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Window Shade Leather Border How-To

Steps:10
Materials
  • Piece of lambskin measuring at least 3 square feet (bring your pattern to the leather store to ensure the piece is large enough)
  • Double-stick tape
  • Leather adhesive
  • One-inch brush for the leather adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Thread in a contrasting color for topstitching (we used light gray)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Straightedge
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Decorative Painting on a Chair with Mark

Steps:7
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Candle Chandeliers

Steps:4
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Twinkling Vases

Steps:2
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Snow Lanterns

Steps:3
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Antiquing a Chair

Steps:9
Materials
  • For antiquing a chair: Primer
  • Kraft paper
  • Tape
  • Sanding sponge
  • Natural-bristle brush
  • 2 colors of paint
  • Nylon-polyester brush
  • Steel wool
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • Paper towel or polishing cloth
  • Tinted Wax (instructions follow)
  • Clean, dry cloth
  • For the tinted wax:Butcher's wax
  • Small container
  • Artist's oil paint
  • Rotten Stone
  • Mineral spirits
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Simple Cafe Curtains

Steps:2
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