refinishing

How to make a personalized wood journal | Use thin plywood to make the cover for a custom notebook | handmade crafts

A Carved Wood Journal

Make a custom carved notebook or wood journal out of plywood. It makes the perfect personalized gift or treasured keepsake. Last year, I saw Serena from Thri...
How to refinish a bookshelf or any wood furniture with latex paint | furniture makeover | refinishing | painting a bookcase

Refinishing a Wood Bookcase

Learn how to refinish any piece of wood furniture, like this bookshelf, with simple latex paint. Give new life to old wood in any color paint. My uncle ...
How to make your own DIY succulent planter | Ten succulent gift ideas | Succulents in containers as home decor

10 Succulent Planter Ideas

Here’s ten ways to showcase your favorite succulent plants. Each succulent planter would make a great gift or beautiful decor for your home. Succulents ha...
How to restore furniture, like this vintage mid-century table, to its original beauty

Restoring a Midcentury Table

How to restore a vintage wood table, a DIY tutorial explaining how to strip off an old finish, clean and repair the wood, then add a stain and protective finish...
How to refinish a music stand. With some paint and a little creativity, any musician can do this DIY project.

4 Ways to Refinish a Music Stand

Anything can be refinished, including music stands. Here’s four ways to refinish and update a standard black music stand into something more artistic. My d...
Update an old clock by refinishing the clock frame and creating a new clock face

Updating a Large Clock

Update a large clock by replacing the face and refinishing the wood frame. Make the style of the clock fit with the style of your home. I really like analog ...
How to restore an old or neglected wood deck

Reclaiming a Worn Out Deck

A wood deck that has seen better days can still be restored to a beautiful and functional space.  With some hard work and the right supplies, you can make it u...
Tutorial on how to turn an old, grey wood bench into colorful patio furniture. Easy DIY project.

Saving an Ugly Wood Bench

Refinish an old wood bench with Varathane stain, and turn an outdoor eyesore into beautiful patio furniture. When we moved into our mid-century home, the...
How to update an old cutting board with a new design

Cutting Board Refresh

Refreshing an old cutting board is easy with a little food-safe oil, but why not add an interesting new design feature while your at it? Here's how. My favor...
An upcycled metal bowl with a brushed finish

Brushed Metal Bowl

I took an old, stained metal bowl and gave it a brushed metal finish to hide the flaws and give it interest. When I got this great metal bowl second hand, I ...
Updated spice rack

DIY Spice Rack Update

With a little paint, I updated my mix-matched, thrift store spice rack and added color and interest to a wall in my kitchen. I little while ago, I read on Up...
using a rag to apply Rub n Buff to a curtain rod

Painting Curtain Hardware

Updating a curtain hardware: from cheap aluminum to custom-finished antique gold. Refinishing a curtain hardware with Rub n Buff My curtain hardware came fro...