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Best Before & Afters: Making the Most of What You’ve Got

October 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

• Before and After: From Granny to Glam • Before and After: From Road Find Dresser to Stunning Desk • Before & After: Painting Kitchen Backsplash Tile • Before and After: Esther’s Craft Closet • Before & After: Kate’s Ikea Rast Dresser Hack Read Full Post Source: Apartment Therapy Main

before and after basics: polyurethane

October 29, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s already Thursday — this week just flew by. Thank you for all of the suggestions last week. I’m going to try and tackle them one at a time, starting today with polyurethane. Many of you have asked how to apply it, what tools work the best and whether you [...]

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

From Benromach to Yoichi, a definitive guide to whisky by one of the industry’s more illustrious tipplers In his new book “101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die” whisky expert Ian Buxton poses the fun challenge of learning about whisky by drinking a lot of whisky. Having the enviable job of working in the whisky [...]

before and after basics: dry brush painting

October 22, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

Hello, hello! It’s time for Before & After Basics again and today I want to teach you a little trick that I love to perform on furniture called dry brushing! It is a relatively simple technique that goes on quickly, but the results look like it took hours to create. Oh, and before I forget, [...]

before & after: amy’s bedroom makeover w/ nightwood

October 15, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

On what must have been the hottest day during one of the hottest NYC summers ever, my industrial pipe bed broke. (That statement makes me feel a little self-conscious and I’m compelled to note here that it didn’t break in a dramatic fashion; the pipes started to sag after six years and in my attempt [...]

before and after basics: refreshing wood

October 8, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

Welcome to Thursday! Today on Before & After Basics we’ll tackle the process of refreshing tired wood with oil. While this is not a process I do on a weekly basis in the studio, it is great knowledge to have for the antique gems in my home. “What?” you ask, “not everything in your house [...]

before and after basics: wood filler

October 1, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

Happy Thursday to you all! Today on Before & After Basics, I want to discuss using wood filler to repair damage and fill unwanted hardware holes. This is a super important part of painting and refurbishing furniture, and can make or break your finish! The process I’m covering today is meant for pieces that will [...]

Space tourism closer to reality than ever before

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the adventurous journeys beyond the blue sky, there is a stiff competition going on between the space tourism companies. While the well-heeled have already spent a whopping $200,000 per ticket for 2.5-hour flight aboard Sir Richard Branson’s SpaceShipTwo, other firms are also battling out to take you on an amazing journey to the edge [...]

before and after basics: whitewash

September 24, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

Hello friends! I hope you all had an awesome week, and that you had time for a few furniture transformations! Today on Before & After Basics we’ll learn about whitewashing furniture. Whitewashing is a technique that allows you to brighten your wood without hiding the grain pattern. Please know that this can be done with [...]

before and after basics: masking tape designs

September 17, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

Another week has passed, which means it’s time to talk furniture! Today’s Before & After Basics is all about using tape to create custom designs on furniture. I am super excited about how this piece turned out, and even though I used a very simple technique, there are many ways that you can add to [...]

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