Monday, July 1, 2013

Island Fever

It's been awhile since I have checked in. Life has been so busy, but I am finally slowing down and finishing up some small projects and starting a couple big ones.

I was commissioned to redo a boring oak kitchen island in an otherwise great space. This island was begging to be redone. It had been painted black, but the paint was starting to chip off. (This is why painting cabinetry with standard oil base paint can be a bad idea). It took a little bit of work to convince the resident that French Linen with clear and dark wax would give her the look she wanted, but in the end, I told her if it wasn't exactly what she wanted, I would redo it. After the first couple coats of ASCP French Linen, said resident loved the color. But wait! There's more! After the clear coat of wax, the piece was looking lovely, but not quite done yet.. As soon as I started putting the dark wax on, she started crying! OK, not really, but in my imagination she was. ;-) However, she did absolutely love it, and was amazed at how adding a little dimension through wax changed the entire look. What do you think? Feel free to ask questions, or leave a comment.