I get so many questions so often about painting furniture and I love to share my knowledge with all of my followers. So I gathered all of the information and wrote down every step put it neatly in a little eBook just for you.
Jess (from Kaleidoscope Interiors) and I where thrilled to be part of this makeover bonus this is the first kitchen we have documented using Aqua Coats White Cabinet Wood Grain Filler and we wanted to bring you along for the journey.
European hinges can be confusing and sometimes you don’t want to touch something and risk messing them up more. Read set by step how to adjust.
We show you how to recover chair seats. We also disscuss how to center your material. We show you how the professionals do it.
Every fall I find myself go through every closet / kids room / and drawer in the house. I subconsciously do it as soon as the leaves start falling. With each load to the resale shop and recycling bin I feel better lighter almost. As if weight has been lifted. My organizational skills are in […]
Bleaching, is not just for white clothes. Yes, you can bleach wood but there are some important steps to follow. We show you the wood bleaching process.
Ready to get started on your next DIY painting project? Do you have everything you need? Even for seasoned DIY’ers, the supply list for a new project can sometime be daunting. And you usually end up making at least one run to the hardware store mid-project anyway when you run out of something! 🙂 We […]
Written by UpCycle Girl Tara When my client asked me to restore her grandmother’s stool, I was more than thrilled. My roots in the restoration industry have been with true antiques. I have spent years studying and learning about authenticity, visiting historical places and learning proper restoration practices. This particular stool just needed new upholstery. […]
Stripping furniture three options on removing the old finish.
There are tons of posts on car bondo wood filler, which I do indeed use quite a bit however there are also other options out there that I would like to share with you plus I will share the surfaces the fillers would be used on.
Special Finishes – rusty teal
Every junker has done it: bought something coated in lead paint. Sometimes you just cannot pass up that wonderful junk! Lord knows the things I have worked on and never tested. Recently, just for precautionary reasons, I had my doctor test me for lead and my levels are all normal… whew! After 17 years of […]
Recently I (Tara) found an awesome dresser from a thrift store for a STEAL. But after bringing it home, I got to thinking and realized the draw of the beauty and the bargain distracted me from following some of my own rules. This dresser was old and was layered in multiple coats of old paint […]
How to achieve a flat finish
Choosing neutral paint colors can feel just completely overwhelming. Your safest bet for versatility in future redecorating is always neutrals.