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Insanely Smart Creative and Colorful Upcycling Furniture Projects

Transform a country style cast off into a chic show stopper with this furniture makeover. *This is the exact same sofa table as I have!

If you are ready to give your patio furniture a facelift in time for the summer, here are some good outdoor paints to consider using.  These are the paints I think are best in my opinion and based on my own experience. View the slideshow below to read more:

Best Paints For Outdoor Furniture

Best Paints For Outdoor Furniture If you are ready to give your patio furniture a facelift in time for the summer, here are some good outdoor paints to consider using.

Spray Painted Projects ~ * THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE (DIY, Home Decor, Crafts, Farmhouse)

Spray Painted Projects

Spray Painted Projects ~ The Country Chic Cottage (DIY, Home Decor, Crafts, Farmhouse)

Wish I new about this earlier!!! How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture... using liquid sandpaper (deglosser).... - cuts out the sanding step. From Better Homes and Gardens

Wish I new about this earlier! How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture. using liquid sandpaper (deglosser). - cuts out the sanding step. From Better Homes and Gardens, paint kitchen cabinets

Great tips on painting a room quick and easy

How I paint walls

“Tape creates its own set of problems, like coming off before you start painting and pulling paint off the wall when you remove it,” Bill says. “But I learned the hard way that you still want to tape baseboards—paint will always splatter on baseboards if they're not taped.”

How to Paint a Room Fast

How to Paint a Room Fast - a veteran painting contractor shares his secrets for painting walls fast, yet producing first-rate results. My dad has owned his own painting-contractor business for 30 years now, so I know these tips are legit

Coat hanger catches excess paint    Cut the bottom section from a stiff wire coat hanger and bend it so each end straddles the rim to fit inside a paint can. Let the wire overlap the sides and tape it to the can to keep it steady when you rub off the excess paint. When the job's finished, remove the wire and wipe it clean to be ready for next time.

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Want to paint like a pro? Try this trick with a wire hanger next time you have a painting project. Taping the bottom of a wire hanger to the paint can creates the perfect means for removing excess paint from the brush. No more drips!

Milk Paint Recipe: is an organic material that gives surfaces a distinctive color-washed finish. As the name suggests, milk is a principal ingredient in the material, acting as a binder for pigments. Craftspeople, meanwhile, value its saturated colors and translucent finish, which can be used to give wooden furniture, terra-cotta pots, and other textured surfaces an antique look.You can't, however, simply mix milk with color pigment and spread it on the walls.

DIY Milk paint (Martha Stewart) is an organic material that gives surfaces a distinctive color-washed finish.

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