Whether you have purchased it at a discount store, found it in a dumpster, or received it as a gift; a piece of old furniture can be made to look like a true masterpiece without breaking the bank. The first step in sprucing up old furniture is to gather pictures of similar furniture that have all the essence of the style that you like. However, if you are artistic then go with your mental picture.
Once you have selected the picture that you like the best; the next step is to purchase the hardware, primer, fabric, paint and painting accessories, legs, et cetera to begin the remodeling project. If you are redoing a dresser, then you might want to consider using decorative boxes instead of drawers or a combination of both to really make the piece stand out.
Any piece of furniture that will be repainted will first need to be sanded to remove all gloss. Once that is done then the wood will need to be primed. Foam brush or spray paint will give a much more uniformed finish; just remember to allow the surface to completely dry before adding an extra coat.
If the piece has drawers below and a partially opened space above as in an old television stand; then cutting off the top portion will leave you with a brand new piece of furniture with a free top surface and handy drawers. This “new” piece can then be used in the bedroom, living room, dining room, laundry room, or just about anywhere.