Updating old furniture ideas

When the nut method doesn’t cut it, use a wax stick instead and apply it in the same direction as the grain of the wood.For dents, remove any surface varnish with white spirit and press a wet cloth against the damage, leaving it there for a few hours.

Lucky for you, we've got some great ideas from paint to distressing to gilding and more!

This trendy mint nightstand was inspired by a more expensive version in stores.

Mother-of-pearl knobs were added as the finishing touch to complete the lavish look.

If your nightstand has seen better days, and a simple paint job just won’t do it, consider adding a table skirt in your favorite pattern.

When wet, the wood will swell, therefore reducing the appearance of the dent.

It’s important to choose your paint wisely if you want to achieve a certain effect.This was my first time using it on furniture and it does have a very dry chalk like feel when dry. I am going to finish this set up with Annie Sloan Dark Wax on top and that should complete this Craigslist find into a functional and pretty craft table. By the way, you can order Annie Sloan chalk paint from my sponsor, Stylish Patina, and her button is on my sidebar.As soon as I get that Dark Wax, we’ll finish this project and I’ll do a how-to on the whole thing.With this luscious new Barcelona Orange shade by Annie Sloan chalk paint, this table and chairs will have a whole new lease on life. We painted 2 coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint on these pieces and the finish is really nice after the 2 coats are applied.I am really loving the ASCP so much and want to use it more and more on many other pieces.Don't have the money to buy a new sectional for the living room?