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.
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.
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. […]
While doing my usual thrift store stops after dropping my kids off I found this beautiful end table! She looked a tad sad and when I heard that it was half off I snatched her up quick!
Every junker has done it: bought something coated in lead paint. Lead paint cautions on furniture is something you should be aware about. Sometimes you just cannot pass up that wonderful junk! Lord knows the things I have worked on and never tested. Recently, just for precautionary reasons, I had my doctor test me for […]
How to achieve a flat finish
Proper protection for DIYers and refinishers
restyled captains desk
For just regular cleaning or dusting just a damp cloth should do just fine. If you need to do a little extra cleaning, some mild dish soap and water will work perfect.
What does an old trunk, drawer, table legs and desk top have in common? Check this out!!
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.
If you paint furniture will you lessen the value. How to find furniture value.