Shabby Transformations

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Paint Wash for Furniture; Mute Outdated Furniture Tones
Check out this simple tutorial on how to paint wash furniture or color wash wood. Paint washing furniture is so easy and I’m going to show you how.
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How to Strip Paint and Sealer off Furniture with this Easy Tip
Learn how to strip paint from wood with this easy tip. I’ve also shared my favorite paint stripping product with a desk makeover.
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Paint Wash for Furniture; Mute Outdated Furniture Tones
Check out this simple tutorial on how to paint wash furniture or color wash wood. Paint washing furniture is so easy and I’m going to show you how.
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Toilet Room Makeover and a Clever Way to Decorate Around the Toilet
BEFORE- YOU WON'T BELIVE THE AFTER>>>> See how I updated the area around the toilet (some would call it the toilet room) for a clever and budget friendly bathroom makeover. Included is an indoor awning made from repurposed roofing tin.
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Ideas for Painting Bedroom Furniture
Looking for a few ideas for painting bedroom furniture? See a handful of ideas on how to paint and refinish dressers, side tables and beds. Painting furniture has become rather popular over the past decade or so. As a matter of fact, there really isn’t a reason to toss that old solid wood furniture anymore. There are so many great products that will easily transform any piece of wood with minimal effort.
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Easy Mason Jar Home Decor
Isn’t it funny that we’ve started decorating with something that used to be used to store food? Who would have thought that a simple glass storage mug could create a decorating craze! So now that I’ve caught this “decorating craze” I want to share with you a few ways I’ve created some easy mason jar decor.
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Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates
Tell me, do y’all ever buy something with every intention to personalize it and display it, but yet you never do? Kind of like when you see a picture frame hung with stock photos because someone hasn’t replaced it with a family photo yet? Yep, that’s me! I purchased these vintage herb boxes a while ago and they’ve sat empty on my kitchen wall for about six months. It was time to finally decorate my vintage style nesting herb crates.
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Best Metallic Paint for Furniture with Real Life Reviews
Learn about the best metallic gold paint for furniture with four different paints and which one works best for different surfaces. What are your options if you want to give a piece of furniture a metallic finish? What’s the best metallic finish for accessories vs. an entire piece of furniture?
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DIY Table Top Ideas: Creative Designs for Handcrafted Tables
DIY furniture is my jam. Well, let me rephrase that. A good DIY project with refinished furniture is my jam. I’ll be honest I’m not much of a complex builder but I do love to makeover furniture. That being said, I’ve created my fair share of DIY table top ideas. If that’s what you are looking for you’ve come to the right place!
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Is there a White Wash Stain for Wood?
Is there a white wash stain for wood? I’ll discuss this with product examples and ways to make your own white washed product.
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Seal Whitewash Furniture and Wood
Do you need to seal whitewash furniture and wood? Let me break down why you do need to and how to seal it.
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Two Easy Picture Hanging Tips Everyone Should know
Some of you might think this post is really silly. I almost didn’t write it because I figured most of you already knew about these picture hanging tips and tricks. Then I remembered that it wasn’t until a few months ago that I figured out this easy trick. Hanging multiple pictures straight can be daunting. For those of you that don’t know, let me show you a few tips and tricks on how to hang pictures correctly on the first try.
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Best Wood for a Desk: Choosing the Ideal Material for Durability
I’m guessing since you landed on this post you are looking to making your own desk? Or maybe you’ve already made one. I’ve made a few simple DIY desks and I’ll share my experience with the type of wood I chose and loads of other information on various wood types that work well for a desk. Different wood types come with a variety of pros and cons. Hardwoods like oak, maple, and walnut are frequently chosen for their strength and ability to withstand daily use.
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How to Wrap a Porch Swing Chain with Sisal Rope
It all started with an old porch swing that was given to me. I knew I was going to update it with a good coat of white paint, but other than that I had no clue what to do with that ugly chain. Then I got a great idea to cover the old chain with rope! YES! I had hopes that it would give the swing a more coastal vibe. I was right! Let me show you how to wrap a chain with sisal rope.
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Acrylic Painting Techniques: From Painting Wood to Fabric
Acrylic painting is a popular medium used by artists due to its versatility and affordability. Acrylic paints dry quickly and can be used on a variety of surfaces, making them ideal for both beginners and experienced artists. There are various acrylic paint techniques that can be used to create different effects and textures with acrylic paints.