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Decorating & Furniture: Wall color versus Furniture color, oak mantle, brick fireplace
oak mantle, brick fireplace, pedastal table: The real problem is that your furniture and your wall color have too much contrast. While you didn t say the walls were white, I m confident they are. By deepening the shade of the wall color you will NOT darken the space, you will lessen the contrast between...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall color, shades of orange, carpet color
shades of orange, carpet color, shade of red: Thanks for writing and for your question. You re currently working with a shade of red and a shade of blue, which when paired can be either country or ecclectic. If you want your decor to go in the woodlands direction, I d try incorporating some of nature...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall Decor, canvas painting, neutral colors
canvas painting, neutral colors, italian theme: Hi Sue, Thanks for your questions. I love dining rooms. They have come and gone and come back again! One of the cheapest things you can do is paint. If you are going for an Italina theme, I suggest red. I LOVE a red dining room! If you DO choose to...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall decor ideas, brown colors, iron pieces
brown colors, iron pieces, art ideas: Hello again, Check out simplyfountains.com. It s a great resource I have used. Click on the wall fountain section to get best results as to what you are looking for. I love the fountains with the copper and pebbles! As far as your iron pieces go...they...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall decor ideas, brown colors, creative juices
brown colors, creative juices, glass shelves: Because of sheer size, whatever you hang there will become a focal point, but remember that it s ok to have more than one focal point in a room. It s great to have the attention flow from one spot to another. The tapestry fits in with the overall feel...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall mural, pottery barn kids, entrance doorway
pottery barn kids, entrance doorway, colored paint: Of course you can pull this off. You re already off to a great start in planning the entire process. (Many people skip this very important step.) Beginning with the map - you can either center it on the wall or cut it up into pieces and cover the entire...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall Panel, dark wood paneling, cheese cloth
dark wood paneling, cheese cloth, two coats: Hi Marsha, Thanks for writing. I have a solution for you that you can accomplish yourself in a weekend. Paint. Wonderful paint. It s the most economical design tool there is. Here s a specific how to so that you can get started right away, and brighten...

Decorating & Furniture: Wall paper, volenteers, best bet
volenteers, best bet, delayed response: Hi Erin, Thanks for writing. I want to apologise for the delayed response to your question. Over the weekend, the system was down that allows the volenteers to check in. Well, unfortunatly, I know about as much as you do about the paper. It is very expensive,...

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpaper?, easy way to remove wallpaper, circular motions
easy way to remove wallpaper, circular motions, home improvement store: Scott, Unfortunately, there is no quick and/or easy way to remove wallpaper. If the wallpaper was installed in the last decade, it s probably strippable, meaning that once the adhesive is broken you can strip the paper off. Sometimes it s small strips,...

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpaper, images stock, carboard
images stock, carboard, foam core: If your wallpaper already has adhesive then you want to protect the door, you would need to have one big piece of board and attach 6 boards the size of the panels and attach to the big board so it fits like a mold. I would use double sided tape for a smooth...

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpaper, realistic effect, stable door
realistic effect, stable door, lenart: Hi Lori, Now I understand more clearly. You could paper over the entire door but you still may have a problem where the recessed outline is. You might try adding a couple of layers of wide tape over the outline to help the poster to bridge the gap better....

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpaper border..., wallpaper border, handiwork
wallpaper border, handiwork, valerie: Dear Valerie, The instructions on most packs of prepasted paper will tell you not to add paste. But you ll find that many pros add paste anyway - they want their handiwork to stick around. Here is a link that has alot of information about prepasted wallpaper....

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpaper help, dark teal, oven dishwasher
dark teal, oven dishwasher, checkered floor: Hi Kelly, The best colors to combine with black and white checkerboard are: red, lemon yellow, lime green, dark teal or royal blue. If you aren t set on wallpaper, consider painting. It s easier, cheaper, will last as long if not longer and is...

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpaper, jennifer thanks, scalamandre
jennifer thanks, scalamandre, unique looks: Hi Jennifer, Thanks for writing and for your question. Check these sites: www.decoratetoday.com, www.wallpaperstore.com, www.wallpaperwholesaler.com. You may also want to check some of the manufacturer s websites - one that jumps to mind is www.waverly.com....

Decorating & Furniture: Wallpapering knockdown painted walls, paint treatment, faux paint
paint treatment, faux paint, knockdown: Hi Kathie, Thanks for writing and for your question. I hate to tell you that the texture used in the newer homes is not a good surface for wallpaper adhesion. It s not so much a matter of staying up once it s in place, but it does not have a good finish....

Decorating & Furniture: Walls and sofa, curtains, sofa
curtains, sofa, reds: It s hard to envision a pink floor, but colors that go well with pink are just about any color. I d probably stay away from reds, but other than that, the color world is at your disposal. Select the color you like best and put that on your walls. As for...

Decorating & Furniture: Washroom, toilet roll holder, dark brown colour
toilet roll holder, dark brown colour, tiles and walls: Hi Jack, Well if i was you i would go for white in such a small space as using even a slighty darker shade would start to make the room close in. You can put in some little coloured pictures if you wanted to to add a little colour. The tiles i would do...

Decorating & Furniture: White appliances in kitchen, solid surface countertop, allied asid
solid surface countertop, allied asid, granite countertops: Hello, There are panels available for most appliances, you just have to source them. For the budget s sake perhaps that is best. If you like the modern upgrade of new appliances, you won t ever fail with stainless steel, which is timeless. I think...

Decorating & Furniture: White couches, cat scratches, leather sofas
cat scratches, leather sofas, couch covers: Sometimes hand me downs are less than perfect, but imagine the money you ve saved? You can cover leather sofas just like any other. Check out www.surefit.com. Sure Fit is also carried by Bed, Bath & Beyond, but not all styles/colors are available through...

Decorating & Furniture: White Oak Floor Color and Foyer Tile Color, wood floor stain, porcelain tile
wood floor stain, porcelain tile, tile showroom: Hello Dave, I do like the combinaton of light cabinetry with the dark granite. The contrast can be even more dramatic with a darker stain on the white oak flooring. This tonal change allows the floor to make more of a statment. Try a mid-tone stain, at...

Decorating & Furniture: White Vanity Mirror w/Cinnamon Colored Vanity, granite countertop, vanity mirror
granite countertop, vanity mirror, home deopot: It s definitely not a decorating error if YOU don t mind that the two pieces coordinate rather than match. Some people deal with this very well, and others have to have everything matchy matchy.... I like a mix of woods personally, and prefer coordination...

Decorating & Furniture: Whitewash Furniture, whitewash furniture, white washed furniture
whitewash furniture, white washed furniture, navy wall: Because your wood tone is light, go darker for the wall color. Red tones sound great! Coordinate your bedding and draperies in a stripe or a floral to pull all the colors together. I have white-washed furniture in my bedroom against a navy wall and use...

Decorating & Furniture: WIndow treatments, fabric remnant, bullion fringe
fabric remnant, bullion fringe, wood blinds: Sounds like a wonderful room! I can picture exactly what you are talking about. Your husband will be happy to hear that he is right...and you will be happy to hear that you are right. Use the wood blinds for light control and privacy. Then add side panels...

Decorating & Furniture: Wicker furniture, wicker chairs, wicker furniture
wicker chairs, wicker furniture, clorox: You can use I high powered pressure washer with at least 3000 PSI or you can use clorox with just a regular walmart pressure washer it may take a little bit for the clorox to kick in but it will do the trick. Miniwax is best type of stain to use. Thanks...

Decorating & Furniture: Window Coverings, lace panels, vinyl blinds
lace panels, vinyl blinds, duette shades: Window blinds are always good, and you can open and close them easily, and the vinyl blinds aren t very expensive. A cafe curtain is a cute option. You could use any type of fabric, and maybe a spring rod, they only cover the bottom half of the window, and...

Decorating & Furniture: Window Toppers, cream tones, window toppers
cream tones, window toppers, common denominator: June, Since you are dealing with an open floor plan, I d suggest you pick one color (you can always use different shades of the same color) and use it throughout the open space. It seems to me that your common denominator here is black (which I would...

Decorating & Furniture: Window Treatment Suggestion, curtains draperies, tab tops
curtains draperies, tab tops, tension rods: Hi Karen, I would probably consider doing an inside mount for hardware (fits within the window casing, not outside it) and would use something simple like hooks on either side. To that, I d simply drape some fabric that incorporates your color scheme....

Decorating & Furniture: Window Treatment, blinds of all kinds, roll ups
blinds of all kinds, roll ups, stop gap: Hi Traclyn, Thanks for your questions. Since you are obviously in need of a stop-gap measure to eliminate the privacy issue in your dining room, I would probably recommend one of two courses of action. Either purchase several (depending on how large...

Decorating & Furniture: Window Treatments, rust colors, gold studs
rust colors, gold studs, window casement: Hello Alisha , Stationery Side Panels may fit just right . This type of panel is not traversable but stays in one place while still covering the window trim . This type of panel may be made to break at the floor about 2 . This panel can be made...

Decorating & Furniture: Window Treatments, purchase fabric, curtain panels
purchase fabric, curtain panels, vanity area: Here s a quick, no-sew solution for you Kristin! Purchase ready-made panels in the longest length available, (probably 102 ) purchase fabric to add to the bottom, and use fusable hem tape (available at any fabric store) to attach the fabric to the bottom...

Decorating & Furniture: Window Treatments, shades blinds, oh jenny
shades blinds, oh jenny, blinds and shades: Thanks for writing and for your question. It sounds as though your privacy is a bigger issue than anything. Let me first say that I m one of those decorators that think sheers aren t curtains. By that, I mean the window looks half-dressed to me with only...

Decorating & Furniture: Window treatment Question, plantation shutter blinds, wood blinds
plantation shutter blinds, wood blinds, treatment question: I m with you on the wood blinds. If you can afford plantation shutter blinds, go with them in white. Then, as you finish the room s furnishings, add a drape to either side (floor to ceiling) of the window to finish it. Without furnishings in the room,...

Decorating & Furniture: Window treatments, sheer fabric, vertical blinds
sheer fabric, vertical blinds, tie back: Hi! Thanks for your questions. Absolutely tie the two windows together by using the same fabric . Use a scarf on the smaller window, lined with sheer fabric and more traditional draperies on the larger window lined with sheers. This will give a coordinated...

Decorating & Furniture: Window treatments, bamboo shades, chocolate hand
bamboo shades, chocolate hand, light colours: Hello Patti , Bamboo shades are available with light colours with hints of browns , dark browns and tans . Maybe a little green mixed in would catch attention for the good . All white may bring too many bright colours into the room . With the dark chocolate...

Decorating & Furniture: Window treatments, back porch, draperies
back porch, draperies, window treatments: If you need privacy, use either blinds (verticals open easiest over doorways) or shades. Treat the front (all of it) as one window for draperies and treat each side as one window. Framing them in this manner will make the room appear to be three big ...

Decorating & Furniture: Window unit., window shutters, small apartment
window shutters, small apartment, attic room: Thanks for the question. I d recommend two things. First, get shutters for the window. If the window is a decent size, get two sets - one for the bottom (where the AC unit sits) and one set for the top of the window. That will allow you to leave the top...

Decorating & Furniture: Wod Flooring and Paint Suggestions, tile color, color tiles
tile color, color tiles, wood laminate: Anna, If you prefer warm tones, paint your walls in a warm taupe (Glidden s Toasty Grey is my favorite), or opt for a darker shade like nutmeg or cinnamon. As for wood flooring, my preference would be to match (meaning coordinate) the wood or wood laminate...

Decorating & Furniture: Wood Blinds, wooden blinds, wood blinds
wooden blinds, wood blinds, automotive painter: hi steph, i m not sure if this would work because i don t have all details of the blinds BUT i ve known folks to take furniture to an automotive painter and have them sprayed to get a nice even coat. you may consider this for your blinds. otherwise i would...

Decorating & Furniture: Paint Color, restorationhardware com, granite colors
restorationhardware com, granite colors, ceiling beams: Kathy, Thanks for writing. With your granit, I love the saffron color. The other colors are too grey. You need to stay out of the grey toned color sence your counters are cream based. For the beams in a ceiling, I think it is very elegant to paint...

Decorating & Furniture: Wood color for "wrought iron" base table, lint free cloth, uneven texture
lint free cloth, uneven texture, denatured alcohol: Dear Masha, Based on the follow-up info you sent me: yes, white would be too much for your table top. I think black would be a better choice. You could use a woodwashing technique. Choose a black latex flat paint-1 pint- (you choose the shade)and add 5...

Decorating & Furniture: Wood color, maple cabinets, natural maple
maple cabinets, natural maple, kitchen nook: Leslie, Thanks for your question. If you want the WHOLE house to really flow, use the same natural color. Otherwise, a traditional study has dark woods, which gives you a very rich feel. As always, feel free to email your completed project to benctt@aol.com...

Decorating & Furniture: Wood Paneling, furniture couches, wood paneling
furniture couches, wood paneling, light furniture: You re in luck Toni, because most any color will go with wood panelled walls. Since it s a basement, I d probably opt for medium to light furniture, and since you already have a lot of memdium color wood, I d consider blonde or white-washed to enliven the...

Decorating & Furniture: wall border, wall border, space thanks
wall border, space thanks, decorating ideas: Thanks for writing and for your question. This happens so many times. My best advice is that you remove the border completely from that one wall. Here s why. Anything done well in decorating is done with intentionality . Even mistakes look better when...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color, carpet color, chair rail
carpet color, chair rail, room walls: Since you like sage green, take another look at some color samples and compare them to the carpet color for compatibility. I m sure you ll find a suitable green for the walls. If not, consider a khaki or taupe shade, and paint the chair rail white. ...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color, blue carpet, textile art
blue carpet, textile art, elegant room: Hi Marcia What sort of look are you going for? In a small room you don t want to add too much in the way of colour as it could be a bit overpowering and make the room appear small. Stone, wedgewood blue and cream could form the basis of a very elegant...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color for bedroom, paint colors, color expert
paint colors, color expert, new carpet: Dear Mary Perry, Sounds like your in a dilemma. Sometimes its better to hire an interior decorator to choose paint colors. I think that you should go for more a golden beige color for both ...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color for brown furniture, microsuede couch, cocoa brown
microsuede couch, cocoa brown, paint makers: Here are some paint samples to consider: Behr 570C-3 Tender Twilight or a lighter shade Behr 560C-2 Caribbean Mist . My other favorite is a greyed down blue called Saltwater (it leans towards the purple tones) 580E-2 - again Behr. The finish...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color to compliment furniture, wine color, asian furniture
wine color, asian furniture, small apartment: The red that you have sounds beautiful. I wouldn t create a red wall ... too much red. Consider a taupe (either Glidden s Toasty Grey or Squirrel). Toasty grey is more toast than grey, and squirrel has a bit more black and a hint of green in it - otherwise...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color for hunter green carpet, finished color, hi jill
finished color, hi jill, countless options: Hi Jill, Thanks for your question. Unfortunatly, I do not think a lot of colors would go well on a wall in a room with green carpet. The first color that did come to mind though was a nice taupe or darker cream. This will make a huge diffrence in how the...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color to match furniture and countertops, color carpet, shades of green
color carpet, shades of green, kitchen walls: Hello Dena; The colors of gray and green are from the same family, so I would suggest a faux finish using two shades of green or something in the grays. You could also paint these two rooms a nice creamy shade of yellow which would look really good with...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color for olive sofa, accent furniture, sofa and loveseat
accent furniture, sofa and loveseat, glidden: You can use taupe if you want something neutral. My favorite is Glidden s Toasty Grey. If you want more contrast, go lighter with the wall color. If you want something dramatic, use an earthy tone like persimmon or terra cotta. If you want something more...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color in open layout, robert allen fabric, soft teal
robert allen fabric, soft teal, dining room furniture: Hi Gail. Thanks for writing and describing your home so thoroughly. Since most everything in your home is neutral, I was looking for a common denominator that would make sense in the open areas. My suggestion for wall color is a soft teal. It doesn...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color for red sofa, orange spice, color choices
orange spice, color choices, painting the walls: Your best bet is a sage or moss green for the walls around this sofa. Red/green are color opposites and therefore go great together. Any shade of green will work, but match the intensity of the shade of green to the intensity of the red. Your color...

Decorating & Furniture: what wall color works with wood ceilings?, granite countertop, farmhouse table
granite countertop, farmhouse table, wood ceilings: Sounds like a great house. Consider taupe. Anyone who has written about a true color dilemma or ever read my answers about that subject knows that I believe wholeheartedly in Glidden s Toasty Grey. It s a brownish grey (and I know that doesn t sound appealing)...

Decorating & Furniture: wall color, honey maple, orange chair
honey maple, orange chair, room floors: Hi, thanks for writing. I know this is going to sound boring, expecially for an artist, but I would suggest a very light cream color with a yellow to cream tone aposed to a grey tone. You have so much color in that room and it is all very bright! I know...

Decorating & Furniture: wall colors, wall colors, rich colors
wall colors, rich colors, ornage: You could use those colors mentioned but if the tile has allot of ornage in it maybe you should do the color of the walls in terra cotta color to accent the color of the tiles or brown to accent the tiles or maybe even find a focal point in the room and do...

Decorating & Furniture: wall colors, wall colors, shade of green
wall colors, shade of green, first house: If he likes the furniture, he ll like the lilac. If you select a shade that is close to the same darkness/lightness (hue value) of the green, it will be absolutely beautiful and totally neutral. If you fear this, I understand that. Go with the darker...

Decorating & Furniture: wall colors and accents, cowhide rug, accent colors
cowhide rug, accent colors, wall colors: Thanks for writing. If a Western theme is your choice, you may want to consider using a sandy shade of taupe for your walls. My favorite taupe is Glidden s Toasty Grey, available at Home Depot. An area rug underneath the furniture is a great idea too....

Decorating & Furniture: wall colors! (addendum), subtle yellow, wall colors
subtle yellow, wall colors, paint store: Karen, As for color, try picking out a color from the painting that you could live with on your walls. If you don t want something that bright use the color, but have it toned down at the paint store. Also, a trick it to pick a color from the painting...

Decorating & Furniture: wall colors!, earthy colors, wall colors
earthy colors, wall colors, leafy trees: Karen, First, don t make your main color a white. Try a cream or taupe. As far as the color on your walls or a couple of your walls, pick out a color from the peruvian sence this is your focal point above the fire place. I suggest staying away from the...

Decorating & Furniture: wall paint/furniture color selections, granite counter tops, paint furniture
granite counter tops, paint furniture, curio cabinet: There s a perfect color for you that you can use throughout the rest of the house...it s my favorite background color - Glidden s Toasty Grey. It s a true taupe, not too yellow, not too brown, not too grey - it s just enough of everything. It coordinates...

