When you’re painting furniture with moving parts, like drawers or casters, preparation is really important. Be sure to tape off casters and mask off internal ball bearing glides so that they stay free and clear of paint overspray. No one wants to deal with “sticky” drawers all day long. If your piece has a wood or plastic veneer, give it a light sanding and wipe down before you paint.
A custom curved-front desk made from a thick, laminated veneer lumber beam provides plenty of storage and function in space that might otherwise go unused. The star wall art adds a quirky pop of color and fun.
Create a trio of colorful pendants to illuminate a small island or kitchen table. Reuse paint cans as the base and then wrap them in oak veneer, in this low-budget DIY project that Lowe’s says beginners can do in a few hours.
Contrast is king in this fireplace wall by Nathalie Tremblay of Atelier Cachet, post-renovation and re-design. Gone are the drab wall and white brick; in their place, a stone-veneer surround and black wall add plenty of drama, and a three-dimensional art piece adds the finishing touch.
Thanks to LDa Architecture & Interiors' stylish surfaces and clever design, this mudroom doesn't look like a mudroom at all. Blond wood veneer covers the storage cabinets and bench; the flooring and kilim rug keep the look from feeling too stark.
The home draws inspiration from traditional Cape Cod architecture with a few twists of its own. The stacked stone veneer adds a rustic element to the facade, while decorative window trim makes up for the absence of shutters.
In this kitchen renovation by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, walls were removed to open the kitchen onto adjacent spaces. The dividing wall behind the sink is wrapped with brick veneer. The surface is vintage brick that's been sliced into thin tiles that are easy to install but retain the authentic look of exposed brick.
In spite of its extremely tall trey ceiling, this family room feels warm and intimate, thanks to the warmth of the reclaimed barnwood used in the ceiling, beams, and moldings throughout. A massive stone-veneer fireplace with barnwood trim dominates one end of the room, and a wall of French doors provides not only light but also a splendid view of the surrounding landscape.
A backyard patio/pool combination from Kane Landscapes features a fountain, entertainment areas and a raised patio of concrete, stone veneer, rectangular Penn and Bluestone. To maintain the natural beauty of your stone surfaces, do not use abrasive cleaners (like tub & tile products), vinegar or other acid cleaners. Instead use a recommended clearer from the manufacturer and you can also preserve the stone’s color with a stone sealer.
In this contemporary living room with a red cabinet, the Park Slope cocktail table by Century Furniture has multiple levels, a steel base with an antique brass finish and a Mozambique wood veneer in a rich melange.