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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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Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint Color Recipes!  Mix It Up!

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Use paint and brushing techniques to work some magic on your next project.


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Woodcraft blogger and upcycler Lori Haught shares her Top 15 paint colors for updating furniture. See if your favorites made the list. 

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Spring is in the air and it’s time to start getting out the outdoor furniture and decorations.  If they’re made of wood, you’ll want to be sure they’re protected from the elements before you put them out for the summer.  Wood left bare will gray from the sun, begin cracking and change shape; twisting, cupping or warping as moisture moves in and out of the wood.  Some woods handle the elements better than others but ultimately they will all succumb.

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Finishing is hard.  You spent hours matching the grains, cutting and fitting, perfecting joints, sanding to mirror perfection, and then you apply the finish and the trouble starts. 

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