Decorating & Furniture: What do I do about my wall, decorative element, woodburning fireplace
decorative element, woodburning fireplace, open foyer: Hi Heidi; Make two identical stain glassed windows and encase them with a wooden frame. Or you can use Plexiglass instead of the stained glass & using 2 small pieces of chain, hang these down from the top of the opening. In essense, you are making a free...

Decorating & Furniture: wallpaper removal, inch blade, best way to remove wallpaper
inch blade, best way to remove wallpaper, wallpaper removal: Christine, this could be easy or difficult. Try using hot water and a 4in blade scrapper, and see if the paper comes off easily. If it doesn t you can use Dif and follow label directions or rent a steamer. I have on some papers, had to go inch by inch, and...

Decorating & Furniture: wallpaper, british columbia canada, wallpaper books
british columbia canada, wallpaper books, wallpaper stores: Hi Shelley, Thanks for writing and for your question. In the continental US, we have oodles (technical term for lots) of wallpaper stores whose entire inventory is nothing but wallpaper books and samples. Scour your area for such stores. Via internet...

Decorating & Furniture: wallpapered wall, design wallpaper, valair
design wallpaper, valair, allied member: Hello Susan, Absolutely! Wallpaper is also a backdrop just like paint. By all means use it to your advantage, hang the print! Especially if the print is one you love and adds spark to the kitchen. Best Regards, Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member...

Decorating & Furniture: wallpapering and painting, painting the ceiling, valair
painting the ceiling, valair, elusion: Hi Denise, I believe you may end up cutting the room visually and making it appear shorter! By elongating the room with one color, you re emphasizing height. By using wall paper on the bottom, you ll emphasize the lower half more than the top. By painting...

Decorating & Furniture: wallpapering, bad shape, oil base
bad shape, oil base, steamer: You can paint and wallpaper over existing wallpaper. The paper must be adhered to the wall and not coming off. If the paper is in bad shape, I would remove it with a steamer. To paint over the wallpaper, you will need to sand down any raised edges, and paint...

Decorating & Furniture: What walls to paint as an accent wall?, natural focal point, color punch
natural focal point, color punch, accent wall: Thanks for writing. There are different reasons for adding accent walls; to draw attention away from the natural focal point; to add drama; to add some color punch etc. Decide first why you want to paint an accent wall or two. Painting all your walls...

Decorating & Furniture: I want color in my tiny bedroom, thin stripes, dark colors
thin stripes, dark colors, looking at the sky: Dear Shelly, Your husband is right to be hesitant of dark colors in small spaces. Some have made the case that using all dark colors that are similar in value will also make a room look large. I have not found that technique to work. However, you do not...

Decorating & Furniture: white living room, dinning room set, color watercolor
dinning room set, color watercolor, rock botton: Dora, Thanks for the questions. I can t really pick a color for you, but I can urge you to consider using your favorite color/colors for the upholstery in your dining room and coordinating the art with your favorite colors and themes. Some people...

Decorating & Furniture: whites and off-whites - kitchen cabinets, trim, and wall color, kitchen cabinets, oriental rugs
kitchen cabinets, oriental rugs, taupe color: I d do a bright white for the cabinets (like your trim) and I d use a subdued taupe color for the walls. My favorite is Glidden s Toasty Grey (it s more toast than grey) and it s beautiful against white. Most importantly, it will ease the transition between...

Decorating & Furniture: wicker chest, decorator fabric, fabric stores
decorator fabric, fabric stores, bead board: Hi Pattie, Thanks for writing and for your question. Sorry to hear about the cat s antics...but we love them anyway, don t we? My best suggestion is that you cover the chest with batting (like we use for quilt linings) and then with a wonderful fabric....

Decorating & Furniture: window covering, wooden blinds, basement ceiling
wooden blinds, basement ceiling, mallon: Dear Mindy Irvine, I think it depends on what kind of a feel you want to bring to the space. It also depends on how much light you want coming in as well. Are you able to send me a picture of the room? Send to rminteriordecor@yahoo.com Reading...

Decorating & Furniture: window coverings, custom made curtains, drapery rod
custom made curtains, drapery rod, bedroom windows: If privacy or light control are not issues for this particular bedroom window, then placing drapes on a rod between the rounded portion and the square portion is fine. If you need privacy or light control, you will need to invest in either blinds or custom...

Decorating & Furniture: window dressing for large vaulted picture window, room darkening blinds, horizontal blinds
room darkening blinds, horizontal blinds, eyes in the night: Hello Jackie , Think about an Earth tone colour . The arch may look nice with a horizontal blind and perhaps for the lower window(s) use Woven Woods Top Down/Bottom up operating type of control . Remember , there are tilt wands and pull cords that...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatment, cone shades, honey cone
cone shades, honey cone, optimal privacy: Connie, Bow windows are great. They conform to houses better than bay windows in my opinion! for a treatment, you may consider a honey cone shade. This can be risen during the day and closed at night for optimal privacy. When the honey cone shades are down...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatment, living room furniture, microsuede fabric
living room furniture, microsuede fabric, dark mahogany: My best suggestion, and one change that will make the most impact is to paint your walls. Even if you use a camel color like your sofa, your space will come alive! Your draperies should incorporate all the colors in the room, and decorative rods come...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatment, italian kitchen decor, linen s and things
italian kitchen decor, linen s and things, brick red: Becki, Thanks for writing and for your question. I love the description you give of your space. You re off to a fabulous start with these choices. In your case a curtain with a holder backer thingee is probably a good choice. Since you don t care...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments, lenart, metal frame
lenart, metal frame, drapery: First of all my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. We had a new grandson born last week and have been caught up in that. Now onto your decorating problem. I love the idea of you adding both curtains like a gauzy sheer and the plants to form...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments, happy plants, hanging plants
happy plants, hanging plants, distinct seasons: Hello Dina, I do think it is a good idea to fill the balcony with plants if you want some privacy but without putting curtains for the balcony door. There are many good plants to choose from. If you live in a climate with distinct seasons it is a good idea...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments, mini blinds, vertical blinds
mini blinds, vertical blinds, rough shape: Drapes are a good option for softness around the windows and for privacy. A combination of blinds/shutters and drapes are also something you may want to consider. If you opt for a combination, look for vertical blinds as opposed to horizontal ones. THey...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments, home improvement center, curtain rod
home improvement center, curtain rod, facing window: Hi Christine, Thanks for writing and for your questions. First, since the window is large, you may have to create your curtain rod from wooden brackets and closet dowling. Brackets can come from most anywhere, and closet dowling is available in several...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments and ceiling light, sewing roman shades, woven carpet
sewing roman shades, woven carpet, fabric shade: Dear Beata Piovesan, Concerning the window treatment for the windows I would suggest choosing a pleated fabric shade. They are perhaps the most popular hard treatment next to miniblinds and vertical-louver blinds. You can get them in Translucent which...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments and color, navajo white, shades of yellow
navajo white, shades of yellow, treatment question: The Navajo White is a good solid white. I d stick with that. And yes, adding window treatments that have some burgandy in them will pull all the carpet colors and wall colors together. As for complimentary colors, you have 3 colors going already (the...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments for sliding glass doors, home fashion industry, window treatments for sliding glass doors
home fashion industry, window treatments for sliding glass doors, sliding glass doors: Danielle, Please do! The vertical blinds are the worst thing the home fashion industry has ever come out with...they look ugly and cheap! Choose a nice cotton or silk material and a thick rode to go across the top. When the window is open, tie the bulk...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments for windows on the front of house, sheer curtains, wood blinds
sheer curtains, wood blinds, office windows: Thanks for writing and for your question. From the standpoint of curb appeal, a home always looks better (shows better if and when you sell) if all the window treatments are basically the same view from the street. That s also why many of us line our draperies...

Decorating & Furniture: window treatments, roman shades, wood blinds
roman shades, wood blinds, breakfast nook: Thanks for writing back for more info. Sometimes I get too scattered in my thinking and typing! One approach to blinds that works well in adjoining spaces or open floor plans is to use the same type and style blind in every room. There s no rule that...

Decorating & Furniture: window and trim color, marvin windows, panel doors
marvin windows, panel doors, interior doors: There are very few hard and fast rules in decor, but this is one of them. All trims should be either stained or painted, not a combination. Having said that, it s your house and if you like the look of stain and paint together, then do it. Regards, Jenn...

Decorating & Furniture: window, transoms, busy street
transoms, busy street, mallon: Dear Richard, Here are some links that might help you out. http://www.blindcrafter.com/prod_desc.cfm?catid=6 http://www.livingglassoflondon.com/acatalog/by_window_type_Arched___transoms.html http://www.yourblinds.com/products/arches/graber/grar0101.asp...

Decorating & Furniture: wood ceiling - cave like, pine wood ceilings, kitchen cabinates
pine wood ceilings, kitchen cabinates, wooden ceilings: Thanks for writing. Here are my initial thoughts. Paint the walls a color other than white - maybe a soft blue or green. Brighten the table and chairs with cushions/pads and a cheery runner or cloth for the table. Add white or off-white accessories to...

Decorating & Furniture: wood floors, oak wood floors, tile flooring
oak wood floors, tile flooring, wood flooring association: HI Joy (again!!) Congratulations on what sounds like a beautiful new home in a LOVELY spot! The Bahamas bring back wonderful memories for me! As for your flooring... Here are a few questions: Will you have central air conditioning? Will you live in...

Decorating & Furniture: wood paneling, wood paneling, wood coffee table
wood paneling, wood coffee table, textured walls: You can add texture atop the paneling if you choose, and then paint it. You may want to consider simply painting the panels instead. Regardless, you must prime first with a non-pourous surface primer like Kilz. Allow that to thoroughly dry, then add the...

Decorating & Furniture: wood staining, wood staining, dear linda
wood staining, dear linda, wall unit: Dear Linda, I would not recommend putting another finish on your wall unit without taking off the first one. I am not sure if your unit is oiled or has a urethane finish. If it is oiled only it would be simple to reapply teak oil to your piece without...

Decorating & Furniture: Too much wood?, wood grains, breakfast nook
wood grains, breakfast nook, children and dogs: Alanna, Thanks for writing. It will be a lot of wood, but if you use area rugs and get a hardwood in a light blond tone where you can see through to the variations of wood grains (again, this can only be found in true hardwood), you should be fine. ...

Decorating & Furniture: wooden floors and furniture, and colours, kitchen cuboards, accent pieces
kitchen cuboards, accent pieces, blond color: Sally, Thanks for writing. You need to get away from all the beigh, creams, browns, ect.. Everything is running together. Sence you have cream furniture, which I am sure you are going to want to keep, try going with a contemporaray, light, and flowing...

Decorating & Furniture: working with burgandy and black, plantation shutters, neutral shade
plantation shutters, neutral shade, leather couch: Hi Kathy, You need to select a color that you l o v e and go with that. Your furniture will be the focal point against any color, and my best advice is to use a nice neutral shade of grey, taupe or even pale yellow for the walls. As for carpeting, you...

Decorating & Furniture: working with an interior designer, professional interior decorator, work trust
professional interior decorator, work trust, interior designer: There is no standard markup. It varies by the project s complexity and your designers relationship with their suppliers. Normally, markup on purchases still save you, the consumer money because it s a price you would never get on your own. If...

Decorating & Furniture: ..., tile flooring, ballet bars
tile flooring, ballet bars, flooring store: Dear Heather, This is not my expertise but I will certainly try to steer you in the right direction. First, I would reccomend finding a professional mirror company that would install the mirrors for you. You will save both time and money by letting a...

Decorative Arts: Art work on red walls, joanna scott, scott co
joanna scott, scott co, art work: Dear Josie, You could pick prints that have the same red as your walls in them - this would ensure continuity. Or if your prints don t have red, you could add your red emulsion into parts of the print by hand painting small parts. Hope that helps. Joanna...

Decorative Arts: creamic lamp painting, steel wool pad, ceramic lamps
steel wool pad, ceramic lamps, metal lamps: Hi Nancy Nice to hear from you. Nancy I love this question and the fact you do not want to just throw away and get new stuff. Changing the color is the way to go. I have painted ceramic many many times with good results. I am sure there are different...

Decorative Arts: LARGE Mirror to frame, chair rail, wood filler
chair rail, wood filler, black paint: Hi Michelle Good question. I have done what you are going to do about 5 times I estimate LOL If you leave the mirror hanging as is with the mirror mounts you have now, you will not be able to get the wooden frame to touch the glass because of them. You...

Decorative Arts: I Need Help Decorating My Room!!!, wooden furniture, old clothes
wooden furniture, old clothes, dusty rose: Hi Nini Nice to hear from you. I got this question last night just as our power went down. Sorry its late. Nini I have a 14 and a 15 year old grandaughter so I know about this clutter. You must keep it under control..LOL..at least thats what I tell my...

Decorative Arts: Refinish or repair older dressers, minwax stain, mineral spirits
minwax stain, mineral spirits, tung oil: Hi again Holly Holly I am trying to imagine what this finish could possibly be if it seems to come off with soap and a rag. If this was a linseed oil finish it will come off with the mineral spirits though but not soap and water. But this should not be...

Decorative Arts: Repainting Mirror Frame, mirror frame, craft store
mirror frame, craft store, wooden frame: Hi Jo Nice to hear from you. Yes this is possible, but remember this distressing usually involves sanding back areas to make it look worn. So the color of the existing wood will show through unless you undercoat with something different. Personally I...

Decorative Arts: repairing antique plaster picture frame, decorative plaster, elmers glue
decorative plaster, elmers glue, touch ups: Hi Karen Nice to hear from you. I have made such repairs in the past and use whatever glue I could put my hand on. White Elmers glue is fine. If the crack lines around the reglued piece show, dab a bit of poly fil in them with your finger. You can do...

Decorative Arts: vertical blinds, vertical blinds, crown moldings
vertical blinds, crown moldings, window blinds: Dear Jerry, If the blinds are plastic slats it would be easier to use car spray paint with stencils. You could easily copy a cubist design onto them, using strips of masking tape and newspaper to mask the parts that you are not working on. I suggest that...

Decorative Arts: 40 year old white bedroom set, wood hi, paint spray
wood hi, paint spray, satin finish: Hi Linda Nice to hear from you. As long as you make sure the surface to be painted is well prepped with sanding, you can paint most anything. This dresser included LOL. Personally I would use a brush rather than spray. Linda just make sure you get a real...

Decorative Arts: Candlesticks, brass horns, brass candlesticks
brass horns, brass candlesticks, candle stick: Hi Ann Nice to hear from you. Contact local stores that sell wind instruments as they should be able to put you in touch with someone who removes dents from brass horns (yes such things are done). There is no reason such a person could not do candle stick...

Decorative Arts: enamel table, baked enamel, wooden legs
baked enamel, wooden legs, good luck: Hi Kristina Nice to hear from you. Yes you certainly can strip the paint off this table top. And it will not harm the baked enamel underneath the paint. Never could figure out why folks wanted to paint over these tops. Personally I prefer a few chips...

Decorative Arts: Re-painting a Gold mirror frame + Gold Pottery Lampbases, spray varnish, joanna scott
spray varnish, joanna scott, mirror frame: Dear Eva, With MDF you can use many products from DIY shops to paint over the existing paint, you should be able to buy the shade that you want or mix one from the paint range that you choose. I would give the frame a bite with a smooth grain sandpaper...

Decorative Arts: Refurbishing my childs rocker for my granddaughter, grit sandpaper, jenny lind
grit sandpaper, jenny lind, light coats: Hi Linda Nice to hear from you. Try the local craft stores for the music box. They have wind up ones or motion activated ones. The best way to repaint this chair is this. First off a light sanding with 180 grit sandpaper. Then a good dusting. Get a...

Decorative Arts: art print with lights?, doctors office, light bulbs
doctors office, light bulbs, electric art: Hi Bud Nice to hear from you. They call these things Electric Art . Last weekend was my first experience seeing these pictures. It was at a craft show. The lady made them herself, but they are readily available in stores and on line. Here is one such...

Decorative Arts: decorating, leather sofa, throw pillows
leather sofa, throw pillows, decorated rooms: Hi Wendy Nice to hear from you. I would use a mixture of cushion colors from the colors you described are in the rest of the room. A brown leather sofa (my son has one), is a pretty big expanse of brown in a room and it needs breaking up with some color....

Decorative Arts: Looking for paint to reflect light in china cabinet, joanna scott, kitchen cupboards
joanna scott, kitchen cupboards, kitchen cupboard: Dear Seth I think the best thing to go for is white self adhesive laminate/plastic on a roll which you can buy from most good DIY stores. You often also see material like this to refurbish the fronts of kitchen cupboards. Failing this white kitchen cupboard...

Decorative Arts: Paint a Frame, wet sandpaper, joanna scott
wet sandpaper, joanna scott, thin coats: Dear Kerri, I would sand it with a very fine paper - wet sandpaper then dry to at least give the frame a key for your paint. You then have a couple of options. You could spray the frame with a black matt spray paint - either a car spray or a Hobby spray...

Decorative Arts: Plaster Mirror Frame, mirror frame, colored glaze
mirror frame, colored glaze, type frame: Hi Judy Nice to hear from you. These old frames can be painted any color we choose. If there is some nice detail (there usually is in these plaster frames), then you can give them an antique look after painting. Choosing a color for the frame will depend...

Decorative Arts: River Rock Fireplace, river rock fireplace, bottom edge
river rock fireplace, bottom edge, wal mart: Hi Connie Nice to hear from you. Oh my gosh I see what you mean. This is easily solved. The top shelf needs a big mirror. Get one about 6 inches less than the width of the shelf. You simply place it right on the shelf (not hung) on a slight angle. You...

Decorative Arts: touching up mirror fram, resin frame, craft paints
resin frame, craft paints, bright copper: Hi Ira Nice to hear from you. This will be easy to tone down. Go to the craft store and get a bottle of antique gel in a brown. Its the same size as our craft paints and you only need one. Do one side of the frame at a time like this...brush on a coat,...

Decorative Arts: DECORATING AN ARTS AND CRAFTS SYLE HOME, happy new year, arts and crafts
happy new year, arts and crafts, wood frames: Hi Valerie Nice to hear from you. The style of your house is my all time favorite. How lucky you are. The only type of pictures I would not hang are portraits or personal pictures or abstract pictures. Older type pictures of scenery or rural life or landscapes...

Decorative Arts: Need help to decide bedding deal, linen n things, overstock
linen n things, overstock, seaspray: Hi Shipra Nice to hear from you. Personally I like the Splendor. The Seaspray has a lot more filling in the comforter and I don t like the look or feel of overstuffed comforters. I have to say I also like the Splendor pattern better too. The price for...

Decorative Arts: adding a decorative edge to premade bamboo blinds, bamboo blinds, roman blinds
bamboo blinds, roman blinds, decorative fabric: Hi Kari Nice to hear from you. Sounds like a great idea to me, but like you I would be concerned about the blind folding properly. The fabric will add a bit of bulk which should not be a problem, but the wrong kind of glue could go stiff and stop the blinds...

