Ready to get started on your next DIY painting project? Do you have everything you need? I have the ultimate checklist for furniture painting project
Written by UpCycle Girl Tara When my client asked me to restore her grandmother’s stool, I was more than thrilled. My roots in the restoration industry have been with true antiques. I have spent years studying and learning about authenticity, visiting historical places and learning proper restoration practices. This particular stool just needed new upholstery. […]
Stripping furniture three options on removing the old finish.
There are tons of posts on car bondo wood filler, which I do indeed use quite a bit however there are also other options out there that I would like to share with you plus I will share the surfaces the fillers would be used on.
The Upcycle Girls 5 steps to a flawless finish. Aplication, product, workablity, scuffing, going pro.
How to achieve a flat finish
Although we get asked to restore a lot of antiques and vintage furniture, we do get a little giddy about some projects in particular. This China cabinet was one of them, with it’s curved glass sides and quarter sawn oak frame. Over the years, this old girl seemed to have lost her luster… […]
The reason we ramble on about this is because we are constantly fielding questions about products that are currently available claiming to be “one step” or “all in one.”
Vanity inspiration! ideas for painting vanities.
restyled captains desk
Not quite sure what is was used for but it already had the charm of a faux fireplace it just needed some tweaking.
Wax can also be somewhat sticky, and finger prints can stand out. Dirt can easily adhere to it making it harder to clean. Also, wax is suggested to be reapplied about every year so it is not a low-maintenance option. Wax is used typically more for looks rather than as a durable protectant.
Guide to wood finishes. Types of top coats
Patina is color & texture of the surface produced by age & wear. In wood furniture the varnish, shellac, or oil has a tendency to deepen yet retains the transparency.