Refinish bedroom set

I have an old oak bedroom set and I am so tired of it. I am afraid I will mess it up and I don't know what to do or how to do it. I want a beautiful finish and not some bright loud color.
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  • Amanda Amanda on Sep 22, 2017
    Hi Brenda. You can sand it down and then re stain it. It is work but very rewarding once done.

    • Sharon Sharon on Sep 22, 2017
      or you can strip with a stripper that says on the front of the can, it removes stain, and then stain any color you like. Minwax has a really nice new gray stain or you could whitewash with 1/2 paint 1/2 water.... right now white, gray and pale blue whitewashes are popular. Its a lot of work.
      Painting is easier, pick a color you would like to change your bedroom suite too, lightly sand, then prime and paint with a satin finish as its easier to keep clean. I use a 6" smooth foam roller to paint and then lightly drag a good brush over the surface to remove any texture.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Sep 22, 2017
    chalk paint is easy. With two coats there are no brush strokes. Be sure to seal with Min Wax wax.

  • Renee Vlna Renee Vlna on Sep 22, 2017
    contact paper comes in so many different patterns now. Plus if you don't like it you can remove it.

  • Geew Geew on Sep 22, 2017
    White Wash it (bleach it)

  • Brenda Brenda on Sep 22, 2017
    Thanks everyone!!!!!! You have given me some great ideas!

  • Brenda Brenda on Sep 24, 2017
    thank you all for your help. I just may get brave and give it a go!

  • Barb Barb on Sep 24, 2017
    Its scary not knowing the end result, but try adding new hardware even to the dresser with the tv to bring it up to date and in the book cases the back shelf try adding colored paper if painting it is overwhelming. Spray painting does work great if your lightly coat it each time. Here's a few photo ideas and a before and after of a dresser spray painted💡📌