Refurbish - By Category
Refurbishing Basics - How to Refurbish Just About Anything
Are you looking to refurbish an old chair, a discarded table or simply turn the items in your recycle bin into something more, but not sure where to begin? Don't let the process overwhelm you. These basic instructions, tips and tricks can help you refurbish just about anything into fabulous home decor.
Restoring and Repairing Furniture and Other Home Accents
Finding or buying antique, vintage and preowned furniture and other home accents is the easy part, but restoring them can be tedious and sometimes challenging. Discover all you need to know about the proper care, technique and steps needed to restore and repair your bargain treasures.
Refurbishing Tools & Supplies
When it comes to refurbishing furniture and other items for your home, the tools and supplies can make or break your transformation. Find out what you need (or already have) to transform your item into one-of-a-kind home decor.
Recycling and Upcycling - Reusing What You Already Have
Don't take those aluminum cans, glass jars and cardboard boxes off to the recycling center - transform them into home decor and other functional items for your home. Discover ways to transform your recyclables into everyday items.
Simply thinking about refurbishing furniture can sometimes be overwhelming. Don't let it discourage you. Learn about the preparation, process and aftercare for transforming furniture into something new.
Working with Wood
From clocks to end tables, you can transform wood home accents and furniture into your own personal masterpiece. Learn all about stripping, painting, sanding and caring for wood.
Painting, Staining and Other Techniques
The biggest step in the refurbishing process involves a brush or a can. Simply painting, staining or glazing an item can take it from blah to wow. Learn about priming, painting, staining and glazing a variety of items in your home to quickly transform them into something new.
Safety is important when working with unfamiliar tools and supplies. Refurbishing items yourself can be challenging and the last thing you want is to harm yourself or others. Prepare and educate yourself on what to do before starting a project and make sure you have the proper safety equipment.
Buying and Selling - Where and How to Buy and Sell Your Goods
Do you want to redecorate your living room, but don't want to pay full price on something new? Learn about getting the best deal, places and buyers to avoid and how to spot a dud before you pull out your wallet. If you're a seasoned refurbisher wanting to take your hobby to the next level, find out where and how to sell your goods.
Before & After Gallery
Refurbishing thrift store, yard sale or road side finds is not only rewarding, it can save you a bunch of money compared to buying new items. Explore this gallery for inspiration for your next refurbishing project or if you simply love a great before and after picture.