Kitchen Interior - Stainless Steel Backsplash was polished and reinstalled / new veneer installed at front / side walls are EIGHT coats of amber shellac over many coats of new paint / new kitchen cabinet face frames, new wood trim / new counter tops with new "old stock" Formica installed / sink hole was cut for a stainless single bowl sink / new window trim fabricated from aluminum flashing.
The Refrigerator Door is Painted and Installed - This is Red PRIMER. I planned on priming and painting it, but seeing this color, I fell hard for it. I will take it apart one more time and clear coat the red in a Matte finish. I like that it does not have a sheen to it. It goes really well with the other interior colors.
Before - the vent at ceiling
After - Trimmed out
The Charles M. Russell Western Print "The Jerk Line" is trimmed out
The New Table Hanging hardware arrived from Vintage Trailer Supply
The table is installed!
The brushed Stainless is propped up and waiting to be installed in the kitchen
Another View. This is going to be tricky - Whoever put this in the first time cut it short - I am going to have to come up with some creative trim work....oh well - cleaning it was at least half of the battle! All in all, a very productive day!
After PAINTING the original side walls three differnt colors, and not liking any of them. The rear end is new wood with three coats of shellac applied so far.
The last color was a yellow. I dripped some shellac while applying it to the end wall, and liked the color it turned the paint. An idea was born....
I decided to SHELLAC over the paint on the side walls. Here is the rear side wall with approx. 6 coats of Amber Shellac applied to it in a "cross hatch" pattern to give it an aged and uneven appearance. It kind of reminds me of old plaster or faux burl.
The rear window wall is shellac on wood - the side wall to the left at the rear is shellac over paint.
Here is an example of the yellow paint up against the yellow at rear that has had shellac applied to it.
Here is that same yellow painted wall and face frame with shellac.
Trim has not been installed yet. It will take another two coats to really have the look I am going for. If you attempt this, be warned....it is a LOT of coats, and a LOT of cross hatching!