10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Two)
After sharing my paint secrets last month, I was so excited to find out how much ya'll loved them! Your enthusiasm reminded me that many of you are still learning just like I am....and I love that. I thought I would share a few more tips today, and hopefully answer a few questions that I frequently receive from readers. Some of these you might know, some you might not. Maybe you'll even have a few lightbulb moments like I did when I figured this stuff out. So, here are my 10 paint…
7 Tricks to Avoid Brush Strokes - Painted Furniture Ideas
There are a few key things to do when painting with a paint brush that will keep brush strokes from showing up on your piece.
How I Transformed a Curbside Dresser into an Elegant Sideboard
Learn how to transform an old dresser into an elegant sideboard using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. Finished piece features a stenciled color pop surprise inside the drawers!
Prepping Furniture to Paint: When to Sand, When to Degloss, When to Prime
A complete guide to prepping furniture to paint to ensure a long-lasting finish. Tells you when to sand, when to degloss and when to prime.
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DIY WALLPAPER DRESSER
How fun is this wallpaper dresser?! After my dresser sat in the garage all winter I finally painted it & just recently added wallpaper to outside of the drawers. & boy-oh-boy do I love the outcome! It definitely hides those ugly drawer sides that I see every time I or the hubs opens the dresser. Here's a little quick tutorial on how I did this. My total cost for this was $25, I ordered the wallpaper as samples from spoonflower.com, the samples are only $5 a peice So i ordered 4 24x12…
How do you paint pine furniture?
This is a long indepth article on how to paint pine furniture. It is written by professional furniture painters, and aimed at plucky DIY who want to have a go at doing this properly.
How To: Refinish a Dresser
Hold on a second! Don’t get rid of that old wooden dresser just yet. Give it a second look, and this time try to see past its paint job or cracked coat of stain. Do you like its design? Do the drawers hold enough? If you admire everything about the piece except for its current condition, […]
So, this is my first DIY job and also my first tutorial, bear with me! :) Me and my partner have recently moved to our own flat! (YAY!) As we used to rent a furnished flat before, we never needed to buy our own furniture. So when we moved we needed to get ALL of it in one go. We looked for wooden furniture but oak was so over our budget that my Tim (my partner) found Corona furniture, which looked ok online but was 1/3 of the price of oak furniture. I gave him the go ahead to buy it…