Do It Yourself Antiquing Wax

Antiquing Wax

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After refinishing the base of my 25 year old green cedar chest, I decided I wanted to finish the top of it just slightly different.  I chose to use a method called “antiquing” and just loved the way it turned out.

Check out the process I used to finish the base using Country Chic Chalk Paint here:

Distressing Furniture

This is the piece before and then after:

 

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Check out my 60 second tutorial and then follow along below for all the details!

 

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Do It Yourself Distressing Furniture

Distressing Furniture

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In high school I was gifted a beautiful cedar hope chest from my parents.  Back in the 90’s my color was Hunter Green – for literally everything.  I love this chest so much still but the color needed to go!  So I grabbed one of my favorite products (Country Chic Paint) and went to work.  Check out what this thing looked like after 25 years and over 10 moves:

 

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It was so beat up!  But everything inside was still in perfect condition – cedar chests dispel bugs and mold, they are amazing.

Here is my 60 second video tutorial recap, then follow along for all the details today on the blog!

 

 

If you would like to see more ideas using Country Chic Paint, check out my other blog post here. 

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Do It Yourself Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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Do It Yourself Milk Paint Application

Anyone have darling pieces that just don’t mix with your interior design style, but you do not want to get rid of them?  Lets spice them up with some milk paint!  It is such a multi-use product to change up so many things.

My cute granny gave me these antique pieces that I loved, but they just didn’t mix with my home color.  They were super high gloss GREEN glass canisters.  We needed a serious facelift.

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I just love these pieces, what was I to do?  I knew that Milk Paint had some really great qualities and decided to put them to use on this project.  I decided to use Old Fashion Milk Paint Snow White and really loved it.  I have also used Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint in the past and wrote an in-depth review about it here.

Here are some tid-pits on Milk Paint:

  • Non toxic materials
  • No priming or sanding needing
  • Adheres to almost all surfaces
  • Drys quickly
  • Soap and water clean up

 

So let’s get started!  Watch my 60 second DIY Video Tutorial on how I completed this project and then follow along for all the steps you need to do it yourself.

 

 

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Do It Yourself Stenciled Chargers

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How to Make Stenciled Chargers

I am so in love with wood chargers for my tablescape.  I discovered them years ago from the Shanty2Chic sisters (you can read their blog post here), and I made my first set just as they said.  I then decided to create another set using a much simpler method, and since then I have made over 20 sets!  Follow along so I can teach you too how to make these inexpensive additions to your table settings.

Here is my 60 second video that you can also watch on Youtube here.

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Do It Yourself – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

IMG_1744I have always wanted to try out milk paint and figured my Granny’s old oak headboard was where to start.  I started my search online and I found Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – it is the cutest website!  There are so many tutorials to learn from and I instantly felt like Marian and I (aka Miss Mustard Seed) were instant friends (even though she has never met me, but I just know we would be buddies!).

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So check out my 60 second DIY Tutorial on my project and then follow along for details on how my headboard turned out.  And go check out this amazing line of milk paints!!!

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Do It Yourself Stool Reupholstery

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I have had this darling old stool that was given to me by my sweet Granny.  It’s needed some TLC.  When a friend asked me to refinish her piece as well I decided it was time to attack both.  Look at these things – so much history and so much love needed up on them!

Do you have pieces that need some TLC?  It’s not as hard as you think!  Check out my 60 second video tutorial on Reupholstering Stools to get the quick version, then follow along and create your own masterpiece!

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Do It Yourself – Spray Chalk Paint

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I remember when chalk paint started to become a “thing” many years ago, and I just wasn’t buying it.  Was there really a paint that you could use on top of almost anything without sanding or using a primer? I didn’t think it was possible.  Finally I decided to try it on an old table that I was not wanting to refinish and it worked!  I was sold!  Since then I have used chalk paint for many DIY’s and it is awesome.  And now they even have SPRAY CHALK PAINT!!!  So today I am giving a tutorial on where to buy it and how to use it (so easy).

As usual, I am including first a 60 second video tutorial to show the main steps of the process.  Then follow along for lots of resources and details for your latest DIY with Spray Chalk Paint!

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