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Renewing old furniture

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    KasaliaKasalia
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    Been raining all day thank goodness so catching up on forum stuff. Last year I started painting old furniture, hopefully there are others who do it as well, but anyway here are mine so far still an ongoing chapter, suddenly I want everything white lol, maybe as I get older cant see as well.

    Before cupboard given to me FREE

    After my magic treatment

    And decorated

    This next one had a ply back so we changed to a regency board, this is a built in my husband did probably 20 yrs ago or more.

    Painted, love Antique White USA.

    I left it some brown to blend with the wood plank walls and is next to the above one also. Slowly filling it with my amber and green china, and a few old knick knacks.

    It is in a very awkward photo taking area but hopefully you can tell. Started another one, but if you repurpose show me yours.

    #535059
    mudhenmudhen
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    They look great, Kasalia! I have an old wooden wardrobe that I picked up off the side of the road a couple years ago that my husband would love me to repurpose!! I must order the paint today and just get down to it. It looks pretty terrible at the moment, as I’ve been trying to strip it back. I’ve found a woman in Tasmania who is manufacturing Milk Paint and I’m keen to give that a go. Strong fumes give me headaches, and I’m hoping this sort of paint will be gentler on me and the environment.

    http://www.youngandmay.com/

    I’ll pop on some photos when I have before and afters.

    #535060
    pennypenny
    Member

    Mud Hen there are recipes for milk paints on line. I can’t remember how I found them or I would post the link for you. The paint that was made was beautiful and the family painted the whole house with their own paint, wood, walls the lot.

    #535061
    mudhenmudhen
    Member

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Penny! When I first discovered Milk Paint, I found some recipes too and decided to give it a go. Believe me, it’s not as easy as it looks. I ended up with a blobby mess and figured it was worth paying someone else to do the hard work for me. I would still love to learn, but I think it might be something that would be worth paying to do a short course with someone who really knows what they are doing and gets good results.

    #535062
    earthwalkerearthwalker
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    Great re-finish…very, very stylish. I have a treadle machine to renovate and picked up a great wooden stool for $5. All I need now is some time. Too busy job hunting and keeping our garden alive.

    #535063
    BelBel
    Member

    Your furniture reno looks great kasalia. I’ve got 2 feature walls that need painting in our new home (I can’t stand the blood red colour they’re currently painted), but there just aren’t enough hours in the day!!

    #535064
    RommieRommie
    Member

    They look great! :tup:

    #535065
    Eira ClaptonEira Clapton
    Participant

    Fantastic work -they look great! I have done a few small things, but would love to take on the kind of thing you are doing.

    #535066
    noolaymannnoolaymann
    Member

    Now-a-days, We can easily change the old look with new with small
    alternation changes such as upholstery nails for sofas and other
    furniture, polish the old wooden furniture for getting a new look like that many more are there.


    Crystal Upholstery Nails

    #535067
    ferhiljoeferhiljoe
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    wow that looks awesome

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