Before updating or touching up a chair or small, lightweight table, elevate it over the work surface by gently tapping a nail into the bottom of each leg. The legs will get better air circulation for drying and won't stick to the surface.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture -

Follow these secrets from the pros for how to use paintbrushes and rollers to make painting easier and mess-free.

Painting a Kitchen Table (and how to protect paint job with wax finish)

DIY homemade recipe to refinish furniture: 3/4 cup vegetable or olive oil and 1/4 cup white or apple cider vinegar

Use an eye-glass case for your on-the-go manicure essentials

Cardboard box prevents overspray Prevent paint “overspray”with this clever spray booth made from a cardboard box. Cut a hole in the top of the box. Cover the opening with plastic wrap and position a shop light above to illuminate your project. You can use coat hangers, poked through the cardboard, to hold and rotate the objects as you’re painting them. Not only will your shop be neater, but your paint projects will now be thumbprint free.

Before painting your walls or ceilings, use a stencil to create a raised pattern. Holding the stencil in place, apply joint compound with a putty knife over the stencil. Remove the stencil to reveal the pattern. Allow to dry thoroughly before painting.

Place a cotton ball in your melted wax and watch it absorb the wax before your eyes. Easy way to switch scents. Use the cooled wax & cotton as fire starters.

Why am I not smart like this?

Amy's Casablanca: Quick and Easy Upholstery! Might have to try this on our beautiful blue rocking chair

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Old White, Duck Egg Blue, Clear and Dark Waxes

10 Paint Secrets (PART THREE!): what you never knew about paint. This is GREAT!

Cute corner bench made from 4 chairs

How to Do an Antique Glaze on Painted Furniture. Using black paint, a glazing medium and a few drops of water, you can create a dark, antiqued effect in the cracks and corners of your piece. More on the web site. This is how I want to do my dresser I think.

Mixing Your Own Chalk Paint® Colors | perfectly imperfect

diy tree stump table

Large Moorish Trellis Stencil with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan on cement floor by DiLucca Design! | Royal Design Studio

Lightening Up the Master Bedroom with Paint {& How to Paint Like a Pro} - The Happy Housie

10 Paint Secrets: tips & tricks you never knew about paint!