Tutorials — antique

How to Make an Epic Desk from an Old Piano

How to Make an Epic Desk from an Old Piano

AFFORDABLE DO IT YOURSELF HOME PROJECTS | FURNITURE MAKEOVER | PIANO MAKEOVER | DIY CHALK PAINT I came across the most amazing upright grand piano in a local facebook group for only $50! The second my husband returned home and rolled it off the truck, the $50 price tag became clear… Needless to say, my dreams of no prep work were dashed due to peeling veneer, giant gouges and plain old neglect. Sadly, the damage was not only cosmetic, and without an expensive overhaul, this piano was not playable. Not all hope was lost, though, because this wasn’t my first...

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Cradle Makeover with $2 "Oops" Paint

Cradle Makeover with $2 "Oops" Paint

Gorgeous furniture makeovers don’t have to be expensive or complicated

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$2 "Oops" Paint Dresser Makeover

$2 "Oops" Paint Dresser Makeover

Always check the mis-tint paint section! Sometimes the perfect color is just a couple dollars.

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How to Repair Broken Furniture Embellishments

How to Repair Broken Furniture Embellishments

Don’t give up on furniture with broken embellishments—they can often be easily repaired

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Chalk Paint--To Strip or Not to Strip

Chalk Paint--To Strip or Not to Strip

With roughly five coats of previous paint jobs and a hundred years worth of dirt, this was one of those times that stripping our piece couldn’t be avoided.

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