Blogs by Sarah Stahl

Passion for transforming tired, old furniture into bold works of art. Sharing my learning with you.
Liming Wax Blog Pin
Refinishing 101

What is Liming Wax and how to use it on furniture.

Liming wax is a furniture wax product that can create a weathered or raw look on wood pieces. It contains wax and pigments that settle into the grain of the wood and will highlight the …

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Refinishing 101

Hydrogen Peroxide on Wood

When looking to bleach or lighten wood furnituret, consider Hydrogen Peroxide rather than an expensive two part bleaching agent or standard bleach. Hydrogen Peroxide on wood is the preferred method of furniture restoration experts to …

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Furniture Refinishing Supplies
Refinishing 101

Must Have Furniture Refinishing Supplies List

Welcome to the ultimate list of must-have furniture refinishing supplies! The goal of this post is to equip you with the most comprehensive list of essential tools, materials, and protective gear needed to take on …

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Refinishing 101

How to Easily Paint Wash Wood Furniture in any Colour

Ever wondered how refinishers have achieved that raw wood, or weathered, rustic look? It’s a rather simple trick of paint washing wood furniture to highlight the grain of the wood while lightly toning the overall …

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Painting vs staining
Refinishing 101

Painting vs Staining – The better option for your furniture?

These days, when I get a new piece of furniture I immediately start considering if the piece should be painted vs stained or even a combination of both.  The possibilities are endless when it comes …

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Decoupage with wallpaper - furniture makeover
Furniture Inspiration

Decoupaging with Wallpaper – Fun, Foxy Cabinet Makeover

I’ve been in awe of the gorgeous decoupage with wallpaper work showcased by a variety of talented furniture refinishers. It permits the ability to include prints which you could not easily paint on a piece …

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Refinishing 101

Black Spots on Wood

Discovering black spots on your beloved wood furniture can be disheartening.  While these unsightly marks can stem from various sources, they are most frequently attributed to water damage, a common adversary in the world of …

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Blue Nightstand Makeover
Furniture Inspiration

Blue Nightstand Makeover

In the summer of 2022 I was commissioned finish a nightstand makeover. The request was to create a pair of nightstands for new home owners. We worked together to pick the vibrant based colour, the …

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Pine wood - how to refinish pine furniture
Refinishing 101

Refinishing Pine Furniture

Pine wood Furniture is easy to come by. When I first started refinishing furniture, it was probably the type of wood I recognized first. This is due to Pine being fast growing, soft wood which …

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Refinishing 101

Refinishing Retro Teak Furniture for Indoors

I love Retro Furniture and I am not the only one. Teak Furniture continues to grow in popularity, particularly with styles from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  With furniture pushing on over 50 years of use, …

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