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Oh No Faux!!! Boy was I WRONG!!!

 

Honestly I am not a huge fan of faux painting.  As a Murrieta/Temecula Professional Home Stager it is my job to help prepare real estate properties for the market and Faux Painting is a bit too personal.  Yes sometimes it can be tastefully done, however in many cases it can be overdone......incorrectly done and often times obnoxiously done!

 

OK so you see where I am coming from......that is why when a RE Client/investor mentioned to me that he was going to have the white kitchen cabinets fauxed I was a little surprised.  Don't get me wrong, I love Faux Applications in the right setting....Heck I even have my office fauxed.  But I feel fauxing is very personal and should not be used when selling your property!  END OF STORY or so I thought!

So this is what I was thinking.....................

     

 

Yikes!  So you can see why I was concerned!!

 

So lets continue...

He mentioned having them done like his own personal home kitchen cabinets. OH UH!!  RED FLAG!! Sounds TOO PERSONAL!!!  He said the Faux painter would be coming next week to leave samples and asked me if I could help him make a final decision. 

Well, since the Temecula Real Estate Investor had his PERSONAL kitchen cabinets done, and he was so happy how they turned out I decided to agree to look at the samples and help him make a decision.  The whole time I was really trying to figure out how I could softly break it to him that I thought it would be a BAD DECISION to FAUX PAINT the cabinets.

So I met with the Investor and his partner and was shown 2 sample boards.  One was glazed antique white and one was fauxed a rich dark brown.

OMG....I was so pleasantly surprised......I liked them both and thought the painter was very talented!!  I thought both would work fine however the antique white was too personal (maybe a bit dated) and may not appeal to everyone....which is the GOAL!

OK the moment you've been waiting for...I hope you enjoy these Temecula Before and After Faux Painting & Home Staging pictures as much as I do!!!

 

Temecula Kitchen Before Faux Painting & Home Staging

 

Temecula Kitchen After Faux Painting & Home Staging

 

Temecula Kitchen Before Faux Painting & Home Staging

 

Temecula Kitchen After Faux Painting & Home Staging

 

Temecula Kitchen Before Faux Painting & Home Staging

 

Temecula Kitchen After Faux Painting & Home Staging

 

I was sooooooooooo glad I was WRONG about Faux painting the kitchen cabinets!  :)  Faux painting has come a long way from the bad old sponge painting days!!!  Fauxing these white Kitchen cabinets really updated the property!  I was so thrilled with the finally results I have decided to use the painter for my property! 

I am no long "Oh No Faux"!! :)

The happy ending..............we reached our goal.......this Temecula Real Estate Property received multiple offers and is currently in Escrow!!

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Comment balloon 33 commentsJanice Sutton • May 19 2010 11:37AM

Comments

Great changes and attention to detail. The photos are terrific. Real eye-opener.

Posted by David Saks about 7 years ago

WOW! He did do a wonderful job and yes, he is very talented.  Might I suggest that the Realtor leave the painter's name & number with the new buyer (at closing) so that in the future, should some areas begin to look "worn", they can call the same painter for touch-ups down the road.

These look fabulous!

Posted by Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County (Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro) about 7 years ago

Dave - Thank you so much! Not to get off the subject but I just LOVE my new Cannon EOS!

Connie - That's a great idea!  I will be sure to tell the new buyer. :) 

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Janice those cabinets look really great! It is so important to have a professional that knows what they are doing in the faux arena!

And as far as the first couple of pics - I have seen rooms that look worse that those. It's amazing b/c the sellers are always so proud to let you know "We did that ourselves!" - Oh come on now...really!! LOL

Thanks for sharing! - Paige

Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) about 7 years ago

They look Faux-bulous!  Your staging looks really nice too.  I love stagers who post before and after pix.  

Nice post!

Posted by Annie Holdreith (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International/Manhasset, New York) about 7 years ago

Paige - I totally agree!  Having a master at their craft is always the best way to go!  Haha, yeah I hold my breath sometimes when a client says "Look what I did!"

Annie - Haha Faux-bulous!!  Sound like that is a blog in the making!  Thanks for liking the Before & After pictures!  As they say "A picture is worth a thousand words!"

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Janice, just goes to show what a professional can do, just like staging.  Glazed kitchen cabinets are something I continue to support and suggest! 

Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) about 7 years ago

Janice:  I cannot believe that is only paint..The key here is that this guy does this all of the the time.  I think many people try to do it on their own with no experience and that always turns out really bad!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 7 years ago

All I can say is awesome...looks like the real deal...I am like you I was picturing the old feather dusting effects... great job

Posted by Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN (HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC ) about 7 years ago

Ginger - Glazed sounds better to me then Faux :)  I am a huge fan now!

 

Jane- Exactly!  She is a professional and right in our backyard!!! I am planning on having my bathroom cabinets done now that I just installed granite. :)

Mary Lou - Thanks! Haha feather dusting....what were we thinking! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Hi Janice!  Like you, I am not a fan of faux painted walls...yet have appreciated the work done on wood!  Having the right professional makes SUCH a huge difference in the outcome.  Nice post!!

Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (Cherry Creek Properties - Denver) about 7 years ago

Janice -- like you I was skeptical about faux anything ... but I've seen similar work on cabinets and have become a convert!  I've found several local companies who specialize in this type of work on kitchen cabinets and while it's not cheap, it's usually less than buying new ones.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 7 years ago

Kathleen - Thanks!  Having a Professional is key!  This is why I don't work on my car.......sew window treatments......clean carpets....etc.  Leave it to the PROFESSIONALS! :)

Maureen - I an offical faux convert!!  Believe it or not my client told me it cost all under 1K!!!!  SWEET!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

The cabinet color really makes a lot of impact. I also like switching out the solid-surface table for glass; that really opens the space.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 7 years ago

John - I agree!  The new paint on the cabinets looks rich and updated.  Thanks for noticing the table change.  This was a vacant property and the RE Agent brought the table in to use for his listing info.  I was so happy to replace it! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

What an amazing transformation!  And I thought the cabinets looked fine before!  I'm now a believer!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 7 years ago

Ah, to faux or not to faux...  these cabinets look great.  Those first few photos are pretty scary.  I remember getting two tones of colours on some sponges in the '80's and "going for it"!  Good thing times have changed!  I love the "new" faux bois.

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) about 7 years ago

Sharon - I'm a believer too!  Yes the cabinets did look fine, however updating always helps when selling your property!

Sally - Haha I agree!  The first few photos are a nightmare to me!  I did a lot of rag rolling in the early 90's...it was the new thing to do!  Times change for the better!  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

WOW, you are converting me too!

looks really good

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Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) about 7 years ago

Charles - Thanks! Who would have thought...fauxing cabinets!  Glad you converted!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Not only cabinets look great but whole staging project

Posted by Anna Dovger, Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX (Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607) about 7 years ago

Anna - Thanks!  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Beautiful work by the painter. Glad to hear it all turned out for the good.  I paint kitchen cabinets all the time in my area. It updates them immediately. My painter does the average subdivision kitchen for about $500. Can't go wrong with that to update a kitchen. In fact it is so well received that the seller often asks if I will arrange for the new house to be done as well.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Vaughan and Toronto GTA) about 7 years ago

That painter did a FAB job and it looks fantastic!!  Would not have guessed it was faux painting....looks very rich and expensive!  GREAT job!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) about 7 years ago

Michelle - Good for you!  Yes, I am so happy it all turned out well.  Totally updated the kitchen and stayed within the budget.  A win-win!

Kathy - Thanks!  I agree with you...I wouldn't guess it was faux!  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

One thing that strikes me about the photos are the before and after differences in the kitchen tile floor.  In the before the grout lines are quite noticeable but in the after the differences are more subtle.  Is this a trick of the lighting or did someone make some updates to the grout colors?

Posted by Michael J. O'Connor, Eastvale - 951-847-4883 (Diamond Ridge Realty) about 7 years ago

Good observation Michael!  Actually it is the time of day and lighting that made the difference!  I usually like to take pictures early in the morning before the sun is too high or right before the sun sets (twilight) to capture the best pictures. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Janice, amazing. Does this guy do work in LA too??

Posted by Annie Pinsker-Brown, Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager (Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging) about 7 years ago

Annie - It is amazing....I was pleasantly suprised! :) Not sure if she works in LA. I will look into it!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

Soooo impressed!!  I haven't worked with her but I met a professional faux painter who could probably do this.  She showed me samples of countertops and tiles that she had done to look like different kinds of granite.  I had the same expectations as you when she told me she was going to bring samples.  I am going to see if she can do something like this!

Posted by Leanne Zumbrunnen (Z' Touch Design Services) about 7 years ago

Leanne - I was too!! It is always great to have talented painters on your team!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 7 years ago

The entire house looks so great! I love its simple but elegant color. The painters did a good job.

 

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