Category Archives: Finishing Techniques

Blue-and-white Portuguese-style folk art for Cabinet Doors

BLUE AND WHITE is a popular color combination, and is often prominent in crockery and ceramics. The famous Willow pattern, based on Oriental chinoiserie designs, Delft tiles and ceramics from Holland, Spode china, and traditional Mediterranean pottery have all made … Continue reading

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Mulberry colorwash and repeat stamping on cabinet doors

COLORWASH is a popular and widely used technique for creating a beautiful, soft bloom of broken color with far greater depth than plain, flat painting. Equally effective on furniture and walls, it is a simple finish with classic appeal that … Continue reading

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Vine-leaf stipple – Cabinet Door cecoration technique

THIS EFFECT IS BASED ON the Victorian technique of “fernwork,” the fashion of stippling onto bare wood using an arrangement of leaves as natural stencils. When the leaf shapes are removed, their silhouettes reveal the wood beneath. We recreate this … Continue reading

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Relief impasto stenciling on a Cabinet Doors

A new take on the well-known use of stencils, raised relief work is an impressively chic yet simple way to bring modern textured finishes into everyday surroundings. This effect can be used to imitate intricate carvings or moldings, adding style … Continue reading

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Cabinet Doors – Finishing Techniques by Henny Donovan

Cabinet Doors finishing techniques by Henny Donovan Care taken in finishing your doors is particularly important in the kitchen, which receives some of the heaviest wear and tear in a house. The doors must be carefully sealed and protected with … Continue reading

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