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How To Beautify Your Furniture Using A Paint Color Wash


Spruce up your furniture using a new twist on a classic color wash painting technique
Color washing furniture not only imitates the look of stain, but it can also be an easy way to add texture, dimension and natural paint layers to your piece.  Learn how to create a color washed effect, then pin this tutorial so you can reference it again later!



Thank you for all of the lovely compliments on our recent nightstands makeover project! I'm so glad you loved the color as much as we did! We're stepping away from color on this next makeover to share a new spin on a classic color washing furniture technique! 



Our goal was to replicate the look of an old rustic Spanish styled cabinet and we'd like to know what you think. Is it mission accomplished? If you love it, keep reading because we're about to show you how we did it!




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17 Expert Furniture Refinishers Dish Out The Best Advice!

Are you interested in learning how to refinish or paint furniture but you aren't sure how or where to start? Get some advice from some of the best furniture refinishers in the business. 17 expert furniture refinishers are dishing out their BEST furniture refinishing advice!



I've invited some of the best furniture refinishers and asked them to give YOU their best advice and tips on refinishing furniture. If you are new to painting or refinishing furniture or if you've been eyeing an outdated piece of furniture and have grand plans to refinish it don't you dare put it off any longer! This is the post for YOU!




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By the time you finish reading this post, I hope that you feel inspired and learn something from these amazing and talented women! Increase in confidence, feel empowered, roll up your sleeves and get crack'n on your own furniture projects!

Refinishing Furniture With Pure & Original Paint

Pure & Original offers a beautiful color palette & high quality paint products to help DIY-ers achieve a high end finish to projects and their home. I'm convinced that you'll be blown away with their paint color choices-including a few new ones that they have recently added! Today, we're sharing a pretty furniture makeover using Pure and Original in Black Hills Classico Paint



I love the color green! In fact, I painted this repurposed hutch, a vintage highboy dresser and the upholstery on this settee using green paintBut, this is the first time that I've used such a rich green hue on furniture and I absolutely love it!




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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to products I love and use everyday. Pure & Original sponsored this post, but even if they hadn't I would still use their products on my furniture because I love them THAT much! You can view our full disclosure here.

How To Transform Second Hand Furniture Easily

Transforming second hand furniture is an easy and economical way to revamp a space. Learn how to refinish used furniture with these easy steps then pin the article to refer to it again later!



Many moons ago, before the chalk paint® craze and before I had a handle on painting furniture, I was thumbing through the Craigslist ads in search of a used kitchen table. I had two young boys at the time and I knew that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on an old table that may or may not catch some abuse over the next few years. But, just because I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a second hand piece of furniture that didn't mean that I didn't want to have a nice table for my family to look at and eat at.


Without too much searching on Craigslist, I discovered a used farmhouse style table and four chairs offered for the low price of $65. I snatched them up, ran to the store and bought myself 12 cans of white spray paint (smack forehead), too thick of a foam pad to reupholster the chairs and made plenty of mistakes along the way gave the table the royal scratch down to get that perfect farmhouse feel. (sarcasm).



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21 Remarkable Tips To Make Simple Spaces Exciting and Interesting

Learn some surprisingly simple ways to spice up and update a room without breaking the bank! These tried and true easy methods will leave you saying, "I need to try that!"


Who doesn't love to look at beautiful DIY projects? Especially when you discover that these do-it-yourself projects are not only easy and affordable to implement but they also make an incredible statement and impact in a room! If you're struggling to come up with ideas to update up your own space, keep reading! The following 21+ DIY Interior Design Ideas will help you take your snoozer of a space and turn it into an exciting and interesting one without breaking your bank account! 


Grab your favorite snack or drink and get inspired with these 21+ Remarkable DIY Decor Projects that will leave you saying, "Wow!"


Dry Brush Painting Technique That Makes Furniture Look Like Art


Dry brushing furniture is a fabulous and simple painting technique that adds dimension, color and a naturally layered finish to furniture and DIY crafts. In this dry brushing painting tutorial, we'll not only give you examples of different types of dry brush painting techniques, we'll show you how to transform an old piece of furniture into an amazing piece of art simply by dry brushing paint onto your furniture!





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What Is Dry Brushing With Paint?


In short, dry brushing is a painting technique that uses such a small amount of paint on your paint brush that it feels almost "dry" to the touch. When you use minimal paint on your brush and apply light pressure, the dry brush effect leaves a light and scratchy brush stroke that resembles texture.


Dry brush painting is a furniture painting technique that you typically apply right before you seal your project. Dry brushing adds interest and highlights the gorgeous details of a piece. The reason I LOVE dry brushing the most is because the process goes so quickly! But be prepared. Your friends and family are going to think it took you hours to create your finish! Do you tell them or keep that to yourself, ... that's up to you! ;)

19 Colorful Bohemian Throw Pillows That Will Make You Say, "Wow!"


I confess. I love a mis-matched room full of colorful patterns, textures and white walls. Are you just as intrigued by Bohemian design as I am? Boho styled decor looks effortless and creative and has a sense of sophisticated whimsy.



If you're wanting to incorporate more Bohemian style into your bedroom or home, throw pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to play around with colors.



If you're new to mixing prints, Domino's Best Bohemian Decorating Ideas suggests starting small as you build up your boho home decor. Use different printed accessories like rugs, throw pillows and hanging tapestry. This allows you to mix colors and patterns without giving in to a hard design commitment.



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Painting Furniture with General Finishes Milk Paint


I love a beautiful white painted piece of furniture. White painted furniture always come out looking so fresh and clean! I shared this White Painted Buffet Makeover and these Vintage White Painted Nightstands several months ago. I even painted a piano with white chalk paint®. That was a FUN project!


General Finishes offers a nice white paint called called Antique White. It's the perfect white hue for kitchen cabinets and furniture pieces. If you're looking for a really bright white, General Finishes Snow White might be what you're looking for.



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Scandinavian Inspired Nightstands


What are you going to do with your old and outdated bedroom furniture?


A. Live with it?
B. Sell it/get rid of it & buy new furniture?
C. Save your money and transform your old furniture into something you love!


If you've visited a retail furniture store tor shopped for furniture online his past year then you know just how expensive it is to buy new furniture. Rather then spend several thousand dollars on a new bedroom set, I'm giving YOU a challenge!


Go put your tax return in the bank and save it for something more important! Choose option C and try your hand at updating your existing furniture with some fresh paint and new hardware. Not only will it give your old furniture a fresh new look, it will truly save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars in the process!




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Balayage Inspired DIY Painted Furniture


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I'm WAY overdue for a hair style change so I've been looking at different women's hair styles lately and I'm finding myself gravitating more and more towards getting some blended balayage coloring. "Why, you've already got chalk paint in your pony?" Ha! You're so funny... ;)


While I'm busy finding a really great hair stylist I thought I'd try my own hand at a little balayage furniture painting. ;)