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Furniture Refinishing 101

Furniture Refinishing 101

Top Four Best Pieces of Furniture to Refinish

Furniture is one of the most important parts of your home and interior design. If you like me you love taking old, beat up furniture and making it new again. Not only is it great because you can save money by reusing furniture you already have but you can also get really creative and make something that you thought up in our head and made it come to life. Four of the very best pieces of furniture to refurbish include an old sofa, dining room table and chairs, end tables, and an old church pew.


An old worn out sofa is the perfect thing to take and make new. First of all you will need to strip it of it’s old upholstery, clean it up a little and then re-upholster it with new material. This is the fun part because you can choose whatever and however much of the material you want and can really transform the sofa into something new. If it’s a sofa that has feet on it you can take them off and add new ones or you can leave it without feet and lower to the ground for a change.

Dining Room Table and Chairs

Another really common and really fun piece of furniture you can refurbish is a dining room and chairs. Old dining room tables are usually still in great shape but get the usual wear and tear of everyday usage as expected so by refurbishing them you can get a new, clean look without having to purchase a whole new one.

By sanding down the table top and then applying new paint and/or stain you can make it look either brand new, if that is the look you are going for, or rustic and worn. The chairs can then simply be upholstered with new material or sanded down and repainted as well.

Refurbished End Tables

End tables are fun to refurbish because they are small and easy to work with. You can do a lot of different things with them such as repaint, sand, change the legs and even completely transform the look by sanding around the edges.

End tables are also fun to refurbish because they are generally in a high traffic area of your home in the living room area and will be seen by most people that visit your home. Get creative with it and utilize it in order to create a fun and unique new look to your space that will wow your guests.

Church Pew

Believe it or not, one thing that is the most fun to refurbish is an old church pew that needs a little love and care. Church pews are iconic in the way they are designed and can add a touch of rustic character to your room. By refurbishing them with new materials and a new coat of paint you are adding a transformed and completely new piece to your interior design. Pew refinishing is not only beneficial to your new design but is a lot of fun too! While pew refinishing you are able to add your own look and style to an otherwise old and battered piece of art but it is well worth it in the end!

So if your out and about trying to find the perfect piece of furniture to turn into your next work of art be sure to consider any one of these four great pieces of furniture to flip and make your own.

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