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Budget Decorator: 8 Ways to Make Old Furniture Look Brand New
Learn stripping, staining, painting and reupholstering basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy of center stage at home
"basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy of center stage at home... you want to revamp a well-loved old piece of furniture but are not sure where to begin... for when to use what technique, along with some valuable how-to advice.... We like to use Milk Paint as a stain to give new furniture we build an old look. I... music to refinish this old dresser. A friend of mine really needed to replace her... know what to put on the top (or all over?) to prevent stains. i don't want it to be..."
How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
New project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY project or with help from a pro
"New project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely... affordable to rebuild the cabinets in a kitchen or bathroom. Refacing them might be the... refaced. 4 new doors and 3 new drawers. Actual refacing to the old frame was minimal... great to see that we don't need to trash the kitchen to update the space. Working... everything has to be new to stay current, self in point:-) Thanks for the excellent discussion..."
Style Divide: How to Treat Additions to Old Homes?
One side says re-create the past; the other wants unabashedly modern. Weigh in on additions style here
"is what to do when adding a new structure to a traditional or historic home. Do you... that come to mind are which way the toilet paper should hang and how you’re supposed... supposed to eat an Oreo cookie. (Over the roll and dunking are the absolute right answers... attempt to blend it in with the original structure? Which choice honors the home’s... subscribe to both camps. The Louvre immediately came to mind. Trying to match would..."
12 Ways to Get in the Spirit of Old Stuff Day
"but Old Stuff Day (March 2) gives us an excuse to appreciate old stuff. Go through... putting that old stuff to new use.... something old or find a different way to display a favorite collection. Here are some... stack of old photographs and put them into a book, frame some or scan them. Clean up... today's "old stuff" find. However, old stuff defines my entire kitchen (wall to counter... bought new for this spot. Also new are the appliances, extension cord, tea kettle..."
Houzz Tour: From Old Stable to Minimalist Guesthouse in England
Its interior bays once held racehorses, but now this all-white and wood home holds fascination as a modern part-time home
"define the new layout; they now stand out amid the new neutral palette. Converted trough... Ramus to turn it into a modern guesthouse, saving what they could from the original... I want to like it more because I do love the idea of turning an old stable into livable... sadly have to agree with the feeling of it being way to sterile and a bit unsettling.... I try to update my old, worn little concrete block. I love the exterior and the old..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Fresh Combination of New and Old
"space to inventive New York kitchen... great old waterfront home, so I wanted the light cabinetry to reflect the casual... Island, New York kitchen. The owners are a busy and professional family — the husband... Designs to create a space elegant enough for cocktail parties but informal enough for... fusion of old meets new is simply fantastic in this space. Adds charm and character-... codes, due to the cooktop's location beneath the staircase. Our HVAC contractor couldn't..."
Guest Picks: Everything Old (Bath) is New Again
"give a new bathroom polish and a nod to the past... wall out to create a true "master bath" while trying to maintain the architectural integrity... being able to tell them that 10 other people purchased it, loved it and came back to tell... faucet has to supply water to a tub above the water level. I'm using this guy on a 10... 100-year-old clawfoot tub. It's new and updated, but it blends right in with the existing..."
Age Is Just a Number: Houzzers’ Homes Old and New
"ages 1 to 171, then share yours... think new houses lack character; others take comfort in the most up-to-date structure... Houzzers to tell us how old their homes are and what they love about them. The stories... from 1 to 171 years old — are reminders of what makes us so crazy in love with the... revere old houses for their charm. Others shy away from them for the upkeep. Some... really hate to pull the old flooring up to fix them. When I look close at the old wooden..."
City View: Cincinnati Embraces Old and New
A Midwestern burgh takes pride in its architectural history while warming to simple, practical, modern styles
"warming to simple, practical, modern styles... Terminal, to midcentury gems and cutting-edge architecture, including new buildings by... influence of new trends received via the Internet — and the desire to live more simply —... mix of old and new design styles. "Cincinnati is a very diverse community with a rich... mission to get rid of the term "flyover state." Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio... influences me to this day. Cincinnati has come a long way from its early days as a mucky..."
Old Southern Highlands Style for a New North Carolina Retreat
"history to a gracious part-time home in the Blue Ridge Mountains... Brevard to design a new house that looked like an old Southern Highlands homestead... decided to return part-time to their home state of North Carolina, they asked architect... best way to achieve this would be by using reclaimed wood. “It imparts a feeling of... and used to pave the lower level. And reclaimed timbers were stacked in front, log-..."
Practical New Uses for 23 Old Things
"for a new bookshelf? If you have an old ladder lying around, you might not need to... to hit the store. In fact, there are countless ways you can turn old objects into... photo to someone's blog. I have an old toboggan but have yet to find time to add... branch used to hold up kitchen items. I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate that... I had to hang a few trinkets it on it too! Love coming up with new uses for old..."
Houzz Tour: Old House, New Attitude
Artistic touches, bold colors and other modern updates take a 1930s Toronto home from typical to terrific
"Nasrin to transform it into a hip dwelling marked by bold color combos and handmade... house to get this result. To each their own. Variety is the spice of life. March... 1935. To say "if you don't want a traditional house, don't buy one" is to ignore... who want to live in Toronto (as opposed to one of the surrounding suburbs) aren't going... going to be able to find a house that was built later than 1935 at a reasonable price..."
Studio Tour: From Old Shed to Sunny Ceramics Workshop
"day job to pursue her creative interests full-time. Her next move was to transform... transform an old backyard shed into her new studio. With the help of her husband, Jim Crozier... structure to its bones, repurposing old materials along the way. The shed had open eaves... months to complete. Studio at a Glance Who works here: Courtney Hamill of Honeycomb... would love to have this space.. Your work is beautiful This is so inspiring - the studio..."
Lose It: 4 Ways to Get Rid of Your Old Carpet
"seems to be the most difficult part of any home update. There seems to always be... dingy, old carpets or rugs are plaguing parts of your house, trying to figure out... exactly how to get rid of them can often prevent you from purchasing something new. Americans... covered in old capet. Works great! We used our old carpet to help soundproof our walls... I use old carpet for erosion control. It doesn't take long for grass to grow in it..."
What to Do With Old Family Photos
"out how to research, share and preserve images that offer a connection to the past... poring over old photographs. Whether the photos are black and whites from the Old Country... boxes of old photos, whether you’re a family history buff or just trying to get organized... some tips to help you research, share and preserve those dusty old prints.... websites to search ancestry aren't free to all. Free both to browse and to donate data..."