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Quite often furniture that we have at our house starts to fade, or maybe some part has uneven color than the rest of the area. Do you know that we can make them as good as new with following DIY on how to repair furniture color? It is advisable that before start this DIY on your beloved furniture pieces, a preliminary task need to be done to avoid any unexpected result.

You can start looking for a small piece of wooden board or cheap plywood to practice this DIY. Once you are sure that you have already master the basics and ready to start on the real project, then you can apply on your furniture pieces which you want to repair. You may need to practice a lot and require your patience. Eventually you will find it enjoyable and satisfactory. You could also save more money when you can do this all by yourself.

Here are materials and tools you need:

Sand paper, shellac, furniture color, methanol, brush, bucket, soft cloth (not necessary)

As you can find in the package, there are a bottle with shellac flakes in it, and then a small plastic bag of powder color. What you must prepare is to get thinner or methanol (methyl alcohol) for thinning shellac. You can obtain them at paint stores in your area

Below are the steps:

  1. Find area with a good air circulation before doing this task. Then prepare 2 clean buckets, one for mixing shellac with methanol. FYI, the shellac we prepared for you is enough to be mixed with 1 liter of thinner / methanol, and another for mixing the color.
  1. Pour thinner/methanol into the first bucket and add the shellac flakes. You can stir the mixture and let it dissolved for about 10 to 15 minutes. Pour mixture from the first bucket into the second bucket, add powder color into the mixture little by little and stir it, apply to some free area to check the color to get the right tone you want. Now you have 2 buckets of mixture, one with natural color and second is shellac with brown color.
  1. Select an appropriate brush for your project. Shellac can either be applied with a natural-bristled brush (china bristle is ideal) or a synthetic-bristled brush. Do not use a foam brush to apply shellac, as the shellac tends to dry into the brush too quickly and hardens it.

[Alternatively, you can also cover the tip of the brush with soft cotton cloth allowing you to brush even more smoothly which result better coatings.]

  1. Load the brush with shellac. Dip the brush into the bucket of natural shellac and press it gently against the side of the bucket to remove the excess. Apply the shellac to the wood area which you want to repair / color. Shellac should be applied in long, smooth strokes, following the grain of the wood to ensure an even application. Shellac dries very quickly, so it is important to work quickly and efficiently.

[If you miss a spot when applying the shellac, avoid going back to touch it up. Because shellac dries very quickly, the partially dried shellac that is already applied will not blend smoothly into the fresh application. The missed spot will become less noticeable as more coats are applied.]

  1. Allow the shellac to dry before sanding the finish for the next coat (if you think you need another coat). Let the first coat dry completely, which takes +/- 30 minutes in a well-ventilated area. Once it is dry, sand the entire finish lightly with a fine-grit sandpaper to prepare it for the next coat of shellac.
  1. Apply the second coat of shellac. Apply the next coat just as you did the first, being careful to work along the grain. When the second coat is dry, you can sand the finish again and apply another coat, or simply leave the wood with 2 coats.
  1. To apply the color, dip the brush into the color mixture, press gently against the side of the bucket to remove excess and then apply on the wooden surface which previously you have coated with natural shellac. Apply this brush until you get the right color and let it dry for another 30 minutes.
  1. To make the color more even, apply a couple of coats of natural shellac onto the surface of the wooden area. Repeat this step until you find it is done. Remember that you need to sand a little bit before applying another coat. Once it is dry, sand the entire finish lightly with a fine-grit sandpaper to prepare it for the next coat of shellac. After you get the color of the finish is even, it just needs 2 – 3 natural coat for the final coating.
  1. If necessary, clean your brush with a mixture of ammonia and water. Mix equal parts ammonia and water, and then soak the brush bristles in the mixture. Rinse the brush and allow it to dry before storing.
  1. Done and enjoy. 

    This DIY works mostly on repairing colonial furniture, not recommended on melamine or NC coated one.

