Antique Finishes

Antiqued and distressed  on a new door

Atlanta Kitchen Makeovers, Antiqued and Distressed Paint on a New Door

Antique finishes can be beautiful and add a classic elegance to cabinetry and furniture. They can be natural wood finishes, or painted. Paint and varnish become more amber in color as they age. This happens by in large, because they are oil based products. These oils change in composition over time. The amber tones will be more apparent if additional coats were applied over the years to seal the finish. Especially in the corners an along the edges wear the paint and or varnish tend to be thicker. You will also notice it on the panels and faces as brush strokes become highlighted.

Genuine  Antiques are also likely too checker or crack  as they age. You  may also see evidence of wear and tear do to daily use. All these effects create an interesting patina that make antiques prized positions. Thankfully, the beauty of these finishes are not limited by age alone. It can be replicated by a skilled artisan on new surfaces as well as old. Here are  some examples from my portfolio.

Atlanta Kitchen Makeovers,Antique Paneling and Custom vanity

Atlanta Kitchen Makeovers,Antique Paneling and Custom vanity


Cabinet Refinishing

This is a very popular finish right now. I won’t say trendy. I’ve used it on two cabinet refinishing jobs this past summer. Both clients found it on . It is called ” Weathered White”. It’s slightly off white, with a gray glaze, and clear coat. The lighting tempeture for  overhead lights is 5000k. Vary important. Warmer light temps. will make this white faux finish appear more gold.

I also used the same granite in both kitchens. It’s ” Ivory White ” leathered and honed. It has a raised texture and a satin finish. I also installed a new cooktop,vent to outside, tile backsplash, and built a custom pantry cabinet in this one.


 Atlanta Kitchen MakeoversWeathered White Faux Finish, "zoom for pantry'

Atlanta Kitchen Makeovers Weathered White Faux Finish, “zoom for pantry’

Kitchen Makeover/ Weathered White

Atlanta Kitchen Makeovers, Cabinet Refinishing ,”click for full size’

Custom sink base

Farm house sinkbase

Farm house sink base in progress

Farm House Sink Base Remodel

This cabinet started life as a regular countertop sink base.The draw front has been lowered  9” to accommodate the new sink apron. As I so happens,I had two doors leftover from the kitchens previous configuration, the perfect size for the new application. I built recesses’ and posts the proper wight for the dishwashers to be installed on each side. I also built the fronts for those.


Remodel  Complete !

Looks right at home!  I’d say the addition of a farmhouse sink is a nice way to up the ante on your style, as well as the function . The sink is now closer to you. And these sinks tend to be wider and deeper than countertop verities.



Farmhouse sink

Kitchen Remodel complete

Cabinet Refinishing -Cabinet Install

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