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Light Wood vs Dark Wood
"Shades of Wood Can Do for a Space... don't want dark walls with dark wood unless you are creating the Bat Cave. And light wood... finish of wood can be a huge one. Aside from the many considerations of the wood itself... light or dark with wood can create an entire vibe throughout, and determines what you're... wood with light colors may feel more cottagey than you're wanting. Here's a look... shades of wood and how they work for their space...."
Step-by-Step: Dress Your Home in Velvety Black
"small dark accessory to an ebony-walled room... small steps, and I'm hoping to convince both you and myself that it's an easy color... rug over dark hand scraped floors. Love it! All the trim is in white and the doors... salvaged wood set atop a beautiful steel base. Until that day, I can get down with a... This dark table and chair set looks wonderful surrounded by a variety of neutral... larger dark swaths. The contrast of brightly-spined hardcovers looks striking in this..."
Cool Tip: Mimic Stain With a DIY Color Wash
"oil-based stain without all the bother, using this easy wash made with paint... look of stained natural wood. It enhances the beauty of the grain and over time patinates... across the wood's surface. However, the process of applying an oil-based stain is a chore... look of stain that's not nearly as cumbersome and costs very little in comparison:... generally staining steel and fiberglas doors involves a gel stain, and to get a wood..."
Don't Touch Another Stain Before You Read This
Even an innocent swipe with water may cause permanent damage. Here's what to know about how rugs and fabrics react
"down and step away from the coffee spill. Unless you want that carpet or sofa permanently... permanently stained, there are a few things you should understand about fabrics and how... removing stains for 50 years. “You need a real strong background in chemistry to understand... ACT one step stain & odor remover - amazing. I purchased it from a carpet store. Pet... blot the stain with rubbing alcohol. The entire stain came out perfectly! No evidence..."
Are You Ready for a Dark and Sophisticated Kitchen?
Black kitchen cabinets have a rich, timeless look. Get ideas for your next cabs — and how to paint the ones you have
"out on dark surfaces, as do water and soap stains, so frequent wiping down is essential... either dark, dark brown or dark, dark grey. It will look like black, but not be as... kitchen. Dark cabinets are a great way to step out of the white kitchen trend and you... a good dark staining. I'd like to keep the grain. Refreshing to see beautiful kitchens... are a dark brown, with black detailing in the corners on the doors, our island is..."
8 Stunning Stain Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
Transform raw wood for custom-looking cabinetry with a stain that fills your need for color but lets the grain show through
"m raw wood for custom-looking cabinetry with a stain that fills your need for color... beauty of wood left unadorned, but I am also digging the many uniquely hued stained kitchen... experience staining wood, this could be a good DIY project. You can buy unfinished cabinets... cabinets and stain them yourself or strip and refinish existing wood cabinetry. But if you... comes to wood cabinetry — those who believe that it should never be painted, and stained..."
3 Dark Kitchens, 6 Affordable Updates
Color advice: Three Houzzers get budget-friendly ideas to spruce up their kitchens with new paint, backsplashes and countertops
"lighting stained wood, from a dark walnut color to a maple or something similar? Hi... of the stain out of the cabinets would really do some lightening on the wood. We have... surfaces are dark. I like the wood. Don't paint it unless in really bad shape, maybe just... years :) Stained natural wood cabinents = high end. Painted cabinets = low end. Degrade... left the dark wood cabinet frames and had the doors stripped and resealed in a much..."
Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All
"kinds of stains, from mildew to coffee and everything in between. To say it's a headache... hardwater stains and rust stains, I tried everything. Lime Away works best. Probably... badly stained grout, but it works. It will also take the hard water stains off the... it, it stained it, even when I walk bare feet it stains. I have found nothing to clean... they are stain resistant not stain proof. I am not sure how white epoxy grout would..."
3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely
Lost your way in the field of options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track
"have with dark cabinets is if you chip them, the natural color wood shows thru and you... doing mid/dark/cherry wood-tone cabinets, I would go with black or SS appliances over... home. It stains, it yellows, red wine stains it, it etches from acid foods such as lemon... lowers dark, it sort of grounds the room. Steve Justrich said it best - "Let contrast... re-sealing, stains easily and is way more breakable than other countertops. I also did..."
3 Key Steps for Grouting That Looks Its Best
"simple steps can help ensure that your grouting will be successful and that your new... The dark gray tiles on the wall and floor will have a dark charcoal/black grout... that was wood on the floor in photos 2 and 3 and not a toilet that had overflowed. Not... section. Dark, light, medium... Awful. Do you have any ideas on how to fix this 240... keep out stains and withstand washing. Any recommendations? " I used glass mosaic tiles..."
My Houzz: Step Inside a Grand 1800s Victorian
A 7,000-square-foot historic estate returns to glory, thanks to loving renovations by a tireless Texas couple
"size, stained glass, fireplaces, expansive use of wood, etc, etc - but PLEASE brand... stone, or wood? Can you include photos of the interior of the home before the restoration... furniture, the dark woodwork, the combination of red, yellow and green walls. Ugh. No real... use of stained glass windows. But why can I only think, "Oh, the dusting!". :) I live... encourage wood to rot. Just plain stunning....American history at its finest. Brought..."
Pro Finishing Secret: Aniline Dye for Wood
Deeper and richer than any stain, aniline dye gives wood stunningly deep color and a long-lasting finish
"than any stain, aniline dye gives wood stunningly deep color and a long-lasting finish... paint, stain or varnish. But lesser-known aniline dye deserves its turn in the spotlight... color to wood without masking its natural beauty. Is it for you? Read on to decide.... based wood stains, and water-based stains with heavy petroleum or glycerol based... with a dark finish is that if they get chipped the natural wood shows thru, I'm guessing..."
Wood Floor Care: Polish Your Skills
"your wood floors stay gorgeous by learning how to keep stains, dullness and warping... Feil Wood Flooring's Andrea Feil thinks that keeping wood surfaces clean isn't really... variety of wood floor environments clean and stain free.... Wood floors are some of the hardest-working parts of our home. They endure our constant... beautiful wood floors. I wrote a blog on the same topic inspired by a renter who used... clean the wood floors of the house she was renting. Then to bring life and sheen back..."
Knotty to Nice: Painted Wood Paneling Lightens a Room's Look
Children ran from the scary dark walls in this spare room, but white paint and new flooring put fears and style travesties to rest
"scary dark walls in this spare room, but white paint and new flooring put fears and... few. The dark and dated knotty pine paneling in my spare room was not on that list.... Wood paneling is fine for some, but this particular paneling was causing an issue... from the wood. Even though this was not a permanent playroom, I needed for my children... thanks! the stain showing grain of wood is my favorite We have barn wood paneling in our..."
Guest Picks: Light Wood Accents That'll Grow on You
"h the darkness with modern accessories and furniture in ash, birch and light oak... light wood floors, we would need to embrace light wood details with our furniture... light woods in our everyday belongings to help make our home meet our vision, and... darker stain to seal the wood without loosing that lovely light wood. Other pieces... birch wood around them. Although these poured paintings are more contemporary,..."