My husband and I decided to finally paint the kitchen. have faux finish paint techniques on every other room of the house but the kitchen and the laundry room. The kitchen is a big challenge, because we have a 15′ high wall on one side, due to a, well, box the owner put on the roof. Hard to explain. Looks really weird from outside, but inside it makes for a really cool kitchen.
We decided to try and paint the wall to look patina ed copper, so we bought a quart of copper, some green that looks like the “antique green” color. Took a textured roller and rolled on the green, so that it showed white patterns behind the green. Then I tried sponging in some copper, and it looked horrible. Not to mention the green dried a LOT darker than we thought it would be.
So back to Home Depot, and bought some mint green paint. Came back and used a different sponge texture roller and rolled the mint green over the darker green. It is now looking like early american wood on the walls, and looking kinda cool.
We decided instead of going for the patina look on the walls, we’d do it on the inset door panels. My hubby is going to airbrush a darker green around the edges today, for depth, then we will mask off the squares in the doors and paint them with the copper, then sponge on the antiquing to make it look like old copper. Then he will airbrush on “rivets”. I think when we are done, it will look really cool. If it does, we are going to do our kitchen cabinets the same way.