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Old Desk New Again ({show&tell})

Sweet Pickins via {show&tell}

Love this desk redo by {show&tell} and will definitely make a note of the colors used..

“Color = Summit Gray by Sherwin Williams

Stain = Kona by Rustoleum (my new favorite brand of stain)”

Follow the link to see the before and more after pictures of the results.

Enjoy,

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Solution for Old Paneling: Whitewashing (BHG)

We have all heard of painting old paneling . . .

I have certainly done my share and it turns out great as long as you prime and paint correctly. However, I stumbled upon another idea today over at Better Homes and Gardens website and I thought I would share…

"Whitewash Old Paneling"

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

Unlike painting, whitewashing will still let the pattern of the wood show through allowing an element of texture which would highlight a beachy or cottage style room.  Other accents like a woven mat or tray also add interest.

So, before you grab the paint can, think twice about the look you want to achieve.  Whitewashing is ages old.. even Tom Sawyer did his fair share.  Here’s a short tutorial on how to whitewash.. How to Whitewash Paneling.

Remember.. use your imagination, repurpose and have fun!

Enjoy,

House Crashing: Style For Miles (Young House Love)

Read about at one of my favorite DIY blogs, Young House Love

"Young House Love House Crash"

Young House Love

Take a look at what Sherry and John are up to now… another house crash… this time in the Richmond area and a house so beautifully decorated that they use it for commercials and photoshoots.  Love the painted ladder on the front porch.  Click the photo above to read more…

Enjoy,

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