Old World Charm
This kitchen features handplaned wood with a milk paint finish, artistically distressed to create a sense of age.
Each of these two different colors of milk paint were built up with different color layers beneath the top coat, so that light rub-through sanding reveals the different layers below.
The range hood houses a powerful modern blower, but is built in traditional hand-planed paneled style.
The counters are soapstone, with a stainles steel undermount sink that is placed in front of a bank of windows. The backsplash rises up between the flanking windows to accomodate a wall-mounted faucet.
The windows cast generous light into the kitchen.
Natural light washes over the hand-planed texture of the refrigerator panels.
The island includes a raised seating area with a Brazilian Cherry wood top -- known for its superior hardness and great color!
Stopped chamfers and pegged and tenoned legs give the wood top a classic furniture feel.
Where the raised Brazilian Cherry counter turns the corner, the mitered joint is reinforced with inlaid butterfly dovetail keys.
Open shelves supported by Vintage Custom Cabinetry brackets serve nicely to display the owner's collection of copper and brass cookware.
The hand-planed texture and rub-through of the multi-layered milk paint can be seen in this photo.
The rub through and other "distressing" can be seen in this detail, including a faux mouse hole!