In this post: Learn how to whitewash stain your projects and furniture. Plus all the faqs and tips you need to know to whitewash your own projects with Minwax White Wash Pickling stain! Whitewash stain, or pickling, is a type of finish that you can use to brighten the look of your wood ... READ the POST
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!
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
In this post: How to paint furniture with latex paint! Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT need fancy paint to give furniture a makeover. Turns out you can totally just paint it with regular (quality) latex paint! Life is always busy, but one of the projects we managed to squeeze in ... READ the POST
In this post: How to create an easy French paint finish! Oh my goodness! Have I ever told you how much I love the look of french antique furniture? Curvy, aged and neutral. Mmm. Perfect. So can you imagine my thrill when I found this mirror at Value Village for super cheap whilst ... READ the POST
In this post: How to stencil an accent wall the easy way for non-permanent style. I am a huge fan of high impact feature walls in decorating. Wallpaper is one way to get that impressive effect - but stenciling can be just as effective for much less money, not to mention that stenciling is ... READ the POST
In this post: 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 ... READ the POST
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.
In this post: Learn how to create a full scale chalkboard wall in three easy steps! If you follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed that we painted a chalkboard wall in our dining room. I originally thought I wanted to put the chalkboard wall in the kitchen. But after living with it ... READ the POST
In this post: Love the look of old wood but don't have any old barn board kicking around? We'll tell you how to make any wood look old in 3 simple steps - even new wood! We adore reclaimed wood. At least how it looks. Not so much the price. You see, we don't live near an abundant source of ... READ the POST
In this post: A fun DIY Union Jack coffee table makeover. I've been wanting to do this project for months and today I finally had the chance to get to it! I can't explain why I like the Union Jack . But I do. Especially the aged and neutral coloured ones, like this Z Gallerie Union ... READ the POST