The beautiful piece you bought looks awesome in your space. The good news is it’s not hard to care for painted furniture so you will love it forever. It’s not much different than caring for traditional fine wood finished furniture. Here are some specific tips you’ll want to know: Special Care for Disinfecting Painted Furniture… Read More Proper Care and Cleaning of Painted Furniture
There are Waldo’s and then there are Bloopers. Every painted furniture makeover has Waldo’s. They are the small painting defects that the artist sees but hard to find for others. Bloopers, by definition, are obvious and glaring defects, fatal flaws, the kind that make you want to give up. But, one can’t give up. 24… Read More Painted Furniture Blooper Recovery Updated
Thanks to Sharon, I’ve found a paint color that I love – GF Reverent Gray. It is a cross between light khaki and vintage white. It works so well in this project because: 1. the highly detailed style of the piece and 2. the french Victorian (if that’s a thing) style of the selected transfer.… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Final Reveal
This post is a photo essay of the steps involved in a furniture paint project. This project is custom work for a wonderful lady, Sharon from Brooklyn, MI. It is posted so Sharon gets an almost real time peek at her piece getting its makeover. It shows the getting ugly before getting the beauty. See… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Part 2
Sharon wants a makeover for her dresser and has many choices. This post chronicles the makeover in 3 parts. Part 1 and 2 are planning and process phases. Part 3 is the big reveal. In a custom design, the client has artistic freedom (guidance available) to choose the design to makeover their own pieces. I’m… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Part 1
New GF product! Brushable, Water-Based, White Enamel in NEW FLAT sheen – contactless delivery or pick up available. Combined with Stain Blocker, also water-based, you have the two best products for painted cabinets and cupboards. Shelter-In-Place is the perfect time for this project – the one that’s been on your list for years, right. Get… Read More Isolation Project: Beautiful DURABLE White Cupboards
There are a ton of images and pages about how to MAKE paper clay molds. I can find no posts about DESIGNING with them. I depend on inspiration photo’s to get off the dime. Staring for an hour at this very plain buffet hoping for ideas to form was a long process. Where to start… Read More 3 Tips for Designing with Paper Clay Molds
I wouldn’t have painted this piece if it weren’t for the hacked up top – see photo scroll down below. Knotty pine is one of my favorite looks. It has that cabin feel. An extra bonus is the shape of the drawers. Bombay style is super hot right now. The bottom drawers, with their curves,… Read More Modern Cabin “Dixie” Dresser
I can not, in good conscience, paint over perfect wood. If it’s hacked up with scratches, water marks, or nicks, I’ll paint it. The body of this super nice dresser is really pretty fruit wood. I can’t find any defects. I don’t want to paint it, but the top is terrible. The manufacturer put formica… Read More Fruit wood, Too Nice to Paint?
Here’s the INSIDE MONEY SCOOP of my furniture painting ‘business’. You maybe shocked to learn the actual costs to create high quality paint and design. I’m sharing with you the income I generate painting furniture. Inquiring minds want to know! Selling a painted $50 thrift store dresser for $200 should make a lot of profit,… Read More So, How Much Money Do Furniture Flippers Make?