Painting with Passion is always in fashion with Patty Seaman.

It is what she does and teaches.

Talent and creativity are contagious at her store in Red Bank New Jersey. My friend, mentor, and Efex Stockist Patty is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her classes are insightful and never boring.

From my personal experience, she is a great teacher! We first met when she trained several of us how to use Chalk Paint®. Sitting around her dining room table, the four trainees learned and laughed as Patty and her sister Karen took us through a wealth of techniques and information.

During our class Karen even thought us how to shake up a can of paint. How boring you think? She lined us all up in a row and had us to the Macarena while shaking the can! Did I mention there was a lot of laughter?

A decade before Paint Passion, Patty founded Classic Wall Finishes. Professionally trained in applying Italian plasters and an assortment of faux-finishes, she provides beautiful, high-quality, and durable finishes to her clients.

One of her best classes is kitchen cabinets. Today we are so lucky to share the samples that her students recently created. They’re awesome. Here are five great new ideas for kitchen cabinets.

1 – If the beach is in your blood, how cute is this?


2 – Or this elegant coastal living example.


3 – Shabby chic doesn’t get much better than this bow.  Adding the Efex appliqué to this cabinet doors can make your piece. Versailles with an Old White Wash and some gilding wax accents.


4 – Totally trending today this Graphite and Renaissance Gold gilding wax sample just pops with the addition of the Efex E5.


Ahh..  just elegant.

5 – Saving the best for last, a custom backsplash. A wash was applied to match the travertine backsplash. Chalk Paint® in a custom color was applied directly over the glazed accent tiles that were dark grey. Using  Fleur-de-lis on 9 of the tiles completely transformed the backsplash.


Patties Passion is Paint. And her sister Karen Donnelly is also a painting force to be reckoned with. When Patty wants to embellish something she turns to Efex. Our flexible moulding that are so versatile. They can be used anywhere.

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