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Painting Outside The Box

How To Create A Paintwash Look

How To Create A Paintwash Look   How To Create A Paintwash Look on an old pine blanket box.  The well loved blanket box is a firm favourite in our homes, having being around for hundreds of years it has picked up plenty of uses throughout the ages. From stashing the kids toys and bedding […]

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How To Paint Skirting Boards

How To Paint Skirting Boards

How To Paint Skirting Boards without ruining your carpets SEE FULL VIDEO HERE   When choosing skirting boards you have a choice now of 4 in to 6in ( 6in seems to be the most popular these days) and you can get them in raw wood or primed. Primed is the easiest as you can […]

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How to paint a fireplace surround

How To Paint A Fireplace Surround

How To Paint A Fireplace Surround by Aileen Of Shabby.ie  SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL VIDEO You will love this one!  What an amazing update this turned out to be and the clients were so happy. This was the customers grandmothers house and the family had just moved in and were starting to redo the whole […]

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How to Paint Internal Doors

How to Paint Interior Doors

How to Paint Interior Doors by Aileen of Shabby.ie After the huge reaction I got to paint the teak front door, I decided to continue with doors and show you how to deal with a few different types of internal doors. BTW you can catch the Teak front door HERE ( revamping the weather door […]

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How To Paint A Laminate Kitchen

How To Paint A Laminate Kitchen

How To Paint A Laminate Kitchen SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL VIDEO Hello and Welcome ! This is a popular subject and one we get asked about a LOT. There are a lot of laminate kitchens that could do with a little freshening up it seems , as we have received a lot of requests […]

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Painting A Leather Chair

Painting A Leather Chair

How to paint a leather chair. A step by step guide from by guest blogger Valerie Ann Parr.
‘I wanted to share my first ever attempt at painting a leather chair and the little story of this chair that has been in my family for 40 years! I hope you enjoy this blog and love the chairs new LOOK as much as we do. Have a go yourself. Its easy !’ Val x

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How To Paint An Internal Window Frame and Sill

This was a previously painted window frame and sill and the tanins from the teak underneath were bleeding through the paint.
What do you do in this case? You need to use the right primer to start with…..then all those nasties are sealed in and you can get on with painting.

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How To Paint Modern Pine Furniture

How To Paint Modern Pine Furniture

When I was asked to paint some furniture for video tutorials and blogs ,I knew instantly I had to include modern pine. I get so many people asking about how to update their bedside lockers, headboards etc and of course the ‘dresser’. Some of this modern pine , not all, are really good quality furniture and although they can seem dated now, they paint up so well, that your friends and family will think you have a new piece of furniture.

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Little French Baskets

Little French Baskets

Little French Baskets Create your own Little French Baskets easily with our quick guide from guest blogger Lydia.   The French have a distinctive style that pervades everything French, including the simple wicker basket. At Maine Country Home we have several that we purchased at the Paris Flea Markets years ago. Imagine our trip home […]

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Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror

Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror

Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror BY Lydia of Efec USA Here is a tutorial on how to make a Quick and Easy Little Trumeau Mirror from a cabinet door ! I love mirrors especially Trumeau mirrors. I also love projects that come together from start to finish quickly. So the other day I jumped […]

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Facebook LIVES- Replay

Facebook LIVES- Replay

Facebook LIVES- Replay   Every Friday we do a LIVE broadcast from our shop in Borrisokane Co Tipperary Ireland. Here is the link to our YOU TUBE channel where you can catch up on all the broadcasts you may have missed. Fun, creativity and lots of instruction are the basis of our LIVE broadcasts. Hope […]

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How To Decorate Your Home For Autumn

How To Decorate Your Home For Autumn

How to Decorate Your Home For Autumn By Guest Blogger & Interior Designer Wioleta Kelly. With the launch of my new Interior Decorating Course for the Shabby School , I thought i would give you a little taster by showing you a few simple things to help change the decor for the coming season. Did […]

