Bermuda Blending - A Furniture Finishing Technique | Reality Daydream
Want to master a new furniture finishing technique? Come learn the techniques and products needed to achieve this beautiful Bermuda Blending Finish!
How to Make Distressed Wood Barn Boards from NEW Wood | Reality Daydream
Love the look of distressed wood barn boards? Here's a simple tutorial on how to make brand new wood look like old, distressed wood in 3 simple steps!
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Create Your Own Salt Wash Paint
Love the salty sea washed look without the price? Learn how to make your own Salt Wash to give your furniture a old school look. diy | paint hacks | diy painting hacks | diy paint | salt wash | diy salt | salt wash | diy | diy home decor | decor | painted furniture | furniture
My Dream Bed
This past week has been a week of celebrations. My baby Bella turned five and we celebrated everyday with a cupcake. I mean I personally think we should celebrate everyday with a cupcake but that's just me. We celebrated the beginning of our gardening season. We weeded and planned out our new gardens. For two weeks now I have been working on my new bed. I have been dreaming of a fancy French bed for years but could never afford one. About a month ago, I bought this bed from a flea market for…
Rub n' Buff Tips and Tricks!
Ok, so here is the skinny on the Rub n' Buff. I've had lots of questions about how to use Rub n' Buff on furniture, so I'm gonna give you all the know-how I got!! There are actually several techniques I have tried that work well. First off here is what you need Rub n' Buff metallic wax. It comes in several different colors. If I'm using Rub n' Buff on a relatively small area, like the arms or legs of a chair, the legs of a table, frames, hardware, etc. I'll just squeeze a big blob of Rub n'…
Texture and Layering | Painting Technique
I needed to make a new door, look old. Really old. The only dilemma was the underlying "new" door surface. I couldn't simply paint and distress. The look had to be achieved mostly with paint. My steps to achieve this are as follows.... First, I stained the door. I didn't want bright new wood peeking through the paint I was about to put on. The older the paint, the better the effect. (I mix a lot of it myself, and add in plaster of paris to give it some texture. (This pic spea…
Playing by the Numbers?
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