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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.
Getting ready to paint ...........again. Have open concept home and chair rail in the main living area. My dec style if I have to have one would be eclectic to transitional ( lol ) My
question is ; is chair rail OUT? I would like to remove it but know my husband will have a fit because of the cost it took to put it there. Is there a trick to making it fit more to my eclectic/trans tastes? thanks y'all! Kath
Does anyone know anything about this table. I bought it @ an estate sale, it is very unusual. It is about 48" tall, 23" wide & 11" deep, has two beveled mirrors, one on top & one under
top shelf. The top shelf is curved, has a short inset shelf in center under second mirror that has a skinny pedestal holding the shelf up. Bottom shelf is just oval. All shelves have beveled edges. I appears to be mahogany wood.
Hello! Well, I have those really old chairs that my dad's friend gave it to us. He threw away the bigger cushions. I was bumped. (lol) so, I went to meijer and got really new cushions but
could use something bigger, it was 20 dollars for 2! HOLY COW! Too expensive! Also, is there any good place I can buy a bigger and thick ones for cheaper? Also, I am thinking about painting this because the paint is peeling off. Is there some kind of special paint you can use for this kind of service? What color should I use? I need some wonderful suggestions! Might paint them now, and buy the cushions next spring. What do you think?
I'm a complete novice at home DIY! Anything bigger than a sewing/knitting/crafting project intimidates me, so I was hoping to get some furniture painting 101 tips.
I just moved back home after graduating college, and I'm in the process of rearranging my room with the free spare furniture lying around the house. My bedroom set of dressers and sidetable is already white, so I was thinking I should paint the Ikea bookcases white to match.
I'm also using a smaller, white bookcase as a makeshift room divider for my little office corner, so the back of it is showing. It's some kind of cheap chipboard that is just installed to keep books from coming out the back.
So my question is, do I need to prime any of these surfaces with anything before painting white? And would a paintbrush/roller + paint or spraypaint be better for a smooth matte finish? Any helpful tips/tricks that I should keep in mind?