FURNITURE RESTORATION

DIY furniture restoration projects help breathe new life into worn down furniture pieces. With these tips and a little inspiration, you can revive -- instead of replace -- old furniture.
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A Guide to Wooden Furniture Restoration Materials

For refinishing or repairing furniture, it's important to have basic materials like abrasive powders, adhesives, and sandpaper. Other materials like painter's tape aren't used frequently, but they are also important to have ready. Learn more.

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  • 10 Tips for Restoring Old Furniture

    10 Tips for Restoring Old Furniture

    Furniture restorers all have one thing in common -- the desire to pluck a piece of furniture off the side of the road and restore it to its former glory. But you don't have to be a pro to get the job done. See more »

  • How can you decorate furniture with upholstery nails and tacks?

    How can you decorate furniture with upholstery nails and tacks?

    What words come to mind when you think of metal-studded furniture? Antique? Expensive? Not necessarily. Thanks to a new DIY trend, adding some sophisticated-looking studs to your decor is easier (and cheaper!) than you'd think. See more »

  • How to Identify Antique Wooden Furniture

    How to Identify Antique Wooden Furniture

    When you want to refinish old wooden furniture, the best place to look is the family attic, basement, or garage. Whether it's worth saving depends on its style and construction. Learn to identify antique furniture. See more »

  • Ultimate Furniture Restoration Quiz

    Ultimate Furniture Restoration Quiz

    Furniture restoration is not for the faint of heart. This is not refinishing, where you slap on a coat of paint and call it a day. Take our quiz and find out if you have what it takes to restore grandma's dresser to its former glory. See more »

  • 3 Steps for Revamping Lackluster Furniture

    3 Steps for Revamping Lackluster Furniture

    Are you looking to revamp lackluster furniture? Check out this article and learn more about how to revamp lackluster furniture. See more »

  • 4 Simple Step-by-Step Upholstery Tips

    4 Simple Step-by-Step Upholstery Tips

    Are you looking for some simple step-by-step upholstery tips? Check out this article and learn more about some simple step-by-step upholstery tips. See more »

  • 7 Steps for Rejuvenating Wood

    7 Steps for Rejuvenating Wood

    Are you looking to rejuvenate your wood? Check out this article and learn more about how to rejuvenate your wood. See more »

  • A Guide for Buying Unfinished Wooden Furniture

    A Guide for Buying Unfinished Wooden Furniture

    Many decisions go into buying a piece of unfinished wooden furniture. You should consider quality, style, and problems to be fixed. Learn what to look for when buying, and how to fix what you've bought. See more »

  • A Guide to Decorating Wooden Furniture

    A Guide to Decorating Wooden Furniture

    You have many options to consider when decorating furniture. Whether you want a worn-out look, gold tint, stencils, or painted stripes, make sure your materials are compatible. Learn how to decorate wooden furniture. See more »

  • A Guide to Furniture Finishes

    A Guide to Furniture Finishes

    Refinishing can bring new life to a favorite antique or save you from paying big bucks for a brand new piece of furniture. But you’ll want to make sure you get it right the first time, so read on to learn the differences between varnish, resin, lacquer and wax and how to select the right finish for your project. See more »

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