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Gel stain allows you to make any painted surface (wood, laminate, metal) look like dark stained wood as long as you know the right process.  I love to restore furniture and give it a new life.  These end tables had water damage and a horrible orange stain.  However, a little sanding, paint and gel stain gave them an entirely new look.  www.renovatedfaith.com

How To Gel Stain Wood

Gel stain allows you to make any painted surface (wood, laminate, metal) look like dark stained wood as long as you know the right process. I love to restore furniture and give it a new life. These end tables had water damage and a horrible orange stain

Great way to repurpose an old dresser that has a drawer that is beyond repair. This could go in the entry or be used as a bedside table or a sideboard in the dining room.

8 Ways to Repurpose a Thrift Store Dresser

- for downstairs hall storage dresser- misfit dresser makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

This is actually a really excellent guide on restoring old furniture. How to Refinish Furniture Without Stripping

How to Refinish Furniture

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.

How to Paint Over Laminate and why I love furniture with laminate tops (and why you should too!) from theweathereddoor.com

How to Paint over Laminate and why I love furniture with laminate tops (and why you should too

Painting kitchen chairs is like riding a roller coaster. Learn for others mistakes before you start your diy project, and get beautiful results!

6 Mistakes People Make when Painting Kitchen Chairs

Painting laminate requires that a few things be done correctly or you will run into problems. Learn more about how to paint laminate correctly.

How to strip wood furniture! I need to do this to a dinning room table, coffee table and 2 end tables one day!

Very good instructions on how to restore old furniture.- pin now read later. Pinned this for Hubby. We have some awesome solid wood furniture that was given to us time to fix I wanna redo mjs dresser - Wood Crafting

People often ask me where I get my furniture pieces from, so I thought I’d share some tips for finding great pieces and what to look for. 1. Where to LOOK? There are some great places to look for old...

7 Tips for Selecting Quality Restorable Furniture

Klean Strip-Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser found at Home Depot -No need for sanding! sanding hard to reach places-10

The Secret to Sanding Hard to Reach Places. You'll never use Sandpaper again!