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How to Paint a Cafe' Table - La Cucina Traditionale

Part of the classic Italian kitchen makeover, the cafe table gets a limestone-look of pale salmon and cream tones using sea sponges and...

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Top 8 Sponging Projects

  1. 1. How to Make a Ceiling Sparkle with Rich Color

    Make your ceiling sparkle with deep, rich eggplant and gold. It's all accomplished by pushing color into the surface with an ordinary k...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. How To Marbleize a Wooden Column

    Follow this marbleizing technique to add a faux finish to just about any surface.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. Positive and Negative Paint Applications

    Learn the difference between positive and negative paint-application techniques.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. Children's Table and Chair Set

    This children's table gets cleaned up by using a mottling technique and creating leather looking buttons.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Semicircular Concrete Pad Tips (05:53)

    Get professional tips for measuring, marking and pouring a concrete pad.

  6. 6. How to Create Decorative Paint Techniques

    DIY Network has instructions on how to create faux finishes such as sponging, graining, stenciling and distressing.

  7. 7. How to Paint a Bookcase with Rich Brown Tones

    Make a bookcase more interesting by painting it in rich browns with metallic accents.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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