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  • How to apply gimp braid on an upholstery project
    When reupholstering chairs that has exposed wood, there is often places where the staples will be seen. One way to hide those staples is using gimp braid. Here is a video how showing how easy it is to apply.
  • How to fix a magnetic tack hammer
    Every so often, your magnetic tack hammer may lose some, or all, of its magnetism. This prevents you from picking up the little tacks, slowing your work down. Here is how to re-active your magnetic hammer.
  • 10 tips to reduce brush marks
    Not everyone wants a textured chalk paint look when upcycling furniture. If you want all your projects too look profession here are some hints.
  • Painting floor stencils
    A great way to transform plain painted floors is with stencils! You won't believe how easy and quick it is!
  • How to paint terracotta pots
    Painting terracotta pots with Vintage Paint is easy -- no need for extra sealers or primers!
  • How to fix wobbly chair or table leg
    There is nothing more annoying than one chair or table leg being slightly shorter than the others -- causing a wobble!
  • Making a Santa Sack
    I love stuffing Santa sacks with sack stuffers! In this video from Mollies Make & Create watch Stevie make a gift sack from burlap, fabric and ribbon.
  • How to whitewash with Vintage Paint
    Whitewashing is a technique that allows the grain of the wood to peek through. If you've ever wanted to give this skill a go, here is a how-to tutorial to make it easy!
  • How to make your own food platter
    Do you want to learn how to make your own wooden serving tray? Imagine this at the centre of a table with bread, cheese, ham and fruit. Or cupcakes!
  • How to remove upholstery tacks
    Stripping the fabric off an old chair can be labour intensive, especially if it has lots of upholstery tacks.
  • How to use flexible metal tack strip
    Flexible metal tack strips is used for blind tacking around both straight and curves such as wings. Also called ply-grip, shark trim or fabloc.
  • How to remove arms from a chair
    Mid century chairs often have armchairs that are screwed on to the frame. These screws are then covered in wooden plugs or buttons.

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