Today is Part 5 (the final installment) of my “5 Steps to Restoring Thrift Store Items” series. This is a five-part video series to share tips for restoring thrift store items at home. I will be sharing all about A Maker’s Studio products.
5th Step in my 5 Steps to Restore Thrift Store Items with A Maker’s Studio Products.
Restoring Thrift Store Items Video Series
In Blog Post 1, which you can read about here, I showed you how you can purchase items at the Thrift Store and clean them with A Maker’s Studio Furniture Cleaner.
Chalk Art and Adhesive Stencils are so easy to use.
When you find an item that you just don’t like anymore, rather than adding it to landfill, restore or refurbish it with paint, chalk art or stencils.
Chalk Art comes in over 20 different colors and is actually chalk, not paint. Chalk Art when applied to a surface will easily wash off with water. If you don’t want the Chalk Art to come off, then you should seal it was a Sealer.
For instance, I highly recommend the Matte Sealer from A Maker’s Studio. Water can be applied to the Chalk Art and you should keep your container closed when you are finished using it as the air will dry it out.
How to Use Adhesive Stencils
Adhesive Stencils are another way to enhance an item that you don’t like anymore. Working with adhesive stencils makes stenciling easy because of the stickiness on the stencil. Just like traditional stencils, they can also be used over and over again. Just clean them with soap and water and you’re ready to go.
Adhesive Stencils should
Adhesive Stencils can also be use with our Gilding Size and Leaf. Look at how beautiful this pillow turned out.
If you’d like to join me at a workshop to complete the pillow, please leave a comment below.
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Take a look at what I restored.
Watch the video tutorial
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