Take this uber cool patchwork wood stain dresser from WestElm as inspiration for a thriftsore find update. If the wood the dresser is made of is not that stainable there are wood veneers you can buy and glue on to the dresser face!
To remove musty smells from old furniture, fill plastic containers with white vinegar; seal, and punch holes in lids. Put one inside each drawer or cabinet overnight to absorb odors. For extreme cases, clean interiors with a vinegar-dampened cloth.
Wipe on mineral spirits. Clean with ivory dish soap. Use gel stain. No need to strip the wood. ~ Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old wood furniture.
Photo Jobs At Home - Two It Yourself: Refinished nightstand in DIY Chalk Paint (Before and After photos) - If you want to enjoy the good life: making money in the comfort of your own home with just your camera and laptop, then this is for you!
How to transform a boring and basic filing cabinet into something FUN and functional - using Country Chic Bliss and Simpicity Chalk Paint - full tutorial at The Happy Housie. Using stencils with chalk paint can be an added plus.