White Cabinet Fronts on ashley-spencer.com

The stages of the finish are featured below.

Cabinet Finish Stages on ashley-spencer.com

Fortunately, the glass front cabinet panels, came off as grids, making them much easier to paint. Just the fronts were treated — as were all pieces.

Glass Cab Front FInish on ashley-sepencer.com

Glass Front_Detail on ashley-spencer.com

Detail of the aged, glazed treatment.

A few details of the island panels and bookcase backings, really shows the transformation from the before black.

Island Panels and Boocase Backings on ashley-spencer.com

Island Panels Detail on ashley-spencer.com

The final effect adds character to all the cabinetry, island and chairs.

Full Island and Cabinets After Aging on ashley-spencer.com

Detail of Bar Area on ashley-spencer.com

Bar Area Detail

Cabinet Door Detail on ashley-spencer.com

Cabinet Door Detail

Drawer Detail with Dogs Heads on ashley-spencer.com

Drawer Detail with Dogs Heads

Drawer Close Up of Aging Treatment on ashley-spencer.com

Drawer Glazing Detail

One final fix, the mirror was too dark and too much in contrast with the newly glazed and lighter cabinetry.

Dark mirror on ashley-spencer.com

This was remedied with a light gaze wash over the mullions. This lightened the mirror but keeping the original aged treatment.

Lightened Mirror_After on ashley-spencer.com

Now, everyone’s happy with the look!

Glazed cabinets finishes by ashley spencer

Glazed cabinets with owner’s dog

 

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