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Milk-Paint Finish

Milk painting can give unfinished furniture a distinctive antique look, a method of finishing that was popular a century ago.

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Top 100 Finishing Projects

  1. 1. Deck Finishing Tips (01:16)

    Save time and get great results with these tips for trimming deck boards.

  2. 2. Finishing Drywall: Tape and Joint Compound

    DIY Network has instructions on how to apply tape and joint compound to drywall.

  3. 3. Mare-and-Colt Chaise Lounge (00:20:00)

    Amber sculpts a relief form depicting a mare and colt on a chaise lounge.

  4. 4. How To Give a Dresser and Headboard an Antique Finish

    Bring some romance back into a dated bedroom with antique finishes on a dresser and headboard.

  5. 5. Concrete Finishes (01:39)

    A step-by-step guide through the process of finishing concrete.

  6. 6. Double Up (04:41)

    After 16 years in their "starter home," they're finishing the master bath.

  7. 7. How To Paint a Faux Limestone Finish

    Paint subtle limestone-look blocks on a wall, using latex paints and tinting colors.

    $100 - $250
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Paver Patio Finishing Tips (02:33)

    Think sand when it comes to this final step of a paver patio installation.

  9. 9. Finishing a Retaining Wall (02:20)

    Add the finishing touches to a retaining wall with these DIY Network tips.

  10. 10. Camouflaging Fasteners (05:04)

    Woodworker David Thiel demonstrates how to hide wood fasteners.

  11. 11. How To Distress Furniture

    Crafter Michele Beschen, creator of the B Original series, gives tips on distressing furniture.

    $50 - $100
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. Finishing a Stone Fire Pit (00:51)

    Add the finishing touches to your fire pit, then sit back, relax and enjoy.

  13. 13. Branch Rooster (00:20:00)

    Chris demonstrates how to carve and paint a branch rooster.

  14. 14. Floor Finishing (01:46)

    Karl Champley vlogs about floor finishing.

  15. 15. Basement Family Room (20:00)

    Finishing the basement is a better equity-boosting choice for the budget.

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