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Finishing Wood Corbel Supports

March 24th, 2011 No comments

Corbel Shelf Bracket With DowelsIn the video below you will learn how to apply an antique finish to an ornate, beautifully carved maple hardwood corbel shelf support. In order to make the unfinished maple corbels look stunning, there is a three step process you will need to get familiar with.
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How To Make A Kitchen More Functional

March 17th, 2011 1 comment

I went overboard the other day after watching a Youtube video about organizing your kitchen. So inspired, within twenty minutes I had made my kitchen more functional by rearranging almost everything. Now, I’d like to share how you can make the most used room in your home more efficient through organization.
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How to Cover Cabinets With Stainless Steel

March 8th, 2011 No comments

Covering Cabinet With Stainless Steel

If your bathroom vanity is lacking flare and curb appeal, try covering it with a peel and stick stainless steel coating. The contact paper or PVC film comes in rolls that you simply apply to the cabinet parts. All you will need is a clean smooth surface, a sharp blade, vibrating sander, sand paper, blow dryer and a credit card.

If you have raised panel cabinet doors, you will need to make some flat Melamine or medium density fiber board (MDF) doors. If you are only working with sink cabinet doors that have raised panels, you could contact glue quarter inch (1/4″) thick plywood over the faces. read How To Cover Cabinets With Stainless Steel

Creative Ideas For Organizing Kitchen Cabinets

March 4th, 2011 No comments

Ideas For Organizing Kitchen CabientsThere are many great accessories for helping you get your kitchen cupboards in shape. Most organizing gadgets can be easily installed with a cordless or electric drill. Baskets, spice racks, wine glass holders, cutlery drawer inserts and pull-out trash cans can make your kitchen a much happier place to work in.

Organizing With Lazy Susans
There are many different kinds of lazy susans that can be installed in various places to help you get more organized in your kitchen. There are permanently attached units and also free-standing carousels that work perfect for organizing things in upper cabinets and also under sink areas. Selections of white plastic, chrome plated and real wood designs are available in many different sizes, styles and price ranges. Some units swing out on a pivot and others are designed to slide out. There are half-moon designs and full-round units.
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Renovating Kitchen Cabinets-Antique Glazing

February 26th, 2011 No comments

Adding Glaze To Cabinet DoorsThe video below demonstrates glazing techniques for kitchen doors. If your existing cabinets are clear coated, this is a great way upgrade old doors by adding a nice pin strip. It’s an easy refinishing process that takes a little specialty stain and a can of clear spray lacquer. You will be able to apply this dark antique brown color everywhere that it will stick on routed details or in the crevices of your cabinets.

Important: Before applying any of the spray lacquer, test compatibility on a small area on the back of one of your kitchen cabinet doors. If the paints fight with each other, try using a spray polyurethane. Lacquer is preferred because it will dry in a few minutes compared to long drying times associated with other top coats.
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