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By Barb Blair, J. Aaron Greene, Holly Becker

Furnishings Makeovers indicates the best way to remodel drained furnishings into wonderful showpieces. Youll by no means examine a hand-me-down wardrobe an identical approach back! The booklet deals 26 easy-to-follow concepts that may be utilized to all varieties of items, from bookshelves to desks: portray, utilizing gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and extra. as well as the middle suggestions, writer and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair stocks 30 appealing before-and-after makeovers from her studio and descriptions tips on how to in attaining every one glance. With worthy step by step pictures, a visible word list explaining the entire instruments and fabrics wanted, and a stunning modern aesthetic, furnishings Makeovers is a treasure trove of rules and guide for the house decorator.

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CONDITION The next thing I do after establishing the type of wood is to open the drawer, stick my head in as far as it will go, and take a big sniff. If there is even a hint of smoke, I shut the drawer and walk away. I learned my lesson early on in this area, and have tried everything in the book (and on the Internet) to remove the smell of smoke. It just never leaves. I promise, it is not worth it. The second thing I sniff for is a really strong mold or mildew smell. This is a little bit easier to remove with good bleach and water cleaning, and a few days in the hot sun, but if I had my druthers I would just rather not mess with it either.

WALLPAPER PASTE FIG. G Wallpaper paste can be used with both prepasted and nonpasted wallpaper applications. However, each wallpaper company is different in how they want their wallpaper applied, so be sure to read the application instructions before you apply. Some require you to apply paste directly to the wallpaper, and some require you to apply it directly to the surface to be papered. I use a water-based, clear, nonstaining, soap and water cleanup paste for all of my wallpaper applications on furniture.

The main thing is to look for quality, well-built pieces that will last and can be enjoyed for years to come. TOOLS & MATERIALS I’ve heard that having the right tools makes all the difference when completing a task, and I think there is great truth in that saying. There is nothing like getting halfway through a project and realizing that you do not have the proper tool to complete what you are working on. Here is a list of my favorite tools and materials to help you stock your toolbox, and take some of the guesswork out of furniture refinishing.

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