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Paint and Finishing Techniques

Paint and finishing techniques for the do-it-yourselfer. Learn how to do finishes like our popular grey wash wood finish, painting furniture with latex paint, easy french paint finish and white wash pickling. Plus how to stencil a wall, paint stair risers and more!

Grey Wash Wood Finish – How to Get the Grey Distressed Look on Your Own Furniture

Easy DIY grey wash finish. Get the look of old barn boards or refinish your furniture using this grey wash finish tutorial. The look of aged barn wood. Grey. Rustic. Perfectly imperfect. Restoration Hardware's got it. Pottery Barn's got it. But what if you don't want to pay the high price tag ... READ the POST

How NOT to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How not to paint kitchen cabinets. Unless you want your cabinets to resemble a piece of furniture found in a dilapidated shed after 50 years! When it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, a Google search will get you any number of tutorials. Everyone from DIY bloggers, to HGTV and the DIY ... READ the POST

how not to paint kitchen cabinets

When it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, a Google search will get you any number of tutorials. Everyone from DIY bloggers, to HGTV and the DIY Network seems to have a tutorial on painting kitchen cabinets.

In case you're short on time, the gist of all of them is to remove your cupboards, clean them really well, sand them, prime and paint a couple of coats.

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I found my style and was able to bring our small space together by creating a cozy and inviting home...

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I loved the lesson on color theory, and also THAT YOU TOLD US EXACTLY WHAT ORDER TO DECORATE IN!

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