Furniture Facelifts: Innovative Ways to Give New Life to Tired Furniture
Perk up tired, dull, and worn furniture! Fill your home with individually decorated chairs, tables, and dressers, and revel in the opportunity for showing off your creativity. Every one of these projects uses innovative techniques and offers wide scope for self-expression. Take that faded old chair, for example: paint the wood a springlike shade, with the softest patterns and textures, and give it a bright new cushion. Any cabinet could benefit from a coat of rich blue paint and styling that emphasizes the wood's grain. And, don't let your current pieces hold you back from indulging in a favorite hue or design that you thought might not fit in; this imaginative volume reveals the many ways that either subtle or full-blown changes to existing furniture can alter the whole look and result in a whole new living environment.
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acetate sheet acrylic primer Coloured adhesive allow Antiquing wax apply areas artist's brush base colour blu-tack brush Paint kettle cabinet carefully cut centre Coloured emulsion paint Cotton cloth create cupboard decorate distressed draw drawers Dutch metal leaf edges effect emulsion base coat fabric freehand gently rub glaze glue Household paint brush lampshade layers of emulsion leaf shape leave to dry lines marbled paper marker pen masking fluid masking tape MATERIALS White acrylic Medium grade sandpaper newspaper old paint Once Paint brush Paint paint Paint brush pattern peel pencil photocopier Polyurethane varnish primer Coloured emulsion registration marks remove rub the surface Sanding block Scissors Scrap paper seal and protect seat base Set square shade spray paint Stencil brush stencil paints Stencil sheet strips table top tape measure tartan template top coat Trace Tracing paper underneath water-based White acrylic primer White emulsion paint White spirit wood wood glue