Here’s my story how my family managed to move our 2 dementia suffering parents into assisted living. So simple a single sentence that is to type but what a hard long emotional process it is. The Slow Creep of Disability Is It Time for Assisted Living? How To Convince Resistant Parent The Search, Move and… Read More Moving Parents into Assisted Living?
re-design with Prima “Instant beauty on virtually any surface you can imagine. Our Decor Transfers® are easy to use rub-on transfers that release onto a wide variety of surfaces allowing for a multitude of decor, furniture and multi-media uses. Simply peel, rub-on and transfer a beautifully detailed design to transform your next piece into a… Read More re-Design with Prima Transfers in Jackson – More Designs Nicer Price!
Dustless sanding is key for a furniture flipper and this $9 hack works! For years I’ve either waited for a good weather day to sand outside or did it inside anyway then suffered the mess. I could get a SurfPrep but have you seen the price? Hundreds of dollars for a dustless sanding system just… Read More Sharing My $9 Hack to Dustless Sanding
Back in the day the only product made for stripping paint and varnish was good ol’ caustic, strong and kind of dangerous Zip Strip but . . . the stuff worked fast and easy!! Today’s product, safe, non-toxic, not bad smelling citrus based stripping is so mild, it takes several cycles to get a good… Read More CitriStrip Paint Remover Hack, Will it Work?
Today I’m sharing the brushes I use, my favorite bristle material and repeated use durability experience. I’ve been painting furniture for over 10 years, fervently for 5. The last couple years I’ve gotten serious about using good brushes and spending extra money for them. Premium brushes really do make a difference. They are more enjoyable… Read More My Favorite Furniture Painting Brushes
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!
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
It can be very durable . . . depending on the product and process used. I handle my painted furniture kind of rough. I use premium product and my process includes good primer, a tough paint and the best sealing top coat to prevent stains/chips. Here’s what to look for when buying painted furniture .… Read More How Durable is Painted Furniture?
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