Dahlia Dining Table- Easy Wood Stain Art | Reality Daydream
Want to transform your wood furniture? This unique new technique is a great way to add gorgeous artwork to your dining table.
Simple and Cheap Homemade Method to Refinish Wooden Furniture
Ok, so hitting a good yard sale or flea market and finding great old furniture is such fun. The problem however, is in refinishing that furniture. You certainly don’t want to get an old dresser
The Wood Flooring Countertop, Part II
Alright everyone, this is part two of my bathroom countertop adventure. (If you haven't read the first part you can do that HERE.) When I left y'all we had successfully made a counter out of maple wood flooring, which happens to be particularly hard to stain. Here was my first attempt... It looked terrible and Adam vetoed it right away. And that's saying something because he never vetoes things, he usually just lets me gush about weird new ideas that my brain comes up with and then tries his…
How to Remove Stain without Sanding
Hi friends! Today I'm sharing how I removed the stain from my dining room table top without sanding. The first thing I usually reach for when removing the stain from a piece of furniture is my handy dandy sander. I thought I'd share another option that is pretty simple, that doesn't remove any of the original surface through sanding, leaving those pretty curves completely intact. I'm including a few affiliate links so you can find the products I used. Read my full disclosure here. Here is a…
How to Stain Wood Tutorial | Whats Ur Home Story
Now that you’ve all seen my newly made over breakfast table (one more shot for the newbies), let’s get into the nitty gritty of staining furniture. Before you stain wood, you need to remove any existing finish from the surface by sanding. You can read more about that here. One thing you need to keep in mind...Read More »
Darken wood furniture with Gel Stain
My Barrister Bookcase was featured!!! Have you ever found a piece of furniture that would look great in your home if only it were a darker wood? It's in good conition, no need to strip and refinish, it just needs to be darker? When we decided to switch to a flatscreen t.v. I knew I wanted an old buffet as my t.v. stand. I found this beauty on Craigslist for $20! I didn't like the yellowish green finish. YUK! And here she is after using American Finishes gel stain: What a dramatic difference…
Time Saving Tips for Staining Wood: The Lazy Girl's DIY Guide!
Does the idea of a DIY wood staining project freak you out? Then you NEED these Lazy Girl's Timesaving tips for staining wood for your next DIY project! Use these tips the next time you want to transform a piece of furniture with wood stain and don't shy away from a fun DIY project.
How To Stain Wood Like a Pro - Creations by Kara
How to Stain Wood Like a Pro - tips and tricks for getting professional results every time you stain wood. Includes recommended products.
How to Paint a Midcentury Gem DIY
I stumbled upon this awesome midcentury dresser on one of my favorite buy/sell apps and knew I had to pick it up. Not only was it an excellent price, the seller was also letting go of the matching tallboy. Score! In the pic (forgot to take a decent before pic so this was was from listing) the long dresser appeared to be in great condition, and overall structurally it was, but the body definitely needed some work. I made the decision to go with a two toned look, since I love that…
Staining Wood 101 - Classy Clutter
Here’s my rendition of “How to Stain Furniture” I’m working on my most recent project that was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed’s French Dresser. On this project, she stained the wood on top of the dresser and I loved the look! I tried staining before and was totally disheartened. I didn’t really know what I was doing and just went for it. Guess what happened?? TOTAL FAIL!! I didn’t sand enough and it all bubbled and looked awful! 🙁 Oh well, live and learn! I’ve been researching and watching…
How to make Steel Wool and Vinegar Stain
One of the most frequently asked questions that we have gotten is how to make the steel wool and vinegar stain that can be used on wood. This is very simple
How To Strip and Stain Wood
Hi Everyone! It is LATE friday night here in NYC and I am SO happy to be going home in the morning! What an amazing week. I promise when I get home I will
Antique Look Wood Stain - The Craft Patch
There are some DIY techniques that intimidate me. Staining wood used to be one of those. Then I stained a few projects and realized that there is absolutely nothing to be scared of. This is a really easy finishing technique! In fact, I think it’s easier than painting in many ways. I’ll prove how easy …
How to paint furniture
Great tutorial on how to paint raw wood furniture. She built the desk from scratch and gives you free plans and tutorial too!