The Perfect Entry Way Cabinet For Kids- Better Homes And Gardens Magazine
Garage sales are a fabulous way to stretch home decorating dollars. Savvy do-it-yourselfers know how to use garage sale finds to create a unique look that makes their home feel fresh and new. Even vintage items can be updated and/or restored with innovative ideas. This approach to interior decorating is not only cost-effective, it is also fun.
1 - Stripping Things Down
One way to make old furniture feel new is to strip it down and add a new finish. This process is best completed with the use of a specially formatted stripping product. Since the chemicals in the products are very strong, using rubber gloves and a mask is recommended.
The stripper is painted on the furniture and left for a set amount of time. As the stripper works, the old furniture finish will begin to bubble up. When the time is up, a putty knife can be used to scrape away the mess. After the stripper is completely removed and the (Read More.....)
Swedish Chest In Old Red Paint- Ann Koerner Antiques
Some flea market finds you just have to take home, no matter what they look like. Other times you have hardware for your cabinets on hand but you hate the color. What can you do? Here are some easy to do tips on removing old paint, painting, and antiquing your cabinet hardware in just minutes. It is so quick and easy you won’t believe you have not done it before.
1. Removing Paint –Getting paint off is often easier said than done. However there are several methods. If you are looking for a smooth, paint-less finish then you should go for a paint stripper. This is full of harsh chemicals but it does the job. It can damage some materials though. You can also sand or scrape away paint with sandpaper or wire brushes. If the hardware is metal, you can submerge it in a pot of baking soda and water. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer until the paint softens enough to be pulled or wiped (Read More.....)
Tim Barber Ltd Architecture & Interior Design
You’ve worked hard all day, and the last thing you want to do is drag yourself through crowded home improvement stores looking at cabinets. Skip the stores, put on your comfy pants, and find those cabinets online.
Shopping online for cabinets is not as daunting as you may think. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have those beautiful new cabinets installed in your home before you can say “virtual shopping cart.”
Get Out the Measuring Stick
Before you get online and fall in love with a beautiful set of cabinets, take measurements. You don’t want to waste time drooling over the perfect cabinets only to find out they will never fit in your home. Knowing the correct measurements will also narrow your search results and give you more time to relax.
Do Your Homework
Take time to read online reviews for the (Read More.....)
Antique French Pine Cone Commode - Spectacular rustic antique French mountain region 3 drawer book-matched walnut commode. This commode is in very nice condition, only the drawers needed restoration to work like new
When you are looking for a good way to spruce up your cabinets, there is no quicker or easier way to do it than with new hardware. The classic metals and even ceramics are all well and good, but what if you want your cabinets to be truly unique? Well, here are ten great found object ideas that you can use when you update your cabinet hardware:
1. Silverware –Spoons, forks and even butter knifes make for great handles. You can bend them to form the correct shape or just use as is.
2. Spools of thread – Add an empty spool to your cabinet to make it really stand out. Simple and elegant, you get to express your love for sewing in a subtle way.
3. Keys –An old fashioned key is sturdy enough to stand up to years of wear and attractive enough to stand out. Whether you want the filigreed look or something simpler, there is a wide selection (Read More.....)
Anthropologie is more than a trendy clothing store for college-aged women and hip young mothers. The store offers one-of-a-kind designs for cabinet hardware in an impressive variety of materials and designs.
The Cottage Home
The sunlit rooms of cottage homes are often filled with small trinkets and details. Quilts, distressed paint and vintage décor are all the rage in the shabby chic designs that have traveled from the countryside into urban apartments from coast-to-coast. You can combine the sweet, natural elements of the outdoors with your cabinets by using ceramic flower knobs created by Anthropologie. You may also like porcelain knobs that are fashioned after birds.
Ginger Flower Knob,
The Colorful Home
Full of color and texture, homes with rich color pallets are perfect for displaying hand-painted knobs. Many of Anthropologie’s hand-painted knobs convey an old-world charm and feature bold colors. Consider using these knobs on kitchen cabinets and use a complementing painted tile for a backsplash.
Do-it-yourself home projects are a great way to improve the appearance of your home, and without further ado, here are several things that you can do to improve the appearance of your home that will not require professional help.
Before you begin to paint interior walls, wash them to remove any dust or dirt. The next step is to measure the square footage of the area you intend to paint. You will need this later in order to purchase the right amount of paint. Before painting, consider priming the walls with a paint primer. If you use a good primer, the walls will require less paint for full coverage. Primer produces a beautifully finished wall that will look like a professional paint job.
Colors always add depth and texture to a room. The right color can transform an otherwise dull room into a warm and inviting space. It would be wise to test the paint in the room before you invest in gallons of a color that you may not like. Many paint manufacturers now (Read More.....)
This beautiful blue chest from Coachery Barn uses wood pulls which are painted the identical color of the chest. Coachery Barn features a variety of lovely cottage styled chests in this painted style. Unfinished wood cabinet knobs work perfectly on antique solid wood furniture for an authentic period look. Unfinished knobs also work wonderful on chests and cabinets that are being refinished or painted. The knobs can be stained along side the furniture for a perfect match. Shabby chic, and cottage furniture are also famous for using these unfinished knobs. The knobs are often painted, and then distressed showing the original wood through the painted finish. Unfinished (Read More.....)