SK on Elderberry
SK on Elderberry
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  • Bonners Ferry, ID

Before The Red With SK


This spacious kitchen was very utilitarian but lacked a bit of color and flash. I am here to fix that...We had remodeled this kitchen taking the 1945 kitchen space into this century.
The counters are now a chocolate concrete and the cabinets started out as white off the shelf storage.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
Pantry Cabinet After Sculpturing, Painting and glazing.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
The pantry is a custom built 4'x6' country style cabinet which I designed and built for the space and then painted green. Dated...It needed a face lift and a exciting spot of color.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
Before Painting
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
Bonding priming the concrete counters.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
After the base coat of deep chocolate was dry I began to stencil a damask pattern in several different colors of cocoa and light cream. When this was dry I glazed the entire counter top with a deep chocolate glaze.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
The finished counters were given four coats of Spar varnish for durability. Sanding between each coat of varnish. This will be as durable as a granite counter at a much lower cost. The once a year coat of varnish will take this beautiful counter into the next century.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
The cabinets were from several different decades and quality. We sanded and primed them with a bonding primer. These took four coats of high quality paint in the same red as the pantry.
When the paint was cured I sanded the edges back for a worn look. I then glazed them with a chocolate glaze and varnished.
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture
painted furniture cabinet pantry, painted furniture

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To see more: http://sksartell.blogspot.com/2014/10/before-red-by-sk.html

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1 question
  • M. K. M.
    on Jul 2, 2017

    Your hard work really paid off. Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! But why did you sand perfectly painted cupboards?
    • SK on Elderberry
      on Jul 3, 2017

      Hi Mary. The cuboards were all from different homes. The original paint job was horrible. Also, my client wanted a different color scheme. I huilt the green cabinet for her many years ago. Her colors were greens then. Thus the color change. She wanted that red punch of color to brighten up the space. Thanks for the question and for visiting. SK on Elderberry sksartell.blogspot.com

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