Restoring furniture to its former glory is my passion. Each restoration is a challenge in its own and this vintage harvest child’s rocking chair was definitely a challenge
I have been testing out several different ways to achieve the perfect chipping paint look not to toot my own horn but honk, honk I think I nailed it. Chippy paint gives the best farm house cottage furniture feel. The more painted chipped the better! A Little Background….. First off I don’t really like the […]
Naturally distressing furniture is a fun technique to learn on furniture. Imaging the age and use of a piece of furniture you can get creative. Manmade distressing to natural distressing like worm holes can be all a piece of furniture needs to bring out its unique character. Today I am going to show you one […]
This is one of my favorite Upcycles. Converting a desk into matching nightstands. Beds today are very tall and there is nothing more annoying than a too short nightstand, desks seem to be the perfect height. The storage is wonderful! These are completely customizable I even added an extra outlet to this desk. Plus it […]
Today I am so excited to show you some brick painting! There are so many different ways to paint brick. From white washing, German smear, to just straight paint
I love to white wash wood, it can drastically change the appearance of your furniture.
Today I want to show you how to dispose of old paint.
Stripping is a lot of hard, gross, goopy work and no one likes to do it. So, I recently created this beautiful grey stain look without stripping down to the raw wood.
Have you ever heard someone say “Its made out of rubberwood”? Todays furniture we use a lot of rubber wood in its production.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.