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.
I hear it over and over, ” I want paint you don’t need to prep” or “do I really have to do all that sanding?” I call BS on any paint that suggests you don’t need to prepare your wood first. Would you serve a beautiful home cooked meal on dirty plates? Would you take […]
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. […]
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.
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.