A headboard can really finish off a bedroom. Whether it's something fun, unusual or just a focal point for the bed, headboards are a great DIY project because they aren't too hard to make! I pulled together this DIY wood headboard roundup to give you several ideas on how you can build one yourself!Read More
I have a quick before and after post for you today. I found this three drawer nightstand at one of my favorite second hand shops, and knew the curves and details would be so much fun to paint up and play with a bit.
Curvy pieces like this just seem like they need to be glammed up a bit, so I painted it first in Seagull Gray Milk Paint. Then I added Champagne Pearl Effects. It instantly gives it an all over metallic look. Somewhere between a silver and pearl. It's truly gorgeous. The nice thing about it too is that it's fancy without being in your face. This finish would be one that would easily dress up any piece of furniture.Read More
If you've seen the last two drawer repair posts, you know this piece has basically been through surgery. Looks can be deceiving. While the outside of this "looks" pretty nice, the top and the inside were a wreck (a duct tape wreck to be precise)!
Once that was cleaned up and repaired, it was time to finally paint and make this piece pretty.
Since this piece seemed to be all about the drawers, I also decided to make the drawers pop with some polka dots! Because, why not!Read More
We're back today with another post on drawer repair. Sometimes you may have a sticky drawer, one that just doesn't open and close as smoothly as you'd like. This can sometimes be a structural issue (we talked about that in the last post), a slide needs to be repaired, the drawer is mis-aligned, etc. But sometimes it simply needs a bit of "grease".
Here are 3 Surprising Tricks to get those drawers running more smoothly, and most of these you already have in your house!Read More
You know the piece.
The one that you find in an antique store. It looks amazing... on the outside. You go to pull a drawer only to find that it doesn't budge.
Hmm... you wiggle a bit, finally get one of the drawers to come out and find that the bottom of the drawer is duct taped in place.
So it needs a little more work than you had hoped, but you buy it anyway, because you can see it's going to be worth it.
That's the story with this piece, so I thought it was a good opportunity to continue our series on furniture repair. This time it's all about drawer repair.
Furniture Repair: How to Replace a Drawer Bottom
Step 1. Remove the existing drawer bottom (if there is one). Remove any extra nails, staples, splinters of wood etc. You should be left with a nice groove where the new bottom will fit.Read More
I did it again.
Sometimes you love a finish so much, it needs to be repeated. As soon as I picked up this piece at a my favorite furniture store, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!
Remember those tables I did in January that started out as this orange pine finish? I worked and re-worked the finish until they turned out just the way I wanted them. Barn wood furniture is rustic, aged, and so popular, BUT a faux barn wood finish is something you can do to just about anything!Read More
The first piece I ever remember refinishing was a picnic table with my grandpa. I always enjoyed helping him on projects around the house, and I remember this particular summer project was refinishing my parent's picnic table. We sanded and sealed, and I do recall it was a lot of work.
With this latest project, I've come full circle. This picnic table was built by my client's dad, he wanted to bring it home and use it in his own backyard. BUT before it was allowed to come home, his wife insisted it be refinished and made to look a little more modern and up to date.Read More
Today we're continuing our series on power tools! I'm the gal that usually asks for one for Christmas, and I always have a wish list of tools that I want to add to my collection. So, here we go, I'm bringing you my love of tools in a blog post!
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Today is all about the hand held belt sander. I got my first one from my grandfather's tool collection after he passed away, and I admit it sat for quite a long time before I tried it. It's a bigger sander than the palm sander, so I was a little afraid of it. But there will come a project that you just need more power than your palm sander can give you - that's when it's good to know about a belt sander!Read More