Furniture Makeovers

Transform old furniture into new, functional pieces with these step-by-step makeovers. Follow our fresh and affordable tips to rethink secondhand furniture and make it into something fresh and fabulous. No matter your skill level, you can complete a furniture makeover. Use our fun paint techniques to update a dresser, table, chair, or bookcase, and take items from bland to beautiful in less than a weekend. Try out a stencil, faux finish, or painter's tape design to create a furniture piece that reflects your personal style. Do-it-yourself ideas such as drawer pulls, storage built-ins, and even headboard projects will get you started and help you gain the confidence to complete large-scale furniture projects. Learn to update cabinet doors, customize a nightstand, personalize a chair, complete an upholstery project, and master paint techniques with our tips. Scour flea markets, thrift stores, consignment shops, garage sales, and big box retailers to find an inexpensive piece perfect for customization. This budget-friendly alternative to purchasing new furniture not only reuses discarded pieces, but it also allows you to create a custom, one-of-a-kind item that reflects your personal decor style.


Our Favorite Furniture Makeovers & Projects
Build a Bookshelf

Make a bookshelf out of plumbing parts with our free plan and how-to.

DIY Headboards

Refresh your bedroom with a beautiful headboard you can make yourself

Amazing Ideas

Don't settle for basic furniture. Revamp and refresh your pieces with these ideas.

Everything in Furniture Makeovers
Chair Makeovers
  • How to Reupholster a Chair

    Give an old chair new life with fresh upholstery. Follow these step-by-step upholstery instructions to learn how.

  • How to Reupholster a Chair

    Give a skirted chair a fresh outlook with new upholstery.

  • Painting Wicker

    See how easy it can be to give your favorite wicker furniture pieces a fresh new look by using these helpful pointe...

  • DIY Upholstery Updates

    Learn how to successfully upholster two different kinds of chairs and a headboard with these handy tips.

  • Felted Patchwork Chair Cover

    See how this quick and easy felted chair cover can bring new life to an old, worn out chair.

  • How to Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

    This simple, but effective project will take your dining room chairs from dull to dazzling.

  • Chair Makeover

    Turn a basic, ho-hum chair into something with a little more personality. This step-by-step makeover tells you how.

Furniture Makeovers
Table Makeovers
Storage Pieces & Bookcases


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