Decorative Arts: Cleaning Plaster Picture Frames, alchol, specks
alchol, specks, black soot: Hi Tracey Nice to hear from you. Try wiping with rubbing alchol. Just try some on the edge of the frame first to see the result. This black soot you see could be fly specks and easily removed. We never want to saturate this type of frame or use a lot...

Decorative Arts: midevil looking black iron chandelier, broom stick, step ladders
broom stick, step ladders, medium steel: Hi Erin Nice to hear from you. This project sounds awesome. You certainly can paint this any color you choose. Jusy forget about what type of paint the black could be. As long as the surface is clean and roughed up a bit with medium steel wool or sandpaper....

Decorative Arts: Refinishing gold frame, delta creamcoat, craft paint
delta creamcoat, craft paint, apple barrel: Hi Ashlee Nice to hear from you. Yes thats exactly the kind I use. Unfortunately this last year here in Canada, the Delta is no longer available but I still have a good supply as they keep so well. But any brand like this is fine. Enjoy painting Regards...

Decorative Arts: removing white paint, mirror frames, french mirror
mirror frames, french mirror, white paint: Hi Kelly Nice to hear from you. These mirrors are usually plaster and cannot be stripped this way. This is a job for a conservator and unfortunately this is a very costly job. The milky grey you see could be the plaster dissolving. What a shame someone...

Decorative Arts: Hanging a plaster frame, decorative plaster, little circles
decorative plaster, little circles, dense foam: Hi Rachel Nice to hear from you. Although we call these frames plaster, they are also made up of wood. They start with a plain wooden frame, and the plaster is applied over that. This applies to old frames. I also see frames that are faked to look like...

Decorative Arts: hanging a picture over mantle, candlesticks, mantle
candlesticks, mantle, good luck: Hi Peg Nice to hear from someone who thinks out of the box LOL. And yes you can hang your pictures like this. Remember..you have only yourself to please. If you like it then its fine. There are no rules. Good Luck and great question. Regards Eileen...

Decorative Arts: mirror framing, full length mirror, lumber store
full length mirror, lumber store, old frame: Hi Ann Nice to hear from you. What a great idea. Personally I would discard the old frame and make a new wider one but you may not have the tools to do this on your own. So if you leave the old frame, then yes you could get a piece of plywood big enough...

Decorative Arts: plaster and wood frames, drywall compound, wood frames
drywall compound, wood frames, shoptoit: Hi Angela. I am up in Canada and products go by different names. But the product I mention is nothing but a tube of drywall compound. No mixing required just snip the end and squeeze. Here is the link http://www.shoptoit.ca/shop/product--catId_1001241__locale_en__productId_2130607.html...

Decorative Arts: Repairing a Plaster Frame, drywall compound, acrylic paint
drywall compound, acrylic paint, oil painting: Hi Tina Nice to hear from you. The answer to this questionn depends on the painting. If this is a valuable painting you purchased in the original frame, then let a pro do the repair. If its not, then use a filler like poly-fil. All it really is, is a...

Decorative Arts: Softening Colors in Mural, joanna scott, lime wash
joanna scott, lime wash, circular motions: Dear Lenore, The best think to do is use a dry brushing technique with acrylic paints neat and onto the brush then straight to wall. Get the excess off the brush first and test it then apply in consistant crossing or circular motions to get it even. I...

Decorative Arts: gold painted plaster over wood, drywall compound, gold paint
drywall compound, gold paint, old frame: Hi Jeni Nice to hear from you. Use rubbing alchol to clean the frame. Use a product called Poly-fil to fix the chipped areas. Poly-fil is nothing more than drywall compound in a small tube like toothpaste. May be called a different name in your area. ...

Decorative Arts: Painting furniture, joanna scott, painting furniture
joanna scott, painting furniture, two coats: Dear Connie, The gilding cream would be better in a metallic tone of gold, then. The idea is that you use the gilding cream to accentuate the edges and carved details of a cream piece of furniture. So the main colour of the piece is cream with gold highlights...

Decorative Arts: gilding metal sconces, gilding metal, joanna scott
gilding metal, joanna scott, metallic paints: Dear Melissa There are two ways to approach this. The first would be to use actual gold metal leaf - wafer thin sheets of real gold that you brush into place on the ornament. You can use various products called size or shellac to coat the item in first...

Decorative Arts: refinishing or toning down gold leaf chair, colored glazes, gold frames
colored glazes, gold frames, craft store: Hi Naz Nice to hear from you. You could try one of those colored glazes. Perhaps it will tone the gold down enough for you. I often use this over gold frames I have sprayed and its a nice look. You can get these in small bottles at the craft store and...

Decorative Arts: sealing old cake carrier, 0000 steel wool, satin oil
0000 steel wool, satin oil, clear lacquer: Hi Beverly Nice to hear from you. Oh boy..this is a problem. If you use an oil based sealer it will yellow the artwork over time. It may even smear it when applied. If you use water based sealer it will not yellow but will not stick on the oil based paint....

Decorative Arts: Gold Mirror, gold mirror, craft paint
gold mirror, craft paint, brown tones: Hi Venus Nice to hear from you. I assume you want to get a darker gold right? I think I would get a bottle of dark antique gel. This is sold in most craft stores. Its in those little bottles like our craft paint comes in. One bottle is all thats needed...

Decorative Arts: darkening a gold picture frame, craft paint, size bottles
craft paint, size bottles, craft store: Hi Linda Nice to hear from you. This is easily done. Get a bottle of black antique gel at the craft store. It comes in the same size bottles as our craft paint and you will only need one. You brush it on liberally, then before it dries you wipe back with...

Decorative Arts: FAUX MARBLE FLOOR TILE, paint rollers, faux marble
paint rollers, faux marble, marble floor: Hi Maria Nice to hear from you. What a great project. The lines are easy but must be done in two stages with drying between. So get a couple of big rolls of that green painters masking tape. You want the wide stuff. Also get one of those tiny paint rollers....

Decorative Arts: french antique plaster mirror frame, drywall compound, craft paints
drywall compound, craft paints, correct paint: Hi Patrice Nice to hear from you. These frames are very delicate and this happens often. Any pieces that can be glued back are fixed first. Next get a tube of poly fil. This is the name of the product as we have it in Canada but its nothing more than...

Decorative Arts: type of paint, water jugs, paint markers
water jugs, paint markers, craft paint: Hi Stacey Nice to hear from you. You will need an exterior paint for this, although simple craft paint will work but come off after a short time. And of course oil based is best but its miserable stuff to work with. So a water based exterior paint will...

Decorative Arts: Can use latex wall paint to paint over old mirror frame?, full length mirror, wall paint
full length mirror, wall paint, brown paint: Hi Wendy Nice to hear from you. I always like to use whats on hand LOL. So yes you can use this latex paint. My suggestion would be to take about a 1/4 cup of your brown paint. Then add 1/4 cup of water to it and mix well. Then simply brush this over...

Decorative Arts: our gloomy bedroom, bane of my existence, white walls
bane of my existence, white walls, decorating a small bedroom: Hi Don Nice to hear from you. Since small bedrooms are the bane of my existence, (I have 3 such), I was also hoping to do something with them. Here are some of the best ideas (not mine) that I have come across. http://ezinearticles.com/?8-Tips-For-Decorating-A-Small-Bedroom&id=425762...

Decorative Arts: Mirror Frame, car spray paint, spray varnish
car spray paint, spray varnish, joanna scott: Dear Helen, The best thing to do is buy a car spray paint or hobbycraft paint in a spray can,in the shade that you want. Mask off the mirror area with newspaper and tape down tightly at the edges with masking tape so no paint sprays onto the mirror. Best...

Decorative Arts: Clear Coat for table, fabric glue, craft glue
fabric glue, craft glue, kitchen table: Hi Joy Nice to hear from you. The clear coat I recommend for this would be a water based floor poly. It will not turn yellow like an oil based poly would. Being for floors, it should be more durable than regular water based poly. If you use white craft...

Decorative Arts: cloud ceiling for client, waterbased paints, joanna scott
waterbased paints, joanna scott, willits ca: Hello I d suggest that you use waterbased paints - emulsions infact. These are inexpensive and don t yellow like oil based paints. Yellowing would be a real problem on a delicate cloudy painting. As its a ceiling I wouldn t even varnish it as most household...

Decorative Arts: Mahogany table and 4 chairs, tapestry upholstery, victorian tapestry
tapestry upholstery, victorian tapestry, drop leaf table: Hi Bonnie Nice to hear from you. What you describe to me is a table in the style of Duncan Phyfe. Where are you seeing the pat. date..on the hindges? I m also a little confused about the repair. You say two spots have been replaced with wood that is not...

Decorative Arts: making frame more silver, custom framer, silver paint
custom framer, silver paint, silver frame: Hi Marlyn Nice to hear from you. Sorry this has happened. I can t for the life of me understand why a custom framer would not tell you this was the wrong color for your picture. Personally I would return it, but you asked Is there something I can apply...

Decorative Arts: Need help in decorating my sofa, joanna scott, pastel colours
joanna scott, pastel colours, decorative pillows: Dear Shipra, I would go for a cream and white colour cushions for the sofa to tie in with the carpet, curtains and table cloth. Think the layout works well - in the corner you could perhaps put a lovely large palm plant or similar. I d also suggest buying...

Decorative Arts: Painting black wrought iron white for bathroom, claw foot tub, toilet paper holder
claw foot tub, toilet paper holder, pedestal sink: Hi Linda Nice to hear from you. Your bathroom sounds lovely. The easiest way to get the look you want for your accessories is in a kit. You simply spray your base color (white in your case), then apply a coat of antique gel and wipe back till you get the...

Decorative Arts: re-painting a plastic Mirror Frame, spray varnish, joanna scott
spray varnish, joanna scott, thin coats: Dear Rose, The best paint to use would be Hobbycraft spray paint or car spray. You d need to mask off the mirror itself or remove it from the frame if you can. The key with spray paint is lots of thin coats of spray to build up the colour rather than one...

Decorative Arts: refinishing wood framed mirror, antique gold, craft paint
antique gold, craft paint, steel wool: Hi Sue Nice to hear from you. Gosh I m surprised you want to paint over this lovely hand painted mirror. But you did not ask if you should LOL So heres how. Lightly go over the area with fine steel wool instead of sandpaper. Then mask off the lovely...

Decorative Arts: repainting a gold frame, museum quality paintings, gold frames
museum quality paintings, gold frames, gold frame: Hi Julie Nice to hear from you. The only way to ensure the safety of the paintings is to remove them from the frame before you paint them. Its plain by your words that the frames are not original to the artwork so there should be no problem in taking them...

Decorative Arts: Sheer Magenta, joanna scott, hand held fan
joanna scott, hand held fan, colour effect: Hi Gabi You don t say what type of fan it is or the material that it is made of. I d suggest though, that you could use a Hobbycraft spray can paint -these come in opaque and translucent. What you must be careful of is getting an even spray, as if the object...

Decorative Arts: Ash Kitchen Table, vinyl table cloth, paint stripper
vinyl table cloth, paint stripper, mineral spirits: Hi Lara I sent an answer to you yesterday and for some reason it did not reach you so my apologies. Since you have already started sanding the table you are at the point of no return LOL. But now you have to get rid of the sandpaper and strip the table...

Decorative Arts: Painting Kitchen Chairs and Table, grit sandpaper, kitchen chairs
grit sandpaper, kitchen chairs, chair frames: Hi Rosalind Nice to hear from you. Yes you can paint all the surfaces on this set and I think its a great project. You are very thrifty (so am I). And the expense is minimal. So..remove the seats and back. Get a couple of sheets of 120 grit sandpaper....

Decorative Arts: painting, painting, covering the chalk board paint
painting, covering the chalk board paint: Hi Janna! Yes, primimg the chalk board paint is recommended. I would use Kilz or Shellac. You can also consider having primer tinted to a color that you will use on the walls later. Usually specialty stores like Sherwinn Williams will tint the primer for...

Decorative Arts: faux painting, faux finishing a metal furniture, oil based primer and paint
faux finishing a metal furniture, oil based primer and paint, faux painting: Hi Gale, Thanks for asking. To make paint durable I would use either oil based primer and paint, or if you want to make it a bit easier spray enamel paint for metal surfaces. Depending what your final result should be (faux or solid) I would use a little...

Decorative Arts: need a table top, reclaimed wood, right tools
reclaimed wood, right tools, neighbour: Hi Natalie Nice to hear from you. If you where my neighbour, you could walk over and I would make you your table top from reclaimed wood..its that easy. One of the easiest things to make actually. So what I m saying is it should be no problem getting this...

Decorative Arts: Gold picture frames, craft paints, hi lauren
craft paints, hi lauren, clear glaze: Hi Lauren Nice to hear from you. No need to take the frames anywhere. You can do this simple project yourself. Dust the frame. Get a can of silver spray paint at the hardware. Remove any glass or pictures. Spray the frames. Let dry well. Then go to...

Decorative Arts: Mattson's Danish Modern Oakmaster Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair company, revival furniture, script lettering
revival furniture, script lettering, chamfered corners: Hi Karen Nice to hear from you. I found this info on the company. It was written by Fred Taylor of Allexperts so you can rely on it being correct. Grand Rapids Chair Co was formed in 1872 making chairs and selling lumber. By 1878 they had 450 styles...

Decorative Arts: picture frame, nooks and crannies, craft paint
nooks and crannies, craft paint, gold paint: Hi Diane Nice to hear from you. No need to be afraid. Just pick your color and paint away. Use your craft paint or a spray can. Of course we remove the glass and backing first. If the frame has some pattern in it, after the painting you can choose a...

Decorative Arts: Refinishing lamps, ceramic lamps, high gloss
ceramic lamps, high gloss, grout: Hi Beth Nice to hear from you. Theres really not much we can do to a high gloss ceramic but make sure its grease free before starting your project. The key with this project (which is a great idea by the way), will be the correct adhesive. Here is a great...

Decorative Arts: repainting a plaster mirror, gold spray paint, framed mirror
gold spray paint, framed mirror, dark colors: Hi Kim Nice to hear from you. It depends what kind of look you want but there are actually no steps if you just paint. Just dust and spray paint. If you want to antique the frame, apply a coat of antique gel after the paint is dry. This is found at the...

Decorative Arts: Antique Picture Frame Repair, drywall compound, craft paint
drywall compound, craft paint, close match: Hi Ellie Nice to hear from you. For this type of repair I use drywall compound or a product called dap. Both come in a tube like toothpaste. Simply apply the compound directly to the frame and use whatever tool you can devise to get a somewhat close match...

Decorative Arts: Mirror painting, bathroom walls, merry christmas
bathroom walls, merry christmas, lucille: Hi Lucille Nice to hear from you. Yes you could paint over the mirrors but remember they could pose a hazard for someone leaning on them not realising its glass under the paint. Or even someone slipping after a shower or bath and bumping the mirrors. Really...

Decorative Arts: preparing previously painted frame for new finish, applying silver glaze, oil based glaze
applying silver glaze, oil based glaze, water based glaze: Hi Tina, First I would paint the frame with a dark gray (almost black) color. Now, normally I don t recommend spray paints but because of a lot details it may be a smart way for you to do it. Buy a spray paint that is recommended for the material your frame...

Decorative Arts: Spray painting un-glazed ceramics, hand painting, spray painting
hand painting, spray painting, spray paint: Hi Jeff Nice to hear from you. My Sister in law taught ceramics and I took several courses with her. We painted a lot of unglazed ceramic. If you are just spraying the pieces (no hand details to paint), then a couple of coats of the spray you purchased...

Decorative Arts: Crackle Finish, joanna scott, sponge brush
joanna scott, sponge brush, latex paint: Hello Barb, Have you let it dry completely? You could try accelerating the drying time with a hairdryer this might flatten it out. Its not an exact science and does need a bit of practice. Sorry that I cant be much more help than that. Thanks Joanna ...

Decorative Arts: faux ceiling, painting ceiling paper, faux pewter finish
painting ceiling paper, faux pewter finish, silver finish on paper ceiling tiles: Hi Jan, Normally, if you would be painting on a wall or ceiling directly I would say paint the base coat with a very dark gray color latex based paint and then use a glaze mixed with silver metallic paint. BUT, on a paper I would probably use different...

Decorative Arts: What to do With Laminate Countertop, random orbit sander, paint rollers
random orbit sander, paint rollers, laminate countertop: Hi Michelle Nice to hear from you. What a wonderful place to live. And I most certainly do have a suggestion on what to do with the lime green countertops. First a bit of history LOL. I volunteer at our local community center where money is tight. We...

Decorative Arts: mural for children's bedroom, emulsion paint, joanna scott
emulsion paint, joanna scott, washable paint: Hello Nela, The purpose of mixing acrylic, either together with or adding it in addition to emulsion, is to make the paint go further. Acrylic paint are very expensive and most times you can just buy emulsion paint in the colours you need. If you want really...

Decorative Arts: Painting on a metal decorative mirror, painting on a metal decorative mirror, painting on metal
painting on a metal decorative mirror, painting on metal: Dear Deb, It would look beautiful if you could etch kids names with acid but since you don t have experience and you will be working with 6th graders I wouldn t recommend that (mostly for safety reasons). How about letting kids to cut stencils with their...

Decorative Arts: painting wall sconces, painting wall sconces, antiquing
painting wall sconces, antiquing: Hi Joni, Just recently I ve accomplished similar project. I ve antiqued a very shiny brass chandelier. I ve mixed dark brown paint with glaze, and have done the same with a little of black paint and using a brush applied both on a chandeleier s arms, candle...

Decorative Arts: plaster picture frames, gold spray paint, drywall compound
gold spray paint, drywall compound, junk stores: Hi Donna Nice to hear from you. Redoing these old frames is great fun. You can do this the easy way or the hard way. The hard way is to take a course to be a restorer LOL The easy way is my way. Get a tube of drywall compound hole filler. This actually...

Decorative Arts: Removing Gold Leaf from Wood Frame, mirror frame, antique mirror
mirror frame, antique mirror, start from scratch: Hi Bronwyn Nice to hear from you. This gold cannot be removed and you will ruin the frame in the attempt. As you have found out these frames are plaster over wood. If you tell me the look you want to achieve I will help further. These old mirrors are...

Decorative Arts: refinishing a mirror frame, gilt mirror, mirror frame
gilt mirror, mirror frame, spray paint: Hi Marla Nice to hear from you. Yes you can change the finish and its easy to do. Simply spray paint the frame after the glass is removed with a pewter color spray paint (hardware store). Make sure you start on the back side and spray the groove where...

Decorative Arts: changing finish on a frame, mirror collection, silver spray
mirror collection, silver spray, shiny silver: Hi again Ann Very nice mirror. OK..first you are going to have to get a can of silver spray. I have found that different brand names look different from each other so you are best to pick two. And all of them actually look more like the nickel color you...

