Faux Finishing

How to get Custom Cabinets on a Budget

Is your kitchen stuck in the 80’s with outdated laminate cabinets? Wish you could magically turn them into beautiful wood grain cabinets? Replacing your kitchen cabinets can cost an arm and a leg but there is an alternative. Did you know you can paint them to look like real wood! Read on……

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A Garden-themed Girls Bedroom Makeover

What little girl doesn’t like a garden filled with flowers and butterflies. This room was created for Meredith a little girl who spends most of her time indoors because she suffers from a rare disorder call Dravet syndrome (epilepsy).

Painted Garden Girls Bedroom Ideas | Cheryl Phan

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How to Repair Rusty Garage door

There’s nothing worse that rust spots on your garage doors. If you see rust spots on your garage door, you should remove them immediately. If you let it go one for too long you will end up having to replace the entire door. Most of the time you can spot-treat the problem to prevent it from growing. Here are a few simple steps to repairing the rust on your garage door.

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How to Stain Wood with Vinegar

Nothing ceases to amaze me. I’ve been staining wood for years and though I’ve tried just about every technique out there. NOPE! This was totally new to me.  Who would have ever thought of combining vinegar and steel wool to make a stain? Check it out.

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Create A Fun Faux Finish with Leftover Paint

Sometimes my best ideas just come randomly.  I needed to create a design for a hair salon but we were on a budget. Usually when that happens I go to the studio and look through supplies and left-over paint for some inspiration.

 

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Painted Switch Plates

Tired of looking at those big white switch plates on your counter top and backsplash? You spent a lot of money upgrading your kitchen with beautiful granite and tile but now the first thing you see is big white switch plates. UGH! Well, you’re in luck because I’m going to show you how to disguise them.

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How to Paint Faux Brick

Painting Faux Brick is an easy technique and very inexpensive to create. I will admit, it is a little time consuming, but worth the time and effort you put into it.

It looks so real, you will have to walk up to it and touch it and even then, you’ll stand there scratching your head.

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What is Glaze?

 

Glaze is simply a thin, translucent film of color that’s painted over a base coat. Many faux and decorative paint techniques require glaze; it’s essential to create rich, dimensional paint treatments. It’s basically paint without the tint added.

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