Trend Study: Reclaimed and Repurposed
With the recent introduction of our new "Weathered" and "Heritage Paint" finish collections, there has been much conversation about authentic reclaimed and repurposed artifacts for home interiors. Although there is a unique authenticity about such pieces and each has a unique story or history behind it, one of the challenges for homeowners and designers is the long-term durability of the piece.
A furniture piece that has been salvaged from an attic, barn or warehouse with a beautiful chipped paint finish will continue to chip and peel over time. The finish can be delicate and certainly won't stand up to normal use in a kitchen environment or a humid bath environment.
Similarly, salvaged boards or planks may have a desirable color and texture but without a proper topcoat, they won't endure the normal spills and clean-ups of a kitchen or bath environment. And sometimes, without appropriate treatment and kiln drying, they can bring their own resident population of insects (termites and other boring wood beetles).
Creating a finsh that has a similar look and feel of a reclaimed piece, but has durability, quality craftsmanship AND can be custom built to fit your specific design ... Now that's a true work of art!
Dura Supreme "Weathered Finish Style E" featured above for the island, wood hood and hutch in a white painted kitchen.
Authored by Karen Wistrom on October 28, 2013 - 8:00am