How To Get The Restoration Hardware Look For Less


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Have you often wondered where your dark furniture fits in? Should you paint it, strip it & restain it or give it the boot? I had lots of dark wood furniture from my first home that was bought during the height of the trend and couldn't bare to give it the boot. A few pieces I painted and loved, but found another alternative that gives a Restoration Hardware look, for a lot less.

To read the full tutorial please follow the link below.

Time: 1 Hour Cost: $5.00 Difficulty: Easy
  • A dark bench was transformed with a little paint & $5 drop cloth.
  • The before....
  • I simply recovered the seats & backs.
  • Using a drop cloth gives the bench a neutral textured look, resembling Restoration Hardware.
  • The fabric gives a beautiful contrast to the weathered wood.
  • The finishing technique.
  • Sanding to reveal the layers gives an authentic aged look.
  • Recycle the pieces you have to save $.

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