Paint's great, but it may not be right for every furniture piece. Give your old wood furniture an updated look with our step-by-step guide to refinishing.
Stop passing up perfectly good thrift store finds. Refinishing a piece of furniture—like this beautiful oak dresser—isn't as difficult as you think. With the right tools and a little elbow grease, you can go from blah to beautiful in just one day.
Our dresser, for example, was stripped of a dull coat of blue-gray paint so its lustrous graining and elegant lines could shine. Then, turquoise hardware was added to lend a contemporary twist to the decades-old heirloom. Follow our how-to steps so you can refinish your own furniture.