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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.

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Top 80 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. 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...

  3. 3. Step 5: Apply Primer-Sealer (01:26)

    Here's why and how to apply a primer-sealer to cabinets before painting.

  4. 4. Step 6: Apply Paint (02:28)

    Step by step, Amy Matthews explains how to apply paint to kitchen cabinets.

  5. 5. Refinishing Old Floors (00:01:00)

    Check out these unique options for bringing your old floors back to life.

  6. 6. Refinishing Safety (01:04)

    Get furniture refinishing safety tips from expert Brad Staggs.

  7. 7. Refinishing a Brick Fireplace (00:01:00)

    Nicole Curtis gives tips on how to breathe new life into brick fireplaces.

  8. 8. Garage Barrage Part 1 (07:12)

    A garage workshop is a more realistic remodel than a refinished basement.

  9. 9. How to Refinish a Floor

    Here are the steps a floor refinisher will take to make your wood floors provide years of use.

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  10. 10. Hardwood Stains Create Problem (00:03:09)

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

  11. 11. Garage Barrage Part 2 (04:13)

    A garage workshop is a more realistic remodel than a refinished basement.

  12. 12. Professional Refinishing Tips (03:38)

    Learn time-saving techniques and clean-up tricks for stripping projects.

  13. 13. Step 2: Remove Doors/Hardware (00:53)

    Here's how to remove cabinet doors, drawers and hardware before painting.

  14. 14. Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets (01:00)

    Use a little elbow grease to give your old kitchen cabinets a facelift!

  15. 15. Drill Brushes and Floor Sander: How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    Refinishing hardwood floors can be a tough yet rewarding task. Host David Thiel offers some tips on using a floor drum sander to get th...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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