Part of the allure of certain artisan finishes is how authentic they look as they personify a specific look. As reclaimed, restored, and repurposed looks rise in popularity, many companies are re-creating these looks to bring an element of texture and intrigue into home interiors.
Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a Heritage Paint finish. Design by Lindsey Markel at Dillman & Upton, Inc of Rochester, Michigan.
Original re-purposed items are not always available and they don’t always work for a specific application. Wood flooring companies are replicating the look of ancient hand-hewn beams with “scraped” and textured flooring. Tile companies are replicating the look of rough-sawn wood planks with beautiful effects!
For cabinetry, creating artisan finishes that have an authentic reclaimed look can be especially challenging because cabinetry is crafted in individual pieces. For example, a hutch, a kitchen island, or an entire kitchen is actually crafted of several individual cabinets, moldings, and panels that are put together on-site at the home to create the full piece. So creating a finish that can be achieved on individual parts and then looks authentic when it’s completely assembled requires a true artist’s eye.
Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a Heritage Painted kitchen island. Design by Lindsey Markel at Dillman & Upton, Inc of Rochester, Michigan.
Dura Supreme offers a unique collection of finishes called Heritage Paint. This finish collection portrays a well-loved, heirloom furniture piece that shows distinctive signs of age and use with layers of finish that have chipped away over time.
It’s a collection of finishes that are meant to look like a piece of furniture that has been tucked away in an attic or warehouse for years and is now being repurposed with all of its beautiful age and character marks.