French Painted Enfilade With Faux Marble Top- Foxglove Antiques
The uniquely textured look of marble can add a regal and sophisticated touch to any interior space. Trouble is, marble can also grab a chunk of change out of your wallet. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to achieve this look in your home without having to spend all that money?
There is – if you don’t mind a little paint and hard work. It’s possible to create a faux marble finish on wood and many other surfaces by mixing and manipulating paint colors and patterns.
Start by identifying the surface or piece of furniture that you want to transform. Then gather up paint supplies like newspaper or a drop cloth and taking them into a room that is well-ventilated and not too hot or cold.
If the piece has hardware like handles, knobs, or nails, remove them and fill holes with a water-based filler. If there are glass or mirrored surfaces, tape them (Read More.....)
16 Drawer Vintage Dresser Transformation From Urban Farmgirl Blog
Retro pieces in modern spaces create unique interior designs, and achieving that look doesn't have to break the bank. Decorating with antiques give your interior spaces a touch of nostalgia, and vintage accessories create personality and warmth. Are you bored with your drab living room? Does the old furniture in your home need a decorative facelift? Makeover your home by integrating a few beautiful accessories or refurbishing old furniture. The affordability of decorating with thrift store treasures and rare, eclectic pieces also makes the decorative process even more exciting. With some smart shopping tips, creative risk and design inspiration, you can give any space in your home outstanding character and style.
Online Vintage Shopping
Invite timeless antique and vintage pieces into your home to create that intimate, retro feel. Goodwill, Craigslist and online (Read More.....)
Valspar Paint Ad
Painting a piece of antique furniture might be considered a sin by some. It’s possible that funky old table you found at the thrift store is a valuable piece of furniture, which a coat of paint could completely ruin. Before you break out the sandpaper check a few details to determine if the piece is a legitimate antique – 100 years old or more. Before the industrial revolution all furniture was crafted by hand, and handmade furniture has imperfections.
In antiques the dovetails used to join drawers may not be the same size or be perfectly spaced and decorative legs may not all be identical. Round table tops may be “off round” due to the natural process of shrinking and drying over time. Look for nails with square, thin heads or screws slots slightly off-center. Search for saw marks; circular marks indicate the piece was made after 1850 and straight marks indicate an older piece. Consider having an (Read More.....)
Beirut Home Showing A Vibrant Silver Chest From Elle Decor Magazine
Pump up the volume by applying silver leaf over a special accent chair or chest. The difference between silver and gold leaf compared to metalic paints is night and day. Silver and gold leaf are actually exceptionally thin pieces of metal which are applied to a surface using glue.
5 Quick Tips When Using Leaf
1. Prep Is Important.....
When silver or gold leafing, you want to prepare the surface well. The leaf will show any imperfection, so your prep work is important. Fill in any dents with wood filler, and sand your furniture to a smooth finish.
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When it comes to baby’s room, everything should be the best. Often times, however, baby furniture is very expensive and specific. Changing tables, cribs, and bassinets are all baby specific furniture types. How can you get baby the beauty furniture you want without breaking your budget? Try these tips:
1. Paint – Many times you can find great baby furniture used for much cheaper than new. However these furnishings have scratches, dings, or just do not fit with the style in your nursery. One solution to this is to paint the furniture to match your style. Make sure you use lead free and low VOC paint that is safe for baby. Children chew on everything, even furniture, so this is very important. White or pastel colors is usually a safe bet for the nursery and soothing colors like pale blue, pink and yellow help baby to feel more comfortable.
2. Repurpose – I have seen the cutest baby changing tables made out of repurposed dressers. Not everything has to be made for a baby. Things that must be safe like a (Read More.....)