Decorative Arts: creating an antique silver effect on a mirror frame., paint section, mirror frame
paint section, mirror frame, craft paint: Hi Mark I was answering this question last night when the power went out. I m usually not late like this. What you want to achieve with your mirror is fairly easy if you have the products in the UK. Get a spray can of silver paint at the hardware. No particular...

Decorative Arts: crown molding, crown molding, painted crown molding
crown molding, painted crown molding: Hi Yvonne, My wife would probably say yes because she likes eclectic style. I personally prefer one style, this is why I wouldn t do it but it doesn t mean that I m right. I ve seen homes decorated in such a different ways that I would never think of...

Decorative Arts: Gilding cream, joanna scott, old furniture
joanna scott, old furniture, kitchen cabinets: Hello Irene, Yes you need to varnish your work - especially in a kitchen... and yes you can varnish over gilding cream. It might be that you need to use an oil based varnish if you are using the cream quite thickly on the cupboard surface. If, however you...

Decorative Arts: Paint, chest of drawers, acrylic latex
chest of drawers, acrylic latex, brown chest: Hi Ruth Nice to hear from you. What bothers me is why the paint is coming off. Was the surface properly prepped? Was the dark brown color paint or a clearcoat of some kind? In any event you must attempt a fix. Remove the handles and give the spots a good...

Decorative Arts: paint for a lamp globe, paint layer, paint colors
paint layer, paint colors, glass globe: Hi Mildred Nice to hear from you. The color of paint you need will be the deciding factor. Your choices of latex spray paint colors are limited and that is what I would use for this. Better still would be a spray heat paint but I doubt you will get the...

Decorative Arts: proper tape to fasten temporary items to painted walls, removable putty poster tack, how to hand posters
removable putty poster tack, how to hand posters: Hi Lorin, Have you tried removable poster tacks? I think you can get different adhesive strength. You can try the link I m including at the bottom of this post. I was never happy with any tapes (either to strong or to weak. They also ruin corners of posters)....

Decorative Arts: Antique gold painted mirror, craft paints, gold paint
craft paints, gold paint, natural charm: Hi Heather Nice to hear from you. Personally I like to touch mirrors up. I don t like a lot of natural charm (love that phrase LOL). The tricky part is getting a gold paint to match the existing color. I use my craft paints and this way its easier to...

Decorative Arts: where to buy recommended product, craft paint, paint color
craft paint, paint color, ace hardware: Hi Cindy Nice to hear from you. Micheals do sell it and any place you can buy craft paint also sells it. But you can get clear gel and add your own craft paint color to tint it. Its exactly the same thing. Look at some of these sites. One of them mentions...

Decorative Arts: Painting over gold leaf, bristle brush, paint section
bristle brush, paint section, craft paint: Hi Susanne Nice to hear from you. You have your white color chosen so you will have to brush on the paint. No prep is needed only making sure the frames are clean and the mirror is removed. Spraying is always my choice for this job but if you get a good...

Decorative Arts: mirror, square nails, garage sale
square nails, garage sale, plaster: Hi Lori Nice to hear from you. These plaster over wood mirrors are still being made today so I cannot tell you how old yours is without seeing it. Really old mirrors show lots of age on the backing. Often they are covered on the back with wood. I often...

Decorative Arts: outdoor plaster statuette, sculpture repair
sculpture repair: Hi John, I m not sure if the size of the statuette is close to real person s size. If yes, I would try to make a casting of somebody s (or your own thumb) using a modeling clay taht you can get in a craft store. If the size of the statuette is significsntly...

Decorative Arts: Painted Slate, making wire hangers for wall art
making wire hangers for wall art: Hi Marissa, I would recommend making wire hangers. You can google some websites selling plates hangers or plate rakes and instead of buying them get some inspiration (shapes and designs). I found this website for you: http://www.finehomedisplays.com/plateracks.htm...

Decorative Arts: painting a matte for a picture, craft paints, spray paint
craft paints, spray paint, hi tim: Hi Tim Nice to hear from you. This is an easy question (I like them LOL). Use craft paints to paint matts These are available at all craft stores in hundreds of colors. If you want gold use spray paint from the hardware as I have never found a gold craft...

Decorative Arts: painting tile floor, tile floor, quality floor
tile floor, quality floor, floor wax: Hi Sandra Nice to hear from you. Great idea and it works. First the floor needs stripping with a good quality floor wax stripper. This will also deglaze the old floor. Then its ready to paint. After the painting, a clear coat is applied for lasting wear....

Decorative Arts: Repainting pottery lamp, distressed painting, sponge painting
distressed painting, sponge painting, craft paints: Hi Debbie Nice to hear from you. This is a wonderful project. Use water based paint as the main body color. Spray paint is fine and easiest. Then you have lots of choices. The sponging like you mention, or they could be crackled, or antiqued. All the...

Decorative Arts: Changing color/finish of chrome faucet, chrome faucet, kitchen faucet
chrome faucet, kitchen faucet, brushed stainless steel: Hi Janet Nice to hear from you. You have come up with a terrific idea. If I could take your idea and invent something that would do this, we would both be rich LOL. Seriously Janet, there is absolutely nothing we can do to change our taps. Its really...

Decorative Arts: Refinish or paint?, paint stripper, oak veneer
paint stripper, oak veneer, water damage: Hi again Marge Here is an example of an MC stripper. The mc means methylene chloride (SP? I can never get the spelling right LOL). http://www.swingpaints.com/1806.htm The employee likely has several MC strippers on the shelf. The MC will be clearly written...

Decorative Arts: Mirror, patina, right direction
patina, right direction: Hi Corliss, I m sorry I couldn t answer your question on time. I was so busy with my work. It sounds like you had some fun with your project. Have it turned good? If you need further assistance let me know. I ll try to be on time next time. Dare...

Decorative Arts: Mirror, darek, mirror
darek, mirror, colors: I d try using the materials that you bought first. Paint just a part and see how it looks. Remember, you can always add another coat, so start with a thinner layer first. Then, repeat the process or change the colors if you need to to achieve desired result...

Decorative Arts: metal bar stools, bar stools, google
bar stools, google, antiquing: Hi Cj Nice to hear from you. We have a bad storm approching here and I must close down the PC. I did not want to leave you hanging so for now I want you to look over these sites and see what appeals to you. Will you get back to me if you find something...

Decorative Arts: Oak table top refinish, tongue and groove, minwax
tongue and groove, minwax, drying oil: Hi Ken Nice to hear from you. Don t try to sand off the existing finish. Get a good paint stripper to do this. It sounds like you are aware really deep scratches need filling as there is just no way to sand out this type of damage without leaving valleys...

Decorative Arts: Oversize mirror, correct tools, glass company
correct tools, glass company, wood frame: Hi Diana Nice to hear from you. You are right on the money LOL. Yes a nice wood frame will change the look of your mirror very inexpensively. This may seem a daunting task but its a very simple job with the correct tools. If you don t have the tools for...

Decorative Arts: painting over tile board to make it look primitive, grit sandpaper, tile board
grit sandpaper, tile board, latex paint: Hi Trish Nice to hear from you. Great Question. My daughter just finished painting her tile board. It turned out great so I know it can be done. First a light scuffing with 120 grit sandpaper. Then 2 coats of latex paint was the method she used. You...

Decorative Arts: refinishing a mirror frame, metallic paints, gold paint
metallic paints, gold paint, mirror frame: Hi Lainie, With the brown wall use a very dark brown, almost black for darkening the spaces in between the scrolls. Home Depot sells a little jars of metallic paints which are very rich in colors and strong. The brand I think is Gold Leaf or Liquid Leaf...

Decorative Arts: toning down gold mirror, toning down gold mirror, glazing
toning down gold mirror, glazing: Hi Michelle, You will need to glaze it over. Just buy a quart of water based faux glaze in Home Depot and mix it with some darker brown latex paint (the color that you think would work the best) and apply it using a soft cloth and a brush (for the areas...

Decorative Arts: Changing gold to silver - mirror, gold mirror, silver mirror
gold mirror, silver mirror, paint section: Hi Sarah Nice to hear from you. Spray painting would be best followed by a coat of black antiquing gel. Just the silver paint alone would not look great. The gel is available at craft stores in the craft paint section. After the silver is dry, we apply...

Decorative Arts: Resizing a Plaster Picture Frame, picture frame, plaster
picture frame, plaster: Hi Bill Nice to hear from you. The answer to your question is a definite no. You obviously have a picture in mind for the frame but keep looking. These frames are readily available and you ll find the correct size. If you lived close you could look in...

Decorative Arts: resurface old patio table, fabric paint, pressure treated lumber
fabric paint, pressure treated lumber, patio table: Hi again Janet OK..now we can continue LOL. Pressed wood of any kind does not do well outdoors. One season is all you will get if the original coating has come off. Your idea of fabric is a good one. Staple a heavy plastic table covering over it. You...

Decorative Arts: Cleaning ornate picture frame, nooks and crannies, gold paint
nooks and crannies, gold paint, ornate frame: Hi Mike Nice to hear from you. Do not even think about dipping your old frame LOL. What you did on the frame so far is fine. Now you must get into the nooks and crannies with a Q-tip dipped in your soapy water. Its a tedious job for sure but the only way...

Decorative Arts: gold-leaf mirror, antique mirror, craft store
antique mirror, craft store, gold leaf: Hi Beth Nice to hear from you. Yes this is something I know about. I have done this many times. Always turns out great too. Go to your local craft store and get black antique gel . This comes in those small bottles like our craft paints. You may need...

Decorative Arts: painting over "antiqued" furniture, oil based paint, wooden furniture
oil based paint, wooden furniture, raw wood: Hi Patti Nice to hear from you. To the best of my knowledge, most folks cannot tell oil based paint from water based by looking at it but if you work with it a lot its easier but there is no way I can teach you that. When you strip paint with paint stripper...

Decorative Arts: painting over "antiquing kit paint", grit paper, oil based paint
grit paper, oil based paint, painting water: Hi Patti Nice to hear from you. Don t worry if its oil or waterbased. Just make sure you sand the surface well. Yes you can get black primer but I agree with you to skip that step and go right to your black water based top coat. Black is easy to use because...

Decorative Arts: Base/Crown molding, crown molding, baseboards
crown molding, baseboards, moldings: Hi Peter Nice to hear from you. There is nothing wrong in having baseboards in your living room that are different than the rest of your house. Contractors do all the moldings in homes the same when they build them today but in by gone years, the nicer...

Decorative Arts: bright gold to antique gold, glazing the bright gold metal on a fan, faux painting techniques
glazing the bright gold metal on a fan, faux painting techniques, faux finishing in Colorado: Hi Debbie, I recommend glazing the metal parts with a dark brown glaze. Unscrew all the fan wings first. Next mix 1 part dark latex paint with 3 parts of water based glaze. Using a piece of soft cloth apply the mixture on the metal. After it dries (it s...

Decorative Arts: Hand-paint design on wood frame, novice crafter, paint stencils
novice crafter, paint stencils, paint dries: Hi Bonnie Nice to hear from you. On raw wood, its best to first give a coat of primer but if there are any knots present they will bleed through any and all paint you apply unless you use a blocker like Kilz (there are others by different brand names). ...

Decorative Arts: mirror frame, nooks and crannies, plaster design
nooks and crannies, plaster design, decorative plaster: Hi again Susan Thanks for getting back. OK..Heres what you do. Go to the craft store and get a bottle of camel colored craft paint. Also get a bottle of walnut antique gel. The camel color is only a suggestion. Get the color that is closest to the honey...

Decorative Arts: How to paint a frame . . ., light coats, flat paint
light coats, flat paint, white paint: Hi This will be super easy for you to do. Just remove the glass and use a spray paint for a nice smooth finish. And two light coats are better than one heavy coat. No prep is needed. Just spray with a black gloss water based latex. Great Question. Regards...

Decorative Arts: Repair plaster frame, soluble glues, drywall compound
soluble glues, drywall compound, craft glue: Hi Jancey Nice to hear from you. This is a great question. In most cases we are not lucky enough to have the actual pieces to glue back in place, and you are thinking the chalky stuff will absorb the glue and it won t bond well. I would use a good carpenters...

Decorative Arts: repainting our mirror, nooks and crannies, gold spray paint
nooks and crannies, gold spray paint, paint stripper: Hi Tanja Nice to hear from you. Good heavens, don t use paint stripper or sand. Heres what to do Get a can of gold spray paint at the hardware. Go to the craft store and get a bottle of walnut antique gel. Then dust the frame. Spray the frame gold....

Decorative Arts: How to create faux wood grain on plaster frames, restoring plaster frames, restoring wood grain finish
restoring plaster frames, restoring wood grain finish, wood frame restoration: Hi Barbara, This is not that simple job as it may look. First of all you will need to restore those missing pieces of plaster. You will need some of non-drying modeling clay or plasteline to make a forms for those tiny (I guess) pieces. First soften the plasteline...

Decorative Arts: modernizing traditional chinese art, different kinds of flowers, chinese traditional art
different kinds of flowers, chinese traditional art, traditional chinese art: Hi Harvey Nice to hear from a fellow Canadian. Not sure what the question is here Harvey but I think I would add new frames. In addition to new frames I would add matts also. The only unchangeable is the picture. Everything else can be changed. I would...

Decorative Arts: Painting veneer furniture, painting veneer, grit sandpaper
painting veneer, grit sandpaper, latex paint: Hi Marie Nice to hear from a fellow Canadian. What you want to do is easily done right in the home. Just lay down some newspaper when painting. All the prep that is needed before applying the paint is a very light sanding. Use 120 grit sandpaper. Get...

Decorative Arts: repairing old mirror, backer boards, liquid nails
backer boards, liquid nails, mirror frame: Hi Jo Nice to hear from Australia. When we hang these old mirrors, the hanging device must never be applied to the backing even though it may be wood boards. The hangers must go through the actual frame structure. Its OK if it goes through the backer boards...

Decorative Arts: crown molding, staining crown molding, dark crown molding
staining crown molding, dark crown molding: Hi Lisa, Sorry it took me so long to answer your question. I have tained and painted crown moldings dark (to resemble mahagony wood, or other types of wood) and it looked great almost every time. You don t necessary have to match your crown molding to...

Decorative Arts: Hanging Photos, french translation, living in switzerland
french translation, living in switzerland, good luck: Hi Brent So nice to hear from Switzerland. Here is all the info you need. Looks like a great way to hang pictures. http://www.systematicart.com/servlet/-strse-Ceiling-dsh-Mounted-Systems/Categories Good Luck and thanks for writing. Regards Eileen...

Decorative Arts: Painting wood furniture, craft paints, gold paint
craft paints, gold paint, craft paint: Hi Jenny Nice to hear from you. I did just what you want to do once so I know it can be done. Its very meticulous though. You have to use a paint brush..or several in different sizes from small artist type brushes to about inch wide. You may have to use...

Decorative Arts: Refinish console table, satin sheen, paint store
satin sheen, paint store, earth tone: Hi TJ Nice to hear from you. What a great project. The color combos are endless. I like your black idea. I would paint the table black, then after it dries, highlight it with gold. But you are unsure of what to use so take the easy route. Go to your...

Decorative Arts: repairing wall mirror set, drywall compound, flaking paint
drywall compound, flaking paint, reproduction style: Hi again Jean Yes, remove any flaking paint and make your repairs with the poly fil. I usually do not prime such pieces but there is no harm in doing so. What do you think of a coffee color paint with the walnut gel over top to highlight the detail. I...

Decorative Arts: gold leaf mirror, mirror frame, denatured alcohol
mirror frame, denatured alcohol, clean rag: Hi Lydia Nice to hear from you. This type of mirror frame most definitely does darken with age. Well its not actually age but its living conditions over the years. A lot of them hung in homes heated with wood and a lot hung in homes with smokers. These...

Decorative Arts: Re -paint a wooden frame, color choice, acrylic paint
color choice, acrylic paint, wooden frame: Hello Naveen Nice to hear from you. Yes, you can now use your acrylic paint on your sanded frame. This paint is waterbased as you know so its needs a waterbased sealer over top after you paint. Your surface will not become shiny if you use a matte finish...

Decorative Arts: repair to broken plaster bust, plaster sculpture restoration
plaster sculpture restoration: Of course it is repairable but to assure a satisfying result this restoration work should be performed by an artist/sculptor renovator. The process involves building up few layers of plaster then shaping the damaged nose using sculpting tools. The most important...

Decorative Arts: repairing mirror frame not sure what material, hot glue, glue gun
hot glue, glue gun, mirror frame: Hi Susan Nice to hear from you. This frame is not plaster or concrete as you suspect. It looks like a resin type material. This frame was poured into a mold. Thats how it was made. The white pieces are just fill to save on resin. Sort of like when they...

Decorative Arts: removing god leaf from white milk glass egg, paint and varnish remover, glass egg
paint and varnish remover, glass egg, soap and water: Hi Billy Nice to hear from you. The gold leaf should be easy to remove with paint stripper. Get a small can of paint and varnish remover at your hardware store. Wear gloves as its strong. Apply the stripper to the gold and wait a few minutes. It should...

Decorative Arts: furniture, nooks and crannies, paint section
nooks and crannies, paint section, craft paint: Hi Marie Nice to hear from you. There is no way to remove just the gold. Paint stripper will remove the gold but also all the finish which you don t want. So your suggestion of maybe paint is the correct one. You should be able to free hand over the gold...

Decorative Arts: color, hard wood floors, purple blues
hard wood floors, purple blues, shade plants: Hello Diana I want to start with my apology in delay in answering this letter, since I have been sick for past three weeks and just forgot to reply to you. Sorry again. I did think about the selection when I originally got the email and when I was sent a...

Decorative Arts: tacky book shelves, plaster walls, book shelves
plaster walls, book shelves, color paint: Hi Diana Nice to hear from you. How right you are. The hi gloss seems to stay tacky forever and therefore is not recommended for bookcase shelves. It will eventually stop being tacky but if you don t want to wait, simply apply a coat of matt finish waterbased...

Decorative Arts: refinishing metal possibly iron, glass shelves, medium steel
glass shelves, medium steel, clean rag: Hi Wendy Nice to hear from toy. Any metal or iron can be painted. Rough it as well as possible with sand paper or medium steel wool. Next you can spray or brush on a base color (in your case the soft white or beige). Use water based paint. Next, go to...

Decorative Arts: Bathroom decor, goodwill stores, earth color
goodwill stores, earth color, shower curtain: Hi Ross Nice to hear from you. The shower curtain color will help (good call), also I would add lots of mirrors. Goodwill stores etc will carry them cheaply or Walmart carries different sizes cheap too. A suggestion is two of those long narrow closet...

Decorative Arts: Gilt picture frame, gilt frame, silver spray
gilt frame, silver spray, spray paint: Hi Jose Its nice to know folks read our suggestions. Leather gel is not the product. Delta makes this product. If this is not available, try to get a plain gel medium. Here is the info. http://www.deltacreative.com/uploads/media/documents/sealers-mediums-varnishes_0610.pdf...

