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. For more how-to projects, check our online archives.