I got an email from one of my Instagram followers asking for tips on finding furniture pieces to refinish. They wanted to know where I find them and what I look for. As I was replying, I thought, "This would make a good blog post!" So without further ado, here are my tips and answers to FAQ's when...
A guide to dealing with and preventing bleed-through
Creating color schemes that blend your furniture and home decor is easy with General Finishes Milk Paint!
Learn how easy it is to stain raw wood furniture feet using General Finishes Water-Based Wood Stains!
Learn how to install wooden furniture feet that don’t come with a pre-drilled bolt!
Learn how to accent your furniture makeovers with sheet music!
Don’t get lost in the furniture painting process! Follow my 3 easy-to-remember steps!
Enjoy these 5 ways to use gray paint and stain on your next refinishing project!
Finding antique nightstands is hard. Learn how to make your own from desks and vanities!
Stripping the original finish from wood surfaces yields the most beautiful results! My favorite chemical stripper is Citristrip. This stripping gel uses the power of oranges to strip multiple layers of paint and varnish. Because it's a gel, it clings well to vertical surfaces and stays active for...
Swapping out old hardware for new is easy when there are existing holes on your piece. But how do you add new hardware to a surface that doesn't have pre-drilled holes? I've got just the trick for helping you drill new holes to add fresh knobs and handles to your next piece! Disclaimer: This post...
I have 4 easy to remember steps to help guide you through a General Finishes Milk Paint makeover! Sometimes it's easy to get lost in the painting process. These steps will help keep you on track. The best news is that they all start with the letter "P"! Step 1 - Prep Let's begin by saying that...
White is a safe paint color for your furniture, but it’s the trickiest to use. Get my tried-and-true tips for creating a white finish that will last.
Damaged veneer is common when refinishing vintage furniture. Repairing it is easy, and I’m sharing my favorite products to use for the job!
Looking for budget friendly ways to update your home decor? Check out my furniture tips in this article on Redfin.com’s blog!
An antique cupboard painted in Trophy Milk Paint by Miss Mustard Seed sealed with Furniture Wax.
This antique cupboard was prepped using a no-sand technique! Learn how I got Milk Paint to adhere to the cupboard without sanding.
Believe it or not, the weather plays a major role in how your paint finishes turn out!
When you find a lovely piece of furniture you’d like to paint from a thrift shop, antique mall or online, you need to evaluate what kind of repairs it will need before a paintbrush ever touches the surface.
Whitewashing is super easy when you use Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax!