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Top 5 tips to finding the best furniture to repaint

Top 5 tips to finding the best furniture to repaint

Get the best furniture paint supplies right here! It's not always easy to find good quality, affordable furniture to repaint and make a profit on by reselling it. I have spent quite some time figuring out where to get the best furniture and how to get it with so many others doing the same thing as I do. Here are my top 5 tips on how to find the best furniture to repaint! 1: Let people know what you are doing and build relationships This is by far THE most important way to get the furniture you want. Be public...

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5 secrets to successfully painting furniture

5 secrets to successfully painting furniture

Shop for all your DIY paint needs right here! 5 secrets to successfully painting furniture Whether you are into giving old furniture a new life as a hobby or a business, there are secrets to doing this the right way. Let me tell you what I have learned (and still am learning) along the way. I will share my top 5 secrets on how to successfully paint furniture. 1: Be picky with the furniture you choose Now, this one may be a surprise to you. Many people paint everything they can get their hands on. I don't. I have learned...

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DIY: How to make faux concrete pumpkins

DIY: How to make faux concrete pumpkins

Shop for your DIY supplies here Concrete pumpkins are all the rage these days. They are also hard to make and expensive to buy. How about we make our own faux concrete pumpkins with a paper mache pumpkin, some paint, and a secret ingredient from your kitchen? I got these 3 paper mache pumpkin at Target for less than $5 a piece TIP: Seasonal DIY items are in stores like Hobby Lobby very early, so grab these when you see them in June/July because if you wait until the fall they will be sold out. I learned the hard way!...

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Easy 1 day DIY project: Rusty Lanterns

Easy 1 day DIY project: Rusty Lanterns

Shop for your painting supplies here Rusty Lanterns Project Are you ready for a very easy Rusty Lanterns DIY project? I had these metal white lanterns laying around that I got at a flea market. They looked kind of drab, but I always thought at some point I'd do something with them. So, I did. I gave them a rusty, patina look as if someone just got them off the bottom of the ocean. Rusty Lanterns look great with a beach house or farmhouse style decor. I used the Dixie Belle Patina Paint collection for this. Supplies you need For...

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How to make your furniture look "Ocean Chic"

How to make your furniture look "Ocean Chic"

Shop for your DIY paint supplies here Paint your furniture "Ocean Chic" If you're anything like me, you probably love rusty gold. Rusty things are plain cool and look great in any kind of home decor. Rather than looking for rusty things to fit into your decor, why not take a decor piece you already love and make it look rusty? The chest in this post that I painted, had its place in our hallway for years. Over time it got badly damaged by dog teeth and cat claws. I never threw it out because I knew one day, I...

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