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Thank you for your interest in reading the Guide to Furniture Finishes e-book by Christa @ Stories of A House and us here at European Paint Finishes! Read on to learn more about our book and new affiliate program where you can earn commissions.


The idea to write this step-by-step how-to guide came as a result of scouring books and the internet to find answers to our questions when we began painting and refinishing furniture. Answers were either difficult to find or confusing, and there definitely wasn't one place where we could find everything put together in an easy-to-read format.


After spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars and hours on trial and error to produce our finishes, and due to the many emails we receive asking us how-to questions, we realized there was a need for a comprehensive guide like the one we have written. For less than the cost of a gallon of paint, you get to benefit from all of our trial and error. This is the book we were looking for when we started to paint and refinish furniture!


The book is 60 detailed pages long, and includes pictures and hyperlinks to short videos. Our goal during writing was for the information to be well organized and as concise as possible. It is a great resource to explore what is involved in producing high-end finishes from not just one but two reputable refinishers.

  • refinishing (stripping & staining)
  • painting (recommended products, primers and priming problems, painting by hand, painting with professional equipment)
  • weathering techniques
  • protective finishes
  • project clips (these are short videos demonstrating techniques with captions describing what we are doing, and why.

We are receiving great feedback!


"I LOVE the new book. It's been fun learning some of your secrets to amazing furniture finishes!"

"I want to tell you what a great job you guys did in putting this together! It was concise and easy to follow."

"Best $30 I've ever spent! After reading this book I realized I didn't have a clue as to what goes into refinishing furniture and the necessary products used. Thank you!"

"Although my experience in refinishing furniture is non-existant I want to make my whole house over in black and white. I bought your new e-book and just love it. Really appreciate so many videos. I thought I needed to get rid of all my furniture and start over but now I can see the great lines in each of my mis-matched pieces and can’t wait to make them all look great in black and white. Going to do my kitchen cabinets and woodwork too!"

"I just downloaded and read through your e-book which I found very well written and informative. I especially appreciated the videos. Thank you so much!"

In order to download the book, click on the add to cart button and you will receive a download link immediately after checkout. (iPad users, the iPad is not compatible with the video links for some reason; those will need to be viewed from a PC.)

If you believe our book provides value and would like to earn an affiliate commission for recommending it, click here.

Sincerely,

Christa, Keeley, and Mike.

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14 comments:

  1. We are looking forward to the e-book and all the combined expertise that will be going into it! We're waiting patiently ;)

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  2. I hope this ebook will be out soon! I love everything I see on your blog!

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  3. I'm waiting not-so-patiently...again! lol

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  5. Waiting on the ebook! Hurry up! :)

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  6. Getting antsy over here lol can't wait to get my hands on this!

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  7. Will your e-book be video compatible with I-Pad in the future? Do you use YouTube format or Flash Player? I ask because I-Pad does not support the Flash format.
    I love your finishes and your eye for what would be best for a particular piece.
    Only inate talent and experience allow someone to produce the quality and beauty that you consistently show with your refinished pieces. Buuut........I sure would love to read your book and give your process a try!!
    I hope I will be able to use it on my I-pad in the future!! Thanks, VBg

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  8. Although my experience in refinishing furniture is non-existant I want to make my whole house over in black and white. I bought your new e-book and just love it. Really appreciate so many videos. I thought I needed to get rid of all my furniture and start over but now I can see the great lines in each of my miss-matched pieces and can't wait to make them all look great in black and white. Going to do my kitchen cabinets and woodwork too! This all will take 10 years or so and put me in my early 70's. LOL. Why not?

    Question: How do you ship or deliver the furniture you sell online?

    Nancy Welchon
    ngwelchon@gmail.com

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    1. We offer shipping set up and paid for by buyer however we do assist in helping find a shipper. The majority of our customers have used uship.com with great success!

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  9. Hello, I am very interested in purchasing this ebook. I have done some refinishing in the past but it has quite a while. Presently I am in search of some inexpensive pieces to refinish. Couple of questions. Do you make any suggestions on the types or brands of products to use in this book. It is often overwhelming when going to the store to buy products with so many brands and types of products. I love the dark wood and torquoise finish - do you share the color?

    And last but not least - will I be able to view this e-book on my mac computer? I look forward to getting the book very soon. Thank you.

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  10. I want to purchase the ebook but need to know if it discusses different waxes, wax techniques & the many different protective finishes. I need an all inclusive book & cannot afford to purchase many books. I love your site and all that you do. thank you, Thereasa (Terry) Gargano

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  11. Would love to download ebook. Can videos be view from a Mac?

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