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Even mismatched furniture pieces can be used together when you have a cohesive color scheme to tie them together. That’s exactly what we did for this beautiful new boutique. Sometimes all it takes is a little paint and some imagination! 

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A simple strategy for a showroom-quality finish.

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The Japanese call it shou sugi ban. It translates to “burned cypress plank,” and is a traditional approach to treating home siding in Japan. Charring the surface of the wood creates a beautiful black finish that protects not only against rot, but also insects, who evidently hate the taste. It may seem counterintuitive, but this shallow, quick burning of the wood makes it fire resistant as well. 

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Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job, but it can transform the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets. It may sound daunting, but breaking it down into bite-size steps can take away the fear factor.

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Milk paint, chalk paint, furniture paint, mineral paint … it can get confusing. There are a large number of paints on the market these days for refinishing and updating furniture and interior projects, and there seem to be more every day. Let’s take a look at the different (and same) characteristics of each.

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For this furniture flip, Woodcraft blogger Lori Harper took a tired old dresser and turned it into a blushing pink beauty. Here’s how she achieved this soft, barely-there look.

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Faux finishes are a lot of fun to paint and can be simulated with just a few simple steps. This project features four unique looks, and we’ll show you how to create each one. We used 8" paper-mache letters purchased from Pat Catan’s for this tutorial. The letters H, O, M and E each have a different technique used.

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Author Hugh Foster writing in Making Wood Tables advises you to do as much sanding, planing, or scraping on the project as you can before the pieces are glued together; then glue them carefully. 

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An old desk becomes part of a glamorous dressing room as a makeup vanity in this furniture makeover. 

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Work some magic with paint to create a convincing imitation of a classic stone tabletop.
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