The Art of Authentic Finishes

Part of the allure of certain artisan finishes is how authentic they look as they personify a specific look.  As re-claimed, re-stored and re-purposed looks rise in popularity, there are many companies re-creating these looks to bring an element of texture and intrigue into home interiors. 

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, and tile companies are replicating the look of rough-sawn wood planks with beautiful effects! 

White and Gray Master Bathroom Interior Design

For cabinetry, creating artisan finishes that have an authentic reclaimed look can be especially challenging because cabinetry is crafted in individual pieces.  A hutch or an island or an entire kitchen is actually crafted of several individual cabinets, moldings and panels that are put together at the customer's 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. 

Eclectic and Shabby Chic Living Room with Authentic Distressed Finishes on Furniture and Decor

Dura Supreme has just introduced a new collection of finishes called Heritage Paint.  This 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 is 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.  Check out our new "Heritage Paint" collection by stopping at your nearest Dura Supreme dealer to see it first hand.  We'd love to hear what you think!

A well-loved painted furniture piece will show distinctive signs of wear and use.

With its beautifully aged surface and chipped edges, our Heritage Paint collection is designed to resemble a cherished family heirloom.

Cabinet finish artisans hand-detail the surface to create the look of time worn distressing. Finishes are layered to emulate the look of furniture that has been refinished over the years

A shabby chic, distressed kitchen island design with rustic wood and chipped paint..

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