I am often asked to update or makeover cabinets and furniture, but I'd never had anyone call their cabinets " a total disaster" and ask for my opinion, and then my services, as an EMT.
I had just finished a glazing/distressing job with my painting buddy Carol, and was headed out the client's drive when the interior designer who had hired us called. She said that if we weren't too far down the road, she'd like us to go back to the newly constructed home next door and offer a critique of finishes their cabinet contractor had done in the master bath and the kitchen. Apparently the results were disastrous and the homeowners distraught about what to do. As you can see from the "before" photos, the cabinets were pretty awful.
|Kitchen "after" repaint and refinish.|
|Aged distressed cabinet detail.|
|The disastrous "before"|
|Another portion of the "before"...|
Suffice it to say, I am glad I am a rather laid back person as he kept snooping and sniping about the owners as I worked; trying to see how I did what I do and having the nerve to ask me what products I use. It's really not much about what you use, it's how you use it.
And for a little lighter mood: Here's a couple of my most recent fosters: Briggs and Stratton... Well they have great motors... purrrrrr....
|Briggs - with his nursing mustache...|
|Foster kitten "Stratton" at four weeks of age. I love her spotted nose.|