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Advanced Painting Techniques: How To Create And Apply A Farmhouse Finish

There is something nostalgic about the beauty of a farmhouse finish. It’s rustic, aged look, harkens back to the days of apple pie at grandma’s house, the warmth and coziness that is associated with it, the worn, painted woodwork of a country farmhouse. This is a finish that can be applied to woodwork and cabinets; it is not recommended for ceilings, walls, or wood-veneered furniture or cabinets. The farmhouse finish can be used for unfinished or previously varnished wood, you can use this finish to give your wooden cabinets an authentic country look, or for shelves, peg rails, gallery railings, etc.
Start by mixing equal parts of denatured alcohol and clear shellac in a jar or can that has a re-closable lid. Next, you add Aniline Stain Powder, which you can find and purchase online from any woodworker’s supply store. This mix, called Aniline Tinted Shellac, is first brushed onto the wood surface, and then followed by latex based paint. Next, apply the De-natured alcohol after the paint is dry. Then, rub the surface with a lint free cloth and/or sandpaper; this will dissolve the shellac, mixing the paint with the aniline tinted shellac. You can determine the wear of the finish depending on the amount of rubbing or sanding. The amount of aniline shellac you will have to make depends on the size of the project, the recommended amounts are 1 cup for small projects up to 1/2 gallon for large projects ( such as kitchen cabinets.) To obtain a good contrasting color, use a light paint color over the dark tinted shellac, or a dark paint over a light tinted shellac. Remember, always test your technique on scrap lumber first to allow for trial and error, and acquire the color and look you want to achieve.
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Searching For Home Decorating Tips? Check Out These Tips!

Are you considering a change to your home? Have you been looking through magazines and websites admiring the home and room designs? If so, a revamp to your interior design may be just the solution. Interior design is all about knowing the simple steps to making a house feel like a home, and those simple steps can be found in this article.

Investing in some great art is a valuable interior design tip. No matter what your personal feelings are for fine are, the addition of a single painting can have a powerful effect on the look of a room. A painting can inspire the decorating for the rest of the room.

Seriously think about your financial situation and what your budget is for interior design before you spend the money. It can be detrimental to start a project when you have no idea of the cost involved. Being sure that you can afford everything will also prevent a lot of stress and aggravation in the end.

Be a design copycat. If you are having trouble coming up with a design idea, look through magazines, catalogs, and on the internet for inspriation. When you find a design you love, just copy everything they’ve done. Find paint colors, furniture, and accessories that correspond to the picture. This will take the stress out of coming up with a new design and it guarantees that you’ll end up with a designer look.

Try to add a rug to as many rooms in your house as you can. Rugs can enliven the atmosphere in the room and complete the overall look. Also, they can last for a long time and can cover parts of the hardwood that you do not see fit for the room.

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