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Hand-painted furniture styles include shabby chic, coastal chic and French country. You can paint your existing furniture yourself to transform the style of a room. More »

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Mexican rustic furniture originated in Southwestern and traditional Mexican homes. Authentic Mexican furniture is made of materials like copper-embellished old wood, mesquite, painted wood and pigskin, according to Direc... More »

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Mission style furniture uses flat panels and simple lines, in horizontal or vertical arrangements, to accentuate the grain of the wood. Lumber, sawn form oak log quarters, to maximize the appearance of the annual growth ... More »

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Create funky distressed furniture by applying two coats of different-colored paints to the furniture and sanding through the top coat to reveal the bottom one. Choose contrasting colors to create a funky look. Select the... More »

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To strip furniture of stain or paint, apply a chemical stripper, and allow the item to sit as the stripper works. Remove the stain or paint that has pulled away from the wood with a metal scraper. More »

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Paint furniture to look shabby chic by giving it two coats of different colored paint, sanding the edges and surfaces, using a crackle kit and adding polyurethane. This process takes a few hours, plus drying time. You ne... More »

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Distressing improves the look of painted furniture by adding an antique look to an otherwise normal piece. It can both transform the piece and change the look of an entire room. More »

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