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PAINTING YOUR OWN KITCHEN

How I Repainted My Own Kitchen

HOW TO PAINT YOUR OWN KITCHEN How to Paint your own kitchen is something a lot of us considered a job for only expert painters and decorators. . It can seem terrifying to do it ourselves,  but its not ! Have a look at this daily VLOG from Aileen of Shabby.ie. DAY ONE… we want […]

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How To Make a Chair Planter

How To Make a Chair Planter

Learn How To Make a Chair Planter out of an old unused chair . This is an easy weekend upcycling project and a great way to  brighten up a dull corner in your home/ garden or create an interesting focal point for visitors at your front door. If you like to have something different in […]

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Top Coat vs Wax For Painted Furnitur

Top Coat vs Wax For Painted Furniture

Top Coat vs Wax For Painted Furniture Its time to discuss the different ways to seal and finish your painted project. Top Coat vs Wax For Painted Furniture is a topic i am always being asked about when customers come into the shop. If you have been following me for a while you will know […]

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How Much Should I Charge For Painting Furniture?

How Much Should You Charge For Painting Furniture?

How Much Should You Charge For Painting Furniture? By Aileen of Shabby.ie I get asked this question so often. How much to I charge to Paint Furniture / Custom Painting ? And if I am to be completely honest, it was a question I asked myself many times when I first  started. Most of us […]

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Why I Don't Use Chalk Paint

Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint

Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint  by Aileen Hogan of shabby.ie Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint, at least not on EVERYDAY pieces. Only  vintage /antique pieces, that I want a more textured look to the paint… People are always asking me, what is the best paint for refinishing furniture. What is the best paint […]

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HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE

HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE

HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE  By Guest Blogger Tammy Schultz of Redesigned Frame of Mind HOW TO BUILD A STACKED SUITCASE TABLE  Materials Needed: MATERIALS suitcases 18″ 4×4 3/4″ plywood drywall screws (2″ & 3″) map/atlas water based glue antiquing glaze drill lauan Step 1: Making Legs 1. Cut 4×4 lumber into four […]

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Live Decoupage Tutorial

Live Decoupage Tutorial

Live Decoupage Tutorial Join in for a little catch up with one of our LIVE tutorials that we host on our Facebook Page If you would like to see more, you can follow our page and subscribe to our monthly newsletter . #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides […]

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A POP OF COLOUR

A POP OF COLOUR by Kerry Clingham of Creative Upcycle. Sometimes a piece of  furniture just needs a splash of fabulous colour to give it a face lift. Sometimes it just needs to have that little extra something to make you fall in love with it again. This was an old TV unit commissioned by […]

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IKEA DINING HACK

IKEA DINING HACK

IKEA DINING HACK by Guest Blogger Ally Leaindi of CHARLIECHIC Furniture Refinishing I will have to apologise ahead for my writing skills.. I’ve got none. I have been bullied, ok maybe that’s bit of a exaggeration, I have been asked, begged, told to and yes, even bribed, to start a blog. I actually had to […]

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Litter Box Fit For A Fancy Parisian Cat

Litter Box Fit For A Fancy Parisian Cat

Litter Box Fit For A Fancy Parisian Cat by Guest Blogger Ali Leaindi of Charleychic Furniture Refinishing My daughter and her fiancé are young trendy couple living in young trendy apartment in Paris city center. And naturally a plastic litter box for their cat Belle was not cutting it. So Momma Ally put on her […]

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General Finishes MILK PAINT ( What & How)

General Finishes MILK PAINT ( What & How)

General Finishes MILK PAINT ( What & How) Hi Folks,  Its Aileen of Shabby.ie In the last few months myself and my husband took over the distributorship of the General Finishes range of products in Ireland. Now I  am sure some of  you are asking ‘why on earth I would add an extra workload like […]

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15 mins Cushion Cover

15 Minute Cushion Cover

15 Minute Cushion Cover NO SEWING MACHINE REQUIRED ! Hi folks, once again, this week  I started to play with the products in the shop and see the different things I can make. I showed you some wall art made from stain last week, on Facebook Friday ( my live broadcast every Friday from my […]

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