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This set was painted in Good Bones Paint

Faux Wood finish

I created this faux wood finish on the top of these damaged tables. Find all of the supplies you need to create this look, along with the steps, below 

Wall Painting

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Cabinets  |  Furniture  |  Walls 

Welcome to Khicktiques where you can read about my DIY shenanigans and shop my favorite refinishing items. I am not currently accepting custom pieces of furniture. Check back in the future.

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My Favorite Products for Prep:

Prep work... Bleh! Everyone hates it but you must prep if you want a quality finish that will last. 


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My go to primer is Wise Owl Primer! Here's why: 

  • Blocks stains and bleedthrough

  • Blocks odors

  • It's water based and has low VOCs

  • It comes in 4 different colors

  • It will cling to slick surfaces like granite or laminate.

  • I highly suggest using primer for your project if your surface is slick (excluding glass, chalk synthesis paint would cling better) or if your finish will be a light color.

I also love...


Prepper Spray

This is a brand new product, but I was instantly in love! Prepper Spray is an all natural and degreaser from Good Bones Paint. It works incredible against grease, grime, stains and sticky residue... and the added bonuses: it smells like oranges and once your out of the cleaner you then 

have a really cool amber glass spray bottle to repurpose!


I have used it to remove stripper that had been sitting on there for weeks because I just didn't want to deal with it anymore. It removed all residue! I was really impressed.

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Wise Owl Paint

Wise Owl Paint has a large, fast growing product line that gives you access to top-notch refinishing products!

Check out the bundles for more savings!


Learn a New Finish

Learn to create this striped, old world, rusty finish on your own pieces!

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Try the Artist Box - a bundle of all the products you would need to complete a finish like this or come up with your own!

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Love it!! So perfect for our home.



Love the color. Easy to use.



Thank you. I love it