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How to Antique Furniture with Glaze or Stain

Posted in Blog, Kitchen, Techniques

Add a Beautiful Antique Patina Using Wood Stain or Antique Glaze Using wood stain or antiquing glaze is one of the most effective furniture aging effects that you can utilize to antique a piece of furniture. There are so many options with these two. You can take a piece of furniture with shiny, brand new paint, and add decades or centuries of natural-looking aging in just a matter of minutes, and the results are incredible.   Depending on the piece you are working on, using stain or glaze can be a tedious job, but the results are well worth it.  Antiquing furniture with stain or glaze...

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Beautiful Blue Dresser

Posted in Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Portfolio

Just wanted to share some pictures of this gorgeous blue 9-drawer distressed dresser we recently worked on for the cover of our upcoming book. This dresser needed some work when we got it so we completed the repairs, and used the lines and design work to play two colors off of each other.  We used a light blue chalk paint as the main color and completed the accent trim in a whitish/blue chalk paint, then distressed the finish, antiqued it using MinWax Golden Oak stain and finished it with MinWax furniture paste. We share all of our techniques in the upcoming book so stay tuned for more...

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Progress Update: Our Book is Almost Finished

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It’s been a little while since we have added any new content to the site or been in touch with our close band of subscribers via email and for that we apologize.  Those that have been around awhile probably already know that Chris and I began our first book on distressing furniture earlier this year.  It has been a huge project but we think the result will be well worth the effort. We actually have a deadline to complete the writing and initial formatting by the end of this month, and we are working furiously to get it all done.  With that said it is our hope to have the book ready for...

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The Definitive Guide To Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes

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Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes If you are a DIY junkie and love to paint furniture, then most likely you have at one time or another made, or thought about making, your own chalk paint.  If so then you know that there are several DIY homemade chalk paint recipes out there, and unless you have tried them all it can be difficult to know which one is the best.  Perhaps you are just now hearing about chalk paint for the first time and wondering what it’s all about. Either way you have come to the right place. We have received this question on numerous occasions from various readers, and...

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7 Cool Yard Sale Tips

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Spring Is On The Way Hi Friends, I know it’s been a while since we’ve been in touch with you, and we didn’t want you to think we have forgotten about you.  Angie and I have been very busy on several distressed furniture projects for clients, and a couple family members. Today it was in the 70’s here in North Carolina and the beautiful smells and heavenly sights of Spring are all around us.  So we’ve naturally been thinking about all the things we want to do with all of this wonderful weather that is headed our way. It’s Almost Yard Sale Season One of the...

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Handmade Brick Bookcase

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Featured, Living Room, Office, Portfolio

Just wanted to share this little brick bookcase that we put together one afternoon last week while looking for a solution to our ever-growing book collection. We have been needing some more book space, and after seeing this post on Pinterest we decided this was it.  We did it a little different than in the link but the inspiration was well absorbed.   We actually made two of them.  Total cost $40.00.  If you can get the bricks free then you can get out for much less. There’s perhaps not enough to it to do a tutorial, but we are going to put a short one together anyway to show you how...

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