35 Furniture Refinishing Tips

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Have some old furniture you just can’t bear to part with but need to upgrade the look? How about a limited budget that keeps you from having the home decor of your dreams? If you want some DIY ideas for easy ways to make a statement in your home, then DIY furniture refinishing is for you. I am amazed by the before and after photos of these projects! With simple paint techniques, you can creatively transform even the oldest, most beat up pieces of thrift store furniture into something new and fabulous. Truly better than store bought, these hand-crafted DIY furniture pieces are sure to gain you lots of smiles and compliments. Perfect for just about any budget, these projects come complete with step by step tutorials that show you exactly how to get the look. Check them out and let us know what you think!

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How to Refinish Furniture | Step by Step Tutorials

1. Farmhouse Desk Rescue

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How to restore a finish with a distressed farmhouse style. Learn how to strip away old finish on a DIY desk makeover.

2. Vintage Dresser Painted Blue

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Learn how to paint furniture to get professional looking results.

3. Gel Stain Essential Tips

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Learn how to use gel stain on furniture to get a DIY finish that looks super professional.

4. Glamorous Dresser Makeover

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5. Re-Coating The Buffet

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6. Simple Aqua Redo

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7. Farmhouse Style Finish

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8. Stain And Stencil A Table

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9. Distressing Painted Furniture

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Distressing Painted Furniture

10. Conditioning Furniture With Coconut Oil

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11. Updating A Nightstand

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12. DIY Furniture Chalk Paint Table

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13. Strip A Vintage Furniture

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14. DIY Gold Dipped Bar Stools

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15. Refinishing Folding Chairs

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16. Update A Glider

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17. Rusty Metal Chairs To Modern Outdoor Set

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18. Refinishing Formica Laminate Furniture

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19. Refinishing Veneered Furnitures

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20. Quick And Easy Way To Refinish Wooden Furniture

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21. Refinishing A Table

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22. Revive A Bedside Table With Wall Decal

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23. Fix Faded Aluminum Patio Furniture

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24. Refinishing Used To Modern Dining Table

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25. Whitewashing Furniture

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26. Decoupaged Furniture

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27. Refinishing Wrought Iron Patio Furnitures

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28. Perfectly Striped Drawers

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29. Sanding Furniture Tips

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30. Limewashed Table Makeover

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31. Create Two Pieces Of Furniture From A Hutch

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32. Glazed Accent Painted Furniture

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33. Antique Silver Furniture Finish

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34. Flawless Furniture Finish

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35. Paint Laminate Furniture Without Sanding

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36. Thrift Store Coffee Table Turned Tufted Ottoman DIY

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DIY Furniture Refinishing Tips - Creative Ways to Redo Furniture With Paint and DIY Project Techniques - Awesome Dressers, Kitchen Cabinets, Tables and Beds - Rustic and Distressed Looks Made Easy With Step by Step Tutorials - How To Make Creative Home Decor On A Budget

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