Decorative Arts: Bathroom Decor., decorative soaps, decorative soap
decorative soaps, decorative soap, liquid soap: Hi Wayne Nice to hear from you. The soap is useless in my opinion, but a fresh towel placed in a washroom a visitor might use is nice, but it does not need to stay there all the time. Only when there are guests. And instead of decorative soap, I like those...

Decorative Arts: Flooring & Wall decoration, marble tiles, granite marble
marble tiles, granite marble, venetian plaster: Hello Kedar I apologize for not being able to answer your question earlier.I hope I am not too late in getting back to you. If you wish for me to call you and discuss the matter, I can do so for about 15-20 minutes. I would like to know some more details...

Decorative Arts: Job Hours, research paper, email
research paper, email, job: Hello Jazmine Sorry for delay in answering this question. I did not even see the email regarding this question, till I got another one and I saw it in the log. The job hours are hectic and predictable, depending on the project I am doing. There are not...

Decorative Arts: Remove Paint from Milk Glass, paint stripper, mineral spirits
paint stripper, mineral spirits, glass lamps: Hi Cherish Nice to hear from you. As I think you have guessed, the green is likely been fired on. If thats the case it will not ever come off. But try some paint stripper before you give up. Just get a tiny can at the hardware. Follow the instructions...

Decorative Arts: Repair of an antique cast iron patio chair., patio chair, welding shop
patio chair, welding shop, welder: Hi Ken Nice to hear from you. Sorry about your wifes chair but unless you are a welder, you will not be able to do this yourself. It can be done however by a welding shop. I have racked my brain trying to think of a home fix and the only thing I came up...

Decorative Arts: Painting, asian styles, asian style
asian styles, asian style, wall papers: Hello Angela You can certainly bring in a lot of peace and calm into your one bedroom flat using Asian style. Now, I have a question for you before I give you my point of view. I know you do not care much for wall papers. I am from India originally and...

Decorative Arts: removing brass polish residue, nooks and crannies, liquid soap
nooks and crannies, liquid soap, antique effect: Hi Rosemary Nice to hear from you. I like easy questions and this is one. To remove brass polish residue, use brass polish. Just rub it all over with a rag (or brush in the ornate parts, and polish it back off. I will just add as a note.. I have seen...

Decorative Arts: Three ring mirror
Hi Teresa (my daughters name too) Nice to hear from you. This will be an easy fix but you need the right products from the craft store. Get a small bottle of black antique gel. If its not available get a small opaque glaze and a small black paint which...

Decorative Arts: Kitchen color, cabnets, kitchen wall
cabnets, kitchen wall, cabinets: Hello Zeeshan Sorry for a little delay in answering. I was out of town. Anyway, white cabinets and walls are fine,but I think the cream color or such may look even better,since white has a tendency to become dirty especially with the kind of cooking done...

Decorative Arts: Painting chandelier electrical wire?, paint supply, spray paint
paint supply, spray paint, condition thanks: Hello Maggie since most wires are covered with plastic anyway,but I would rather go to the paint supply store like Home Depot, Sherwin Williams etc and they have paint that sticks on fiberglass etc. so it should stick. Please check with a paint shop....

Decorative Arts: Enhancing boring shower tile, accent tiles, deco tiles
accent tiles, deco tiles, grout lines: Hello Ronnie I am not a fan of grout lines that stand out, personally. So, I will not suggest that. I am basically an artist and want to beautify everything that seems to need it. My suggestion will be to put a complementary molding in stone or any other...

Decorative Arts: Wood table that has Grooves
Hi Jennifer Nice to hear from you. What you want to do depends on the type of material the table top is made of. Do you know this? It could be composite with a veneer over it in which case there is nothing you can do. If its real wood, and solid, it could...

Decorative Arts: Wood picture frame with plaster decorations
Hi again Carol Plaster will not take the stain and look nice. It will absorb the stain and look awful. But suggest to her that she can paint the plaster part a color that matches the wood, then use antique jel on the painted plaster to bring out the detail....

Decorative Arts: Refinishing picture frames
Hi again Donna Remember, whatever color you choose, it can be easily changed if you choose wrong the first time. And if the back is papered certainly leave it on and tape. If you happen to get a bit of paint on the glass it will scrape off easily after...

Decorative Arts: acrylic mural, joanna scott, acrylic paint
joanna scott, acrylic paint, polycoat: Dear Cindy, Rather than thinning out the paint, which causes it to dry much quicker, you need to increase the moisture volume of the paint and you can use a special gel for this. Liquitex acrylics produce a range of gel mediums for different effects with...

Decorative Arts: Bedroom?, inexpensive furniture, endless thanks
inexpensive furniture, endless thanks, small furniture: Hi Carrie Nice to hear from you. They actually work wonders with small rooms on my favorite TV show called This Small Space . They rarely buy pre made furniture but custom make simple storage units out of MDF board. You can purchase inexpensive furniture...

Decorative Arts: baseboards/moulding?, crown moulding, wall colors
crown moulding, wall colors, contrasting colors: Hi Allison Boy, it sounds like your having fun. This in my opinion is what you should be able to do with your living space, have fun with it. The paint color sounds great, but I understand your problem. You are right to think the base and crown should...

Decorative Arts: Challenging Decoration Idea, alfredo alamo, room divider
alfredo alamo, room divider, fence panels: Hi Alfredo Nice to hear from you. What a wonderful question this is. I must say your ideas far outshine any I could have come up with to solve this problem. What I like most is the fact that you are nice enough to be concerned about your neighbours even...

Decorative Arts: How to make Chandelier, light shades, drill holes
light shades, drill holes, rented property: Hi Greg Nice to hear from you. Without installing a new fixture, it will be impossible to do much with an exposed bulb. The only thing that comes to mind is one of those light shades that clip over the bulb..HMMMMM....this does present some posibilities...

Decorative Arts: Changing Color or Wrought Iron, tsp solution, grit sandpaper
tsp solution, grit sandpaper, protective gloves: Hi Latricia Nice to hear from you. How nice to have rust free wrought iron to work with. And no need to remove the old paint if its firmly stuck on the metal. If its flaking at all, some scraping will be needed. The first step in any paint job is the surface...

Decorative Arts: Changing color on Wroth Iron Chairs, color shades, metal primer
color shades, metal primer, floor lamps: Hi Tonya Nice to hear from you. Glad to give what advice I can. For any paint job, the surface prep is the most important step. So first a light sanding of the metal. In areas that are hard to sand use steel wool to rough the surface. Next a coat of...

Decorative Arts: Clear coat for painter furniture?, double frame, black steel
double frame, black steel, black paint: Hi Masha Nice to hear from you. Personally I would use the satin for the top if you do not want it too shiny. I would not use anything over the paint, but if you do they must be compatible..ie oil top coat over oil paint and water based topcoat over water...

Decorative Arts: Cutting photos, different shapes, red bedroom
different shapes, red bedroom, spray adhesive: Hi Morgan, I am not familiar with this show but from what you said, it pretty much sounds like you have the right idea. The only thing I could come up with would be to take a picture, a piece of plexiglass (Taplastics comes to mind) and maybe some spray adhesive....

Decorative Arts: cabinet painting, gloss, ellie
gloss, ellie, polyurethane: Hi Ellie The nicest thing about semi gloss is that it cleans up so nice. You don t have to put a sealer on the cabinets unless you really feel you need to. Then you can get a clear gloss sealer and paint it on top of the semi gloss. The only thing you need...

Decorative Arts: ceramic tile, interior motives, ceramic tile
interior motives, ceramic tile, christopher lowell: Hello Cheryl This can be done as I did see Christopher Lowell do it on the show Interior Motives . He simply cleaned the tile really well and painted. He then sealed the floor with 7 coats of poly. I was surprised to see he used all water based products,...

Decorative Arts: how much to charge for childrens mural paintings, joanna scott, ba fine art
joanna scott, ba fine art, thomas the tank engine: Dear Morven, Fee s are always a difficult one, because what one client expects to pay another would wince at. If the client isn t a friend I would charge £300., based on working for 2.5 days with £50 for materials and travel. Get a down payment of £50 as...

Decorative Arts: cleaning/refinishing antique frame, antique gold frame, frame conservation
antique gold frame, frame conservation, conservation index: Hi Page Nice to hear from you. Over the years I have fixed a lot of these lovely old frames...I love them. I have never come across one that was true gold leaf, so I will not comment on that only to say it would cost a bit to have restored. Most of these...

Decorative Arts: "cool" design, joanna scott, beige carpet
joanna scott, beige carpet, bright colours: Dear Stephen, If you save your digital art to disk you should be able to find a printer who reproduces art at a large scale, which would look great against white walls. Especially if you use bright colours in your work. All the Best, Joanna Scott. www.joanna-scott.co.uk...

Decorative Arts: crackling and antiquing, neat project, faux finish
neat project, faux finish, craft store: Hi Jennifer Nice to hear from you. What a neat project. If you think the antique liquid you have may be too dark, I would get a lighter color from the craft store. I understand what you mean about making the yellow too dark, so I would start with a lighter...

Decorative Arts: Decor around and outdoor spa, lumber store, door hinges
lumber store, door hinges, outdoor spa: Hi E Quimby Nice to hear from you. This sounds like a great project and one that you can do. First off, if you plan on hanging billowy panels, you will need some type of overhead structure to hold them. If you have nothing there overhead now, this will...

Decorative Arts: Decorative painter seeks to expand client base, joanna scott, target market
joanna scott, target market, decorative painter: Dear Stephanie, Things have been tough havent they! Ok, word of mouth is always the best way to get work. If you send your card and a covering letter to all the decorators and interior designers and architects in your area this should generate a response....

Decorative Arts: Draperies, double hungs, soft peach
double hungs, soft peach, wall sconces: Hi Rosalie Nice to hear from you. While this is a little out of my area, I can certainly tell you what I think would be a good amount to leave for the pool effect. I am going to say 1 to 1 1/2 yards would be ample with 1 yard being my choice if I was...

Decorative Arts: decorative painting on vinyl flooring and duct tape, joanna scott, oil based paint
joanna scott, oil based paint, vinyl flooring: Dear Cherry, Its tricky. Maybe an oil based paint, or enamel might work. The problem might be that the tape is flexible and so moves cracking the paint. I m afraid it might be just a case of keep experimenting. Best Luck, Joanna Scott. www.joanna-scott.co.uk...

Decorative Arts: Finishing wall sconces, bright gold, spray paint
bright gold, spray paint, fun project: Hi Evelyne Nice to hear from you. This is a job you can do yourself Evelyne with very little cost. I have done this many times and know it works. Try to get a can of spray paint in the antique gold you like. Try a craft store. Remove the crystals and...

Decorative Arts: Finishing, hi doug, maybe this question
hi doug, maybe this question, shellac: Hi Doug Nice to hear from you. Here is a site with a lot of info on the process and look you want to achieve. Its a must read. http://www.epoxyproducts.com/bartop.html It will answer all your questions. Good Luck and thanks for a great question. Eilee...

Decorative Arts: Foxhunt Furniture?, yahoo google, major search engines
yahoo google, major search engines, piece of furniture: Dear Faith, Sorry, but I ve not heard of Foxhunt. My suggestion would be to go to - http://www.ask.com to see if you can find information about it there. Also, have you gone to the major search engines like: YAHOO!, Google, Amazon, etc.? You would simply...

Decorative Arts: painting clouds on a wall, flat strip, babys room
Decorative Arts: painting clouds on a wall, flat strip, babys room, sky blue

Decorative Arts: One Stroke Painting, sam s club, sandwiches
Decorative Arts: One Stroke Painting, sam s club, sandwiches, strokes

Decorative Arts: faux painting floors, water lillies, floor stains
water lillies, floor stains, floor paints: Hi Vicki, Well, in England we can buy floor paints specially for cement/screeded floors in a variety of colours. If you go to a good trade decorators store, they will be able to help you with that. At this point I think these paints are still oil based so...

Decorative Arts: Over the fireplace, iron headboard, glass piece
iron headboard, glass piece, wooden windows: Hi Brenda Nice to hear from you. Decorating is a little out of my line but I always like to give my opinion..for what its worth LOL How about a set of moose horns...sorry that was Hubbys suggestion for ours...needless to say it was a NO. Seriously I like...

Decorative Arts: flooring, blend or contrast new flooring, laminate wood flooring, joanna scott
laminate wood flooring, joanna scott, galley kitchen: Dear Marilyn, If your imitation slate has some brown tones in it I would try to pick a laminate that picks out those brown tones. I think going for the contrasting natural oak finish for the living/dining area sounds lovely. Good Luck Regards Joanna Scott...

Decorative Arts: framing old doilys, doilys, scrapbook paper
doilys, scrapbook paper, foam board: Hi Wanda, I am sorry to hear about your Mother, I just lost both of my parents within 4 weeks of each other to the day. I also have some of my Mom s things and this is what I did. I used a frame that I really liked, and you can do this a couple of ways. First...

Decorative Arts: Gold leaf on a wrought iron chandelier, wrought iron chandelier, gold areas
wrought iron chandelier, gold areas, leaf leaves: Hi Laura Nice to hear from you. My experience is you can paint over anything LOL And this sounds like a great project. Personally I would use simple craft paint. I would suggest a silver first over the gold, then when dry, a coat of black antique gel....

Decorative Arts: glass window treatments, stained glass window, faux stained glass
stained glass window, faux stained glass, glass paints: Hi, I usually see these window decorations at the holidays but I did find this website that may help you. You can also go to the search engine and type in what you want. I found several sites and some of them show you how to paint your own with glass paints...

Decorative Arts: glazing, steel wool pads, translucent stone
steel wool pads, translucent stone, oil based paint: Hi Amy Nice to hear from you. You are smart to get all the info you can before you start a project like this. A lot of folks just plow ahead and then live with unsatisfactory results. OK..heres what I would do. In order for the glaze to stick, you must...

Decorative Arts: gold leafing on exterior wood-aspen, joanna scott, eye brow
joanna scott, eye brow, camel hair: Dear Ashley, Firstly, rub the carving with a light sandpaper and make sure that its dust free before you start. Use a sealer on the wood like shellac. Use an application of gold size to the wood then apply the gold leaf with a camel hair or similar soft...

Decorative Arts: gold mirror, gold mirror, indents
gold mirror, indents, craft store: Hi Christine Nice to hear from you. This will be an easy fix. Go to a craft store and get a bottle of antique gel. These are only small and the same size as our craft paints. Only one bottle will be needed. For this I would recommend a brown or walnut...

Decorative Arts: Hello, my name is Dru Wagner...., kind furniture, purchase furniture
kind furniture, purchase furniture, ball state university: Hi Dru Nice to hear from you. This is a very interesting question. In my case, the only way I seek to improve furniture is by refinishing it, but also in my case I only purchase furniture that is suitable for this procees ie..real wood. I find this type...

Decorative Arts: Hello, Thank you for reading..., michaels craft store, pier 1 imports
michaels craft store, pier 1 imports, liquid starch: Hi Ted, How neat for you to have found your baby shoes and I have a couple of ideas for you. I did this for my childrens shoes and I too did not want them bronzed. I wanted the color to stay the same for my sons shoes. They were tiny red, white and blue....

Decorative Arts: Illustration, giftware market, wildlife painters
giftware market, wildlife painters, mural commissions: Dear Pattie, Had a look at your website and you have some nice work, especially the collies and snow leopards. There is a large market for good wildlife painters for cards and prints. Looking at your work I would concentrate on the giftware and cards market...

Decorative Arts: Kids room, soft pinks, coat pegs
soft pinks, coat pegs, window valance: Hi Kathy Nice to hear from you. My Grandaughter will also be 13 on her next birthday, and her Mom and I recently did a room makeover for her. At this age they are past the cartoon characters and primary color schemes stage. What we did for Traceys room...

Decorative Arts: Kind of a far out question for you, flower child, table legs
flower child, table legs, terrific job: Hi Jerry Nice to hear from you. As a former flower child ..LOL...I remember black lights, so this is not a far out question at all. I think its a great idea you have. The following link will provide a good description of the principals involved, and also...

Decorative Arts: Kitchen style, joanna scott, stainless steel appliances
joanna scott, stainless steel appliances, glass mosaic: Dear Stacey, As long as the colours complement each other I don t see there being a problem. It would be a good idea to tie in the countertop colours with the backsplash. The fixtures in rubbed bronze should go nicely with the topaz colours and the stainless...

Decorative Arts: Labyrinth, labyrinth, back yard
labyrinth, back yard, right direction: Hi Terry, You may want to check at do-it-yourself - http://www.diynet.com OR, at Learn 2 - http://www.learn2.com And if you don t find the information you re looking for there, I suggest asking Jeeves at - http://www.ask.com - here you should at least...

Decorative Arts: Leather Sofas, leather sofas, flood damage
leather sofas, flood damage, behome: Hi Steve Nice to hear from you. I agree with you 100% that the prices of sofas is greatly inflated. For me to tell you a brand name is probably not going to help much, and the more well known the name, the higher the price tag. I think you are in the right...

Decorative Arts: lamps, lighting store, shade holder
lighting store, shade holder, cronk: Hello Tony I love these old lamps too. It is very simple to get replacement parts for these lamps. The part you lack is called a HARP. Any lighting store will sell you one. I suggest you take the lamp with you to get the correct size harp. Write me any...

Decorative Arts: Mat board and framing old pictures, century litho, paint stains
century litho, paint stains, craft paint: Hi Again Neal A very Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Also my thanks for the great ratings you gave me. Once again I know exactly what you mean about the new matboards. The only way I know of to get the aged look we seek is with paint. I have never attempted...

Decorative Arts: Material, joanna scott, lava stone
joanna scott, lava stone, kitchen specialist: Hi Doug, It all depends on how much you wish to spend. The tops you have seen sound like a material called corian,Avonite or stellite which are man made solid surface materials. They can come in a clear form with speckles in them or veins like marble. It...

Decorative Arts: Mirror floating on a white wall! Help!, 42inch plasma, silver frame
42inch plasma, silver frame, plasma tv: Hi Jenny Nice to hear from you. This is a bit out of my line but I always like to give my opinion (for what it s worth LOL ) The problem is the mirror is the same size as the TV. Could you re-hang the mirror the other way so the height is higher than the...

Decorative Arts: murals, wallpaper store, cronk
wallpaper store, cronk, craft stores: Hi Tammy Nice to hear from you. This is certainly an interesting sounding project. The only place I have seen actual murals, is in the wallpaper store. My neighbour in fact put one on her living room wall which looks quite stunning. It is of an outdoor...

Decorative Arts: nostalgic pictures/advertising, antique buffs, old tin
antique buffs, old tin, tin signs: Hello Nickie Nice to hear from You. These old advertising posters and signs are something I too am interested in. I live in Canada and this type of antique is way beyond My pocketbook. What I do is when I find small pictures of them in magazines I take...

