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 […]
Every spring my hubby sets out for a local auction. He gets up super early and spends his day there. This year I actually got to go with. While we waited for the items we wanted to bid on Dave (the hubs) told me how when he was a kid he would go with his […]
We have some news which is both exciting and somber for us to share with our followers. Becca is leaving the UpCycle Girls. Becca has accepted a job with one of our vendors, still doing what she loves by promoting and teaching about some awesome products in the DIY industry. She will still be available […]
This wood is staying natural so instead of filling with wood filler or bondo I am going to show you how to make a compression veneer patch.
Meet our old kitchen table bench. We just got a new table and instead of ditching this girl I decided to give her a facelift. Why not do some upholstery.
Just got this badass air brush from Preval to do leather touch-ups also wanted it for inside chair legs and spraying on stencils (so stay tuned). Today I am using it for my first ever leather touch-up.
Flea markets in Wisconsin are fantastic there are so many good ones here in the dairyland. These are a list of my favorites!
Today I am doing a touch-up painted kitchen using Preval Sprayer. This little sprayer packs a good punch she can atomize your custom mix just perfectly!
The first steps to properly painting kitchen cabinets are the most important steps. What you do with prep work will determine your outcome. Cleaning and sanding is a step you do not want to skip. Some paint companies suggest that you don’t need to clean or scuff. The truth is that their paints still can’t […]
How to use wood filler on chipped wood, and make a mold to form the shape. Small chips & dents we can mostly live with but large chunks of wood missing from some misshap just needs to be fixed.