How to find secret items in the October furniture catalog in the online game Club Penguin.
A good stain and varnish can add shine and luster to any piece of wood furniture. Check out these simple steps for staining wood. You will need a painter drop cloth, 2 or 3 1 inch foam brushes, fine grit sandpaper, tack cloth, couple of towels or rags, oil base wood stain and oil base satin varnish.
D. Gulley with The Discount Trendsetter Show demonstrates how to recycle old furniture. To recycle coffee tables, stack them on top of each other to create a bookcase or a display shelf. Go to your local fabric store and purchase nice but inexpensive fabric to give your sofa a new look. If you don't want to cover your sofa to give it a new look, concentrate on the pillows to pull the new look together. To update pillows that you already have, buy some inexpensive fabric and tuck it, pin it or...
Meghan Carter of AsktheDecoraor.com demonstrates how to beautifully personalize your home. You will easily produce professional results when using stencils in you home if you follow these directions.
The video is a description of how to refurbish a brass door frame, and door knob that has gone dull due to the lacquer. Purchase lacquer and metal polish at a hardware store. Before beginning work, remove the circulate at the back of the door knob with circulate pliers. Take the component parts of the door knob apart and set the spring and clip aside to be replaced later. Take a clean cloth and put metal polish on it. Using the cloth, polish the knob. It may take a while to get all the grime ...
Make your leather furniture look like new again by getting out spots and stains. Step 1: Clean stains immediately
This wood polishing trick might seem a tad crazy, but if you watch the how to video you can see that it works. Watch it and polish your home wood furniture with a banana. It is an eco-friendly alternative to any aerosol wood polish out there. Yes even rotten bananas work.
Use a stud finder magnet to find nails that attach your wallboard to studs.
It's not always an easy task to paint used furniture, especially when you're dealing with Formica, which is a hard durable plastic laminate used on countertops, cupboards and some furniture pieces. This video will show you the steps required to start painting a Formica surface. Also, you'll learn how to properly prepare metal hardware to be painted.
In this do it yourself video guide to refinishing and restoring wood furniture, learn tips and techniques for how to refinish your old, well-loved wood furniture, including everything from wood stain removal to applying a fresh, new furniture stain. Our expert, Jennifer Ware, will walk you through a refinishing project step by step, with safety tips before you begin, what types of sanders you’ll want to use, and how to choose and apply the right stain for your piece of wood furniture.
In this Home and Garden video tutorial you will learn how to paint any piece of wood furniture. The video is from CR8everydaycrafts.com and is presented by Jen Grant. You will need yellow and red color general finishes paint, aging wax, sand paper, a piece of soft cloth and of course your furniture. First fine polish the raw wood furniture. Then paint two coats of yellow general finishes paint. Now paint two more coats of red paint. Allow the each coat to dry before painting the next coat. Af...
Artist Kate Bangs shows us how to improve old furniture with a shabby rose design. Take vanilla and fuchsia colored paint and mix them together as you paint them on the furniture to form the background. Let that background paint dry. With a watery brush paint the rest of the areas, including raised sections. It is shabby painting and so it does not have to be super neat. Load your brush with pink and white paint and make arches in a circle to form petals. Mix green, pink and white on your bru...
Spruce up the look of a room by repainting drab looking wood furniture. This how to video teaches you how a simple paint kit can breathe new life into an old piece of furniture.
When that dusty old dresser you have starts looking more fit for Grandma than your sleek 21st century home, it may be time to refinish.
Restoring wood furniture takes time and patience, but the results of your labor can be enjoyed for years, even generations. The restoration process usually involves stripping off old finishes, bleaching, staining and then varnishing. Two-Part Hydrogen Peroxide is a strong bleach that will lighten wood and remove previously applied finish stain, providing you with a fresh new surface to refinish.
When restoring older wood furniture you will probably encounter dark rings and black spots, which are caused by water stains. Oxalic acid is a moderate bleach that will remove these stains even if they have penetrated the wood surface. Oxalic acid will also remove finish stain applied previously and lighten the wood for a fresh new look. Restoring wood furniture takes time and patience, but the results of your labor can be enjoyed for years, even generations. The restoration process usually i...
Professional finisher Peter Gedrys details how to mix clear furniture wax with dry pigments and artist's oil colors to create decorative finishes, man-made patinas, and color-matched protective finishes for furniture. Gedrys provides three recipes for making colored wax and shows off various mixing techniques. Mix and apply wax when finishing furniture.
