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Using Chalk Paint® to Paint Your Couch or Wing Back Chair. Not in love with your furniture any more?

Using Chalk Paint® to Paint Your Couch or Wing Back Chair

Instead of tossing it and buying new right away- consider painting it using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, like my customer’s Karen and Roxanne have (and many others!) It does NOT matter if the furniture is: fabric…velvet, brocade, leather or vinyl. Before & after: katy’s bathroom + shanni’s kitchen. It’s not often that i see bathroom before & after where someone’s opted to keep their cute retro tile and find a way to work with it. so i was thrilled to see an email from katy at the green door about her recent bathroom makeover. when katy moved into her home she loved the original 1950′s mint green and black tiles, but wanted to find a way to modernize the room without losing all the character. katy started by removing all of the existing pink decor and replacing it with clean white linens. the walls got a coat of bold dark grey paint and katy stenciled on a print inspired by damask wallpaper. i think the new color palette really highlights the 50′s tile work so nicely- it’s great to see fun vintage details like this given new life. great work, katy!

before & after: katy’s bathroom + shanni’s kitchen

How to Decorate With Salmon Tile. Insider-colour-and-design-secrets.pdf. Hr3092856-13.jpg (image) Insider-colour-and-design-secrets. How to make a tutu wreath with tulle. Dining Room Chair Reveal! Happy Monday to you Lovelies!

Dining Room Chair Reveal!

Remember my craigslist chairs from last week? A Chair Affair - thrift store dining chair makeovers - DIY Show Off. Just a quick “after” of the chairs my sister Patti got for around $2-3 each for her dining room (she just moved her family back and is on a tight budget for furnishing her new home).

A Chair Affair - thrift store dining chair makeovers - DIY Show Off

Shopping was done at thrift stores, 2nd hand furniture store, yardsales and auctions. A little clean up and all chair cushions were re-upholstered. Patti chose coordinating royal blue floral and paisley patterns. Remove seats from wooden chair base.Remove old fabric (usually stapled on)Lay out new fabric with seat upside down in the middle of a piece of fabric (about 1/2 yard should be more than enough). Cut fabric to size (a couple of inches larger all the way around).I fold my unfinished edges under while working my way around the seat, stapling as I go.Start with the center of one side, fold fabric under then pull and staple to the under side of the seat.

We love the dark stain on these and that they’re all different but all coordinate now… Cute dining chair, love the upholstery fabric. Curtainworks.com - Curtains, Drapes, Valances, Hardware For Your Window. Sand and Sisal: How to Frame a Mirror. You all know my master bed/bath is undergoing a facelift and adding framed mirrors is part of the process. Most homes have these huge behemoth mirrors and mine is no exception. Don’t get me wrong I love mirrors! Is that vain to say? Mirrors magnify the light in a room, and I love lots of natural light, but they tend to look a little big and naked. (I’m talking about the mirrors now, not necessarily what they’re reflecting!!!!) Let’s dress that mirror! This project was so unbelievably simple and inexpensive that I kept giggling while making it! Step 1: Measure the height and width of your mirror, including mirror clips, adding 1/2 inch to account for my desired overlap. Step 2: Choose your molding (at least 3” width). Step 3: Take your width measurement and mark the width on the molding.

Step 4: Lay the outer edge of molding against the saw fence and cut a 45 degree angle inward at each end. Step 5: Lay the 4 sides down on a large covered surface to form a box. Mirror Frame Tutorial. Just like I promised here is the tutorial on how to make a custom looking frame around your bigger then life mirror your builder put up in the bathroom. Are you ready for probably a more detailed tutorial then you ever thought you would need and more pictures then you care to see? Well here goes. Now we are not professional...by any means. How To Frame A Bathroom Mirror. If you love the look that wood moulding can do to enhance the architecture and décor in your home but have hesitated to add it because you thought it was beyond your level of skill – I want you to think again.

How To Frame A Bathroom Mirror

There are many options on the market today for homeowners with or without the proper carpentry skills and tools. I am going to show you how I made a frame for my bathroom mirror using a miter saw, but don’t fret because at the end of the post I am going to show you how EASY it is to do without a miter saw, too. Here is my bathroom mirror before: Just a plain mirror, actually two placed together. It lacks any style, but I am going to change that. The mirrors were originally hung with Mirror Mastic – which is a glue that won’t bleed through to the mirrored finish. Mdf(primed) Baseboard Moulding with Cap 19/32” x 5-1/4” Miter Saw Paint Paint Brush Caulk Liquid Nails and Caulk Gun Pencil Measuring tape 1. The actual moulding I used. 2. 3.

Kitchen Cabinet Knobs Hardware Category - Hardware LookInTheAttic. The Right Way to Re-Finish Kitchen Cabinets - Paint Gurus. If you've looked at the price of kitchen cabinets lately then you know they can get costly fast.

The Right Way to Re-Finish Kitchen Cabinets - Paint Gurus

So if your kitchen is in need of a makeover, repainting is a smart way to give the cabinetry a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Previously-painted wood cabinets are prime candidates, of course, but so are wood cabinets with a clear varnish or lacquer finish: With the right prep work, a quality paint job will brighten up dark pine, oak, and other natural-finished wood cabinets and transform the entire room.

Formica or laminate cabinets will need additional preparation and an alkyd or bonding primer to enable the paint to adhere. Prepwork. The New Step-By-Step Home Decorating Projects - Creative Publishing International, Editors of Creative Publishing. How to Attach a Mounting Board for Roman Shades. Most Popular Green Paint Colors - Benjamin Moore Green Room Colors. Best Selling Grays. Free Instructions - How to Make Roman Shades. No Sew Roman Shade from Mini Blinds. Stencils for walls, reusable stencils by Cutting Edge Stencils. Mixing Chalk Paint Colors to Extend Your Palette.

Every time I blog about chalk paint, I usually get a few emails from people saying they are afraid to try it.

Mixing Chalk Paint Colors to Extend Your Palette

This is so perplexing to me. I get being afraid of a lot of stuff, but chalk paint? Don’t be afraid of chalk paint. It is literally the easiest, most forgiving product I have ever used. The other comment I hear a lot is that people think the color palette is limiting. You get the idea, right?