Decorative Arts: older silk flowers, bleach solution, silk flowers
bleach solution, silk flowers, fortieth anniversary: Hi Peggy Nice to hear from you. The cake part will need replacing, but the flowers can be washed sucessfully. Just try a small bud first, but I have even used a bleach solution on these flowers without harm. Lovely idea. Good Luck and good question Regards...

Decorative Arts: Painting for the bedroom, henry rousseau, leonardo da vinci
henry rousseau, leonardo da vinci, renaissance paintings: Dear Mark, Renaissance paintings are quite heavy - unless you are looking at the sepia sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci, which are mainly figurative and can look quite contemporary. Pre- Raphalite paintings are very beautiful and draw on the classical style...

Decorative Arts: Painting/Finishing a dresser, ecos paints, joanna scott
ecos paints, joanna scott, wood stains: Dear Dallas I would always try to use eco friendly non solvent paint for a babies nursery. Try ecos paints who have a colour matching service and provide paint for wood, walls and floors that matches as well as wood stains. http://www.ecospaints.com/ Or...

Decorative Arts: Painting on Formica, tsp solution, baby furniture
tsp solution, baby furniture, cronk: Hello Alison Nice to hear from You. Its a great idea to paint your furniture. My theory is if this extends its usefulness and also looks nice it helps the pocketbook. If your children are out of the everything in the mouth stage then I would use water...

Decorative Arts: Painting over Gold, auto pin striping, silver stripes
auto pin striping, silver stripes, silver paint: Hi Sheree Nice to hear from you. My experience is you can paint over anything LOL. But give it a try. Maybe a little test area. If it wipes off after drying your out of luck. Another idea is adding silver stripes. What the heck is she talking about?...

Decorative Arts: Painting a kids room, bristle brushes, joanna scott
bristle brushes, joanna scott, stiff bristle: Dear Heidi, This is one of those things where you just have to go with the flow quite literally! To get the paint into the balloon, I would blow them up about half there fully expanded size first. Get a bottle that has a nozzle, or maybe use an old washing...

Decorative Arts: Painting to get a laquered look, tack cloths, light coats
tack cloths, light coats, brush strokes: Hi Nicole Nice to hear from you. What an interesting question. After giving this some thought, if I was doing this and wanted the look you seek, I would use spray paint in the color of your choice in a high gloss finish, then a coat or two of high gloss...

Decorative Arts: Painting matt boards, spray paint, color choices
spray paint, color choices, antique gold: Hi Barb Nice to hear from you. I will use either paint Barb, but I find with brushing it on, you must give 2 coats, but with the brush on, you have a wider range of color choices. I use a lot of antique gold for spraying..I like the look, and it goes with...

Decorative Arts: Plaster Picture Frames, photo shops, picture frame
photo shops, picture frame, plaster: Hi Caz Nice to hear from you. This type of material is costly to buy. You should not have difficulty finding a buyer. Try the local photo shops or local framing stores...I ll bet they would snap it up. I would purchase it myself if I came across something...

Decorative Arts: Plaster picture frame, toothpaste tube, dry paint
toothpaste tube, dry paint, gold paint: Hi Bonnie So nice to hear from you. I have repaired many of these wonderful old frames with good results. There is an easy way (mine) and a harder way to fix these old frames. I will give you the easy way. First purchase a tube of poly fil.(its like a...

Decorative Arts: can i paint over black wrought iron, craft paints, craft paint
craft paints, craft paint, silver gold: Hi Joy Nice to hear from you. The most important step of any paint job is the surface prep. You must create a tooth for the new paint to stick to. This is usually done by sanding, or with steel wool in hard to reach areas. Once this is complete, and...

Decorative Arts: paint sheens, wood kitchen cabinets, grade steel
wood kitchen cabinets, grade steel, steel wool: Hi Karlie Nice to hear from you. You must prep this surface or the paint will not stick. I have an easy mess free way that works. Purchase a box of TSP from your hardware store. Mix with water following the label instructions. Use a medium grade steel...

Decorative Arts: painted wood, tea stains, many thanks
tea stains, many thanks: Hi Maureen Nice to hear from you. I have often seen this happen when you paint on pine. So sorry but it just cannot be fixed. In future if you are painting on wood, use a primer called Kilz s. Great question and many thanks for writing. Regards Eilee...

Decorative Arts: painting, barquisimeto venezuela, small kids
barquisimeto venezuela, small kids, black paint: Hello Pedro Nice to hear from you. I guess you chose a good color when you painted the door frames and doors black, but you cannot do that on the walls. Unfortunately with 12 small children who write on the walls it would not matter what color it was because...

Decorative Arts: painting on canes, enamel paints, joanna scott
enamel paints, joanna scott, two coats: Dear Joni, I think it would be best to lightly sand the can first. Use a waterbased or oil based DIY paint for painting on wood and then seal with two coats of exterior water based or oil based varnish. For a metal cane you can use enamel paints and seal...

Decorative Arts: painting cement, floor varnish, joanna scott
floor varnish, joanna scott, paints and varnishes: Dear Gabe, We have concrete paint in the UK that comes in about five colours. Plus there are variations on floor paints from various paint companies like Dulux. It is worth taking some time to have a look around your local DIY warehouse for paints and colours....

Decorative Arts: painting cement, cement, gabe
cement, gabe, carpet: Hi, After you get the carpet up, make sure the cement is clean and dry before you start. I would go to your local home store and get a good clear sealer specifically for cement and also for the paint of your choice. Then put on a coat or two of the clear...

Decorative Arts: painting a ceramic lamp, light coats, ceramic lamps
light coats, ceramic lamps, paint colors: Hi Gayle Nice to hear from you. Well the man at the paint store is wrong. In that letter, I said I had done it, and I have...many times. If you can sand the surface a bit, all the better, but if not, just make sure the lamp is clean. A degreaser of some...

Decorative Arts: painting clouds on a wall, joanna scott, red and white stripes
joanna scott, red and white stripes, fibre optics: Dear Dawn, I think clouds are a lovely idea. Why dont you just put them on the ceiling for now, then if you like them put them on all the walls around the room. I would avoid the floor though. You could also put in fibre optics in the ceiling so that the...

Decorative Arts: painting a dresser, color fades, spray cans
color fades, spray cans, laquers: Hi Again Miriam Sorry you found my answer less than adequate but I thought it was very polite, very prompt, very clear and any knowledge I have on the subject I gave you. Please understand I would never give advice on something I have never attempted or...

Decorative Arts: painting floors, garage floor paint, floor varnish
garage floor paint, floor varnish, joanna scott: Dear Debby, Painted floors nearly always scratch to be honest. If they are relatively matt surface tiles you could buy garage floor paint and then a ronseal clear floor varnish over them - test a small area first though. All the best, Joanna Scott www.joanna-scott.co.uk...

Decorative Arts: painting a gold frame a new color, spray cans, ornate frame
spray cans, ornate frame, soap and water: Hi Anne Nice to hear from you. Of course you can paint this frame..any color you want. I have done this too many times to mention. The frame will be plaster over wood, so we have to be careful with the cleaning part. Personally I just dust well, but along...

Decorative Arts: painting Hobby Lobby furniture from China, hobby lobby furniture, grit paper
hobby lobby furniture, grit paper, craft stores: Hi Susan Nice to hear from you. First surface prep is the most important thing to ensure the paint will stick. So get the 120 grit paper out and give the table a good sanding. Yes for sure a primer is a good idea. And your paint will stick regardless...

Decorative Arts: painting an old french bed, joanna scott, dear elaine
joanna scott, dear elaine, base coats: Dear Elaine, The bed sounds lovely. There are two ways you can do this. Paint the base coat first, leave to dry. Then paint over the white top coat. You can remove some white with a cloth whist the paint is still wet or sand with a light sandpaper when...

Decorative Arts: painting outdoor furniture, plastic straps, outdoor furniture
plastic straps, outdoor furniture, cronk: Hi jbug420.. I think a good exterior oil or water based would be ok. I have one concern with painting them however. Are these straps on the seats,and do they stretch when sat on? I don t think paint would last well if this is the case. I hope I m not...

Decorative Arts: painting, joanna scott, bright colours
joanna scott, bright colours, barquisimeto venezuela: Dear Pedro, If you can get some bright colours, blues and pinks and yellows these would be nice and cheerful to paint the house and will look ok with black doors. You could paint some cartoons in the childrens rooms and also paint a wall black for them to...

Decorative Arts: paints......., cement plaster, lime cement
cement plaster, lime cement, dry plaster: Hi Kyriacos Heres what I found out for you about facade paint. Hope this helps you. Regards Eileen Product name: BARLET acrylate facade paint Model Number: ---- Description: Composition: Barlet is a mixture of inorganic pigments, extenders and...

Decorative Arts: picture frame, episode 0, picture frame
episode 0, picture frame, 2046: Hi Betty Nice to hear from you. This will be a great project. Everythingyou need to know is here http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_wwk/episode/0,2046,DIY_14350_34825,00.html A warning though..once you get started with this craft you can t stop LOL...

Decorative Arts: picture frame, brown shades, craft paint
brown shades, craft paint, mellow gold: Hi Cindy Nice to hear from you. Doing old frames is one of my favorite projects. You have the option of spraying in a more mellow gold color and then use some antiquing gel or Heavenly Hues craft paint over the top, or simply leaving the existing gold...

Decorative Arts: picture hanging, cronk, moulding
cronk, moulding, hardware store: Hello Bettie I was not totally familiar with these brackets so a little searching was in order. I visited several web sites, and it seems to me that you place the bracket over the moulding and simply hang the picture by its wire over the bottom hook. All...

Decorative Arts: plaster bowl, couple inches, craft store
couple inches, craft store, christmas gift: Hi Deb Sorry this has happened. The PL400 would not be suitable in this case...its a rather thick adhesive,and needs a thick bead to work well. There is a glue made for this particular application, and the craft store or glue section of the hardware sells...

Decorative Arts: my poster, hi adam, warm iron
hi adam, warm iron, crease: Hi Adam What an interesting question this is. I once had an old poster that was wrinkled like this, and I actually was able to get most of the wrinkles out by ironing it. I doubled a cotton sheet to use as a pad under it, and used a fairly warm iron and...

Decorative Arts: Refinish picture frames, craft paint, ellisor
craft paint, ellisor, craft store: Hi Fran Nice to hear from you. Your local craft store should carry all you require. This is a very inexpensive project. A bottle of red, a bottle of black, and a bottle of heavenly Hues craft paint which will give you the dusted look you seek. All under...

Decorative Arts: Refinish Wood Dresser, steel wool pad, tung oil
steel wool pad, tung oil, mineral spirits: Hi Nancy Nice to hear from you. Clean the dresser with mineral spirits. Use a fine steel wool pad as a scrubber. Dry with rags, and apply your stain. Then when dry which may take a couple of days, a coat of low luster tung oil applied with a rag. Please...

Decorative Arts: Refinish of wood frame, large framed mirror, crackle finish
large framed mirror, crackle finish, gold detail: Hi Christi Nice to hear from you. First off, you must prep the surface so the new paint will stick. You are also painting over a crackle finish, so I will assume you want to hide the crackles. You will have to sand the white crackle finish with 120 sandpaper...

Decorative Arts: Refinishing Furniture, tri sodium phosphate, french provincial kitchen
tri sodium phosphate, french provincial kitchen, steel wool pad: Hi Stanley Nice to hear from you. First off, you probably will guess that I would advise against painting these solid cherry chairs...sorry, but it just goes against the grain. But that was not your question, so I will bite the bullet and try to help :-)...

Decorative Arts: Refinishing Picture Frames, craft paint, wall frames
craft paint, wall frames, paint store: Hi Wendy Nice to hear from you. You cannot go wrong painting your frames black. Black works in any decor. I have done too many frames to mention so I know about this LOL. And a black frame goes with any picture. The pictures will need to be removed before...

Decorative Arts: Refinishing Wood Frame... Gold Leafing., paint level, paint stripper
paint level, paint stripper, paint application: Hi Jason Nice to hear from you. I m glad you wrote me before you went too far with this project. My first disaster (long ago) was a project like yours. Are you thinking, like I did that the design in the frame is carved wood? In most cases it is not wood...

Decorative Arts: Refinishing, great grandparent, furniture wood
great grandparent, furniture wood, piece of furniture: Hi Genevieve Nice to hear from you. This sounds like you have a treasure here. How lucky you are. Mahogany has been called the King of furniture wood , and I have to agree. It is beautiful. Now to your question. If you look at your question, you said...

Decorative Arts: Repaint frame of Mirror, aqua green, orange type
aqua green, orange type, easy job: Hi Lisa Nice to hear from you. Certainly this mirror can be painted. Don t know what you have read on the internet but this is an extremely easy job. Remove the mirror, clean the existing paint with a degreaser. One of those orange type degreasers is fine,...

Decorative Arts: Repainting old wood frames, palm springs ca, craft paint
palm springs ca, craft paint, wood frames: Hi Kristina Nice to hear from you. Your SOS is answered...help is on the way LOL. I am very familiar with the frames you speak of. First off, they cannot warp from painting...well I have never never ran across that. I suspect all thats happened is the...

Decorative Arts: Repairing ceramic tile table top & chair seats, mosaic tile, tile table
mosaic tile, tile table, thin veneer: Hi Susan Nice to hear from you. Unfortunately sun and the outdoors takes its toll on anything nice we put outside. Your set as an example. If this must be outdoors, why not take it out when you intend to use it and get it out of the weather during non...

Decorative Arts: Restoring Vinyl Dinette Chairs, cushion edge, sewing machine
cushion edge, sewing machine, color choices: Hi Nick I love someone fearless and handy LOL. OK the job can be done by a handy fearless amatuer with the right tools. The beading you refer to is called cording and is available at an upholestry shop. They will sell it by the foot to you in several color...

Decorative Arts: Retro/diner chair recovering, upholstery job, upholstery shops
upholstery job, upholstery shops, worthwhile project: Hi Monica Nice to hear from you. You will have to do some looking and phoning to get the color you desire, but its out there. Look for fabric outlets and as a last resort try the local upholstery shops. I say as a last resort because they charge about 50%...

Decorative Arts: re-staining/painting dressers, painting dressers, steel wool pad
painting dressers, steel wool pad, tsp solution: Hi Ali Nice to hear from you As with any paint job the most important step is the prep work. First you can sand, or if dust is a problem, you can scrub with a TSP solution and use a medium grade steel wool pad as a scrubber. When dry, a coat or two of...

Decorative Arts: rec room furniture grouping, ping pong table, rec room furniture
ping pong table, rec room furniture, corner shape: Hi Anita Nice to hear from you. Anita as you probably guessed, placing furniture like this creates problems. What you have is a large L corner shape seating area with the recliner right in the corner. Its impossible to get table room for everyone this...

Decorative Arts: refinishing bedroom set, painting project, paint store
painting project, paint store, medium steel: Hi Dave Nice to hear from you. This sounds like it will be a fun project. The first place to start is your local high end paint store. They will set you up with everything you need for this type of project, and most often have video instructions. These...

Decorative Arts: refinishing a chandelier, cupboard hardware, light holes
cupboard hardware, light holes, brushed nickel: Hi Suzanne Nice to hear from you. You can certainly spray paint the light with a spray can. I recently wanted a pewter look for cupboard hardware and used a silver laquer..very impressive actually. So if you are leaving the light in place you will have...

Decorative Arts: refinishing dresser, moneysaving ideas, good luck
moneysaving ideas, good luck, mirror: Hi Donna Nice to hear from you. This is most certainly do-able. Here is a site to lead you through it step by step. http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_moneysaving_ideas/article/0,1801,HGTV_3129_2080819,00.html Good luck. Sounds like a great project Regards...

Decorative Arts: refinishing a dresser, old paint, paint job
old paint, paint job, new paint: Hi again Chris No just a good sanding to smooth out any rough spots and give the new paint a surface to stick to. Also thank you for the nice ratings. So many people never make the effort to do this after we make the effort to help them. Write any time....

Decorative Arts: refinishing French Provincial, paint stores, painting technique
paint stores, painting technique, diy project: Hi Liz I will call you a lady after my own heart LOL. I would certainly be thinking like you and what I could do to this set to make it masculine and be able to use it. I suspect you are correct that it will be solid wood. Most of these sets I see are....

Decorative Arts: refinishing furniture, mahogany cabinet, paint dept
mahogany cabinet, paint dept, paint store: Hi Dave Nice to hear from you. The very best way to learn these techniques is with instructional videos. If you are doing your entire bedroom set, I would urge you to invest in this teaching method. I am surprised your Home depot cannot provide anything...

Decorative Arts: refinishing a mirror frame, paint and varnish remover, plaster surface
paint and varnish remover, plaster surface, old rags: Hi Dan Nice to hear from you. Well refinishing means removing whatever finish is currently on the frame and putting a new finish on. Thats the basics. The fun begins when you find something under the finish that is not as expected. For instance, the frame...

Decorative Arts: refinishing old dresser, household bleach, quality paint
household bleach, quality paint, daughters room: Hi Michele Nice to hear from you. This will be a great project and look lovely for your daughter. First off, get a box of TSP powder at the hardware and a box of medium steel wool. Mix the TSP as per directions on box. Then using the steel wool as a scrubber...

Decorative Arts: refinishing old table, french provincial bedroom furniture, gold grain
french provincial bedroom furniture, gold grain, thin gold: Hi Christie Nice to hear from you. Without seeing the set, I think the furniture was painted white, and when dry a thin gold paint was rubbed on and wiped back before it dried. In this way the gold would remain in the grain. This is the only way I can imagine...

Decorative Arts: refinishing a wood-frame mirror, lumber store, inch plywood
lumber store, inch plywood, molding compound: Hi again Cheryl. Sorry I gapped LOL All you need to do to the wood is a light sanding before painting. I would sand the entire frame prior to putting the new molds on, then its ready for spray painting. I would not worry about priming in this case, but...

Decorative Arts: refinishing wood picture frame, old paint, hi mary
old paint, hi mary, losts: Hi Mary Nice to hear from you. Mary I am going to suggest that this picture frame could be plaster and not carved wood as you think. If you attempt any stripping on plaster you will totally ruin the frame (been there done that). Your only option in the...

Decorative Arts: regilding (?) heavy antique plaster painting frames, plaster painting, joanna scott
plaster painting, joanna scott, copper powder: Dear Pieter, If the gold has gone dull it may well be metal leaf which is a copper powder based metal leaf as opposed to pure gold leaf. You can buy liquid leaf, which is a paint with copper powders in it to repaint the whole frame or if you want to just...

Decorative Arts: removing colour from couch fabric., chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide
chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, fabric paint: Hello Sharon Well We can t have you going mad, so we ll have to come up with some help. It seems that you have tried everything to get rid of these orange flowers with no sucess. The last remedy that comes to mind would be painting them with white or beige...

