Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Jennifer shows how change ordinary furniture into a conversation piece.
Tags:Antiquing Techniques for Furniture,antique technique,antiquing,Antiquing Technique for Furniture,cheesecloth,decorating,design,hgtv,home improvement,jennifer bertrand,painting,painting techniques,painting tips,paint-over,primer,stain,stencil
Grab video code:
Jennifer Bertrand: With a little paint, a plan and some cheesecloth. You can turn any plane piece of furniture into a masterpiece that looks like an antique. You can start with any piece of furniture. I am using this simple, inexpensive nightstand. I am going began by applying an oil-based primer, this is just going to ensure that my paint is going to adhere and endure. When applying your primer, don't worry about imperfection because they only add character, because in antique it wouldn't look perfect as new.
Next, I am going to apply the base coat. I am using a water based latex ink in the satin finish. You don't want to use a flat finish paint because your glaze will sink in and get all blotchy. I chose this light creamy color because I wanted the piece to just look soft and clean and aged. I am using a firm roller to get a smooth finish, but you could use a brush, if you want to look your piece more aged and hand painted.
I am using a stencil to add a little interest on the door. When you are using a stencil, use very little paint on your roller to avoid the paint leaking under your stencil. Now the fun part to make it look like an antique. I am going to use glaze, cheesecloth and a rag and a little bit of creativity. You are going to apply your glaze with your brush, but then remember, every bit of glaze you put on, you are basically going to pull it off by using a cheesecloth or a rag. A cheesecloth gives you the smoother finish, where as a rag gives you a wiping effect.
When you are wiping off the glaze, there is no wrong or right answer. Wipe it to whatever finish you like. Leave it on darker, if you want it darker, take off more if you want it lighter. Now I am highlighting all of the architectural features of the door by taking the same glaze and putting it in all of the crevasses. Another thing you can do is just tip out all of the edges with your brush. You are going to have just a little bit of glaze on it and you are juts going to slightly touch all of the edges. After your glaze dries, don't forget to add a coat of polyurethane to protect the finish. I started with a lifeless piece of furniture that had no sorry to tell and now we have a conversation piece that became an antique in just about a day.
On HGTV you'll find ideas and inspiration to transform your space, and the experts that will help you to accomplish it. Of course, sometimes you'd rather dream than do. That's when you can join us for a peek into extraordinary homes around the world