Updated Barnwood Look - Our clients approached us to provide a unique twist on the typical gray stain woodwork look. They wanted dimension in the color instead of a uniform gray and the solution was to choose soft maple and apply a unique mixture that enhanced the diverse grain and wood tones. The durable matte lacquer top coat protects the woodwork from heavy use by a family of 5 with 3 young children to put it to the test. The clients also chose a durable specialty matte metallic wall finish instead of wallpaper that balances the warm gray of the cabinetry and will hold up beautifully to the occasional splashes of water. The finish was completed on the kitchen island and on barn doors throughout the home. Photography by Landmark Photography. These customers were looking for something that would stand the test of time without dating itself. We wanted to create a modern looking space that is able to be recreated and modified every few years. The family was extremely pleased with their island is it has become their main dining space. With sturdy bones and freshly painted wood, this island is sure to endure years of future wear and tear. For more information on our services click here. For kitchen inspiration click here.