Metallic finishes are everywhere in home decor. We are seeing gold, silver, brass and copper finishes all over Pinterest, Instagram and the decorating magazines. From entire pieces of metallic furniture to hints and accents, metallic finishes are everywhere.
So, you know you want to incorporate metallics into your furniture projects but you aren’t sure what type of metallic finish would be best for your project.
Although there are many ways to create metallic finishes, there are three that are the most popular and easy to apply – metallic wax, metallic leaf, and metallic paint.
Here’s an overview of each method, when and how to use them and what you can expect...
There are no two ways about it - you’re in the business of selling furniture, so you need to know how to take a decent photo.
What’s the point of putting all that time and effort into creating a spectacular finish just to have it look like it was photographed in a cave?
There is so much in-depth information that can be written about each element of this topic (and we’re working on it!) but this post is about learning the basics. Great photos don‘t happen by accident, great photos are made through careful planning.
Do me a favor, think for a minute about the average week in your workshop or furniture painting studio. Specifically, think about how many times you employ ‘work arounds.’
You know what I’m talking about, all the times you don’t have the right tool for the job so you improvise. So, you open paint cans with a screw driver, use masking tape to hold together a chair while the glue sets up, try to pry veneer off with the back of a hammer, you know what I’m saying.
Think about how much time you waste trying to get things done with the wrong tool!
So, this post is all about the small hand tools that Johanna and I use every single day that save us time and effort.
The tools we can’t live without...