Furniture Refinishing

I love finding old pieces of furniture with beautiful lines, legs, and shape and turning them into one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

I compiled everything I know about different types of paint, and it’s become one of my most popular posts of all time.  If you’re new, or “new-ish”, to painting furniture, you might want to start by reading this post.

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The Best Type of Paint for Painting Furniture

Then, feel free to browse through some of my specific projects and my other furniture painting tricks and tips.

Refreshed Furniture

Painting Tips and Tricks

5 thoughts on “Furniture Refinishing

  1. Refinishing furniture can be a lot of fun when done right, and all of these look like they have been done right. I haven’t had nearly this many pieces refinished before, but I am sure I will in the future. I’m pretty sentimental so I am going to have a hard time throwing away furniture over the years.

    1. That’s so nice of you to say, Sarah! I’m pretty particular about the pieces I choose to refinish, and then I really try to use the refinishing techniques and choice of paint to highlight the piece itself, so your words mean a lot to me. I must say, it’s so hard not to keep them all!

  2. Hey, great share…..

    Every home is packed with different types of wood furniture. One of the main reasons as to why you should consider refinishing wood furniture instead of buying new pieces is because it is simply healthier for the environment. I love to refinish our furniture on my own.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Keep sharing more….
    Cheers!!

  3. hey Jenny!
    can you tell me how long you normally let your paint /dry/cure before using or even selling your items?
    when i read online it says up to 30 days??

    1. Great question, and one I haven’t actually thought much about (although I should). I believe different paints take different amounts of time to cure, but I would really need to read up on this more. I try not to work on pieces too close to a market date, but I would be lying if I said I always wait 30 days after painting to sell a piece. In fact, in my own home I use pieces right away after I paint them and haven’t noticed any issues. If I did sell a piece I had just painted, I would tell the customer to keep large items off of a tabletop, for example, for a little bit. Sorry I don’t have a definitive answer on this one; I should look into it more for my own personal knowledge too!

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