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How to Lighten Dark Bedroom Furniture with Paint

Dark, outdated furniture gets a facelift with a dry-brushing technique.

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Top 100 Furniture Projects

  1. 1. Using Vintage Furniture in the Bathroom

    DIY Network suggests placing antique vanities and cabinets in your bathroom to give it a truly unique look.

  2. 2. Cleaning Outdoor Furniture

    DIY experts discuss the best ways to clean outdoor cushions, canvas seats and chair backs, and white and colored plastic.

  3. 3. How to Build a Two-Panel Shelf

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to build a two-paneled shelf using an old door.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Garden Containers (04:10)

    We fill a garden trouble spot with potted plants for shade and sun.

  5. 5. How to Secure Heavy Furniture (00:01:00)

    Securing heavier furniture to a wall keeps it in place in an earthquake.

  6. 6. Removing Rust from Wrought Iron

    Wrought-iron furniture looks great, but it has a tendency to rust. DIY experts offer some suggestions for making it look better.

  7. 7. Retrofit Vanity (01:00)

    How to retrofit an old furniture piece into a new bathroom vanity.

  8. 8. How to Paint a Desk Using a Faux Wine Barrel Technique

    Learn how to transform a desk to look like a wine barrel, using only paint.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. How To Make a Stenciled Wet Bar

    A buffet gets an update with lime green paint and a tightly placed Victorian stencil pattern in black, creating the illusion that it ha...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How to Make a Stylish Storage Ottoman

    Learn how to create stylish seating for the living room using thrift store storage cubes, from DIY Network.

  11. 11. Fun and Easy Glass Tile Primer (04:06)

    Dress up the modern cylinder table with iridescent glass tile.

  12. 12. How to Build a Footboard

    DIY Network experts show how to assemble the pieces of a footboard for a Murphy bed.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. Finishing Techniques For A Wooden Room Divider

    Ordinary household objects can be used to apply different finishes to a wooden room-divider screen.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Lie Nielson Planer (03:34)

    Take a look at the reproduction of an old hand planer made high-tech.

  15. 15. How To Turn a Table from Trash Into Treasure

    A $10 flea-market find became an heirloom with a bit of glazing and stenciling.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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