Decorative Arts: removing gold leaf from glass, glass cabinet doors, heat guns
glass cabinet doors, heat guns, chemical stripper: Hi Again After a little searching I found only 2 ways that you can remove gold leaf. First is the chemical stripper that I mentioned, and second is by using a heat gun. Heat guns are very familiar to me..I have several that I use on furniture to remove...

Decorative Arts: repainting a mirror, mirror frame, coat of paint
mirror frame, coat of paint, spray paint: Hi Evelyn Nice to hear from you. It absolutely does not matter what is currently on the frames LOL I talk from experience here as I just finished a job of doing 50 of these old frames...yep fifty. Just cleaned and sprayed. I used water based spray paint....

Decorative Arts: repair of outdoor plaster, plaster cast, toothpaste tube
plaster cast, toothpaste tube, greek figure: Hi Bob Nice to hear from you. This is a bit out of my line, but I have repaired these plaster or sometimes concrete figures before. If the parts are completely broken off, I use a product called PL400 . This stuff is awesome for outdoor repairs and is...

Decorative Arts: repair plaster on old frame, molding compound, eye balls
molding compound, eye balls, quality craft: Hi Marlyn I am surprised to hear this. Perhaps if you tell them it is the same type of molding compound that is used in the movie industry for special effects they will know. The can I got was about 10 inches high and it was round like a juice can. It...

Decorative Arts: Sizing Bamboo shades, bamboo shades, wood hi
bamboo shades, wood hi, kindest regards: Hi Sharon Nice to hear from you. Sharon these are miserable things to cut. The last time I cut these types of shades. I rolled them very tightly and secured them with tape and elastics. Then I used my chop saw LOL. Start by only cutting off a bit so you...

Decorative Arts: Stenciling, joanna scott, hand painting
joanna scott, hand painting, wallpaper border: Dear Ellen, You have to work out how long it is likely to take you before the onset. Really you should set a price before you start. £80. a day would be a reasonable amount to charge plus materials and travel. I am sure you can work something out based on...

Decorative Arts: One Stroke Painting, water color paper, acrylic paint
water color paper, acrylic paint, little water: Hi Denise, I don t do to much One Stroke painting but I did take classes and what I learned is this: You have very little water in your brush and stroke your brush through the paint back and forth until it is really heavily loaded. You will have to re-load...

Decorative Arts: Substitute for craft paint no longer made, antique wicker, antique type
antique wicker, antique type, gold acrylic: Hello Nice to hear from you. The Heavenly Hues craft paint is a transparent paint. You could try mixing regular gold with some glaze to achieve a transparent paint. I would try one part paint to 3 parts glaze to start then add more paint if its too transparent....

Decorative Arts: silk flowers, silk flowers, beauty is in the eye of the beholder
silk flowers, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, eye of the beholder: Hi Marsha Nice to hear from you. Marsha, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And personally I find nothing wrong with using them. Silk flowers have come a long way and sometimes its difficult to tell the real from fake. I especially love the seasonal...

Decorative Arts: slate, spray varnish, warm soapy water
spray varnish, warm soapy water, smaller pieces: Hi Betty, How nice for your friend to give you some slate. If the slate is too big and you want smaller pieces, just cover it with a towel and use a hammer to break it. I have painted lots of slate and really like the surface. I wash the slate with warm soapy...

Decorative Arts: soap dish, soap dish, direct email
soap dish, direct email, dial up service: Hi Nichole Nice to hear from you. While I am not an expert (of any kind LOL) on glass, I certainly see my share of it at auctions. Send me a picture, but not larger than 5x7 if possible as I am on dial up service and pictures take forever to download. ...

Decorative Arts: softening color, joanna scott, glaze recipe
joanna scott, glaze recipe, diy stores: Dear Julie. You can do a couple of things. Firstly you can buy an acrylic glaze, available at good trade decorators suppliers or large DIY stores, that you then tint with emulsion and using a colourwash technique (a criss cross motion blending as you go)cover...

Decorative Arts: spoon rack, spoon rack, double sided tape
spoon rack, double sided tape, spoons: Hi Nan Nice to hear from you. I had this problem and finally gave my spoon rack to my daughter who solved the problem this way. She turned the rack over, and on the back at the very botton edge she glued a strip of wood which was the width of the rack and...

Decorative Arts: how to spray paint a strawberry planter, strawberry planter, copper spray
strawberry planter, copper spray, home improvement stores: Hi Sheena, Your project sounds really nice. I would use a clay pot sealer #6072. I think I got mine at Wal-Mart, but I imagine you could find this at most home improvement stores. This will preserve and protect as well as waterproof the terra cotta. Using...

Decorative Arts: stained glass painting, stained glass window, faux stained glass
stained glass window, faux stained glass, joanna scott: Dear Natalie, You can buy paints that you can copy over, say an angel design photocopied onto acetate, peel off the dry paint image after 24hrs and stick to a window to create a stained glass effect. They are called paint and peel paints. info@specialistcrafts.co.uk...

Decorative Arts: one stroke furniture painting, sand paper, grit
sand paper, grit, coats: Hi Bella Nice to hear from you. This sounds like a great project. Yes you could go ahead and paint on the surface as is, but personally I would go over the top very gently with very fine sand paper (180 grit) just to give a bit of a tooth for the paint...

Decorative Arts: One stroke painting, light coats, decorative painting
light coats, decorative painting, mixup: Hi Bella I meant to rough up the surface in order for the paint to adhere nicely to the table. You can sand lightly and then apply a stain or paint to the table and then your decorative painting. I usually apply a sealer to the wood (after sanding) before...

Decorative Arts: one stroke, joanna scott, furiture
joanna scott, furiture, scott co: Hello Diana, It would be advisable to give the furniture at least a light sanding before you apply a darker stain. If you know what the original varnish was, oil based or waterbased, it would also be better to stick with the same medium for the darker stain....

Decorative Arts: Any suggestions on what to hang with this picture, kindest regards, living room
kindest regards, living room, prints: Hi Donna Nice to hear from you. LOL..the print looks like it was plopped in the middle of the wall because it is. Most people tend to do this by the way so you are not alone. Could you offset the picture? Then I would add a grouping of smaller prints...

Decorative Arts: Trompe l'oeil, joanna scott, pictures of horses
joanna scott, pictures of horses, horse pastures: Hi Lori, Dont worry about being perfect, just give it your best shot. Try not to compare yourself with Trompe L oeil in books. If you dont want to paint the trees, have a go at doing a large collage with pictures of the leaves and pictures of bark and branches...

Decorative Arts: table top, debbie travis, epoxy resin
debbie travis, epoxy resin, bottle cap: Hi Greg Nice to hear from you. I was asked this question when I first joined Alexperts several years ago and I didn t have a clue. I have since learned (thanks to Debbie Travis) that the material they use for this is epoxy resin. Look in a craft store...

Decorative Arts: table, air bubbles, table tops
air bubbles, table tops, hog: Hi Louise What you are doing is called modge podge Heres the product.. http://www.artmaterials.com.au/index.php?cPath=200_2199 Some directions I found too Louise Coat your object with Mod Podge, then a picture, then press down, smooth out the air...

Decorative Arts: Updating Ceramic Lamp Bases, ceramic lamps, spray cans
ceramic lamps, spray cans, ceramic lamp: Hi Annie You are a girl after my own heart to even think of this. Most people would not. The answer is yes you can absolutely paint over ceramic. I have done it on numerous occasions and some lamps several times if I change color schemes. Just make sure...

Decorative Arts: Using a cut tree branch for decoration, clear lacquer, kids beds
clear lacquer, kids beds, headboards: Hi Kelly Nice to hear from you. What a great project. First off remember this. Any fresh cut branches are called green wood. That means they will contain moisture and must dry before anything is applied to them. They will take a couple of weeks indoors...

Decorative Arts: updating a large mirror frame, mirror frame, craft paint
mirror frame, craft paint, wall mirror: Hi Cathy Nice to hear from you. What a great project this will be. Go to the craft store and get a nice antique gold or bronze craft paint in a color you prefer. You will only need one regular size bottle. Also get one bottle of antique gel in a brown...

Decorative Arts: Wall Hanging Decisions, couple acres, arts and crafts style
couple acres, arts and crafts style, tunnel effect: Hello Kerry Sorry for the delay in replying, but the Experts site has been down. I am well aware of the problem you face with hanging pictures, many people are the same. Personally I do not have that problem as every available wall surface in my home is...

Decorative Arts: Wedding crafts, frozen cranberries, dried cranberries
frozen cranberries, dried cranberries, wedding crafts: Hi Ashley Nice to hear from you. What a great idea this is. Hmmm...too bad you could not get fresh cranberries but July is too early for them. You know cranberries freeze so well and do not contain a lot of water like other fruit so perhaps this might...

Decorative Arts: Western Decoration & Furniture, cowboys and indians, household furnishings
cowboys and indians, household furnishings, designer decorator: Hi Twila Oops..I hit the wrong button on your first reply, so ignore it. I am referring you to a message board where the answer to you question may be found. The folks over there are very knowledgable and helpful Sorry I could not help, but thank you for...

Decorative Arts: White Wrought Iron Crib and rust, rust spots, tsp solution
rust spots, tsp solution, coat of paint: Hi Tiffany Nice to hear from you.Yes I think there is hope here. First a real good scrubbing with a TSP solution and use steel wool as a scrubber. This will deglaze the surface a bit so a clear coat will stick. I would use water based poly to seal everything....

Decorative Arts: Working with a rental..., screw holes, accent wall
screw holes, accent wall, lumber yard: Hi Kate Nice to hear from you. I have my thinking cap on tight for this question LOL. If you cannot paint or remove the paper, is there any way you could have some wood cut to fit this space and be removed when you leave. Your lumber yard will cut any...

Decorative Arts: white washing or is it antiquing??, coat of paint, thin coat
coat of paint, thin coat, wood grain: Hi Deb, Yes this is called white washing. The best thing for you to do is go to your home improvement and ask then for white washing paint. I know it comes in a spray can and I have gotten mine at Wal Mart. When I use it I will spray a light coat and let...

Decorative Arts: window dressing, oak bedroom furniture, pleated drapes
oak bedroom furniture, pleated drapes, amish oak: Hi Barbara Nice to hear from you. While you are right that this is not my area, I will be happy to give you my thoughts on your windows. Your decorating scheme just happens to be my favorite too, and in my opinion, this great color and the oak furniture...

Decorative Arts: wood white spots, varsol, couple areas
varsol, couple areas, soft cloth: Hi Janet Nice to hear from you. Sorry this has happened to your table, but its quite common. First try a soft cloth very slightly dampened with varsol or paint thinner (they are the same thing). Gently rub over the white area. Remember...do not saturate....

Decorative Arts: wrought iron furniture, wrought iron furniture, exterior rust
wrought iron furniture, exterior rust, auto body shop: Hi Amy So nice to hear from you. Your wrought iron furniture should serve you very well for many years with a little care. OK..the ultimate best approach would be to have the furniture sand blasted, then primed, then painted. There is a little auto body...

Def Leppard: 2 questions, last action hero, vh1 storytellers
last action hero, vh1 storytellers, wife anita: To answer your first question yes the song Two Steps Behind was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Last Action Hero starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. And to answer question number two, no the guys have never featured wives or girlfriends in their...

Def Leppard: Sav, sheffield wednesday fc, sheffield area
sheffield wednesday fc, sheffield area, daughter jordan: I have not met Sav yet but I know a few people who have. They said he was very nice, kind of quiet and shy but always willing to sign an autograph and take pictures with fans. Sav is currently married to his wife Paige. They have two sons together, Scott and...

Def Leppard: cafe, resturants, def leppard
resturants, def leppard, pubs: After much research, I have found nothing documenting ownership of any pubs or resturants by any of the members of Def Leppard. I did read that they turned Players into an office building. I think it would be very cool if they opened another one! I would DEFinitely...

Def Leppard: Hysteria Song Meaning, phil collen, rick savage
phil collen, rick savage, heavy radio: According to the Classic Albumn s: Hysteria dvd, Rick Savage had come up with a great guitar peice and came to Phil Collen with it and Phil said that s good, I come up with something that goes like this and played the peice he had come up with and turned...

Def Leppard: Rick Savage, def leppard fan, richard savage
def leppard fan, richard savage, rick savage: Sorry for the delay- I am a bit behind in my emails. No Sav does not have a middle name. (Although Rick Allen makes up for it by having two!) As for the second question, that info is not really public record so I am going to have to decline to answer...

Def Leppard: 2003 Pete Willis Picture, pete willis, def leppard
pete willis, def leppard, avail: Unfortunately I do not have access to content removed from the web so I would have to say this picture is no longer available online. Perhaps someone on the Def Leppard forum may have downloaded a copy- you could try asking there. Sorry I couldn t be...

Def Leppard: pete willis, pete willis, s joe
pete willis, s joe, previous question: I finally found that picture I was talking about of Pete from a few years ago. It s Joe, Sav, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning! Here is the link: http://www.savageattitude.com/DL362.jpg Type that in in the address bar and the picture automatically pops up! Sorry...

Def Leppard: Quarell, hot chili peppers, red hot chili
hot chili peppers, red hot chili, wrods: RCP made some disparaging remarks about Leppard back in the mid-90s. Joe Elliott fired a few comments back and RCP slammed Leppard again. Since that time there has been no contact between the two bands and no one seems to know why RCP made the comments to...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard Fan mail!, def leppard fans, www myspace
def leppard fans, www myspace, def leppard fan: Normally you can send them a message on their website www.defleppard.com or www.myspace/defleppard.com those are the only fan sites you can send mail through. Right now they are on tour and aren t able to receive messages. I talk online with Rick Allen(the...

Def Leppard: Sugar Concert Popularity In U.S. Prior To Its April 1988 Release, def leppard, strip clubs
def leppard, strip clubs, carla: From what I have heard them say in interviews is that some how dj s at strip clubs in Florida got a hold of the song and was a favorite of the girls to dance to. I don t know how they would have gotten it but I guess it s the same as when the first toured...

Def Leppard: Football(soccer), english football teams, united football club
english football teams, united football club, sheffield wednesday: Vivian favors Leeds United (and he says he doesn t know why LOL) and plays for Hollywood United Football Club in LA. (They played a charity match against David Beckham and the LA Galaxy last summer) Phil and Rick don t seems to favor anyone in particular....

Def Leppard: Phil Collen Girlfriend?, phil collen, open marriage
phil collen, open marriage, personal hope: No, Anita and Phil are still married. He and Michelle are not together at this point although they do share a daughter (Samantha) together. I am assuming it s an open marriage if he has another girlfriend but it s hard to get that personal. Hope this...

Def Leppard: ricks bass pick ups, string bass guitars, 5 string bass guitars
string bass guitars, 5 string bass guitars, ghs strings: This was the most information I could find about the equipment he used and now uses: Rick Savage currently uses and endorses Washburn XB920 (4-string) and XB925 (5-string) bass guitars with Bartolini® Custom pickups & preamp. He formerly used Hamer 4 &...

Def Leppard: crew job apply, personel office, crew job
personel office, crew job, crew members: The band has their own personal crew that they have used for every tour for many years made up of mostly friends of the guys in the band. The rest of the crew used are crew members working for the arenas in each town they tour. The only way to get a chance...

Def Leppard: Def leppard, kirchners, def leppard
kirchners, def leppard, live performances: The performances shown on that show were the live promo videos from the High n Dry era that later ended up on Historia home video. Don Kirchners show was taped in Hempsted NY and Def Leppard were on tour in the UK in July of 1981. Most of the live...

Def Leppard: certain t-shirt, animated character, t shirt
animated character, t shirt, guess: Without seeing what tshirt you re talking about, I can only guess. My guess is that the animated character you re talking about is named Flynn, and he was in the video for Let s Get Rocked. Considering how long ago that video came out, I have no idea where...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard place in rock lore, rock lore, charity functions
rock lore, charity functions, joe elliot: Um, since Bono is actually one of Joe s neighbors and has been over to his studio, not to mention they have both been at some of the same charity functions I don t think there is any animosity. Def Leppard as a whole is a group that holds no animosity towards...

Def Leppard: Adrenalize opening act, ugly kid joe, blockbuster pavillion
ugly kid joe, blockbuster pavillion, faith no more: Well to sort this all out, #1) Faith No More never opened for Def Leppard. #2)They did not tour in either 1990 or 1991. #3)They did play with Ugly Kid Joe on the Adrenalize tour in Charlotte on March 15, 1993 at the Coliseum. I hope this answers...

Def Leppard: Ages, phil collen, rick savage
phil collen, rick savage, pete willis: HI Laurie! I apoloigize for the delay in answering you, but my email has been acting up lately. Here goes. Joe Elliott is 45. He was born August 1. 1959. Phil Collen was born on Dec 8, 1957. He is 47. Vivian was born on August 25th, 1962. He is 42. Rick Savage...

Def Leppard: Where Can This Be Answered?, diamond tennis bracelet, mental health issue
diamond tennis bracelet, mental health issue, separation papers: Wow! What a doozie! Apparently this woman has a mental health issue and trying to disprove her may cause her to act out in a serious way. Just leave her to her fantasy and walk away quickly! We know the truth. This woman doesn t know reality from fantasy,...

Def Leppard: maybe not an album, cardiff uk, b sides
cardiff uk, b sides, ebay: Hi Viv, I looked on the website to see what you re talking about, and what it looks like to me, is that they used they cover of the single, Long Long Way To Go, and compiled a list, by year, or various b-sides, unreleased songs, demos, etc. So it s not...

Def Leppard: Band Members, vivian campbell, pain killers
vivian campbell, pain killers, original band: Hi Gregg, Thanks for the question. Yes one of the original band members did pass away. Guitarist Stephen Maynard Clark passed away on January 8, 1991 due to compression of the brain stem due to a combantion of alcohol and pain killers. A few months prior...

Def Leppard: BEATLES, led zepplin, triva games
led zepplin, triva games, beatles song: Hi ya Scott, Glad to hear from you again. I m sorry to say that I really don t no anything about the Beatles, except I know a Beatles song when I hear one,and I was also saddend to heat about George Harrison s passing like everyone else.The world lost...

Def Leppard: Behind The Music and Storytellers, def leppard, storytellers
def leppard, storytellers, ebay: Unfortunately neither of those shows were ever officially released on VHS or DVD by VH1. The only way to get a copy is: A) Off Ebay (people have put it on DVD and I see copies go up for sale all the time) OR B)To ask on the official Def Leppard forum...

Def Leppard: Bringin' On The Heartbreak, synthisizers, leps
synthisizers, leps, different reasons: Hi Jessica, The chatter you hear on Bringin on the Heartbreak has been a mystery to me as well. The chatter is on the original version. However, if you listen to the remix (released on a High N Dry edition with two extra tracks on it) you will not hear...

