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How To Refinish A Table

Follow these steps to strip the old finish from your furniture, clean the piece, then apply a beautiful new stain and finish.

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Top 82 Refinishing Projects

  1. 1. The Art of Refinishing Bathroom Fixtures

    Fixing up your old bathroom fixtures can cost hundreds less than full-out replacing them, whether you do it yourself or hire a pro. DIY...

  2. 2. A Kitchen Makeover

    Give a kitchen a fresh look with refinished cabinets, a new backsplash and crown molding.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 3. Hardwood Stains Create Problem (00:03:09)

    Nicole discovers stains on hardwood floors when old carpeting is removed.

  4. 4. Refurbished Basement Find (00:01:14)

    An old couch gets a new life when Nicole rescues it from the basement.

  5. 5. Furniture Rehab and Repair

    Got old furniture? Don't throw it away -- learn the secrets to making old stuff look new again with these furniture restoration, refini...

  6. 6. How to Apply a Distressing Technique to Wood Furniture

    Give furniture an antique look, for a fraction of the cost of purchasing antique furniture, by applying a distressing technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How To Refinish An Antique

    Antique furniture that has seen a lot of use and abuse can be restored to its former glory.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Antiques and Reproductions (06:27)

    Bruce Johnson offers tips for determining the authenticity of furniture.

  9. 9. Antique Crackle Finish (02:49)

    Add a distinctive crackle finish to new furniture with this easy technique.

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Kitchen Cabinets Full Project (10:22)

    Amy Matthews gives step-by-step instructions on painting kitchen cabinets.

  12. 12. How to Apply a Distressed Ivory Finish to a Dresser

    A distressed ivory finish on this dresser brings back some style and turns a blah bedroom suite into a romantic boudoir.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Apply a Lacquer Finish to Wood

    Lacquer is often used to finish fine woodworking projects because it has clarity, depth and a quick dry time.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. Refinishing Safety (01:04)

    Get furniture refinishing safety tips from expert Brad Staggs.

  15. 15. How to Refinish a Bathtub

    In just a few hours, you can change the look of your bathtub by refinishing it.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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