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#124 Restore and Restyle


Decorating your home can be a life long project, and changing tastes may have you redecorating again and again. HandyMa'amŽ Beverly DeJulio has some tips for restoring and restyling things around the home including painting over paneling, slip covering chairs, and patching wallpaper. Guest Sharon Hanby-Robie, author of "My Name Isn't Martha, But I Can Decorate My Home," stops by with some tips for refinishing furniture using faux painting techniques.

Product Information

Home Improvement--Paint Over Paneling

  • Spackling paste: Bondex
  • Easy Mask tape / plastic masking: Daubert Coated Products 1-800-634-1303
  • Brushes, rollers, extension pole: EZ Paintr
  • Liner, textured paper: Imperial Home Decor Group/ Imperial Wallcoverings Inc.
  • Sandpaper: 3M
  • Toolcart, workbench: Rubbermaid
  • Putty knife: Stanley 203-225-5111
  • Safety glasses: Uvex
  • Ladder: Werner Ladder

Simple Solution #1-- Paint Paneling Grooves

  • Stain markers: Bondex International

Create It--Slipcover A Chair

  • Scissors: Fiskars
  • Finished slipcovers: Good Housekeeping Do It Yourself Magazine
  • Memory Craft 9000 sewing machine: Janhome
  • Scissors: Olfa
  • Sharpie marker: Sanford

Maintain It--Patch Wallpaper

  • Wallpaper: Borden 1-800-268-0114
  • Border Adhesive: Henkel
  • Utility knife: Hyde Tools
  • Bucket: Leaktite
  • Sponge: 3M
  • Wallpaper: Sunworthy Wallcoverings 1-800-268-0114

Simple Solution #2-- Restore Curling Wallpaper Seams

  • Seam adhesive: Golden Harvest
  • Utility knife: Olfa

Compute It -- Restore and Restyle

"The Get Organized News"

The Carpet and Rug Institute

"The Home Inspection Super Site"


Sharon Hanby-Robie has been an interior designer and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for more than 20 years, and owner of her own business, Town House Interiors. She is the author of "My Name isn't Martha, But I Can Decorate My Home." She illustrates a number of faux finishing techniques to help restore furniture to a new, useful life.

Beverly DeJulio's wardrobe provided by
Paul Harris,

Furnishings provided by
Marshall Fields, 1-800-480-1623

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