3 Easy Steps to Find a New Look for Your Old Furniture

3 Easy Steps to Find a New Look for Your Old Furniture

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Some people are intimidated by the process of giving their furniture a makeover and too overwhelmed to get started.  Don't let this be you.  Remember what ever vision you have in mind, You Can Do This!  Thankfully there are now some great resources available to help you envision your finished piece.  Here's how to get started.


Find Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere, and most people these days are accustomed to looking to social media. Check out our Instagram page for lots of inspiration created with Retique It® products.  Remember whatever finish you want to create, the right combination of Retique It® products can help you create any look you desire.

Choose Your Color and Wood Finish

Now you have an idea in mind, but are not sure what colors will look best. We have just what you need.  Introducing your DIY Virtual Studio.  Here you can virtually try any of our paint colors and wood finishes on a virtual project.  There are several projects to choose from to sample including a table, hutch, buffet and even a countertop. When you have the look you want, click on the link and it will tell you exactly what products you need. 


Time to Shop

It's time to order the products you need.  For beginners we suggest ordering a  kit that comes with all the tools you need. Retique It® offers several kit options to choose from in both paints and wood finishes.  Try one of our new Wood'n Finish Project kits. We currently have kits for Furniture, Countertops, Front Doors and even Garage Doors.   You can find the whole line of Retique It® products here




How to Create a Wood Grain Finish

While you wait for your products to arrive, it's a great time to learn how easy it is to do.  

To help, we have compiled these step-by-step instructions for an easy to do wood grain finish.   It's super easy to follow with a short video of each step along with written instructions that you can refer back to as often as you need. 

You can find more product tutorials on our YouTube and Vimeo pages.  


You've Got This

Hopefully we have given you some confidence and showed you how easy it is to do. You have all the tools you need to navigate the process and are here to help if you have any questions along the way.   You are ready! Now let's get your first project under your belt.  

Show It Off

We love seeing your finished projects and hearing how our products helped your vision come to life. Be sure to post a picture and which Retique It® products you used to our Facebook group. We can't wait to cheer you on for your successes. You might even inspire someone like yourself who is just starting out.  Who knows? You may even see your project featured on our social media pages and we will credit you.


(Pictures in cover from @paintedbyheartbyhand, @cindywood_designs, and @thegrandsonsbrush on Instagram)

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