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Furniture As Art!

We all know that antique furniture is a far better quality than most furniture made today, but the style may not pass muster with the current design styes. There are so many redesign options available now that anyone can create a work of art for your home regardless of your artistic skills.

Here are just a few of your options to create a masterful design for your home ...

Paint: Just a coat of paint can work wonders! With a little more effort you can add shadows or even paint a scene.

Stencils: Anyone can use stencils to add interest. You may choose to do the entire front or just certain areas.

Decoupage: This technique has been around forever and is quite simple.

Wallpaper: Stripable wallpaper works perfect ly, especially for drawers.

Transfers: The most beautiful transfers are readily available to create your centerpiece and as easy as rubbing on your design.

Applica: Designs such as flowers and even trim that can be used to create a wonderful work of art.

Examples: Click on any photo to enlarge.

Some time ago, I used to buy antique pieces and cut them up to create new designs. At that time, I was a trim "junkie". I loved to add trim. How much easier it would be today with the great products from Wood U Bend. What a creative world we live in today!

Let's get you to where the DIY and Instructional Videos are, my Pinterest Boards. Literally hundreds of pins are waiting for you. Ideas, techniques, sources, and more. You will also find the credits for the photos used here. To get started, click here:

Once you have mastered the techniques there is no limit to what you can do. Try a tray, dd interest to your front door, tabletop boxes, actual art for your hoe. Go wild having fun!

What better place to search for furniture or great accessories than at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market! The Market is open the 3rd weekend every month and is a glorious treasure hunt sure to delight. You absolutely never know what you may find there! For info Click Here!


Jan Jones is a Designer, Artist, and the Author of

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