Def Leppard: background music, followup question, jack lambert
followup question, jack lambert, random website: It s not Def Leppard. **I m here to answer Def Leppard questions, not questions about music in general. As far as the followup question you sent, I can t, and won t answer that one either, especially after you gave me negative feedback because I didn...

Def Leppard: backstage passes, ebay auction, tour busses
ebay auction, tour busses, best bet: I have had the pleasure of hanging out with the band on a couple of occasions. Phil is a charmer, for sure! Vivian, Rick Allen, and Joe are also sweethearts. I ve never met Rick Savage, as he is rather reclusive. If you do meet them, just act calm, even if...

Def Leppard: bar/restaurant, sheffield england, financial woes
sheffield england, financial woes, hockey star: Hey Karli! Probably not what you want to hear, but this is what I found on a reliable FAQ about the boys... DID JOE AND SAV REALLY OWN A SPORTS BAR? Well they did, but not anymore. Joe and Rick met with ice hockey star Tim Cranston in the summer of...

Def Leppard: biographies, animal instinct, repeat repeat
animal instinct, repeat repeat, travel check: To answer question one- There has only ever been one official biography released by the band- Animal Instinct in 1987. (It has been out of print for 18 years) They have not released anything else in the last 20 years, despite repeated requests. So the most...

Def Leppard: CD's, b sides, def leppard
b sides, def leppard, chronological order: Dear Sue, Here s a list of Albums by Def Leppard in chronological order. On Through the Night High n Dry Pyromania Hysteria Adrenalize Retroactive (B-Sides collection) Vault (Greatest Hits) Slang Euphoria X If you need anything else, please...

Def Leppard: CHART HISTORY, heavy metal band, high n dry
heavy metal band, high n dry, peak positions: Hi Scott, Sorry I wasn t able to get back to you yesterday, but with it being Thanksgiving and all. I m sorry to say that I do not know how long each album stayed on the chart s, but I can give you the peak positions for the albums in those 3 countries....

Def Leppard: CHART HISTORY, hysteria def leppard, michael jacksons thriller
hysteria def leppard, michael jacksons thriller, chris collingwood: Hi Scott,how are you? I m not sure if you want the chart history of albums or the singles? I m going to assume albums for now, you can contact me again if you ment the singles. I m also giving you the U.S. positions, but I would be happy to send you positions...

Def Leppard: Chart position, chart position, exhaustive search
chart position, exhaustive search, thnx: After an EXHAUSTIVE search of the internet, I think I have your answer! (Remember, I didn t get this from the band themselves, so it may be erroneous... but I tried!) Looks like Sugar entered the charts on May 13, 1988. It peaked at Number 2 (some sites...

Def Leppard: Comin under fire, switch 625, ebay
switch 625, ebay, def leppard: Def Leppard have released no live albums. For live footage of them, I would suggest In the Round, In Your Face , However, I do not think Comin Under Fire is included. I m sure they HAVE played that song at a concert or two, but I have not been able...

Def Leppard: Concerning lyrics and a hard to find CD, winnipeg arena, lyric section
winnipeg arena, lyric section, high n dry: Hi Sean, Though there was no official DL release only in Canada.There are quite a few bootleg cds out there and thats very possible what you could be referring to. The following is a list of the ones I know about. Rock Rock Till You...

Def Leppard: Contact Def Leppard?, fan mail, def leppard
fan mail, def leppard, autographs: This is directly from their website: At this very moment, the only way to send fan mail is through our FANMAIL-form.. All messages posted through this form will be forwarded to the band. Due to the high amount of mail that is being sent, it is absolutely...

Def Leppard: Cover Song, sorry bruce, b side
sorry bruce, b side, def leppard: Sorry Bruce! To my knowledge (which I like to think is fairly extensive!) I have never heard of Def Leppard doing that cover or seen it as a B-Side on any single from an album. I double-checked myself on defleppard.com, the official site, which has a discography....

Def Leppard: cool, guinness book record, wierd facts
guinness book record, wierd facts, def leppard: Not sure exactly what your asking, but one different fact I can give you is that, they hold a Guinness Book record for being the only band to play 3 concerts, on 3 different continents, in one 24 hour day. (Canada, India and England were where the concerts...

Def Leppard: Dark Realm, joe elliott, painless death
joe elliott, painless death, johnny guitar: Tanya, Joe has taped the episode. He plays the ghost of a rock star. The title of the episode is called tentatively called Johnny Guitar. According to the shows webpage, the have taped 13 episodes which HAVE NOT aired yet, with the U.S. being the first...

Def Leppard: DEF LEPPARD MATERIAL, palmer speaker simulator, sonic maximizer
palmer speaker simulator, sonic maximizer, grunge sound: Sav currently endorses the 5 string Washburn XB920 bass. Previously he played Hamer basses for many years. Here is a link to exactly which bass Sav uses (notice his name at the bottom of the page) http://www.washburn.com/basses/xb/xb920.htm He also...

Def Leppard: DEF LEPPARD TOUR HISTORY, tour history, def leppard
tour history, def leppard, avail: I ve tried finding a list of every tour, but to no avail. I know there is a list of pretty recent tours on the Def Leppard offical site, under tours. I can try to look some more, but I can t promise that I ll be able to get you all the info. A lot of those...

Def Leppard: DEF LEPPARD, broken rose, laughing eyes
broken rose, laughing eyes, question thanks: This is the only explanation that I can come up with. On the official site (www.defleppard.com) there is a complete discography, including singles. The single for Photograph is listed, and the B-side is actually a song called Bringin On the Heartbreak. ...

Def Leppard: December concert date in December, front row center, las vegas show
front row center, las vegas show, vancouver bc: Camille, First of all, let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner. When you write a question, the website is supposed to notify me. Well, they didn t get around to it until now. I m sorry for that. I m also sorry to say that I have not heard...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard, rock vault, carpentry work
rock vault, carpentry work, demo songs: Jacqui, I have never heard of a Def Leppard album that was never released. Now, there are demo songs that never got released, but have leaked out to the public. I actually have a C.D. full of them. It may be possible that this is a bootleg of unreleased...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard, tygers of pan tang, vivian campbell
tygers of pan tang, vivian campbell, john sykes: There were a variety of options thrown out at first- one was that Joe would handle backing guitar and Phil would do the lead work; another was that Sav would go back to guitar and they would get a new bass player. After they finished Adrenalize they only...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard 2007 Tour, bringin on the heartbreak, rick savage
bringin on the heartbreak, rick savage, 20th century boy: Um, the 2007 tour hasn t started yet so I can t give you set lists for shows that haven t happened yet! But the following is the set list from the 2006 tour for Pittsburgh: 1. Let s Get Rocked 2. Let It Go 3. Promises 4. Bringin On The Heartbreak ...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard, vivian campbell, adrenalize
vivian campbell, adrenalize, leps: Hi Renee, I ve been getting a lot of questions about this lately. I think it has something to do with a contest to win a signed guiltar. :) This is not an area of my expertise, but I will give you a starting point as to where to look. I believe you...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard, tour busses, imaginary band
tour busses, imaginary band, joe elliott: Krystie, I apologize to just getting to you. I ve been out of town and with family. It s great that you re going to see the Lepps at the end of the month. You re in for a treat. For lyrics to Def Leppard songs, the best place to get them is at...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard and their fans., joe elliott, artical
joe elliott, artical, def leppard: They re human. Sometimes they have time to stop, other times they don t. I ve seen Joe be as sweet as sugar to fans, and go off on them. It depends on their mood, how the fans act, etc. If you approach Joe, and you aren t screaming, crying, or otherwise flipping...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard's Highest Selling U.S. Single Ever, greatest power ballads, billboard hot 100
greatest power ballads, billboard hot 100, 25 greatest power ballads: Love Bites is a power ballad recorded by British rock band Def Leppard in 1987 on the album Hysteria. It is Def Leppard s only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. Following the huge momentum generated by Pour Some Sugar On Me , the song...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard - Lucy, phil collen, band thanks
phil collen, band thanks, mists of time: Everything I ve been reading points to no single. I did indeed see that Lucy released a single, but Tush did not. Phil was only in the band for 1976-77 anyway, so I don t think he d be on any recordings if they did make any. Thanks for the question...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard - Lucy, phil collen, mick well
phil collen, mick well, def leppard: Well, Mick.... after some research on my part I can t tell whether any members of the band were in Lucy. If any were, it would probably only be Phil Collen, who I KNOW was in a band called Girl with Phil Lewis, formerly of LA Guns. The others really weren...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard play list, mirror mirror, rock of ages
mirror mirror, rock of ages, def leppard: The 2007 tour playlist is: Rocket Animal Excitable Foolin Mirror, Mirror Hit & Run Lovbe Bites Rock On Two Steps Behind Ace begin/Heartbreak/Switch medley Hysteria Armeggedon It Photograph Sugar encore Rock of Ages Sorry it took so long to...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard Tour Date, brussels belgium, pyromania
brussels belgium, pyromania, leps: Martin, I m not too much of an expert on Def Leppard s tours. My expertise lies in lyrics. I can tell you that you probably saw the Leps in 1980 or maybe in late 1979, just after the release of On through the Night . When the High n Dry album came...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard in Vancouver, B.C., pne coliseum, def leppard
pne coliseum, def leppard, hysteria: They did not play there on the High N Dry tour in 1981. Also, the band did not tour in 1986 so I included the date for the next closest tour. But they played at the PNE Coliseum on the following date for the Pyromania tour: July 20, 1983 and on June 23,...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard video, car crash, def leppard
car crash, def leppard, different time: The video I think you might be thinking of is the long version of When Love and Hate Collide . It featured scenes in black and white cut in with band scenes and had a car crash at the end. If you go to http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/def_leppard/videos.jhtml...

Def Leppard: Def Leppard, bill graham civic auditorium, mid america center
bill graham civic auditorium, mid america center, yokohama kanagawa: Dillon, The new tour has started. As a matter of fact, it started back in July. The band just finished up dates in Tokyo and are coming back to the U.S. to do a small list of dates here. I ve listed all the dates that have been announced so far below....

Def Leppard: DL videos, video files, meg
video files, meg, operating system: Hi Hana, Unfortunately there are really no free sites where you can download whole DL videos, but you can download good size snipts by downloading the Kazaa operating system at www.kazaa.com which is a peer to peer file sharing service. There are...

Def Leppard: def leppard biography, david fricke, animal instinct
david fricke, animal instinct, best bet: Joe, There are few biographies out there. The OFFICAL Def Leppard biography is called Animal Instinct by David Fricke. That is, in my opinion, the best one out there. It was written with cooperation with the band. There are few others as well. No Safety...

Def Leppard: def leppard guitar photo, bella lugosi, phil collen
bella lugosi, phil collen, guitar photo: Julie, The guitar is owned by Phil Collen. The face is Bella Lugosi s Dracula. Here is a link so you can check it out... http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/4290/phil049.jpg I hope that helps you out. Thanks for the question. Bil...

Def Leppard: def leppard memorabilia, neices and nephews, wife stacy
neices and nephews, wife stacy, vivian campbell: Sorry for the delay but my computer crashed and I just got it back from the repair shop today. As far as marriage status and kids go here s the breakdown: Rick Allen- married to Lauren; has one daughter Lauren Shane with ex-wife Stacy Vivian Campbell-...

Def Leppard: def leppard wives, savage attitude, wife anita
savage attitude, wife anita, yahoo groups: Hi Michelle, Thank you for your question. First let me say sorry about the dely I had some computer problems. The leps are extremly private people so pictures of their wives are extremly hard to come by. I do know that some Yahoo groups such as Savage...

Def Leppard: def leppard wives, vh 1 storytellers, bobbie tolsma
vh 1 storytellers, bobbie tolsma, karla rhamdani: Michelle, There isn t one place where someone has pictures of the band and their wives or girlfriends. There are randomly placed out in cyber space and it other places as well. For example, there is a good picture of Sav and his wife Paige at www.defleppardsol.com,...

Def Leppard: dvd and joe, joe smoke, computer drives
joe smoke, computer drives, uk friends: Sorry- thought you were in the UK because that is a UK only release. It will play in some US DVD computer drives although I don t have one so that is actually one of the few Leppard items I do not own. The other thing I have just been told is try playing...

Def Leppard: email address, e mail address, best bet
e mail address, best bet, offal: David, There is no known e-mail address for the band. They do have private accounts, but they have never been made public. I ve had some luck just e-mailing the web master for the offal Def Leppard site (www.defleppard.com). You can try that, but I can...

Def Leppard: Followup To Sugar Question And Sugar Live Show Question, peak chart positions, sari
peak chart positions, sari, question and answer: Unfortunately there is no one source I know of- my answers come from research and material saved from the 80s and 90s which printed chart positions. As for song popularity, I believe the release of the single boosted its popularity all round; some earlier...

Def Leppard: Where Can This Be Answered?, day man, vodka
Def Leppard: Where Can This Be Answered?, day man, vodka, crap

Def Leppard: Comin under fire, desert song, pyromania
Def Leppard: Comin under fire, desert song, pyromania, list of songs

Def Leppard: Def Leppard's Highest Selling U.S. Single Ever, phil collen, joe elliott
Def Leppard: Def Leppard's Highest Selling U.S. Single Ever, phil collen, joe elliott, rock of ages

Def Leppard: Def Leppard - Lucy, utube, def leppard
Def Leppard: Def Leppard - Lucy, utube, def leppard, spelt

Def Leppard: Def Leppard - Lucy, peter ferris, phil collen
Def Leppard: Def Leppard - Lucy, peter ferris, phil collen, drummer

Def Leppard: Def Leppard Tour Date, 19 june, rainbow
Def Leppard: Def Leppard Tour Date, 19 june, rainbow

Def Leppard: def leppard biography, hysteria the def leppard, band memebers
Def Leppard: def leppard biography, hysteria the def leppard, band memebers, hysteria the def leppard story

Def Leppard: def leppard wives, savage attitude, long blond hair
Def Leppard: def leppard wives, savage attitude, long blond hair, lynn graves

Def Leppard: def leppard wives, joe elliott, s joe
Def Leppard: def leppard wives, joe elliott, s joe, def leppard

Def Leppard: Guitar Effects, twenty years, signature
Def Leppard: Guitar Effects, twenty years, signature, scholz rockman

Def Leppard: Joe Elliott, mr walsh, irish times
Def Leppard: Joe Elliott, mr walsh, irish times, karla

Def Leppard: Joe Elliott, longevity, charisma
Def Leppard: Joe Elliott, longevity, charisma, next generation

Def Leppard: Joe Elliott in Johnny Guitar., email
Def Leppard: Joe Elliott in Johnny Guitar., email

Def Leppard: Joe's pets?, daisy, boxer
Def Leppard: Joe's pets?, daisy, boxer, vault

Def Leppard: no subject
Def Leppard: no subject

Def Leppard: Joe's t-shirt in Sugar in vid, joe elliott, def leppard
Def Leppard: Joe's t-shirt in Sugar in vid, joe elliott, def leppard, hysteria

Def Leppard: Joe, quickie divorces, divorce proceedings
Def Leppard: Joe, quickie divorces, divorce proceedings, seperation

Def Leppard: Lyric meaning, vault, southern word
Def Leppard: Lyric meaning, vault, southern word, kiss

Def Leppard: lyrics, rollin
Def Leppard: lyrics, rollin

Def Leppard: Marital Status, rick savage, stepdaughter
Def Leppard: Marital Status, rick savage, stepdaughter, jordan

Def Leppard: marital
Def Leppard: marital

Def Leppard: name of a def leppard album., animal instincts
Def Leppard: name of a def leppard album., animal instincts

Def Leppard: need current concert playlist, def leppard, playlist
Def Leppard: need current concert playlist, def leppard, playlist

Def Leppard: Pete Willis, vancouver bc canada, toutch
Def Leppard: Pete Willis, vancouver bc canada, toutch, phil collen

Def Leppard: Pictures, bobbie, landlord
Def Leppard: Pictures, bobbie, landlord, hell

Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar On Me LIVE Performance, hysteria, last minute
Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar On Me LIVE Performance, hysteria, last minute, last song

Def Leppard: personal preference/affairs, phil collen, second wife
Def Leppard: personal preference/affairs, phil collen, second wife

Def Leppard: pour some sugar on me, sugar sugar by the archies, little sugar
Def Leppard: pour some sugar on me, sugar sugar by the archies, little sugar, cocaine

Def Leppard: Religion, deff leppard, paper sun
Def Leppard: Religion, deff leppard, paper sun, music paper

Def Leppard: Religion?, new age, religion
Def Leppard: Religion?, new age, religion

Def Leppard: Rick Allens Ludwig Drum Kit, playing drums, drumset
Def Leppard: Rick Allens Ludwig Drum Kit, playing drums, drumset, drumkit

Def Leppard: Rock of Ages lyrics, counting 1 2 3
Def Leppard: Rock of Ages lyrics, counting 1 2 3

Def Leppard: Rock Of Ages, joe elliot, jesus of nazareth
Def Leppard: Rock Of Ages, joe elliot, jesus of nazareth, blasphemies

Def Leppard: Songs, aldo nova, def leppard
Def Leppard: Songs, aldo nova, def leppard, vault cd

Def Leppard: Switch625, switch 625, album art
Def Leppard: Switch625, switch 625, album art, instrumental piece

Def Leppard: steve clark, phil collen, sense of continuity
Def Leppard: steve clark, phil collen, sense of continuity, redone

Def Leppard: Tear It Down, steve clark, last song
Def Leppard: Tear It Down, steve clark, last song

Def Leppard: Top 3, rock of ages, favorite song
Def Leppard: Top 3, rock of ages, favorite song, photograph

Def Leppard: VH1 and what not, jesus of nazareth, dl
Def Leppard: VH1 and what not, jesus of nazareth, dl, high quality

Def Leppard: Vivian Campbell, personal tastes, guitar duel
Def Leppard: Vivian Campbell, personal tastes, guitar duel, viv

Def Leppard: fans, crazed fan, time joe
crazed fan, time joe, don t cry: I ve met them on a couple of occasions, and have found them to be very accessible. I know of other people who have said that Joe/Sav avoided them, or Joe was a jerk, or whatever. The trick is to find out what hotel they re staying in, and hang out...

Def Leppard: GENERAL, new release cd, rediculous
new release cd, rediculous, time of year: Hi Scott, Australia huh? What s the weather there like this time of year? I can t believe it cost you that much. I think that s rediculous. I don t know about other parts of the states, but from where I m from it usualy in the $20 range more or less...

Def Leppard: Guitar Effects, euphoria tour, paper sun
euphoria tour, paper sun, trademark sound: I m sorry about all the delay but this has been a very difficult question. The person who used to have a site pertaining to Phil s guitars has closed it down- and he hasn t been too good about answering my email. Unfortunately the best I can do is this...