Find out the top three reasons why it's so hard to keep our homes clean nowadays and what we can do about it. (This is the first in a blog post series on how to get our homes clean for good.)
1 hour ago
And here again my bad habit of writing before reading others comments so as not to get
influenced by them and I missed you comment about the messes not being so bad when it means you've lots of love and it reminded of a favorite poem of my Mom's... And though I like a tidy house, I have to agree with what it says as long as the house isn't dirty to the point of being unhealthy. Messy... okay. Dirty... not so much.
I just got a fantastic deal on this hutch for a $100.00. I bought it really for the bottom part only. I plan on using the bottom part in our family room as a TV stand. But now I have the
2 hours ago
I think it would look adorable in a little girls bedroom as a dress up closet. I'd paint the
back of the glass with Looking Glass spray paint to turning them into mirrors, add some sturdy legs and attach hooks to the inside back for dress up clothes. Oh and them paint it metallic gold and silver to look like it belongs in a princesses room.
We are just going to be moving into this home in a week, and my hubby really wants to paint them like a dark cherrywood tone. Has anyone done this before? Not looking to paint them, just
10 hours ago
I'm assuming you mean you'll be doing this yourselves so here's my opinion coming from that
point of view.
I've known many that use the poly/stain combos that can go right over existing stains. Very few with acceptable results. As long as you are going darker, which is what you want, that is a possibility. In my opinion this method takes a skill set that not many have and you'll wind up with streaks.
Your best bet in my opinion would be to give everything a good sanding to remove the gloss (which you'd have to do a poly/stain combo too) and then use a gel stain in the desired color following the directions of the brand you choose. Finish with a polyurethan in your desired finish. I prefer satin for two reasons. One it doesn't readily show dings and just looks richer.
For a more professional opinion I'd wait to see what KMS Woodworks has to say.