Home Staging Ideas For Any Occasion
Even though I did it backwards, I’m still listing the steps in order. However, I realized that in order for that to work I would have to cover the holes first with paper, then paint and then glue on the crystals. If you don’t want to sand between coats, don’t buy gloss or semi-gloss paint. Dishwasher Safe Gloss Finish Can be washed on the top rack of the disheasher. It’s a decent size with one large drawer on the bottom and two smaller drawers on top. I used the orbital sander to round off all the outside edges that the sander would reach e.g. everything except for the bottom curve. The top curve is a gentle, therefore a large circular object, like a 5L (gallon) tin of paint, makes an ideal template for marking out the curve, which can then be cut in the band saw. After that I put some polymer clay to fill in the holes on the top two drawers where the hardware was and it filled them in nicely.
I then painted it with a coat of black and then the silver glaze and viola, no more holes! The picture that I had in my mind was a painted silver jewelry box. I actually didn’t mind the minor scratches and flaws because I knew that with the look I was going for, the small imperfections would add charm and character. Still it was barely noticeable and I knew I could do something with it. This tip still works and is a key home staging trick. This resort offers the preservation of fine craftsmanship and also is the home to some of the rarest native pine trees in the United States. So honestly, when I got home and found out the holes didn’t line up (off like 1/8 inch), I was actually relieved. I decided just to cover the two holes using a strip of old, off white embossed wall paper I had been saving for years. I’m always saving things that give me ideas for Hubpages.
One of the main things I love about it is the lining inside the drawers is a bright pink (which I love!) and completely in tact. So I took an X-acto knife and a pair of needle nose pliers and carefully separated the pink covered chipboard lining from the wood. The challenge was to get the drawer pulls off without destroying the lining . It worked like a charm and the lining still looked great! The trend now is to mount your flat screen or LCD to the wall like it’s framed art work. Many of the new flat screen television don’t fit into them. I have two armoires that I still use for TVs. I still needed to cover them but I decided to wait and fix that last. The last thing you want to do is hurry through the process and realize you have a few spots of wood showing through. Our handles were pretty gross metal with grime on them, so it was a tedious process to get them clean. When refurbishing a jewelry box, the first thing I would normally do is remove all the hardware so I removed a few small brass colored brackets and some metal pieces that were left from the missing cabinet.
There are a few tools that you will find helpful while using mod podge on different projects. As you will see, the number of options and opportunities to buy American are almost overwhelming, depending on what you are willing to pay, how hard you are willing to look, and if you are willing to wait for your furniture to be manufactured and shipped to you. You will want different sizes, depending on the size if your surface. Always use a brush that has been wet with Mod Podge to adhere the napkin to the surface of the project. If doing a project with tin, especially if it is older tin, clean the surface with a mixture of 50/50 water and white vinegar. Silicone Craft Mat-Protects your work surface. If you’ve wanted custom canvas art to match your decor, try this craft idea. Let the Mod Podge set before you try to sand it. Put your creativity to good use and make your cornhole set pleasing to the eyes. Once it was a fairly good solid color of black, I sanded it again but just a bit. Drive into the kinds of neighborhoods where people may be a bit less conservative in their color choices.
Otherwise your project will get sticky and may have bubbles. In any project I always use beeswax because it’s long lasting and effective. Be gentle. It will give your project a distressed antique look. I decided to let the imperfections work for me and painted it to look sort of shabby chic. We wanted to get some siding but I’m really not too keen on vinal siding and the new pressed cement shingles are lovely to look at but too expensive. This is the best step because you get to start seeing the fruit of your labor as everything comes together and you see how awesome you really are. Use the credit card or pan scraper, Start in the center of the item. With your pencil, on the back side of the paper, trace the surface of the item that you want to cover. Place a piece of double sided tape to your work surface. After sanding, wipe the piece down with a tack cloth or damp rag.