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Fake Marble With Paint

I recommend having some marble with you, even if you buy a bathroom tile from the hardware store, just so you have a reference point for your faux finish. I recommend a stark white rather than an antique or off white. I wanted because they were smaller and the feather bent a little easier. The wax should just feel cold, if it isn’t drying or is sticky you added to much. I wouldn’t say it is a high gloss finish but it does have a nice sheen to it. I strapped it on and lightly buffed and a nice shine came up with hardly any effort. I was so surprised how easy it was to fake marble with paint. I plan on dedicating some time to it this fall and hope to have it done for you soon. Target and an antiqued dresser in our entry way) before beginning. If you look at marble you’ll see veins going through the white stone. But don’t sponge too much or you may get that sponged look that was popular in the 80s.

Color To Go With Dark Green Tile by thriftyfun.com

Purple (like burgundy you already mentioned or try either light or deep purple)5. You will find other colors in the picture that go with it. Once you have chosen the color take the picture to the paint store so they can match it for you. The floor is dark hunter green tile, the counter tops are also dark green. Right now the walls (or the whole interior) is painted antique white. The hallway and the living room walls would be visible from the kitchen. Like yellow, green (which would be a mint green color) orange? Make sure to take the picture into the other rooms to see that the color you have chosen looks well in there too.

Would It Be Okay To Paint My Living Room The Same Color As My Kitchen? by answers.yahoo.com

Would it be okay to paint my living room the same color as my kitchen? Black – authority, discipline, strength and promotes independence. Pink – calming, accepting, and encourages affection and socialization. Red – empowerment, stimulation, drama, competition and passion. I would just keep the color of the kitchen cabinets in mind as to how they relate to the furnishing’s of the living area. There are lot of color which gives bright and cheerful feeling. Take a look at the moods of various color based on which u can select a color for ur mood. Orange – cheerful, commanding, and stimulates goodwill, conversation and appetites. Purple – comforting, spiritual, and generates mystery and a good sense of intuition. White – purification, energy, unity and gives vigor to other colors it is used in combination with.

White Chalk Painted Dining Room Table and Monogrammed Chairs by 11magnolialane.com

I like the contrast and with the table and chairs being so large, the other objects give a nice contrast…. Is the procedure for the table and chairs called “stressed”? If you’re going to paint just the table, one quart should be fine. Was it difficult to get a smooth finish on the table top? It appears that you transferred your ink initial after the material was already on the chair. One of my neighbors has the exact same set, although hers weren’t damaged and then painted. I literally just sat down after giving up on steam cleaning the dirty chairs to google ideas of upholstering and transforming this set and came across my exact table! Scotchguarded the chairs way back when, but years of children and pets took their toll. The medallions on the side looked great with the dark wax bringing out the details. It really changes a room when the furniture doesn’t suck all the light out of it! It’s come nicely through our move–which is why my reply to you was delayed, by the way–and looks great. We moved about a month ago and the whole set still looks wonderful. Now you know that when the time comes (and the grandkids are older) you can recover them! I like seeing the brush strokes and since it’s painted, it doesn’t have to be as perfect as a stained and lacquered top. I used an old brush, as well as some cheesecloth and scrap pieces of drop cloth. Love the changes that you’ve made here – absolutely stunning. I especially like the side by side chair picture…such an amazing transformation! I stained the table top a dark walnut color and did the rest of it white?

Help! Kitchen Paint Colors With Oak Cabinets by houzz.com

Does anyone have a color on their walls that they adore? The color around the top of the cabinets is more accurate on my monitor. When you hit preview your photo should apprear if you did it right. I used it throughout the rest of the house and like it – a nice neutral but not boring. Notice how blues bring out yellows, reds bring out greens, etc. I am going to try to post the pictures of my very unfinished kitchen. I plan to add oil rubbed bronze knobs and drawer pulls to the cabinets. Thanks so much sheesharee for teaching me how to upload pictures. I was originally planning on continuing the base color in the house (a khaki color) in the kitchen. So now we think we should go with something that would give us more contrast. It is such a relief to see your kitchen with so many paint samples on the wall! I have similar granite (santa cecelia) and oak cabinets also and the same set up kitchen open to the den. Any suggestions on a color which works with the oak cabinetry with an adjoining family room in a light grey with a hint of lilac color? It has a lot of great suggestions but most people won’t read a post this old. I am struggling to find a paint color for my kitchen that has those lovely dated oak cabinets. We have a sort of khaki color on the walls throughout the house. There’s options along the top of the photo once you load and there’s preset sizes you can pick from. Using a color that is opposite on the color wheel of what the cabs are seemed to be the best color, which is supposedly the best way to find a color. Notice the way the color opposites/compliments make the cabinets really stand out (that “pop” people refer to), and you can manipulate the appearance of the wood color through the background paint color. Color is slightly washed out in pictures, but you get the idea. We just moved into this new-to-us house built in the 90s. I would love to put in new cabinets or paint them, but the hubs just can’t take on another project at this point. We’re not convinced the current color in the family room should stay, so we can alwa ys change it! We realized, however, that this color is identical in color to our tile. Here is a picture that shows the color of tile compared to the base color in the house. I love the photoshopped pictures showing all the different colors! My countertop is laminate, but the colors are very similar to your granite. I like that it picks up the grayish tone in the santa cecelia. It really covers well and looks really nice with my oak dining room set.

