How to change the color of a piece of furniture?


 Reader’s question

"I have a chest of drawers made of white color solid ash. How could I paint it a different color?" 

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You can give your furniture a new look with a contemporary color scheme.
The painting process is as follows.

  • Remove the knobs and save the screws to paint easily the furniture.
  • Remove any old paint by scraping or sanding carefully with fine sandpaper.
  • Wipe the surface thoroughly with a damp cloth to make sure it is totally clean.
  • For best results, apply one or preferably two coats of acrylic water-based primer for wood towards the grain direction.
  • Let the primer dry, and apply the first coat of water-based acrylic paint, working in the same direction as the grain of the wood.
  • Allow to dry thoroughly and the next day smooth using very fine-grit sandpaper and apply a second coat.
  • Finally, add the knobs and your furniture is ready to use.


  • Paint with water-based paints
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • Avoid painting at low or high ambient temperatures (<10oC or > 35oC)
  • Avoid painting when the humidity is high (> 55%)
  • Take extra care when painting indoors, ensuring good ventilation in the room




dash design completes J House in Greenwich


dash design completes J House in Greenwich

dash design completes J House in Greenwich, CT: Region’s premier boutique resort and dining destination reflects modern Greenwich living with a retro twist.


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By Lovi and Anne Paso.

The designs are based on a patented joint system which creates visually sophisticated and enchanting 3 dimensional objects.


What countertop color to choose for the kitchen island and what pendant lights over the island?


Reader’s question 

"We have attached a photo of our kitchen. We would like some help in choosing the countertop material and color of the kitchen island. We had in mind for dark granite (which is the countertop material of the kitchen cabinets) or pine wood or walnut wood. We would also like to have two stools for the island and pendant lights suspended over. What colors to choose?"

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The existing colors in the kitchen allow you to use both options (granite-wood) depending on your preferences. Dark granite on the island and the adjacent counter that runs along the wall visually unify the broad expanse of counter space and provides visual contrast with the perimeter cabinets and flooring creating a rigor look in the kitchen.

kitchen island countertop


What countertop material to choose in my kitchen?


Reader’s question

"I'm renovating my home and I want to replace the kitchen countertop and the backsplash. I've no furniture and curtains yet, consequently there is no restriction in the choice of colors. What would you suggest?”


What color and size tile for my wenge kitchen backsplash to choose?



Reader’s question

" I have classic style wenge kitchen with paneled doors and beige granite countertop. I do not know what color and size tile to pick for the backsplash."


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