You don’t have to get rid of your old furniture when it breaks or gets damaged! Use these tips for repairing old furniture to update and love your furniture again. You can also use these tips on thrifted furniture to decorate your home on a budget.
At A Ray of Sunlight we’ve been painting and selling furniture since 2014. So I’ve had plenty of furniture repairs to learn how to make… and I made plenty of mistakes, that became lessons in the end.
Keep reading to learn more about the best ways to repair old furniture before painting!
Old wood furniture is notorious for having damage. From chipping veneer or peeling veneer, to chewed up furniture, and missing or broken trim. Even more common is sticky dresser drawers and broken furniture legs.
Instead of getting rid of it, you can easily repair furniture damage with these tips for repairing old furniture.
Each of these furniture repair tutorials walk you through, step by step, how to repair damaged furniture so you can fall back in love with your furniture. Or you can use these on thrifted dressers, buffets, nightstands or tables to decorate your home on a budget.
Best Tips for Repairing Old Furniture
Use these tips for repairing old furniture to update and love your furniture again. You can also use these tips on thrifted furniture to decorate your home on a budget.
Repairing furniture is a breeze with the right products! KwikWood dries quickly into a hard type of wood filler. Plus it shapes easily, like clay! Making it one of the best types of wood filler around! Here’s how to use KwikWood.
Rattan and cane furniture are all the rage! If you’re lucky you can find some rattan furniture at a thrift store to makeover, but it might need some repair. So, here’s how to repair rattan furniture!
You can easily fix your furniture with damaged or chipped veneer, yes YOU can! Here’s how easy repairing veneer with wood filler can be!
This insanely easy way to remove veneer from wood will have you done with your project before you know it! Not only is it easy, but you probably already have all of the tools you need!
Here’s how to repair chipped veneer furniture, and, as a BONUS, how to stain the repair (instead of painting it!)
It’s easier than you think to a broken corner on your old furniture. Whether your dog chewed it, the movers broke it, or someone was playing too hard, here’s how to fix a chipped wood corner.
Old veneer furniture is notorious for having damaged veneer. This dresser top had water damage, resulting in lifting veneer. If you have this problem, here’s how to repair bubbled veneer!
It's easier than you think to fix damaged furniture! Today we're sharing how to fix chipped wood furniture, specifically, how to repair veneer before painting. But here's a little secret, this trick works for SO MANY furniture repairs.
Here’s a super simple trick to repair damaged furniture. A lot of old furniture is damaged in some way, whether it’s your own furniture or a thrift find. So let’s learn how to repair those chewed up marks, holes, chipping veneer, hardware holes, large scratches, missing corners, trim etc.
The process is the same no matter what you’re trying to repair.
When the trim or detail are either missing, broken off or damaged on old pieces of furniture, don’t pass them up or throw them out! I’m going to show you how to easily fix that broken trim work on vintage, antique furniture or thrifted furniture.
Fixing the wood trim on old pieces of furniture is easier than you may expect! And I’m sure you have most of these tools in your own home already!
How To Quickly Remove Wood Veneer With A Heat Gun
How to easily remove veneer with a heat gun!
This buffet was headed for the dump. But we fixed it up and are ready to show you how to fix damaged veneer on your own piece, and how to strip the finish.
Is your furniture too short? Adding legs to a dresser not only adds height, it gives a modern touch to your old furniture. Learn how to EASILY add legs to dressers, my favorite place to get legs for a dresser, and how to quickly modify your dresser so you can put those legs on.
How to Save & Repair Furniture by Rebuilding the Damage Area
How to rebuild the bottom of furniture! I love this tutorial!
So you’ve found a really cool old dresser, but the drawers don’t work well? What a pain! This is a common problem though. Before you paint that dresser (or not), here’s how to fix old dresser drawers that stick!
One of the best things about refinishing furniture is that furniture can be passed down from generation to generation but be updated so it doesn’t look like it is old and worn out. Today I’ll let you in on a little secret about how to repair legs on these older pieces of furniture.
Changing hardware on a dresser is the easiest way to update the overall look. So let’s dive into how to change hardware on a dresser!
How to remove the smell of smoke from old furniture. This works for animal urine and old musty smells as well!
Here’s a great wood stain repair tutorial when you need to repair damaged wood, but don’t want to paint the wood
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More Furniture Makeover Resources:
- Pink Dresser with Lifting Venner Repair
- Painting Furniture: Tips and Ideas
- Add Texture to Drawers and Cover Damaged Wood Repair
- Remove Paint from Wood Furniture
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