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Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen... painted or stained wood. The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how the cabinets... using all stained cabinetry, I would use a light to medium stain with dark countertops... and a dark raisin with glaze finish. I find that stained wood cabinets often look... painted and stained but have chosen off-white painted perimeter cabinets and stained island..."
Pro Finishing Secret: Aniline Dye for Wood
Deeper and richer than any stain, aniline dye gives wood stunningly deep color and a long-lasting finish
"than any stain, aniline dye gives wood stunningly deep color and a long-lasting finish... comes to finishing cabinetry, woodwork and furniture, most people think of three basic... paint, stain or varnish. But lesser-known aniline dye deserves its turn in the spotlight... with a dark finish is that if they get chipped the natural wood shows thru, I'm guessing... wiping stain. I love aniline dye. It's very transparent and as light or dark as you..."
Pools Overflow With Finish Options
Move over, plaster: Pebbles, colors and glow-in-the-dark glass are making waves on the pool finish scene
"glow-in-the-dark glass are making waves on the pool finish scene... only pool finish you could get. While plaster has its benefits, new technology has given... aggregate finishes and glass tiles gives homeowners more options with distinctive looks... these new finishes may be more expensive than plaster, but their longevity and style... these finishes, and discover which one is right for your pool.... surfaces. ecoFinish pool finishes is a pneumatically applied thermal plastic and 100% eco..."
Are You Ready for a Dark and Sophisticated Kitchen?
Black kitchen cabinets have a rich, timeless look. Get ideas for your next cabs — and how to paint the ones you have
"out on dark surfaces, as do water and soap stains, so frequent wiping down is essential... either dark, dark brown or dark, dark grey. It will look like black, but not be as... a good dark staining. I'd like to keep the grain. Refreshing to see beautiful kitchens... Satin Finish. It covered in two coats and left a nicer finish than the regular Behr... are a dark brown, with black detailing in the corners on the doors, our island is..."
My Houzz: Light Emerges in a Dark Victorian House
A designer freshens up her family’s period home by opening rooms to sunlight and decorating it in light, bright colors
"of wood stained really dark. But we could see beyond all that. We thought, ‘This could... incredibly dark. We took out entire walls so we could get the light coming in from all... and are dark, dark, dark, particularly if they have verandahs blocking out the light... painting out dark stained wood is done by people who have never had to live with it! After... rooms with dark woodwork without taking buckets of paint to them. I don't understand..."
Light Wood vs Dark Wood
"don't want dark walls with dark wood unless you are creating the Bat Cave. And light wood... type and finish of wood can be a huge one. Aside from the many considerations of the... light or dark with wood can create an entire vibe throughout, and determines what you're... replaced, was dark. The dark stain while dramatic was tough with 2 dogs and 3 children,... you have dark furniture, too, you start layering dark over dark with no contrast. I..."
What Goes With Dark Wood Floors?
Avoid a too-heavy look or losing your furniture in a sea of darkness with these pairing ideas for flooring in deep tones
"sea of darkness with these pairing ideas for flooring in deep tones... space feel dark and heavy. If you’ve been wondering what to put with your dark floors... Dark wood floors can be incredibly chic and sophisticated, bringing richness and... brown" when finished. Choose your finished color carefully! I've had dark floors in the... I love dark wood floors to anchor a room. We installed dark stained wide plank red..."
3 Dark Kitchens, 6 Affordable Updates
Color advice: Three Houzzers get budget-friendly ideas to spruce up their kitchens with new paint, backsplashes and countertops
"painted finish can be just as expensive if not more than a high end stained finish... paint over dark stained woodwork and cabinets. He told me that you first have to clean... lighting stained wood, from a dark walnut color to a maple or something similar? Hi... !! No dark and moody 1970's here. Nothing but bright, clean and welcoming space.... the wood finish, but all three of these homeowners wanted feedback on colors for re-painting..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Dark Kitchen Brightens Up
"and very dark,” says designer Lisa Nerland. She was hired to take its appearance back... g the stained glass. It looks prettier now. I also admire the look of the dark sink... go from dark to light to dark and light again. I am currently installing designer... backlit stained glass will replace it. Can't wait to see the after photo. i know it... keeping that stained glass window! It looked so dated. But now it adds some real character..."
Cool Tip: Mimic Stain With a DIY Color Wash
"oil-based stain without all the bother, using this easy wash made with paint... look of stained natural wood. It enhances the beauty of the grain and over time patinates... oil-based stain is a chore. First there are the fumes, which require a well-ventilated... look of stain that's not nearly as cumbersome and costs very little in comparison:... spray finish, just like you would on a stained project". never having stained anything..."
8 Stunning Stain Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
Transform raw wood for custom-looking cabinetry with a stain that fills your need for color but lets the grain show through
"with a stain that fills your need for color but lets the grain show through... uniquely hued stained kitchen cabinets I've been spotting on Houzz. Staining your cabinets... painted, and stained only in woodsy shades of brown — and there are those who enjoy seeing... and -stained cabinetry is out of your budget, and you have some experience staining... cabinets and stain them yourself or strip and refinish existing wood cabinetry. But if you..."
Cabinet Colors for Dark Appliances
"cabinets, stained them myself (been staining furniture for 40 years) built the cabinets... appliances, dark grey countertop and tiles with light maple cabinets. This photo was taken... matte finish blue tiles for about $1.50/sq ft at the seconds place. @eventfarm thats... against dark appliances. I have actually waited a couple years!!!! hoping the would... nicer finish. There was only one choice and they are back ordered for months - go..."
How to Make Your Painted or Stained House Feel at Home in the Landscape
"Painted or stained houses offer exciting potential because such an array of hues and tones... very good finished product. For example (as I alluded to above), my deck is stained redwood... be too dark in the woods, so we picked out a warm tan color with a dark shingle roof... exterior stain for a lake house now, for a client. Our dilemma: An old boat house,... stained blue, remains. How to incorporate the newly-constructed main house, without..."
Room of the Day: From Dark Basement to Bright Master Suite
Turning an unsightly retaining wall into an asset, these San Francisco homeowners now have a bedroom that feels like a getaway
"cast a dark, imposing presence in the former storage room. Now it’s a celebrated focal... Gorgeous finishes and the opening up of the wall and creating a wall of glass made all... never dark. Would love to see how they fit the dedicated staircase to the basement... basement was dark and dingy, but did have a 15-foot-high ceiling that would provide the... walnut stain for the bedroom’s flooring. “If we went with concrete, it might have..."
Stained Glass for Every Style
"fitted with stained glass, and you can find stained-glass artists in most cities. An artist... corner. Stained glass is one of those elements that gives a home character and a quality... pieces of stained glass come in modules, so recognize that seams become part of the overall... Contemporary stained glass designs are often more streamlined, geometric and less intricate... close up Stained glass will always have a part in my home! franki These are windows..."