So simple, so easy! I have been trying to tackle the messy job of chipping veneer off pieces to re finish them and what a pain in the hiney! I thought of an idea, and while I was testing
the theory, I asked our lovely facebook followers their favorite method. Well, pretty much everyone said either using a wet towel and an iron ( which wrecks both the iron and towel) OR use a heat gun - (which would then have the fumes from the adhesive floating up in your face - or house and then requires use of masks and such) SO Here you go. Very easy - SOAK a towel so it is dripping wet in a mixture of half water and half vinegar. Place it on the veneer. Have a girls night out and let it soak over night. Make sure it is SOAKING wet. I even went back later and used a water bottle and just poured it right onto the towel to make sure it was soaked! Come back in the morning and use a putty knife or chisel and it will peel up like butter! #StrippingVeneer
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Commented on Mar 25, 2013
Wondering if this would work to strip latex paint off of oil based enamel on cabinet doors. It
has peeled off in a lot of places, but we really have a tough job ahead.
Installing foam crown moulding, its so EASY and the kitchen was under $100 Completed Pictures Added
I am installing styrofoam crown moulding for the second time. This time in my kitchen. If you love the look of crown moulding but don't have the skill or $$ for wood this is a great alternative.It looks just like high end crown moulding after you paint it. It is so easy because the back is flat for easy cutting and positioning. I took some before,during and after pictures.I buy the crown moulding from www.creativecrown.com ...»P.S. I don't work for them nor did they ask me to endorse them.
Commented on Dec 03, 2012
Thanks, Mary. Just wasn't sure. The ceiling doesn't look white in the pictures (but I know how
the light can be misleading!) It looks like the latte, white molding, and then a "beige" color for the ceiling. Oh, and I love the idea for the molding.
If you don't want to invest in new drywall/sheetrock and having paneling, here is a straight forward DIY option if you dont mind a textured wall. Also a good option if you have a heavily
These photos are from our cottage on the lake .... I removed all of the molding that covered the seams of the wall board. Then with a bucket of ready made drywall mud and a 6" knife I applied it all over the walls. No need to be perfect and you can apply it as heavy as you want. I did fill the seams of the wall board first, then just started applying throughout the whole room - getting as close to the trim as possible to give a natural look. Give 24 hours to dry completely before painting!
Then paint (see staged photos). Then I applied a translucent glaze that I purchased at Lowe's. Finished product is kind of tuscan looking stucco! Affordable and easy .. and its a pretty good workout for your upper body! :)
Commented on Jun 07, 2012
Also, we did this "stucco" treatment in our dining room (looks almost identical to yours)
under a chair rail. We really love it. Looks great in your bedroom.