Tips and Tricks for using Chalk Paint
Here it is, in all it's glory: everything you need to know for creating a perfect finish with chalk paint!! This was inspired by my sister, who has heard me raving about chalk paint for months now, and has been dying to paint her baby girl's furniture with it! Before she starts her project, she asked for everything I know on how to be totally successful when using this stuff, so here it is! And lucky for all of us, she's happily agreed to guest blog for PaintedNew when she finishes her…
Painting 101: Topcoats and when to use them
Lists lots of different topcoats, what to use each one on and how to do it. Painting 101: Topcoats and when to use them
How To Score And Refinish A CraigsList Furniture Piece
Thrift stores, yard sales, and CraigsList are about the patience and the pounce. And when I saw this piece listed on CraigsList as a “dirty 20’s buffet,” I pounced! TWENTY BUCKS, …
Why I Rarely Use Wax To Seal Furniture - Canary Street Crafts
Wax tends to be the go-to product for sealing chalk paint. But is it really the best option? I stopped using wax to seal furniture and here's why.
Sandpaper Cheat Sheet - Delyla Design Blog
Click over to my blog post to get your free printable! Do you ever wonder.... Which grit of sand paper should I use to distress, buff, strip or repair your furniture projects? Check out my Sand Paper Cheat Sheet to get some answers.
20 FURNITURE APPLIQUES that will keep you inspired
A blog about re-purposing vintage wood furniture, with many tutorials that include tips and tricks how to achieve the look you want in your décor.
How to Make Furniture Appliques with Clay Molds
I’ll admit--I was a little nervous about using these DIY furniture appliques. You know how it is…any time there’s a new product you’ve never used before, there’s always some amount of hesitation, right? You’re worried
Best Furniture Paints For Antiquing & Distressing - Painted Furniture Ideas
There are some paints that are better than others when it comes to distressing and antiquing painted furniture. Learn what kind of paint you need.
The Best DIY Chalk Paint Recipe
I'll be perfectly honest with you - there is no comparison here. One of these "recipes" outperforms the other in all areas, at least in my opinion. I've found the best DIY chalk paint recipe!
35 Furniture Refinishing Tips
Have some old furniture you just can't bear to part with but need to upgrade the look? How about a limited budget that keeps you from having the home decor of your dreams? If you want some DIY ideas for easy ways to make a statement in your home, then DIY furniture refinishing is for you. I am amazed by the before and after photos of these projects! With simple paint techniques, you can creatively transform even the oldest, most beat up pieces of thrift store furniture into something new and…
How To Paint Furniture: why it's easier than you think!
Last year some friends gave us a set of old dressers before they moved to the beach. The dressers were in decent shape, but definitely needed a little work. I just knew I was the girl for the job. And so do all my friends, which is why I've never been able to park in our garage. Not once. You win some, you lose some. This dresser ended up being one of my easiest makeovers ever because I've learned a few new tricks since my last makeover. Here's what the dresser looks like today, after just a…
Painted Furniture Techniques eBook - Finding Silver Pennies
All you need to know about painting furniture! On The Tip of My Paint Brush…