Stained alder cabinets and granite counters are the backdrop for this contemporary makeover. The aim was to create a kitchen that felt and looked more spacious, had ample storage and created a connection with the backyard.
While sealers mainly darken a concrete patio's appearance and paints turn the surface completely opaque, stains offer a middle ground with a variety of colorful tones and textures dependent upon application. They come in two types: acid-based chemical and water-based acrylic. Both will permanently apply color to your concrete patio.
An stained cedar board-on-board fence has an organic design that fits with the outdoor setting. The fence, by Topiarius, a full-service landscape design, build and maintenance firm in Chicago, is made using applied decorative panels.
If you have some basic gift tags that need a little pick-me-up, think about soaking them in a mixture of water and instant coffee. The longer you let the tags soak, the darker the intended look will be. For added color variation, sprinkle with instant coffee grounds and allow it to air dry.
Elements of this entrance mimic features inside the library for a cohesive look. Sconces framing the doorway resemble the dramatic pendant light over the fireplace. The doorframe's stain color matches the tray ceiling stain in the library.
Custom-stained alder cabinets with Shaker-style doors and granite counters are the backdrop for this contemporary makeover. The aim was to create a kitchen that felt and looked more spacious, had ample storage and created a connection with the backyard.
A dark, stained wood staircase in a Queen Anne-style home is built out with paneling and trim. The home was built in the early 1900s in
Atlanta. While the stained glass is not original to the home and was added by previous owners, homeowner and designer Carl Mattison said the stained glass provides privacy while allowing in light.