Refurbished furniture ideas and makeovers can be the key to achieving individual style. With 20 DIY tutorials you are certain to find a furniture refinishing project to try in this post.
You know that I love a good furniture makeover on the side of budget-friendly. Doesn’t everyone? Give me a painted dresser, a painted desk or an old piece of furniture that has been slipcovered and I’m a happy homemaker indeed!
Like this makeshift table that I put together from an old tossed out garden piece with some great patina and an old window. It was just temporarily in the living room, but it’s something easy to do with windows and a base from another table. Often you can find the elements for those projects at thrift shops. More of that in THIS POST.
20 Refurbished Furniture Ideas And Makeovers
DIY BISTRO TABLE MAKEOVER – THE CRAFTED LIFE
Rachel explains how she added some color to her small patio with an easy tutorial on a bistro table makeover.
LAYERING CHALK PAINT ON FURNITURE – THIRTY-EIGHTH STREET
Carrie does a deep dive into the dry brushing technique to get that elegant and beautiful layered Chalk Paint look in a super simple way.
TEA CART MAKEOVER – THEN NAVEGE PATCH
If you got a wooden tea cart from a thrift store but you want to revamp it a little, this tutorial is for you. With easy-to-find supplies and a great step by step photos and instructions, Handan and Greg from The Navage Patch teach you how.
OFFICE CHAIR MAKEOVER – A BEAUTIFUL MESS
The best way to brighten up your office is to tackle your office chair! Elsie and Emma have an amazing tutorial on how to turn your old-looking office chair into a Pinterest-worthy one.
TRUNK MAKEOVER WITH AMERICANA DECOR SATIN ENAMELS – BY BRITTANY GOLDWYN
Using DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Metallics line, Brittany truly goes above and beyond on this tutorial on how to transform a simple looking trunk into a fresh and classy one with just paint.
DIY SPRAY PAINTED PINK SIDE TABLE – WOMAN IN REAL LIFE
Add a pop of color to any room following this awesome DIY tutorial on how to spray paint a side table in a lovely and bright pink shade.
DIY DRESSER MAKEOVER – ADVICE FROM A TWENTY SOMETHING
Amanda turned her simple looking dresser into a white shabby chic one in a few simple steps. She even shows you how to replace the hardware to finish it off like a total pro.
DIY KIDS TABLE MAKEOVER – THE SWEET TEST OCCASION
If you’re on the lookout to give your kid’s room a makeover, this will show you the way. Cyd, from the blog The Sweetest Occasion, shows you how to give your old and simple-looking kids table a total makeover!
HOW TO TRANSFORM TIRED OLD FILING – THE WHIMSICAL WIFE
Finding cute and colorful office furniture seems like almost impossible tasks, but guess what? There’s a simple option! Take your old looking furniture and give it a total makeover, just like Melissa from The Whimsical Wife did on this tutorial.
MODERN PAINT FINISHING USING DIY CHALK PAINT – IN MY OWN STYLE
Not all chalk-paint DIY have to have that destress-look, just like Diane from In My Own Style tell us. Her idea was to give her vintage dresser a fresh and modern look using chalk paint and she totally nailed it. See how on her post!
UPCYCLED FRENCH PROVINCIAL DRESSER – GRILLO-DESIGNS
Patricia from The Wooden Spa collaborated with Melissa from Grillo Designs and she totally pulled it off with this amazing tutorial on how to upcycle a vintage dresser with black glaze.
HOW TO PAINT A LAMINATE NIGHTSTAND – CRAFTING IN THE RAIN
Prep the nightstand is one of the most important steps when you’re about to give it a makeover, just like Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain explained on her detailed tutorial on how to laminate your favorite nightstand.
IKEA BYGEL CART MAKEOVER – SEE FOOD PLAY
Nothing says elegant more than a clean and crispy white and gold combo! Check out this tutorial on how to turn a simple Ikea Bygel Cart into a fabulous golden-toned bar cart!
DIY POTTING BENCH MAKEOVER – ATTA GIRL SAYS
This is a super fun project to give an old furniture piece a new purpose and look in a few quick and easy steps. You’ll only need a couple of materials and you’ll be on your way to make your own brand new Potting Bench thanks to this awesome DIY.
CHALKY PAINT STOOL MAKEOVER – PURELY KATIE
Cheer up a dim corner in your house by freshening up a home decor piece like a stool with some chalky paint! From how to prep your furniture to the best way to give it it’s finishing touches, Katie Purely Katie goes over all the process on this post.
A NAVY DESK WITH FLOWER PATTERNED PAPER – THE WEATHERED DOOR
Flowers are all over fashion right now but they have been a staple in home decor since the beginnings of time! If you’re feeling like your home needs some flower-love decor, this post explains how to get the look with a flower-patterned paper.
DIY THRIFTED TRASH CHAIR MAKEOVER – A BUBBLY LIFE
Oh my! This lovely millennial pink chair makeover is a total Instagram-dream. Laurel from A Bubbly Life shows you how to turn a simple chair to this decor gem.
DESK MAKEOVER WITH CHALKY FINISHING PAINT – SISTERS SUITCASE BLOG
The girls from The Sister’s Suitcase Blog show you how to transform your old and chipped metal desk with paint into a bright and modern with some painted geometric shapes in some pretty shades of pink.
REFINISH YOUR FURNITURE QUICKLY – ANIKA’S DIY LIFE
Time to brighten up your old shelf! Anika, from Anika’s DIY Life, shows how she gave her wooden shelf a whole new pinkish look with chalk mix paint and gives you her tips on how to get the best finish.
DIY SIDE TABLE MAKEOVER WITH NATURALLY DISTRESSED WOOD –TARYN WHITEAKER
Natural and rustic furniture is always a good idea when it comes to home decor. Especially if you pair it with neutral and fresh tones. Taryn did exactly that by DIYing an old table and giving it a trendy look with a rustic feel. Get all of her amazing tips on her post.
- DIY Bistro Table Makeover from thecraftedlife.com
- Layering Chalk Paint On Furniture from thirtyeighthstreet.com
- Tea Cart Makeover from thenavagepatch.com
- Office Chair Makeover from abeautifulmess.com
- Trunk Makeover With Americana Decor Satin Enamels from bybrittanygoldwyn.com
- DIY Spray-painted Pink Side Table from womaninreallife.com
- DIY Dresser Makeover from advicefromatwentysomething.com
- DIY Kids Table Makeover from thesweetestoccasion.com
- How To Transform Tired Old Filing from thewhimsicalwife.com
- Modern Paint Finish Using DIY Chalk Paint from inmyownstyle.com
- Upcycled French Provincial Dresser from grillo-designs.com
- How To Paint A Laminate Nightstand from craftingintherain.com
- Ikea Bygel Cart Makeover from seefoodplay.com
- DIY Potting Bench Makeover from attagirlsays.com
- Chalky Paint Stool Makeover from thecasualcraftlete.com
- A Navy Desk With Flower Patterned Paper from theweathereddoor.com
- DIY Thrifted Trash Chair Makeover from abubblylife.com
- Desk Makeover With Chalky Finish Paint from sisterssuitcaseblog.com
- Refinish Your Furniture Quickly†from anikasdiylife.com
- DIY Side Table Makeover With Naturally Distressed Wood from designdininganddiapers.com