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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.
Everyone was really helpful with my chaise lounge color, I'm hoping to get your creative input for a wooden crate I bought just because it was cool. It appears to be a very sturdy, old
military shipping piece. Medical stuff. It measures 30" x 17 x 15. I thought maybe a table, but I'm not feeling any good ideas yet. Maybe you all could let me know if you have ever done one like or have seen one finished up. Took pics.
I was lucky enough to find a set of 3 Gonzalez Rustic furniture pieces at auction for only $125! The coffee table alone sells for over $500 online. However, I don't like the natural pine
finish, and want it to have a warm, worn antique look. I've never tried to stain something to look old before and need some advice on prep, colors/mixing of colors, and finish (wax/poly?) to achieve the look of the last picture. Is there a trick to getting the variation of colors within the stain, or will the knots, lines, etc., naturally do that?
Is it just me or are 2.5" pulls impossible to find? I've been to all my local hardware stores (Lowes/Home Depot included) and the only option they had in 2.5" were the 'cup' pulls. I want something really unique for a piece I'm working on and need to replace the hardware. I really don't want to putty in the existing holes and drill new ones! HELP! Anyone found some neat ones?! Where?!
I bought this this head board/foot end at a yard sale that was used outdoors and is very rusty. I don't want it perfectly painted or sandblasted and want to keep the patina but not quite as rusty-looking as I'll be using it indoors as a bed again. Suggestions, please!