Tag Archive: Refinishing

Jun 08

How To Refinish A Wood Door

  Spring and summer often bring the desire to work on the house. Today, we will take a look at how to refinish a wooden door. The steps you will take are: 1.    Remove the door from its hinges. 2.    Place the door on a work area. 3.    Remove the old finish. 4.    Clean the …

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May 02

Creative Faux Finishing Tips for Aging wood

Are you are an Antique enthusiast, especially interested in Country, Primitive, or Americana accessories and furnishing?  Are you interested in creating antique replicas? If so, here are some tips for creating a Faux finish on new materials, making them appear to be truly antique. When searching for wood furnishings or ornament, you may encounter items …

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Apr 09

3 Key Steps to Remodel a Kitchen

Updating a kitchen and making a few remodeling changes to the space is an important part of getting the most out of your home. A kitchen is a place where friends and family gather and enjoy making meals together. Having an up-to-date kitchen that looks amazing starts by simply making a few changes to the …

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Feb 09

Update Your Favorite Room With a Wall Mural

Is your room looking tired and in need of an updated look? Why not look beyond the usual change in paint color- and go for something really different and unique? To make a room really stand out, designers and homeowners alike are looking to wallpaper murals as a super creative yet simple decorating solution. The …

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Nov 27

Stone Veneer? improving the architecture of your home

Have you ever thought about improving the architecture of your home with the addition of a stone veneer?  Actual stone veneer has never been as readily available, easy to install, and cost effective as it is today. Not long ago decorative stone veneer was limited to artificial stone, manufactured from concrete, or polymers, then either …

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Jul 17

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinet Refinishing selecting a contractor

This is part three a four part series covering the following: 1)      Existing cabinet materials 2)      Method of refinishing 3)      Selecting a Contractor 4)      Doing the work yourself When considering a home improvement project like refinishing the kitchen or bathroom cabinets, you can choose to either select a Contractor, or do …

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Jul 15

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets Refinishing get started

Maple cabinets

This is part one of a four part series covering the following: 1)      Existing cabinet materials 2)      Method of refinishing 3)      Selecting a Contractor 4)      Doing the work yourself   When refinishing kitchen or bathroom cabinets it is important to understand the type of materials the cabinets are built from.  The …

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Apr 12

Small Investment? Big Return!

Wondering how you can make an improvement to your home with a modest investment, and create a big impact, even gain an equitable return on the improvement?  Consider the big impact you can achieve with some very affordable, easy to install items such as kitchen appliances, bathroom and kitchen fixtures and trim, electrical lighting fixtures, …

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Jan 03

Antique Restoration Made Easy – Part 2

In this article (part two of a two part series) we will discuss how to perform easy, simple repairs to damaged, or broken wood furnishings. The most common problem with old wooden furnishings is the dehydration of glue in the attachments, and joints.   This is what typically causes tables to wobble, chairs to collapse, plant …

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