Last week I was in my studio working on the doors for this week’s Wall Unit Project. I originally did a finish on this very same Wall Unit a good 10 years ago! I was amazed to see just how well it held up, but now it is time for an updated look. When you see some of the photos from the on site work, take note of the finish on the walls, which is also at least 10 years old. I’m trying to get the client to let me do a new finish on these walls, but she still loves it and is reluctant to cover it all up. I may be able to convince her to do an accent wall to keep us both happy!
This is the old finish that I am going over.
It’s difficult to maneuver around this room, but this shot shows almost all of the Wall unit, except for the shelves seen above. The four doors that I still have in my studio, cover the open areas that have drawers. The middle unit has no doors. It is all primed and partially base coated at this point. I’m using a Ben Moore Aura color. I’m using the Aura for two reasons: 1) it dries very quickly and 2) I will only need to do one coat before I apply the Lusterstone.
Here is one of the finished doors. I’ve added a little silver detailing around the inside edge of the recessed panel. I will work on this more today and hope to finish up on Wednesday. In the meantime, I will try to come up with something for the accent wall and a floorcloth idea for the kitchen. 🙂