Restoring & Refinishing Furniture

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How to Choose Paint When Redoing Furniture

Choose one of these three varieties according to your desired look and the furniture material.

2 ways to Revive Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Don't kick that rusty patio set to the curb! Give it new life with either paint or car wax.

How to Paint Upholstery

Don't put that old sofa on the curb! Give it new life with paint.

Flip Flop Asian-Inspired Table Top

Want to add a little flare to an old, unused table? Try this Asian-inspired upcycling project.

Turn Bland, Old End Tables Into Fabulous, Shabby Chic Side Tables

Breathe new life into your old furniture pieces with this simple, shabby chic upcycling how-to.

Furniture Paint: What Type to Use

Don't settle for outdated, dingy furniture.

Fixing Up an Old Cabinet Drawer

Old cabinet drawers can be a nightmare to open.

How To Eliminate Air Bubbles in Minwax Polyurethane

The key to a bubble-free application is in the supplies.

How to Refinish Wood Tables

Take a wood table from tired to fresh with a few supplies.

How to Paint Laminate Wood Furniture

Laminate wood is popular because it's cheap and sturdy.

Restoring Outdoor Teak Furniture: Do's and Don'ts

Teak is a great choice for outdoor furniture, but eventually it may need some TLC to bring it back to new-looking condition.

How to Stain Bamboo Furniture

Bamboo has a naturally-protective coating that makes it repel finishes, but there is a way you can stain it.

How to Restore Outdoor Teak Furniture

Teak wood is low maintenance.

Answering Furniture Staining and Finishing Questions #1

Your furniture staining and finishing questions answered.

Answering Furniture Staining and Finishing Questions #2

Your furniture staining and finishing questions answered part two.

Furniture Refinishing 5 - Stripping the Wood

It's time to strip the wood surface of old paint or varnish. Check out this advice for the best way to do it.

Clear Wood Finish: Varnish vs. Oil

It’s important to protect your wood from the elements, but what do you use? Tung oil, or polyurethane? You decide.

Furniture Refinishing 7 - Sanding

While stripping closes the grain of the wood to the penetration of stain and finish, sanding reopens the grain, evens out any discoloration that may have been left by a previous stain, and erases any scratches or blemishes in the surface. Get a perfect blank canvas to start from when refinishing old

How to Paint Leather Furniture

Use these painting tips to restore old leather furniture or to completely transform it.

How to Remove Dried Paint from Leather

An accidental paint splotch on your leather couch isn’t the end. Try one of these removal methods and save your leather.

Shabby Chic Furniture: How to Paint and Distress

Distressed furniture has a cool, unique flair, but why pay for something that looks beat-up when you can beat it up yourself?

Upcycling 101: A Beginner's Guide to Buying

The first step to being a great upcycler is knowing how to find great stuff for repurposing.

How to Remove Scratches From Furniture Glass

Follow these steps to remove scratches from glass furniture.

How to Repaint a Metal Patio Bench

A patio provides a most relaxing place for breathing fresh air or sipping some drinks while sitting on

How to Hand-Dye Your Ottoman Slipcover

Providing your ottoman with a new ottoman slipcover is an inexpensive way to brighten your home. If you'd

Wrought Iron Furniture - The Best Sealant

If you have had to refinish wrought iron furniture, then you are likely interested in finding the best

How To Restore Antique Furniture: Step-By-Step

If you ave antique furniture that needs restoring, you'll find the suggestions below will be of help.

Metal Outdoor Furniture: Sand, Primer and Paint

Rather than spend money replacing metal outdoor furniture, gather up a few tools to create a masterpiece

Buying Second Hand Office Furniture

Buying second hand office furniture is a great way to save money while providing for the needs of your

Become a Professional Furniture Maker

To become a professional furniture maker, you must have knowledge of woodworking and the ability to use

Restore Your Used Furniture in 5 Easy Steps

Restoring and renewing your used furniture can save you a great deal of money and prevent the added expense

Wood Furniture Stripping In Six Easy Steps

Your old wood furniture can easily be restored and renewed by removing, or stripping, its finish. This

Create a Storage Ottoman from a Regular Ottoman

In addition to having a comfy place to kick up your feet, a storage ottoman affords the extra convenience

Chair/Ottoman Upkeep Made Easy

Keeping your chair/ottoman looking good is all about upkeep and maintenance. While there are seemingly

Making A Window Seat More Comfortable

Window seats come in all shapes and sizes, but having one is pointless if the cushion is too uncomfortable

How To Revitalize Old Drawer Fronts

As drawer fronts age over the years they show wear and become drab looking. Restoring them is a relatively

Refurbish Old Furniture: Four Tips

Instead of incurring the expense of purchasing new furniture, refurbishing an old furniture piece may

Using Lacquer on Antique Furniture

Even antique furniture looks great with lacquer. Many individuals have taken to ‘antiquing’,

Restoring The Life Of Formica

One of the wonderful things about Formica is that it is very durable and designed to take a fair bit

Thoroughly Clean a Grandfather Clock in 8 Steps

Like all furniture that stands in one place, a grandfather clock will gather dust and dirt. You can keep

How to Apply Leather Moisturizer

Leather is wonderful on furniture and for car seats, but it can dry out and crack if not treated properly

How to Cut Replacement Furniture Glass

Furniture glass is an integral part of many classy or modern interiors. Glass seems to never go out of

Using Crackle Paint to Give Furniture an Antique Look

Crackle paint is a pretty faux decorative paint that can be used to decorate any type of material. It

How to Fix a Scratch on Wooden Bedroom Furniture

Wooden bedroom furniture can last for decades if you take care of it properly. However, even a well

Clean Driftwood to Be Used as Furniture

Driftwood can provide any space a particular lovely aura. Many people want to use driftwood as furniture