Tropical Birdhouse Cabinet

White Orchid Paintings

Hit ull wooden cabinet with its peaked roof .iikJ tropical look i perfect for outdoor use. such in a unroon gt or a screened-in porch, on the patio, or next to the pool. If you plan to keep thi gt caliincf outdoors, protcct the painting with a variuth spctullv tonnu-late for exterior me. 1 Load a ' inch 19m flat wkh 1 Floating Medium, then woek a little 'Ihicket and I Jnet well mto the brush. Paint the fcm cm fur pmi-noiung. pulling each frond from the uem outward Load a no. 8 flat with Ihicket...

Wildflowers and Fems on Tray Table

Pancl Ink Art

WUWT folk A 1 by FU J I A - oik An Artnh P wol rav tabic usually look kind of plain and functional, but here one that is elegant and Milntantial enough to use as a coffec table. I Itcgan by Kasecoating the table and the folding leg uhite. Then I added a faux finish using piasuc rap ami Taupe Metallic for a richer look. If you can't find this color, use a inii t gt f Butter Pecan and Inca Cold Metallic for a similar efiect. Painr the bottom of each folding talkie leg with a metallic color....

Drawer Chest with Florals

HJHT foQLA t try ft d kf a folk Art AstnU' thrown HJHT foQLA t try ft d kf a folk Art AstnU' thrown hn che t remind mc a little tat of some old pieces I have wi around that aren't too pretty anymore and need to lie given new life. The chest in the picture is actually a new, unfinished wood piece I bought that came with its own metal stand. I replaced the knobs that were on the drawer with clear glass knobs from a home improvement center. And the subtle faux finish. which wa actually applied...

Sea Shell Trunk

Conch Shell Painting

NT fcikA by M An - f olkA 1 ArtWtV ht spacious flat-lidded trunk is a great place to store your family beach vacation photos, ouvenir gt and scraphook . The sea shell and rope motif would ork on any size hope chest, hlanket chcst or other storage piccc, and would look especially nice in a vacation or seaside cottagc. I Itasecoared the entire trunk and lid with Wicker White, sanding lightly between coats. I he legs are accentcd uitlj Mushroom and lac fitild Metallic. To make the corner btoe....

Basic Painting Techniques

Decorative Furniture Painting

1 lo pimt vino, n c the chitc edge 1 of yi gt oi flat broth. If your broth if double loaded. ah ay lead with the tighter color. Sbghdy tilt the lighter corner uji. Thif dragt the green or iirieri brittle belund, aunwwtically hiding sxrur tine and highlighting it at the amc nine To nuke the inr low naturally. you need to move gt gt ur hole aim, iw iu t the brmh. When yow van arr finnhed. begin lacing a leal by toediing the dibel edge of the bnnh in a V-thape. keeping the gtren wdc to anl the...