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Furniture makes the room! Have you ever wondered how to best place the furniture in your house, or which style of furniture would work best in your design scheme? When you're looking for furniture inspiration, browse photos posted by Hometalk members of their furniture successes, and, well, furniture purchases that didn't work so well. From repairing furniture to buying new furniture, and even building your own furniture, Hometalk is the first and only stop when it comes to talking about furniture.
I have a three season porch off the back of my kitchen that I'm planning on making my spring project. I'd like to add some furniture but the kind that can survive a Boston winter. The porch is enclosed with louvered windows. I'm still trying to figure out how to coexist with those. We don't even go out there in the winter since it is not insulated. Can wicker withstand a cold winter and still look nice when spring and summer come back around? I'm looking at a sofa (no cushions) on Craiglist right now.
I have a circa 1940s kitchen table, but I don't know how to care for it. Is there anything special I have to do to keep it beautiful? It has a metal top, with two leaves that tuck
underneath the center portion, metal paper clip style legs, all built into hand carved wood mechanisms (which include a clever drawer for stashing flatware). How do I properly care for this delightful piece? Is there a particular method of washing I should observe, or should I put some sort of finish on it to preserve the paint? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
I am looking for someone in my area of Ct. to teach me how to paint/ stain furniture. To learns how to refinish/repurpose furniture such as hutches, dressers,tables etc. Does anyone no where I could learn this in my area?
I've seen several tables (wood) that have scratches and water/cup rings. I was wondering if it is possible to repair some of these? I imagine the answer is "it depends". I am guessing
it would depend on the finish, the wood, how deep the scratch is, etc. I think most of the tables I am looking at have a veneer top - not solid wood (just guessing). They don't always seem to know. I am thinking that I can't sand and fix scratches on a veneer or laminate top and it would not be worth the purchase but figured I'd put the question out there to the experts. I've seem some really nice sets but the table is seriously scratched.
Any advice you can offer regarding scratches and water rings on wood tabletops would be great. KMS .. are you out there?
My least favorite thing to do is style bookcases (or anything) cause I always feel I need to BUY something. I really do not want to buy but use my own stuff. Any ideas? Also want to paint
this plate rack, either just the back on the inside or maybe all over and the back have a darker shade? I have some tissue paper in there right now? Not sure I want to do that cause If I want to change it down the road that would make it harder. I need it to POP against this wall! Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
My youngest daughter is asthmatic, and we're quickly learning her triggers. One of her major triggers is cleaning products, especially strong ones and Bleach. We are discovering other
cleaning solutions that won't trigger her asthma and doesn't contain vinegar (hubby cannot stand vinegar smell and we both do the cleaning). Thankfully I have found a floor cleaning and multipurpose solution. However, I'm looking for a furniture cleaning solution. Ideas?