Today I’m going to s with you a tutorial on how to create a marbled, aged look with paint. In my opinion this look works well with grey, pink, blue or even dark brown for a “faux leather” kind of look. [Read more…]
I think I promised this tutorial almost a month ago – I’m sorry! I just haven’t been too excited about editing the video, it seemed like so much work! 🙁 But I finally got around to it, and I’m glad I did. I think the video gives some good tips and advice on how to use Antiquing Powder and why I like it. [Read more…]
When I first started painting furniture, the first issue I came across was the dreadful brush strokes. These things are my nemesis (well, that and laundry day). I got so frustrated when I was working on my first piece because the brush strokes were so bad, I felt like it looked cheap! So, I sanded it down, and tried another technique, then another brand of paint, then a roller instead of a brush, then ANOTHER technique. I think I repainted that first piece like 6 times until I finally bought a paint sprayer from Lowe’s for around $80. I read every tutorial online about painting furniture – nothing was working. The roller made it look “bumpy” which was only slightly better than the brush strokes. Floretrol didn’t seem to help at all. Sanding in between every coat seemed like way to much work – plus I would always sand way to far in some spots, so that it was like I didn’t put any paint on at all. I was SO FRUSTRATED. [Read more…]
It’s finally here. The last post to our video tutorial series. It’s been so crazy with the holidays and all, that I thought this last post would never get finished! I’m excited about this tutorial because I’m demonstrating a new way of applying wax to furniture…. well it’s not “new” to the world, but it’s new to me. It’s actually a technique that has been used for centuries, and I think it works wonders and is much faster than the way I had been taught previously. [Read more…]
I am so excited about today’s post! I have wanted to s this with you guys for what seems like forever, but I just haven’t had time to film and edit the video… until now! I love distressed furniture. But, I have a little bit of a specific taste when it comes to distressing. I like to make a piece look naturally worn. I like to add worm holes, splits in the wood, chipping paint and worn edges all to a piece so that it all comes together beautifully in the end to create a natural worn look. [Read more…]
Hi there! I hope you all had a glorious Thanksgiving and Black Friday! I hope you had a chance to take advantage of the 25% off Blue Minerals Black Friday Sale too. Now that we can finally get back on track with our lives (somewhat)… I wanted to continue our furniture restoration video series. Today’s tutorial is going to be on using dark wax! [Read more…]
I have a bit of a treat for you today! I haven’t put up any new posts this week because I’ve been working on providing a tutorial on how to wax furniture and get a consistent, even sheen on even dark colors such as black. I know a lot of you have struggled with this… I did too for a long time, but I’m going to show you what I would consider a fool-proof way to apply wax without any issues! It really is easier than you think.
*Check out my new updated tutorial on how I Glaze Painted Furniture here!
The most common question I get when people see my furniture is how I glaze my furniture. I think the reason for this is that;
- Glazing is one of those things that if you do it wrong, it is really difficult to do. So it can be very intimidating.
- I have a different glazing technique than most.