Weekend Projects: DIY Furniture Updates

By Kristina Grosspietsch | Updated Aug 17, 2013 9:36 PM

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It’s finally here—Friday! The weekend is a great time to relax, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to bring simple projects from start to finish, like DIY furniture updates. So get out your sanders, grab your paint and brushes, put on your “work” clothes and be inspired by the brilliance of Bob Vila Nation community bloggers.


1. Painting Furniture for a Distressed Look

DIY Furniture Updates - Distressed Look

Photo: Alchemy Fine Living

Going for a vintage look? Deana of Alchemy Fine Living teaches us two different ways of achieving a distressed finish to add character to any piece of wood furniture.


2. Stenciled Dresser

DIY Furniture Upgrades - Stenciled Dresser

Photo: Classy Clutter

Sure, everyone has a dresser—but every dresser doesn’t have to look the same! Make a statement with a stencil, some paint, and a little creativity.


3. Chairs—Before and After

DIY Furniture Updates - Chair Makeover with Paint

Photo: KYeager

If you’re looking for some sound advice on how to update furniture, consult a professional “make-over” artist, who makes her living turning old and boring pieces into new, exciting ones, using little more than a fresh coat of paint.


4. Painted Buffet

DIY Furniture Updates - Painted Buffet

Photo: Alchemy Fine Living

This wonderfully simple yet one-of-a-kind buffet transformation is testament to the fact that a small amount of paint can make a BIG difference.


5. Spray Paint and Stain


Photo: Our Lake Life

This DIY looks so professional, it’s hard to believe all it took was spray paint and stain.So many DIY furniture updates are 2.5% know-how, 2.5% materials, and 95% inspiration!


For more on DIY projects, consider:

5 Things to do With Mason Jars
5 Things to do With Bottle Caps
5 Things to do With Vintage Ladders