Stripping furniture or woodwork can be like a treasure hunt, revealing a beautiful wood surface beneath old paint and varnish. An old finish can be removed mechanically using a sander, but you run the risk of sanding off fine detail and contours in the woodwork. Chemical stripping enables you to soften the finish and then remove it with a scraper. Chemical stripper will remove most painted, shellacked or varnished finishes. For complete, step-by-step instructions for this DIY project, watch t...
Applying topcoat is the final step in successfully refinishing your furniture piece. Water-Based Polyurethane Topcoats are strong, durable and are favored because they dry crystal clear, allowing the beauty of the wood grain to show.
This video shows how to produce the mortise and tenon joinery unique to rustic furniture made from found branches and sticks. There are a number of obstacles to overcome, including aligning parts and ensuring square and level construction. Build joinery for rustic furniture.
Conceptual furniture project by designer Kai Linke proposes the idea of growing furniture from plant roots.
There are so many furniture polish sprays out there that sometimes its difficult to choose one. This how to video demonstrates how to polish wood using only olive oil and lemon. Its a safer, greener and eco-friendly manner of polishing and cleaning your furniture.
Bored of your living room furniture? As a weekend DIY project, one easy way to give new life to old wooden furniture is to add a new coat of paint. All you need are a drop cloth to cover the floor, sandpaper and sanding sponges, primer, latex paint, a foam roller, synthetic bristle brushes, and a well-ventilated room to paint the furniture in.
Summertime is officially here, which means that the likelihood of someone leaving a glass of cold water on your wooden furniture without a coaster and leaving behind an annoying water ring mark on the surface has increased tenfold. What can you do to get rid of that annoying mark?
If you've had wooden furniture in your living space for a while, chances are that you've accumulated at least a couple of nicks and scratches on the surface. Before you spend money on a professional wood refinisher to restore the surface, try out some of the DIY techniques below using common household items to minimize the visibility of the scratch.
If you've ever dusted your furniture, then you know it?s no big deal when it comes to smooth surfaces. But when it comes to lamp shades, and little decorations the process may get more difficult. Watch this video to learn the easiest way to dust furniture.
Over at Kitcsh-Nitsch, they have awesome artistic stickers you can use to decorate your home's walls, your grungy furniture or your soon-to-be hip car. You can do this with pretty much all vinyl stickers, so watch and learn… the same rules apply. Let your creativity drive you, and let this be inspiration!
You’re munching away on walnuts and, oh no, you notice you have a scratch on your wood floor. You already have the solution in your hand. The oil in nuts will fill in and make scratches on a wood floor disappear.
Outdoor furniture is made of a lot of different things: Wood, iron, aluminum, even plastic. Dust, dirt, mold, mildew and moss on your outdoor furniture can be cleaned off almost immediately with a pressure washer. Watch this how-to video and learn to use a pressure washer to clean your outdoor garden furniture. Use a pressure washer to clean outdoor furniture.
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Are the furniture pieces in your living space starting to look faded, old and beat up? Gather some milk, vaseline, pecan nuts, lemon juice, olive oil and toothpaste, and you already have a fine assortment of tools to help you restore your wooden, leather, vinyl and glass furniture to some of its former glory.
Made by Joel features a collection of beautifully designed paper dollhouse furniture, featured in this month's La Petite Magazine. Joel's designs are quite elegant, and best of all, he offers a free template to make your own. Why not put your discarded fancy magazines to good, kid-friendly use?
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Have a few old junk SCRABBLE boards, but don't want to throw them away? Recycle them!
PETA wouldn't consider James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau's ingenious flypaper clock very eco-friendly, but I might beg to differ. The clock doesn't require any electricity or batteries. Instead it captures flies and converts the bodies of the dead insects into energy. Eight dead flies makes for roughly twelve days of power. Not bad.
A wooden ring can be a beautiful, handcrafted item of jewelry, rare and unquiet. This excellent how to will show you the steps necessary to turn your own wooden ring on a lathe and then finish it for wearing. The wood used in this video is Cocobolo, a lovely hardwood that will weather nicely over time. Check it out! You'll need a block of hardwood, a lathe, lathe tools, sand paper, bees wax and mineral oil. You'll also want to wear protective eye wear as well.
You may know how to cut and sand plywood, but bending it is a totally different skill set you need to master, but this woodworking how-to will show you the right moves in seven easy steps. In the video, a bend is being applied to plywood for a curved chair leg, but this method could be used for any kind of plywood bends.
This is a great DiY carpentry project! A comfortable place for people to sit outdoors, with three small cubbyholes for extra storage. A great project for the weekend DiY woodworker, this project is sure to impress visitors to your home.