What words come to mind when you think of metal-studded furniture? Antique? Expensive? Not necessarily. Thanks to a new DIY trend, adding some sophisticated-looking studs to your decor is easier (and cheaper!) than you'd think.
Furniture restorers all have one thing in common -- the desire to pluck a piece of furniture off the side of the road and restore it to its former glory. But you don't have to be a pro to get the job done.
Build your own furniture to enhance the organization of your home and update the look of any room. These easy-to-follow instructions help you create a wooden bookcase, desk, telephone stand and plant stand.
When you want to refinish old wooden furniture, the best place to look is the family attic, basement, or garage. Whether it's worth saving depends on its style and construction. Learn to identify antique furniture.
Refinishing can bring new life to a favorite antique or save you from paying big bucks for a brand new piece of furniture. But youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢ll want to make sure you get it right the first time, so read on to learn the differences between varnish, resin, lacquer and wax and how to select the right finish for your project.
You have many options to consider when decorating furniture. Whether you want a worn-out look, gold tint, stencils, or painted stripes, make sure your materials are compatible. Learn how to decorate wooden furniture.
Refinishing furniture isn't just a matter of removing one finish and slapping on another; it also involves preparation of the stripped wood. Preparing the wood takes both time and elbow grease, but it's vital to the success of your refinishing job; the finish is only as good as the preparation for it.
For refinishing or repairing furniture, it's important to have basic materials like abrasive powders, adhesives, and sandpaper. Other materials like painter's tape aren't used frequently, but they are also important to have ready. Learn more.
Sealer coats are used between finishing steps to ensure even penetration of stains and finishes, to prevent bleeding of stains and fillers, and to make the finished surface smoother. Learn how to seal wooden furniture.
Wooden furniture can be spoiled by small damage to the surface. Some stains are easily removed, while more damaging spots may require refinishing. Learn simple methods to repair small stains quickly and effectively.