NEW HOME WITH A MIX OF MAHOGANY, GLAZED TINTED VARNISH AND ESPRESSO CABINETRY
We just completed the cabinets for this new home. The owners chose a combination of ribbon grain African mahogany doors with glazed tinted varnish doors. The tinted varnish is shell white with a Van Dyke brown glaze. The mahogany was dyed with a medium brown dye and then overcoated with the same brown glaze to tie the two together.
Tinted varnish has the appearace of paint but is much more durable. To apply it we first applied 2 coats of a heavy undercoat (similar to a primer but much thicker), then apllied 2 coats of the pre-catalyzed tinted shell white varnish, then the brown glaze was applied and a final 2 coats of clear varnish on top. The effect was similar to parchment paper. This provides a far more durable finish and we can do it to match virtually any paint color and then add custom glazes, etc. In the laundry room we just did the shell white varnish with no glaze.
The master bath and closet is mahogany with a dark brown/black espresso stain.
The great room (across from the kitchen) has built in bookcases and entertainment component storage. Downstairs we also did the same in the family room except in the parchment finish along with a matching wet bar.
This is a truly spectacular home nestled at the foothills of Pike's Peak. It was a privilege for us "Cabinet Guys" to have the opportunity to work with this client.