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  • 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!
  • 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 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!
  • 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 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 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 use cardboard tack strip
    Cardboard tack strip is often used on outside panels to it give fabric a straight clean edge without visible staples.
  • How to use metal tack strips
    Metal tack strips are often used on the sides of a chairs back panel. It will give a clean, straight edge without visible staples.
  • How to instal zipper slide head
    Have you ever wanted to make your own cushions, squabs, beanbags or bags? You can easily make a zip to ANY length by using continuous zipper.

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