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Instructive Walk Throughs

How to Paint Hardware

As much as I love painting furniture, it's the hardware that can make or break the look.  Sometimes the hardware is perfect and all it needs is a good cleaning.  Sometimes it's all wrong (or some is missing) and I end up replacing it. (D. Lawless Hardware is my...

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Two Steps to a Restoration Hardware Look

Restoration Hardware has generated quite a following with their white washed wood.  And let's be honest, it's yummy!  If you have a grainy wood like oak and some white wax or stain it's an easy look to replicate.  But what if your piece is already painted or the wood...

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Using IOD Moulds

One of the great things about the Iron Orchid Designs decor products is that they allow for so much versatility!  That's so true for their moulds.  I mean,  you can make Christmas ornaments, and fall decorations and furniture embellishments with one simple mould and...

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Wax, Glaze, or Stain: Which One is Best?

There are so many techniques that can be used to give a piece of furniture that "wow" factor.  From distressing, to stenciling to transfers, a furniture artist has many tools at their disposal.  The most frequent question I get, however, centers around obtaining an...

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My Top 5 Paint Finishing Techniques

One reason I love painting furniture so much is the huge variety of looks and finishes you can get with paint.  I mean, some of the stuff that other furniture artists put out is just amazing.  That made me think about my favorite techniques, so I thought I'd share my...

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Laminates, Veneers, and When to Use Ultra Grip

There is such a variety of furniture out there waiting to be painted.  I mean there are dressers and chests and night stands, tables and chairs, buffets, benches...  And then there are a myriad of finishes.  Some pieces have their original finish.  Some have been...

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How to Choose a Brush

Have you ever been to the donut shop and you just can't decide which donut to buy?  They all look so good!  That's how it can feel when trying to choose a paint brush.  So many options.  So many shapes and sizes.  How do you know which one to get?? I carry three kinds...

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Prep is My Favorite 4-Letter Word

So you have a piece of furniture you want to make new and you're wondering where to start?  The starting point is always the same - prep.  Prep isn't hard or complicated.  Fusion has created this flow chart to take the mystery out of prep.  You see, the quality of...

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YOUR STEPS TO DOING IT RIGHT

LEARN WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN.

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JUMP INTO YOUR PROJECT.

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CELEBRATE! YOU DID IT YOURSELF!

Your friends will ask where you bought it. That’s when you smile and let them in on the secret. “Actually, I made it…”