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.
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 […]
European hinges can be confusing and sometimes you don’t want to touch something and risk messing them up more. Read set by step how to adjust.
Grain filler for wood cabinets
We show you how to recover chair seats. We also disscuss how to center your material. We show you how the professionals do it.
This dresser was sitting in my garage for some time, I needed to figure out what to do with it. I searched for upcycled dresser ideas, thats when the idea came to me.
Bleaching, is not just for white clothes. Yes, you can bleach wood but there are some important steps to follow. We show you the wood bleaching process.
This head and foot board set had been sitting in my garage for some time. It was time to bring new life to this piece and I thought a bench would be perfect! Check out this upcycled bed into a bench.
During a recent stop at my local thrift store, I was thrilled to find they were holding a huge furniture sale! Once I saw the outstanding prices on these beauties, I didn’t hesitate one second longer before handing over my cash and attempting to squeeze them into my Suburban… Which ultimately was unsuccessful, so I […]
Stripping furniture three options on removing the old finish.
The Upcycle Girls 5 steps to a flawless finish. Aplication, product, workablity, scuffing, going pro.