Best Paints for a Metallic Finish - Painted Furniture Ideas
Metallic finish is the new thing! It's sleek elegant look is easy to achieve. Here are some paints I've used that I like.
I Painted My Kitchen Countertops
Shortly after moving in, I experimented with countertop paint in my kitchen. See step by step what this $20 product looks like, get the DIY tutorial, and see what it looks like now! Yep... I'm not even going to try to make a pun about this. I painted my kitchen countertops this weekend. If you haven't been reading this blog long, you may not remember my kitchen story from when we first moved in. Long story really short: Ewww. The kitchen ceiling was orange from years of smoke damage; the…
Dang, wish I'd know to do this a long time ago! The Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Stain Sprayer. Here’s an easier way to stain or seal chairs, lattice or anything with numerous tight recesses. Pour the stain into a clean, empty spray bottle. Spray the stain onto the project and wipe up the excess with a brush or rag. The sprayer will squirt stain into all those tight, hard-to-reach cracks and joints. - Valrie Schuster
F-etching Copper - Metal working
Lots of pictures and lots of info in this one! I'm on another Facebook group called Aspiring Metalsmiths. I don't know about anyone else but Facebook is terrible about showing posts to me from the groups and people I am interested in. But recently, I happened to catch a post where someone was talking knowledgeably about etching copper sheets with ingredients most people have in their homes. I was immediately interested because I've seen some beautiful etching and have been wanting to try it…
Driftwood Final Finish Liquid Wax clear satin finish - DIY Driftwood
Driftwood Final Finish Liquid Wax will provide an excellent protective coating while preserving the color of your finish. Use over bare, unfinished, stained or painted wood surfaces. Also works great with chalk painted finishes.
I'm usually the last to get on board with any hot trend going around. Well this time I've been working on something a little different. Awhile back I saw an oak piece done in an ebony stain with a cerused finish. I thought it looked cool and did some research. Here are some pics... 1stdibs ebonized Lane Brutalist from 1stdibs cerused oak dresser courtesy of "The Aestate" How cool would it be to do those old '70's oak kitchen cabinets like this??? So what is ceruse??? "A pigment containing…
Bondo Rotted Wood Restorer, Penetrates into Spongy, Dry-rotted Wood Fibers Creating a Solid Surface, 8 Fl oz
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