My kitchen was featured in HOUZZ!
But…I couldn’t make up my mind which backsplash I wanted. Nothing seemed to go with the granite (oh, it probably did…I was just very picky). So, I finally took the plunge and created my own backsplash (which you’ll see a better picture of soon). Because the backsplash was very old world, textured and rustic, it made my range hood look too new, too light and out of place. So – that had to change. I took out the trowel…
I used a product called PlasterTex from Faux Effects. It’s a wonderful texture for old world effects – plus it takes a glaze well. I stippled the texture on first with an old brush, then I troweled it, giving it that “been there forever” type of look. In the smaller and straighter sections where I couldn’t use a trowel, I stippled and then I “mushed” with my fingers (very technical faux treatment!!) Then, after it was dry, I took out a large brush and glazed the entire range hood with some Mahogany Stain and Seal (also from Faux Effects). I threw in a little bit of chestnut brown and brown glaze as well. Where it was too dark, I just wiped it back with some cheesecloth. For the onlay on the top of the range hood, I just wiped back a lot of it because I wanted it to stand out…otherwise the depth and definition of that feature would have been lost.
Above, not the best cropping job, but you can see the range hood a bit better. I then used the same glaze and wiped it over the lower molding on the hood. The question I have for all of you reading this – should I also do the same glaze on the top molding? I left it cream – like the rest of the cabinetry. I’m not sure…so I would love some suggestions.