How to Refinish Furniture

Hopefully this post will answer any of your questions about how to refinish furniture.

I’m in the process of revamping all of my kid’s bedrooms- and I am having a blast doing it! Part of the transformation included switching rooms around because I thought it was fair for the boys who are sharing to have the bigger room that Leah had all to herself. But this transformation hasn’t been as easy of a transition as I would have liked. To make a long story short, Leah now has 2 beds in her room that are totally great beds, but not the color I would like them to be. Do I sell them and get new beds? Or should I do what the following bloggers do and attempt to refinish them?  Here are a few tutorials that make me think refinishing the beds could be in my cards- even though the thought of taking on more projects right now has my head spinning!

Becca from Blue Cricket Design has some great Before & Afters in this post Here, but make sure you read her post “How To Refinish Furniture” for some great tips!

The Centsational Girl has some fabulous tips on her site, but I especially love her tutorial on “How to Paint Furniture“.

Natty By Design’s post about Painting Laminate Furniture is some serious eye candy! Plus, Natty is like one of the sweetest bloggers I know, so her site is a must-see!

And no post about any project revamps would not be complete without a feature from my Snap roommate and newest girl crush, Mandy from Vintage Revivals, who shows us “How to Strip Furniture” in this post here.

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Hope that helps with any refinishing projects you may have on your to do list!


About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. This post totally has me inspired. I’ve been looking around my house in total boredom because I’m tired of looking at the same stuff, colors, design. It’s time for a make over… maybe I’ll redo some of the furniture.

  2. Hi, I am wondering, on the fourth picture, extreme right- What brand and color of pink/coral is that?

  3. I was wondering if you could tell me what colours you used on the two tone white dresser with the glass knobs….. I love it….thanks


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