Faux Finishing

Black & White Striped Ceiling

When you grow out of your little girl room and it’s time for a big girl room, what do you do?

Black and White Striped Ceiling by Cheryl Phan

You step it up a notch and do something totally fun and funky, like paint black and white stripes on the ceiling.

And I’ve got 2 simple tricks for a perfect striped ceiling!

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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 seizes 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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Decorating with Upholstery Tacks & Nailhead Trim

Upholstery tacks are not just for furniture. The best part of being a DIYer is getting creative. There are so many things you can do with nailhead trim and upholstery tacks. I’m going to show you 5 ideas you can use to decorate your walls, ceilings and even a door with decorative tacks.

Decorating with Upholstery Tacks Cheryl Phan

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