10 Furniture Makeovers We're So Glad Weren't Painted

Breathe new life into old pieces without hiding their natural charm.



By Hometalk Highlights

Modernize an old dresser with a black frame and new legs

Highlight the natural grain with linseed oil.


White wax your furniture for a gorgeous, new look

You won’t believe how easy this technique is.


Give an old cabinet a farmhouse chic makeover

Use gel stain to make the grain pop, and spray paint handles to suit your style.

Indulge your child with a LEGO-inspired wardrobe

Glue large wooden circles on each door to resemble this beloved toy.

Turn an over-painted dresser into an MCM dream

Coat the wood with Citri Strip Gel, cover with saran wrap, and let it sit for 12 hours to work through all the excess paint.


Give any wooden piece a professional finish using teak oil

Always apply the oil along the grain for a natural look.


Freshen up dark furniture without painting or stripping

Use gel stain to deepen the original stain.