There are so many different types paint but what kind is good for furniture? I mean there is always left over wall paint and its super cheap can that be used? What about all these chalk paint companies popping up is that paint good for furniture?
After getting a dresser I with a formica top I needed a really good bonding primer. Instantly two respected people told me XIM primer
Today I want to show you how to dispose of old paint.
My faithful followers know that every spring I share the top local flea market schedules. To add to my traditions as the year winds down I want to add my top color picks of the new year. We all have so many hopes and aspirations with the coming year. Sometimes a change of your scenery […]
This dry sink had seen better days, I was asked by a new coming small business to revive this dry sink. The best part is they requested a soft PINK!
I was looking for a paint pen that could do inking lines when painting furniture. I think I have come across just the right pen, Slobproof paint pens.
Stripping is a lot of hard, gross, goopy work and no one likes to do it. I recently created this beautiful grey stain look without stripping to raw wood. Lets talk about when to strip furniture for just a minute. When the existing finish is failing it is absolutely necessary to strip before proceeding. I […]
Have you ever heard someone say “Its made out of rubberwood”? Todays furniture we use a lot of rubber wood in its production.
Have you ever heard of a Knapp Joint? It’s a type of drawer joint that is a little less common today. I am sure you have hear dovetail, which is a very common form of drawer joints but sometimes you might run across a Knapp Joint.
Have any of you de-silvered a mirror? I had no idea it could be this fun. One of the things I am trained to do is to re-produce something existing. I spent 5 years as a master deceiver fixing damage to furniture and 10 years before that restoring antiques which you have to find a […]
Pinterest is the best place to get good ideas. My client sent me a picture of a pallet shoe bench she wanted for her new home. I used that inspiration to create this bench. This was an old piano bench I found on the side of the road and did that head whip pulled over […]
I was asked by a client to copper plate their cabinet. This cabinet is beautifully built but it needed to be updated with their home decor. They had a designer come to their home and tell them they should have something done with this cabinet. It is sentimental because the clients husband built it. However […]
Awhile back I was hired to repair scratches on wood doors. While at the estimate to look at the doors I brought a product that might do the trick but wanted to test it out first. Repairing scratches on doors can be a lot of work. From sanding the wood down possibly stripping, restaining and […]
Last summer I had a chair that I needed to replace 6 missing spindles on my lathe. I didn’t document the project due to time constraints but this summer I had a call from another client, same chair only one missing spindle. And this summer I have documented the lathe work. I am self taught […]
Hardware cleaning is simple and as you can see with these handles completely necessary. Kitchen hardware especially can get super nasty, this is the easiest way I know to clean hardware. Hardware can get anything from food, hand grease, paint splatter and much more on it. Hardware also has a protective coating on it that […]