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Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.

Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.

How To Use Chalk Paint to Refinish Furniture from TheHowToCrew.com.  The easiest way to refinish furniture! #diy #decor #furniture

How To Use Chalk Paint to Refinish Furniture from TheHowToCrew.com. The easiest way to refinish furniture! #diy #decor #furniture

End tables are a great way to introduce the upstyled look up painted, glazed and distressed furniture into your home. Whether your choice of paint color is bold or neutral, end tables provide a unique pop of character to accent a living space. Our End Tables Collection offers many example of how these pieces may be …

End Table Refinishing Ideas

End tables are a great way to introduce the upstyled look up painted, glazed and distressed furniture into your home. Whether your choice of paint color is bold or neutral, end tables provide a unique pop of character to accent a living space. Our End Tables Collection offers many example of how these pieces may be …

When spray-painting, put the item in a cardboard box to stop it from getting on everything!

When spray-painting, put the item in a cardboard box to stop it from getting on everything!

Great of ageing wood, I also use vinegar with a couple of copper coins and a spoon of coffee, leave it for a week and its ready to use, gives a lovely naturally aged finish to new wood or just to blend in cut ends...:

Great of ageing wood, I also use vinegar with a couple of copper coins and a spoon of coffee, leave it for a week and its ready to use, gives a lovely naturally aged finish to new wood or just to blend in cut ends...:

old book spines glued to a box. great idea for a hidden bookshelf storage. - so sneaky!

old book spines glued to a box. great idea for a hidden bookshelf storage. - so sneaky!

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

How Much Paint?

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

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