Every once in awhile something in my house just seems to need a makeover, or I come across a great piece of furniture that just needs a bit of love. Wood furniture can often be revived and brought back to life so I never give up on a piece with great structure and lines!
There are many options when bringing wood furniture back to life, and below are two of my favorites.
Refinishing – When you decide to refinish, it typically means you strip all the color and stain off the piece and bring the piece down to the natural wood before adding a new stain. This is usually a bit labor intensive, but it truly pays off. Sand & Sisal has a great tutorial on how to do this.
Painting – If you want to completely change a stained piece to a painted piece or the color of an existing painted piece, you may be able to skip the stripping and sanding. You can use chalk paint and paint right over whatever is currently on the piece. There is no sanding or priming needed, just pick up your paint and brushes and start painting. Chalk paint has a different look than regular latex paint and often makes a piece look like its been around for years. Perfectly Imperfect has great information on using chalk paint.
This DIY furniture project can be really rewarding and completely change the look of your space!