How to Use Photoshop for a Mirror Replacement

When I first began using photoshop, I was overwhelmed. The amount of tools you have and options is a lot to take in for a beginner. I’m going to explain how to do a mirror replacement with photoshop. It’s actually relatively easy when you know what tools to use. The quick selection tool makes it…

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Blending with Metallic Paint

One of my favorite finishes to create is a blended surface using metallic paints. It is absolutely possible to blend any kind of paint, in my experience and each type just takes a specific technique because of the different qualities in each variety of paint. Metallic paints are thinner, acrylic based, and dry fairly quickly…

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How to Fix Broken Edges on Furniture

Have you ever had a piece that had drawers missing a corner or the furniture piece itself.? The fix is quite simple as I will explain in my video. I used wd40, tape, hot glue, and bondo to repair the edge of my serpentine dresser drawer. A bit of sanding and paint made it look…

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How to Fix Broken Trim and Appliqués on Furniture

Having bought a lot of antiques and vintage furniture to refinish, I come across a lot of damaged pieces that require some creative fixing. One common problem is broken trim, parts of the feet, and appliqués from rough handling. It’s actually quite a simple fix and there’s no reason you need to pass on furniture…

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How to Create a Harlequin Pattern on Furniture

There is something so elegant about a harlequin pattern. I love creating it on my pieces for a fancy style that compliments a lot of my designs. I’ve tried quite few techniques when it comes to doing a harlequin pattern on furniture. I have used a ruler and drawn the lines and then painted within…

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Watering Can Makeover with Moulds and Patina

Gardening season is definitely here and what better way to bring style and pizzaz to your gear then decorating your watering can? I love vintage and antique watering cans. The metal body and cute nozzles delight me. I decided to give my vintage watering can a makeover using the new redesign with prima mould called…

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How to Create a Faux Staging Wall

A staging wall is extremely important for the presentation of your furniture piece and can create an atmosphere that gives you a signature style. For quite some time, I’ve been using a wall in my home that is like most walls, white with texturing. It’s not awful and is certainly neutral so that I can…

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How to Ship Furniture

Shipping furniture doesn’t have to be a complicated ordeal. Companies are now making it easier for people to ship furniture and other items with ease. Uship.com is a fantastic way to support small businesses by booking with private carriers with reasonable rates. You get white glove shipping without paying exorbitant prices and get to know…

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Achieving the Perfect Top Coat on a Stained Table Top

This weekend I worked on getting the perfect finish on a dining table top. It has a veneer top which makes it difficult to stain evenly and top coat. I kept getting streaks in my top coat and was about to pull out my hair in frustration. I’ve had to sand and restain, sand some…

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Glazes, Stains, and Waxes

Giving your project an artistic finish often requires using a glaze, stain, or wax that has a color to it. What is the difference between glazes, stains, and waxes? How do you decide which you should use for your piece? What does each one do? There are many factors to be considered and depending on…

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