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A glass top coffee table can be changed to match the seasons. Every few months. I gather leaves from either my cedar or oak tree and lay them atop the glass. I give it a light coat of spray paint, remove the leaves and once dried, flip the glass over.
Approximate Time: 4 hours not counting drying time
By Elaine from IA
When we were younger we bought our kids dresser at a garage sale, but the handles were missing. We couldn't afford to buy any. So, my husband strung rope through the holes and tied a knot inside to hold it in place. We had that dresser for 20 years. So often we would smile about that. When the rope-handle gets dirty from use just cut it and strung through another rope-handle. And the rope will never break. You could use the cloth clothesline rope or the plastic type. Ours was cloth but the plastic one you could wipe clean and disinfect.
Ariela from FL
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
These two items were being tossed by a friend. So, of course I had to bring them home. The legs on the TV tray were tarnished and the top was pretty beat up. Some paint, some decoupage and a new tray.
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Take all mismatched furniture and create a entertainment center. You can purchase spray cans of Stone at Wal-Mart, Home Depot or any place they sell spray paint. It gives a ceramic looking finish.
This is a guide about refinishing wood furniture. Refinishing wood furniture is a great way to recycle an older piece or repair damage to the surface finish of furniture.
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Our cedar swing looks old. What is the best way to make it look new again?
By D Phillip
Sand the rough spots, then 'paint' it with linseed oil. You'll need multiple coats of the oil and it will be beautiful. Linseed oil also protects from rain. Remember to give it another coat each year. If it's exposed to the sun it will eventually darken and look even better!
I have a plain glass table top. I would like it better crackled. Is crackled a word? Does anyone know how to do this? The table is about 58 inches round. Thanks.
By Hedy P
I think there might be a spray product that you can use to give the table a crackled effect - yes crackled is the right word. I don't think you really want to actually try altering the glass itself - you might have a mess of broken glass on your hands. It would involve heating it & suddenly cooling it. We used to do that with marbles in a frying pan, but I don't recommend doing it to something as large as a table top.
Another alternative would be to cover it with contact plastic that has a crackle pattern in it, or perhaps with a piece of plastic lens in a crackle pattern, that they use for covers over long fluorescent ceiling lights; this would have to be cut carefully but could possibly work. Good luck with your project, but be careful with the glass.
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I'm the type that likes to use what I got. In this case what I got was two side chairs that didn't match my living room. I decided to make it match with my carpet. I bought a stretchable soft fabric $1/yard and sewed it onto the chairs and had some left over to do the footstool.
For my white painted fish tank, I used a Q-Tip and black paint to make zebra stripes. Now all I need is fish.