As much as I enjoy digging through antique shops, I continue to shop online, which is where I found this c.1910 Arts and Crafts stool with fabulous deep carvings.
But the oak was very dry, and the old, original finish needed protection against water, pets and guests. I knew immediately
Anytime I see a stack of old shipping crates, or even just one, my mind starts thinking about possible ways to re-purpose them while still maintaining their vintage look.
I typically start by making sure the nails are snug, the metal won’t snag anything, and the wood and lettering
No matter how careful we are, it always seems to happen: a nick or a scratch suddenly appears on our furniture. We don’t have time for a complete refinishing, and getting out a can of stain just for a touch-up is inconvenient, so what’s a quick and easy solution?
This is when Minwax®
I was in a hotel lobby recently when I heard two ladies exclaiming how much they loved this antique sideboard. I looked around and saw three more identical sideboards, which confirmed my suspicion: this was a reproduction. But what made it look old?
First, fake wormholes. You can