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Leather furniture manufacturer must be the greatest factor determining the quality of the leather furniture provided. Leather furniture is unlike other furniture made from other materials, it needs special treatment to the leather materials as well as the balance of the design with other materials used in the furniture construction. That is why the manufacturer should have great skills in making the furniture. Being smart in seeing the market is also important to be able providing furniture in good looking design based on the need of the customers. To get high quality leather furniture, you should find the best manufacturer that produce the furniture.

The Design of the Leather Furniture

A reliable leather furniture manufacturer must come with high quality design for all of the products. The design isn’t only based on the trend but also coming in innovative designs that improve the comfort and look of the interior design. So when you display the furniture into your home, it will bring the sense of classy look and giving comfort while you are sitting on the chair or sofa. A reliable leather furniture manufacturer also must produce leather furniture in variety of design. It means that you have such kind of freedom to choose the most suitable design of furniture for your home or business space.

Giving the Best Service for the Customers

When choosing a leather furniture manufacturer, you also need to choose the one with best service given to the customers. It is not only when you ask them about the available products but also until the furniture is going to ship as well as the after selling service. Make sure the manufacturer guarantees the quality and also the goodness of the furniture as long as the shipping time. It means that the furniture is well and safely packaged so there will no scratches or even damage on the furniture when it is accepted by the customers. Besides, you may also need to purchase insurance for the furniture. It will give peace of mind when the furniture is shipped, because you will get the compensation to repair or replace whenever you find any damages.

Therefore, make sure you choose such reliable leather furniture manufacturer to make sure that you will get the best quality furniture and also services from the manufacturer. It will certainly improve your satisfaction in purchasing the leather furniture for any kind of application at home, office or business spaces.

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This some little four-legged friends are also called as lazy chairs. Seeing from the name, it might be a little offensive. But who cares as long as you can always have a relaxing time, being a potato couch for just one or two days in one weekend? There are various types, designs, and colors of lazy chairs. I guess, they are not only designed to relax your spine, but also to please your eyes. Why not? Seeing the beautiful colors will also make you relaxed for a while. Thus, probably, combining them would be such a lovely idea! Want to know why? Here’s why and how!

Mix It with the Walls

Walls are one of the most important elements in one house. People will automatically see it on the very first step they have in your house. Yet, walls will not help if the furniture does not support. A right choice could be awarded to these lazy chair. Beside the colorful ones, you can always pick some random shapes out of the furniture store. They are so helping in lighting the room up, bringing your living room into another stage or level of modernity. Isn’t that what it is supposed to be?

Mix It with the Walls Décor

This is still related to your walls. I believe that walls can be your media to express one’s creativity. Use them no matter how stuck you are and all you will get in the end of the day is such an aspiring room. Linking it to your walls décor such as random frames or artificial trees on it, you can always mix the color and make it a statement. A very beautiful and aspiring one. Choose the chairs that can pump your mood up. Probably some of your favorite colors? Why not?

Mix It with the Whole Concept

A whole is much better than a part. When you see something in just one part, you probably will not see the beauty of the whole. Yet, when you see the whole part, you can decide the whole beauty in it. The same as your lazy chair, they can even make you state one concept. It can be your minimalist room. It can be your contemporary style. It can also be just your squishy lazy chair where you could spend one day or so just to eat a bucket of your ice cream or bond with your lovely family. Lazy chair can give so much more than just a chair!

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Leather stool is more than just a stool. It can state how you want your room to be. It can give a particular ambience that will make your guests come and come again to your household. Leather stool can be placed anywhere, too. In the kitchen, in the living room, in your bedroom, it can be placed anywhere. Looking at the very simple design of leather stool, you may want to add some accent on it, making it possible for you to give the room color and another nuance. What are the steps then?

Study the Pattern

The first thing you can do to decorate your leather stool is study the pattern. Normally, a leather stool will be in high shape, in wooden color covering almost all the parts of its body. If you have gone to that shop in the down town, then you need to study about the pattern first. Make sure that you know the arrangement and you have started arranging the design or decoration you want to add there. For example, if you want to put in on your kitchen, you can try have it layered with some other leather so the stain will not attach to it. Do not lose the accent of the leather, you can always have the decoration half-made, just in one side of the stool. Why not?

