These little signs have been a huge success! Simple to make and inexpensive, they are well within the reach of anyone with very modest woodworking and computer skills! Supplies: 3.5 and/or 5.5 inch constructions grade boards hammer, saw and drill with 1/8 – 1/4 inch drill bit paint, sandpaper putty knife or scraper jute or wire Orange Oil … Continue reading Fun Little Vintage Signs
FAQs ON PAINTING FURNITURE We feel there is a need to explain a little about the types of finishes found on furniture bought in antique stores, garage sales, even picked out of someone’s garbage. In the past, many different finishes were used to protect wood from the day to day spills and wear and tear. … Continue reading Trying to determine what finish could be on the furniture before you paint it. You need to read this.
This is way more fun than icing a cake! I do thin the paste just a little with about a teaspoonful of water to 1/4 cup of paste. You want it to flow nicely but not to flow out too much - it should hold a nice peak. I like to use a #2 tip … Continue reading Piping with Cottage Paint Texture Paste
Allison Brown from Antweek in Port Perry demos one of the many techniques you can use to recreate wonderful old pieces of furniture. Here, she is using the metallic waxes to add some bling to a table top, hardware and details in the piece. View the VIDEO. Visit the shop for classes and products: Antweek, 99 … Continue reading Antweek makes their TV debut!
A History of paint through the ages South African archaeologists reported finding a 100,000-year-old human-made ochre-based mixture that could have been used like painting Cave paintings drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal may have been made by early Homo sapiens as long as 40,000 years ago. A piece of … Continue reading A History of Paint through the Ages
This was a very fun project! I was not too inspired by the original buffet. It was quite plain and very bulky looking. I could not think of any colour that would improve the situation so I decided to change it up completely. I thought it would make a great kitchen island and when I … Continue reading Re-purposed Buffet is now a Kitchen Island
Giving Back and having fun at the same time. Have a houseful of painted furniture and are looking for any reason to paint another piece. I have a great idea for you Cottage Paint addicts. “Give Back” and Paint for those who are less fortunate and have fun at the same time. I have connected … Continue reading Giving Back