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  1. How to Create Aged and Stenciled Wood Furniture This week on Finish Friday, Amy concludes the 2-part series on techniques for weathering and aging wood pieces. In Part 1, Amy showed off some gorgeous pieces that were treated with Amy Howard at Home Better With Age solution and Venetian Plaster, finishing with Cerusing Wax to add a nice sheen. In Part 2 this week, Amy is talking about adding layers to finishes with tools and plaster, using stencils, and treating a piece of furniture that has already been stained. Creating Age and Depth ...
  2. How To: Use Furniture Stencils Add beautiful detail to your furniture with our NEW Furniture Stencils! Watch as Amy takes Venetian Plaster and One Step Paint to create a beautiful raised look. Shop the products Amy used and follow along below... Shop here... Furniture Stencils Bauhaus Buff One Step Paint Manor Gate One Step Paint Venetian Plaster Follow These Steps... Starting with a painted piece, follow these steps to create a gorgeous stenciled, raised design. 1. Start by mixing your Venetian Plaster and One Step ...
  3. Create Decorative Patterns on Glass with Lacquer On this episode of Finish Friday, DIY expert Amy Howard shares all about creating decorative patterns on glass with lacquer. High-Performance Furniture Lacquer produces a high sheen coating with a memorable pop of color and unbelievable depth. Use this nitrocellulose spray-on lacquer to transform a boring, plain piece into something edgy and modern that is sure to turn heads by adding a pattern using a Furniture Stencil plus a Color Transfer. ABOUT FINISH FRIDAYEach week, seasoned DIYer and ...
  4. Old World Wood Finishes: How to Use Better With Age to Antique and Refinish Natural Wood Furniture and Decor When it comes to aging wood furniture and decor, you need the highest quality products to ensure the best finish. At Amy Howard at Home, Amy herself has specially formulated the products used based on her three decades in the rescue and restore business. The result? Wood finishing products that don’t include VOCs and that are designed for use on virtually any type of wood. But knowing how to apply these products and how to age your wood surfaces goes beyond the right products. That’s why Amy...
  5. Transform a Boring Cocktail Table into a Family Game Table! On this episode of Finish Friday, DIY expert Amy Howard shares a project that is all about rescuing and restoring the furniture in family rooms. Cocktail tables are fun and easy to find at antique stores or even on the side of the road, because the top may be damaged. Think about having a family night, game night, or as a place for children to do homework around a table that you rescued and restored! ABOUT FINISH FRIDAYEach week, seasoned DIYer and restoration expert Amy Howard shares her ...
  6. How to Mix Venetian Plaster & Toscana Milk Paint How to Use Venetian Plaster & Toscana Milk Paint Plaster is one of the oldest building materials in history, with the first evidence of it dating back nearly 9,500 years. Venetian plaster became popular around the 15th century, when it was made from slaked (crumbled) limestone and marble. Painters and artists found that applying several layers of plaster to a wall would provide depth and smooth texture that couldn’t be replicated with other paint. In ancient times, as in modern times,...
  7. KITCHEN MAKEOVER: BEFORE AND AFTER KITCHEN CABINETS Every project deserves a fresh start. With a clean lint-free rag and the Amy Howard at Home© Clean Slate™ solution in hand, gently wipe away the dust, dirt and grime collected from years of use.To ensure optimal performance, thoroughly shake your Amy Howard at Home© One Step Paint™ for at least 1-2 minutes before opening. Follow by stirring with a clean wooden stir stick until all ingredients are mixed to an even creamy texture. Pro Tip: The Amy Howard at Home One Step Pa...
  8. Create Patterned Backsplashes & Glass Surfaces With Lacquer Sometimes, glass table tops, cabinet doors, trays, and even backsplashes need a little extra “something” to make them pop. This week on Finish Friday, Amy is showing us how to create patterned backsplashes and glass surfaces with Amy Howard at Home’s line of High-Performance Furniture Lacquer. This look — called Églomisé — allows you to decorate the back side of the glass and leave the opposite side free of paint or designs so that it can be cleaned and used as usual. With this Églomisé tech...
  9. How to Rescue & Restore Lamps How to Rescue & Restore Lamps Do you have a few lamps that you want to donate because they’re just… ugly? Don’t toss them out just yet! This week on Finish Friday, Amy Howard is walking you through how to rescue and restore a thrift store lamp or one that’s been hiding in your attic for years. Whether your piece is glass, metal, wood, or plastic, there’s a finish that will work for everyone. Tune into the video to watch Amy’s recommendations! Different Finishes for Different Lam...
  10. GET THIS LOOK | DIY Painted Chinoiserie Furniture Finish This week on "Get This Look" Amy shows you how to create a gorgeous painted furniture finish with NO drawing skills needed! Shop all the products she used below. Shop The Products Amy Used: Black One Step Paint A Makers' Studio Gold Metallic ChalkArt A Makers' Studio Toile Mesh Stencil New! Matte Sealer Glazed Over Light Wax Dark Wax Dust of Ages