My first gun cabinet makeover. I’m sleeplessly excited to repurpose it into a mini glassware china cabinet. It’s being transformed with removable shelves so it retains its original job of holding hunting rifles. This was found at Salvation Army in Brighton on an adventure trip to score furniture. It is wood furniture at a good… Read More Repurposed Gun Cabinet
Coffee/Tea Parlor Table About Me Antique parlor table solid wood painted Alabaster white (delicate soft white) Protected with several applications General Finishes High Performance Flat sheet Black check decoupage Ruby Rose re-design with Prima Transfer Slight weathered touch using vertical and horizontal hash white dry brush Dimensions 30″ wide x 22 deep x 19 tall… Read More Black Check & Ruby Rose Table
Upscale Envy Hometown Price About Us Upscale style Rustic Distressed Black designer look painted using tough Lamp Black Milk Paint from General Finishes. Sealed with High Performance General Finishes Top Coat in Flat sheen. Rich oiled looking finish. Each table contains 2 drawers weaved panels adds coveted texture. Original hardware Rough wrought iron Queen Anne… Read More Rustic Black Sofa & Coffee Table Matching Pair
Marian K reached out for the perfect option to reclaim treasured family heirloom furniture with textured paintable wallpaper technique. Through many well used decades, this dresser and matching night stand have become the perfect candidates for a recovery makeover. This pair belonged Great Grandma! Let’s make them wow again for a few more decades of… Read More Family Heirloom Furniture Gets New Life With Paintable Textured Wallpaper
Vintage French Ephemera About Me Super cool 2-door accent cabinet perfect storage for small narrow space such as hall, entry, or foyer. Painted “Essential Gray” Sherwin Williams custom chalk paint and coffee bean painted top. New stylish cast iron decorative knobs Decoupage door panels using Roycycled “Ephemera College” and “Perfect Paper Adhesive” by USArtQuest in… Read More Painted Cabinet Foyer Hall Entry
The most exciting element of a cedar chest up-cycle is selecting the bench cushion fabric. It’s my new favorite furniture to transform. In the 60’s and 70’s, it was a right of passage for every teen girl to receive one. Cedar chests were also called Hope Chests. This one is straight from the 70’s. Fabric… Read More How This Cedar Chest Gets A Makeover
Through pain and suffering I finally accepted the need to prime old wood, especially dark stained antiques. I wanted to paint one white making it doubly important to get the prep right. Here my experience using different products to prepare furniture before painting it white. I’ve used water based primers on the market labeled as… Read More A Big Tip Before Painting Any Antique WHITE!
Painting and glazing highly carved wood antique secretary desk – see the step-by-step transformation. Tia Marie is the owner of an outstanding carved and highly detailed secretary desk in search of a makeover. It is especially fun to post progress of commissioned work in real time to enable the owner to view progress and share… Read More Tia Marie Has a Secretary
An extensive comparison of 6 types and brands primer for furniture painting. Don’t grab just any can on the shelf. The good news is, I’ve narrowed it down for you to 2 primers to keep on-hand. Sorry, there’s not a one kind fits all. 1. All-Purpose Latex Primer Nope. I don’t keep this on-hand. Any… Read More Which Primer is Best for Painting Furniture?
Create your own custom chic knobs for cabinets or furniture on a dime! or, what to do when a trip to Hobby Lobby isn’t possible. I have 2 problems maintaing an inventory of cool knobs and hardware. (I don’t count the half hour drive to Hobby Lobby a problem especially during this pandemic). For one,… Read More DIY Alternative to Pricey Knobs