Dining Room Table Makeover by somuchbetterwithage.com

I had this table made for me when we first moved into this house. It looked amazing once it was all done and the garage smelled great…nothing like the smell of fresh sawdust! Especially since this table is pine and pine is a bit more difficult to stain evenly. I wanted to go darker on the top and then paint the legs grey. I think it’s a great match to my cabinet but the grey legs break up all the dark. I think they look great together without being too matchy matchy. I feel like the products you used just look like it would last longer. What sand grit did you use to sand down the pine table? Chalk paint reduces the need to sand them so that was my choice. Do you remember the measurements or how much wood stain you mixed? I know it has been a few years since you refinished this table but do you remember the ratio you used to mix the stains? I brought it out to the garage one day and started to sand the top down. Can you tell me what the table top wood is and if it is multiple boards or one solid piece of wood and what type of wood? Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your table …height of legs size of legs size of table height of table. My dining room table is in desperate need for a makeover! Would love to do something like this to my dining room table, everything in my dining room is so dark, this would be perfect to lighten things up. Just make sure you mix enough for one go so you don’t have to try to match that stain again (or else measure the amounts). I bought an assortment of sand paper and used what was best. If so, did you sand the legs by hand or with a sander? If you use a chalk type paint then you don’t need to sand as it will really grips. Any kind of paint like that will help adhere without sanding.

Paint Color Advice For Kitchen and An Adjoining Room by thriftyfun.com

I am planning on opening up the space to add some light but keeping all the above. If it is one that you find attractive try to match the family it is in, either lighter or deeper. If it is “right”, the turquoise drapes could be a real wow with it. I am having a pantry installed and thought it would be a good time now to paint while waiting for the doors to dry. Since the home is small, the kitchen and living room connect. The kitchen has great lighting, living room has poor lighting. Should we use 1 main color on all the walls, and then 1 wall is an accent colored wall? You can get some good ideas by going to a home improvement store. Maybe you can get a paint chart of white colors (yes white has about 30 shades on the paint charts. I did n’t see much bright white in the tile, but it might be the photo. Be sure to add metalics and maybe even spray paint your cabinet handles to a brushed chrome. My kitchen and dinning room are connected and my den is knotty pine paneling. I would like to paint them, but have no idea where to start. Go to the paint store and pick up a bunch of paint “chips” (sample cards). Leave them there for a few days until you decide which one you like the best. On one wall in the kitchen is where the appliances, sink, and cabinets are. The cabinets we picked out are white, our countertops are going to be a grayish black, and our floors are semi-dark gray wood laminate. What we don’t know is what color to paint the kitchen that will work also as the living room color. On tv they tell you to look in your closet these are the color u like. I painted my kitchen an olive green, it brings the outdoors in. I would pick something out that looks well with the cabinets and then worry about the paint color for the walls. I am wanting a tan for the living room and even thought about doing a darker wall as an accent. Any one of those strips showing several colors will have paint colors that match up. The cabinets are washed oak, the appliances are bisque and the countertops are grey with some mixture of beige. What would be a nice color to make the room look new? If it is a good one, that could also be used in the other area in just another intensity. I would like a color to paint the living room and kitchen so that the rooms will flow together. So basically we are really trying to get a flow of color throughout the main floor. I would go with a shade of white for the walls because your rooms are so dark. You might want to add a mirror to your decor of one of the adjoining rooms to the kitchen to reflect light from the window since the rooms look so dark. I would stay with a light to medium wedgewood blue or a sage green. I live in an apartment so the living room and kitchen are connected. On the other wall there is just the kitchen table and if you go into the living room (on the same wall) that is where the couch and love seat are. Our kitchen does flow right into our living room (we are in a an apartment so it is kinda small). In our living room and kitchen we do have more black/brown wood features like a coffee table and all that. We are able to split the colors if need be, but we are not sure if we shouldn’t just go really light like an eggshell. Our son just did his room in dark charcoal woodwork, sheer grey ceiling, and light blue-green (sea like effect) walls. They also say if you have two colors you should bring them into each room. When you paint a color you will see your room go from plain to a picture in a magazine. I am looking to paint some walls (right now they are a pink color). I suppose you know but mauve color really dates your kitchen. I need some help finding colors that work without making the rooms look completely off from each other. It has to be your decision and you don’t have to worry about matching the white of the cabinets because anything will go with white.

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