Study the Advantage

Every goods, every furniture, has its own capability on making the owner stare then smile at them. if you pay attention carefully to the advantage, then you will know what to do with it. Even, if you think that it is enough just to be like that, leave it be. When you want to know the advantage, make sure that you consider about the color, the design, and the wood line crafted there. The wooden material will normally be fantastic if it is let it be. One beautiful touch will make it look amazing, though. Furthermore, if you try to think out of the box, you will probably want to see the advantage from your room and then you adjust the color, the design, and the material with your leather stool.

Looking from a broader point of view, there is so many thing to explore with this leather stool; in the end, you just want it to be what it is because in the first place, it simply is beautiful, yet trying a new thing would not be harmful, would it?

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When it comes to leather ottoman, it must be a very interesting topic to discuss. Seeing from the name, the authenticity has given us a lot of feels. The feels to have it in our bedroom, the feels to have it in our kitchen, or the feels to have it in our living room where mostly our guests will enjoy their time there. Looking at the design, there are some type of leather ottoman. The first is the traditional type and the second one is the modern type. If your house has a modern style, or the traditional one, these following tips might be useful for you to mix and match with the room. Check this one out!

Traditional Looking

Leather Ottoman will always be related to one traditional sphere, somewhere and a long time ago in Turkey. The design and the color can match in a pretty traditional room with a hint of wooden table and wooden style on the wall. When it comes to mix it with the room, you can always see from the floor and from the wall. The modernity will no longer exist, because this traditional one seems very natural and inspiring.

There are some shapes too for the traditional type of ottoman stool. The one with square, the one with circle, or the one with a longer shape. The characteristic is still the same as well as the color played. No biggies, the shape will not disturb the look of your already-traditional room. This type can even state the truest look of Ottoman Empire long time ago. Fancying that would be so lovely. Do not forget to also see the whole colors of furniture. Contrast it. Play a little with color. Light it up.

Modern Looking

The modern look of leather Ottoman is more colorful, though. Still, it does not lose the sense of having an Ottoman sense in your room. The material, the design, and also the decoration is also applied in the houses in Turkey. The look is a little different because the wooden accent is played in a softer tone. It plays with crème, beige, or peach color with a little hint of mint or green ones. A very interesting and unique design! This can be very suitable for you who want to keep the traditionalistic sense as well as the modern ones. A very clever combination of leather Ottoman!

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Simplicity at its Finest: Easy Tips on How to Treat Goat Hide Stool

Looking at one goat hide stool will remind you of being somewhere in Norway, Iceland, or anywhere where a cold could strike anytime. This chair is one of the best furniture you could have at your household. It can really beautify your rooms at its finest. It can help your room to decorate itself, letting you busy adjusting another furniture to put. This one is not. With a warm and comfy look offered, you will not even want to stand and prepare for some cereal. You just want to curl your toes in the middle of this chair. Very goat-sy and cozy! Study on how to treat it well! Invest it good!

Keep It Dry

Considering that this one goat hide stool is pretty hairy, you might think that that is one of the most important one to keep and you could never be more right. The softness and warmth of the material need to be kept well by trying to keep it dry every time. What it means by that is that you have to avoid it from getting stained. Try to take your activity related to stain away from this chair. It is better for you to also keep the temperature breezy in the room with this stool.

Pat It Good

Patting your hairy furniture is a good way to keep them in shape. The tool is available in any furniture store. Every once in a while, like once in a month or so, when the goat hair has gotten look like wet, you can always bring it outside and let it stung by the morning sun while you pat it good. Asian uses to do this to their sofa bed, their bed, and also their hairy stool. The nature provides us with such simplicity. Why don’t we use it then?

Choose One Good Material

Before choosing a goat hide stool, make sure that you have done some surveys and seen some reviews here and there. That way, you can learn on how to choose the best one. Good material can be your best investment. It will not go anywhere but there in your room. Make sure that you have also studied about the treatment towards your stool, like this one. Please kindly choose one goat hide stool and treat it good, make it as your best decoration, the cute one that exists.

