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How to get a shabby chic painted look

How to Block paint technique - Lucy Designs: Dragonflies - Layered Paint, Metal Wings and Wire Wings

Use Floetrol in your paint when refinishing cabinets--- keeps it from streaking / leaving paint brush marks**.

Add floetrol (paint conditioner) when brush painting furniture and/or cabinets to reduce brush strokes.

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Two tone dresser redo by White Street Interiors. Vintage dresser redone in a two tone finish using two coats of Valpsar Honeymilk to the body of the dresser. To achieve the two-tone look, she then painted the drawers with 2 coats of Valspar Malted Milk.

Super easy way to turn ugly drawer knobs into something cute.


Best paints for a metallic finish

Vintage Halloween Clip Art - Raven

Best Paints for a Metallic Finish. Martha Stewart’s Metallic Paint Line. Krylon’s Brushed Metallic Paints. Metallic Glaze (Martha Stewart has a good one).

Details in the Decor: DIY Shabby Chic White Frame For Wall Display Part 2

DIY Shabby Chic White Frame (*idea is to use crown molding or base boards to make the frame clever!

best spray gun for painting furniture...it's cheap, uses mason jars, and it's an easy clean up! need!!!!!

best spray gun for painting furniture.it's cheap, uses mason jars, and it's an easy clean up! I may NEED this little spray gun. Wouldn't be limited on colors as one is with the spray cans.

Make Your Own Chalk Finish Paint on The Shabby Creek Cottage at http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2014/01/make-chalk-finish-paint.html

chalk finish paint recipe - really easy DIY project

Make your own chalk finish paint recipe with only two ingredients - just mix them together. Super easy DIY idea for furniture painting.

Chalk paint recipe  (2 Tablespoons plaster of paris, 2 Cups paint, 2 Tablespoons of water) - according to the author.  Will be worth a try since chalk paint is so expensive.  If you have tried this - please let me know.

Make your own chalk paint using plain interior paint mixed with Plaster of Paris. Mix 5 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris with 2 cups of paint and 2 tablespoons of water. It may be lumpy, but once you brush it on, it evens out.