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Get the Look of Wood Cabinets for Less
No need to snub plastic laminate as wood’s inferior cousin. Today’s options are stylish and durable — not to mention money saving
"laminate as wood’s inferior cousin. Today’s options are stylish and durable — not to mention... for than wood. Wood-patterned laminate can emulate exotic materials and graining without... conventional wood cabinetry. “The general public doesn’t have an understanding about the... particleboard painted or have wood finish (paper) with maybe wood+veneer cabinet doors only... not faux wood. Though Arborite has an oversized graphic wood grain pattern in orange..."
Light Wood vs Dark Wood
"Shades of Wood Can Do for a Space... finish of wood can be a huge one. Aside from the many considerations of the wood itself... with dark wood unless you are creating the Bat Cave. And light wood with light colors... dark with wood can create an entire vibe throughout, and determines what you're able... shades of wood and how they work for their space.... "dark" wood is on the way out- I feel are incorrect. Wood is wood, and will always..."
My Houzz: Ronnie Wood’s Old Art Studio Gets a Makeover
Check out this contemporary update of a former factory flat that survived World War II bombs and use by a member of The Rolling Stones
"Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones had previously owned the flat and had used it as... (Ronnie Wood is a talented artist). I'd love to see some of the before shots or historical... too! Ron Wood has been a "Stone" since about 1975 Great job! So...when do I move in... covered in paint from when Ronnie Wood used the flat as an art studio, but with a little..."
Stripe It Rich With a Strié Finish
Let the striations of this traditional technique bring luxurious depth and richness to your walls, finishes and upholstery fabrics
"traditional technique bring luxurious depth and richness to your walls, finishes and upholstery... design technique. Although it originated as a way to evoke the look of thick, brushed-on... brushed-on paint tinged by years of wear, it has expanded to include silk and other fabrics... tile and wood finishes, wallpaper and more. It's become a favorite for its restrained... do you paint to get this finish? I am planning on painting my entrance way and this..."
The gentle outward curves of this design and architecture technique give wood pieces and home exteriors a rounded look
"architecture technique give wood pieces and home exteriors a rounded look... clamping wood in the shape of an outward curve. It suits many styles of design. Tall... likely, a wood veneer was applied to create this bow-front vanity. This contemporary..."
How to Create a Mood With Tile
"idea of painting the walls. This is a popular and very easy way to set the mood, but... using paint colors to bring personality into a room, but if you're looking for something... park-lie wooded setting with mountain views. For harmony with the outdoors that's the... with wood tones and white, create a spa-like feel in an ordinary bathroom. If we... appliances, wood ceiling beams and soft colors on the cabinets and walls, the look is both..."
Break Up a Bland Ceiling the Modern Way
"these techniques to create architectural interest... modifying painted drywall ceilings. The following examples fall into four broad categories:... prefer wood and cut outs to drywall in any form. To me, the flat expanses of drywall... to the wood wall at right. In this bedroom, wood walls run along the sides while a... up. The wood in these openings echoes that in the kitchen counter below. Another view... lots of wood. If this space had been treated with the same surfaces as the living area..."
Cool Tip: Mimic Stain With a DIY Color Wash
"natural wood. It enhances the beauty of the grain and over time patinates to a rich... across the wood's surface. However, the process of applying an oil-based stain is a chore... give it a wood stain. Can I use this technique over the white paint? Can I use the color... original wood because the paint has absorbed into the grain. Is there a paint color... "look" like wood, or a technique that we could try to get it looking as close to wood as..."
8 Great Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes
"yours with painted cabinetry. Here's how (and what) to paint them... you can paint yourself or have painted professionally. With custom-painted fronts,... shape, painting them can be a smart way to go. Another budget-friendly route is to... save by painting cabinets yourself can be put toward that pricey quartz countertop... gorgeous painted cabinets to inspire you — plus 8 examples of color and material palettes..."
Tongue and Groove Wall Paneling Joins the Comeback Club
"While the technique has been around for what seems like eons, the resulting streamlined... pieces of wood to be joined together to make a single flat surface. Known for their rich... finish, are painted bright or are combined with additional architectural elements, tongue... direction and paint really well. I did use an exterior white paint to get better coverage... coat of paint! Swan12 - You are correct, paint does go a long way, your kitchen looks..."
Decorating With Antiques: Painted Furniture Brings the Eye Candy
Too much brown got you down? Lighten up with antique furniture decorated with artistic designs or awash in a lovely hue
"of the wood grain, the details of the skilled carpentry and the intricacies of superbly... It’s painted furniture to the rescue! In 1917 interior decorator Ruby Ross Wood... said that painted furniture “is the salvation of many a too-dark room.” It brings a lift... brown wood, an eye-catching touch of something a little different. Whether Italian... American, painted furniture is the eye candy of the antiques world...."
Decorating the Mantel: Create a Fireplace Focal Point
If the "haphazard disarray" school of style has your mantel as a student, consider these techniques for a more artfully balanced arrangement
"these techniques for a more artfully balanced arrangement... large wood panel. I am going to paint it and was thinking of a light cream color... think wood could be taken off and (or) re-covered with drywall? Painting it could... would paint in other than wall color, trim panel's edge and hung a big picture or... both) over wood, simulate double frame. Depends on your style. You can cover panel with... including wood panel, with wall paper. From my experience, if I really didn't like something..."
Woodipedia: Make a Solid Choice With Oak
Forget those low-end products of old. Red and white oak today are beautiful, versatile and relatively inexpensive
"way the wood was milled by the sawyer, matched by a craftsperson and ultimately finished... nsive techniques have resulted in museum-quality furniture made by Frank Lloyd Wright... production techniques in previous decades led to an abundance of poorly matched coar... worth it. Painting natural wood furniture is a sacrilege in my mind. I cringe when I... considering painting or staining our oak. Many of us feel badly about covering our wood..."
Rammed Earth: Old Meets New in Hybrid Material
"cient Technique Applied in Contemporary Construction Designs... construction technique dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. in China that is finding its... construction technique where you have really good quality earth available on site. in the... shell, a wood mezzanine takes advantage of the spaciousness inside the barn." Like the... necessary. The wood's horizontal layering is more pronounced in this view of the stairs in..."
The Power of Plywood All Around the House
Of course you've heard of it, but you might not know all the uses and benefits of this workhorse building material
"salvaged wood has renewed interest in these boards and techniques, there are many benefits... Though wood has been with us forever, modern plywood has existed for less than 200... piece of wood, or by simply nailing them next to one another. Though the nostalgia for... abundance of wood grain. A few things. First, your explanation of CDX is close, but not... to be painted, my design typically includes a strip of poplar to hide the edge of..."