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From Drab to Fab: Easy Furniture Makeovers

Looking to breathe new life into your home? Make over your furniture for just a few dollars, with some tips and tricks from interior stylist Dean Vanderslice.


Paint it

Give your furniture a new look with a fresh coat of paint. If you plan on painting indoors, keep the space well-ventilated and consider wearing a mask. Alternatively, sand it yourself and ask your local auto body shop if they can paint it for you.

Next: Add some glamour »

  • Paint it
  • Add some glamour
  • Try decoupage
  • Bring the outside in
  • Bring the inside, outside

For projects around the house, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America suggests wearing a mask and goggles to protect yourself. Working indoors? Hang plastic sheets on doorways to separate your work area. Use fans to blow indoor air outside.