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Simple Tips on How to Buy Imported Leather Furniture

Thinking twice and thrice, collecting surveys and reviews about imported leather furniture: these are probably the most important thing you have to do before you decide to have a set of this amazing furniture. Speaking of leather furniture, especially imported ones, is like talking about how you design a living room. How will you want it and how will it turn to be? Leather is a very sensitive material, and what it means by sensitive is that it tends to be expensive. There is a price, there is a good stuff; this is the time when you have to pick up one goods that can make your living room glow.

Choose One Trusted Furniture Shop

Furniture shop is a crucial part. You will not find a good piece of furniture made with leather if you do not find the trusted shop first. Make sure that you have chosen one good trusted shop that can serve you in a friendly way. Normally, when you want to choose an imported leather furniture, there is important thing to consider and that is when you will always ask the shopkeeper, the owner, about the furniture they have. You can do some survey before you begin to choose, though.

Pay Attention to the Material

Having chosen the trusted shop, next thing you have to do is to examine the material. It is highly suggested if you would come to the shop and see the original look, the original pattern, and the original material as well. This is leather and not a few owner of the shop try to convince you to buy the best, but will they give the best? You can also tag along one or two close friend or family that once has bought this kind of furniture. A second opinion would be needed indeed. As the old saying, “two heads are better than one”.

Treatment Awareness

If you have already chosen your desired leather furniture, then, make sure before picking up one, you have to consider about the furniture treatment. Indeed, it is not easy, but it is not difficult too. The most important thing is that you know what you must do and give whatever it needs in certain period. To maintain your furniture, especially one made of leather, it is very important to take care of it well. In addition to the awareness action, you can also ask the shop if they provide their team as well to come to your house to clean it up.

Happy shopping and get your imported leather furniture!


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The History of American Colonial Leather Furniture

Besides the groundwork, the colonial American also provided unique and rich styles of colonial leather furniture making aspect. There are at least five changes of stylistic in decoration interior modes in this period. Every mode had their trend and favored characteristics. The furniture style got the great influences from the European furniture brought by the settlers as well as the renaissance and medieval designs, although they should fit the American patrons’ need.

Even though the great number of stylistic times covered the colonial era in the history of America, seating supposed obviously throughout them all, because it offered insight into economic and social structures in that time. Even a chair with simplest design was thought as luxury in that period and everyone who sat on the chair should be the most important people inside the room. Meanwhile, visitors or other people in the room commonly would have shared seats on benches, which became simple couches or sofas.

All furniture including the colonial leather throughout this time was handmade and every element of the furniture was made by order. The typical process of the furniture construction was joining and turning the wood, which connected the small pieces of wood or framed out the larger pieces of the wood. Most people in that era though that the custom made furniture was too expensive to afford, moreover if the furniture was made in intricate elements of design such as the Federal Empire furniture style or the furniture with fabrics or carvings.

Benches or stools were the most common seats at homes. They were enthusiastically made to suit the needs of the daytime of the owners. Sofas and couches were very rare in that period because of the expensive fabrics and manufacturing cost. Meanwhile, the daybeds were considered as the furniture of rich people because they could provide comfortable sleeping place for the guests even though it wasn’t in a private room.

The colonial leather furniture began to be appreciated and widely used in the last century of the period. It was considered as wealthy elite furniture that was rarely seen in port side cities and outside the urban. Nowadays, the leather furniture becomes a part of furniture options with classy interior design. It also has been designed in kinds of style to fulfill the needs of the modern people who still love the colonial designs of furniture including sofas, couches, dining chairs, etc.

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Thinking of bringing colonial touch for your home office?

This desk is quite multifunctional and is suitable for those who use PC for activity in daily bases. It is equipped with retractable keyboard tray. Under the top, it has two shelves to provide more spaces for your storage.

In addition, it has 6 large and deep strong drawers which can occupy files or papers. It has top grain genuine cow leather on top of the desk which is built to last long.

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