What can I do to refresh my bedroom furniture?

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I bought this bedroom set in 1971. It is walnut - solid wood - but is scratched and needs to be refinished or something to give it a facelift.
q what can i do to refresh my bedroom furniture
q what can i do to refresh my bedroom furniture
q what can i do to refresh my bedroom furniture
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  • Beth Shorts Beth Shorts on Jun 28, 2017
    If you love the colour of the wood, and it still goes with the decor of your bedroom, just refinish it, either by yourself, or have it done professionally.
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 28, 2017
    If you're willing to change the wood, I would go the painted route. There are so many wonderful projects to inspire you here on Hometalk- check it out! https://www.hometalk.com/categories/makeovers/furniture
    • Lynn Patti Lynn Patti on Jun 28, 2017
      After having the same wood / look for over 45 years, I think a change is due. Thanks a lot for the suggestions!
  • Rachael Whitfield Rachael Whitfield on Jun 28, 2017
    I would buy a cheap sander & do it lightly then seal it with varnish & it will look new & great again
  • If you don't want to paint it, then I suggest getting CitriStrip and then varnishing. You could change the color with a darker stain. Otherwise, you could lightly sand, then paint with chalk paint or Fusion mineral paint or even latex then use a wax or poly to seal.
    • Lynn Patti Lynn Patti on Jun 28, 2017
      thanks! I'll probably paint it all just to give the room a different look. I really like your suggestions!
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 28, 2017
    If you just have minor scratches , grab some walnuts and get cracking--seriously . Rubbing the meat of the walnut into the scratch will make it go away . The oils in the nut help recondition the wood .
    • Lynn Patti Lynn Patti on Jun 28, 2017
      Thanks! Some of the scratches are pretty deep but I'll use the suggestion for some of the minor scratches.
  • Beautiful furniture! I m thinking to leave as is and just add some decor - ring box, lamp, photos, vase with or without flowers, a few touches of some blingy objects, etc. If you style the room a bit differently, maybe you will love as is again.
  • Barb Barb on Jul 01, 2017
    Love the bedroom set and you have good option. I would spray paint them and add new draw handles to give it an up dated look. find a comforter set you love and pick a color from it and paint the wall that color benching the bad wall. Here are some picture as a guild and the dresser make over is my same dresser I re-did over and I love it!! Oh forgot to mention to add buffet lamps to the dresser.
  • Lynn Patti Lynn Patti on Jul 02, 2017
    Those are really good options for me! Thanks, Barb! I'll post before & after pictures after I make changes!!
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