A New Look For Your Dated Oak Furniture

An inexpensive way to create a new look is to paint your furniture.  It’s not as hard as you may think, and the results are well worth the effort.  You save money, and it’s a great way to recycle!

Updating an old oak bedroom set that we’ve had for many years has been on my to-do list for some time.  I finally did it, and it’s given new life to my guestroom!

Originally both the headboard and footboard had very tall posts.

Tired of the 4-post look, I wanted a simpler style.  I decided to take this make-over one step further and really change the look of the bed.

My husband cut the posts down.  I purchased finish pieces from Home Depot and attached them with Gorilla Glue.  I lightly sanded with a palm sander, applied one coat  Sherwin Williams Multi-Purpose Latex Primer and two coats  Benjamin Moore Devonshire Green 1489 in a satin finish.


New satin nickel hardware is my favorite part of this NH home makeover.




More examples of furniture makeovers:

Painting It Black Brings It Back

Nana’s Dresser Goes Heavy Metal

Cabinet Makeover Dry Brush Technique