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

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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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Learn a little about the history of sideboards, and see a great transformation — including an unexpected surprise!

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Making a furniture build or purchase last through the years can be a challenge through moving, raising children, and just normal wear and tear.  When nicks, scratches, and deeper marks become an issue, there is a solution.  Repair furniture finishes quickly and easily with any of these touch-up kits.  The Wood Touch-Up Kit by Touch-Up Solutions is the perfect solution for all of your wood related household repair needs.  This kit will enable you to make professional grade repairs quickly and easily with no experience required.

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Introducing General Finishes 2014 color palette for Milk Paint, adding 14 new colors to the premixed line it calls “furniture paint with soul.”  The popular high-tech

acrylic furniture and project finish can be mixed, lightened, distressed, glazed, layered for different colors and antiqued.  It’s perfect for unfinished furniture, upcycling or
repurposing furniture.  Available in 28 mixable colors.
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