5 How-To's for Upgrading an Old Piece of Furniture

Enjoying the things you own means keeping them in good condition over the years. Sometimes all you need to upgrade an old piece of furniture is a small investment of elbow grease and a few materials like sandpaper, paint, stain, or some new fabric. Click below for five DIY ways to improve your old stuff...

1 Upgrade a basic bed frame by adding a DIY tufted headboard.
2 Janel updated her desk with a few coats of high-gloss paint.
3 Use our DIY expert Shelly's upholstery how-to's as a guide for your own project.
4 Refinish old wood furniture by sanding and applying new stain.
5 Have your upholstery cleaned or clean it yourself to get it back into top condition.

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