18 How to Refinish a Table Tutorials


Looking for how-to’s for refinishing a table?  Here are some conventional and unconventional ways to refinish tables in your home for new and trendy decor.  Try these ideas to accent your home and give new life to your tables, including dining room table, coffee tables and nightstand tables. You’ll be inspired by these tutorials for refinishing a table, DIY table tutorials, farm house table how to’s, palette tables, refinish with plank tables, and tutorials for restoring furniture. These how to refinish a table tutorials will take your old tables from drab to fab.

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How to Refinish a Table

1.  Bamboo Table Rehab ~ This transformation and step-by-step tutorial from taking a drab, old, bamboo side table and making it POP is amazing!


2.  How to Use Chalk Paint to Refinish a Table ~ Learn how to refinish a table without sanding using paint! You can even use chalk paint on furniture that is not real wood!


3. How to Refinish a Table ~ Step-by-step instructions plus materials needed should you decide to refinish your table. The before and after pictures are amazing, too!


4. White Washing a Table Using Liming Wax ~ Learn how to prep your wood and then white wash it using liming wax!

Build a Table


5. Build a DIY Side Table ~ Here’s a great tutorial WITH plans to build a DIY Side table. Don’t let the angle of the legs fool you, you can do this. Isn’t it gorgeous?


6. How to Make an Upholstered Ottoman ~ A great way to updated an old coffee table is to make it into an upholstered ottoman. Love these instructions and before and after pictures to show us how!

DIY Table


7. Country to Chic Consule Table Rehab ~ The great thing about this tutorial is that you can see what a difference a rehab can make to a piece of furniture you may have thought was unsalvagable.

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8. Roadside Rescue ~  Completely change the look of a table that needs some TLC with some paint. Here’s a great example.

Farmhouse Table


9. Farm House Table Makeover ~ This two-toned farm house table makeover idea is great if you have a table that needs a little facelift. The rich dark wood mixed with the rustic white is stunning.

10.  DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench ~ Who would guess that this STUNNING farmhouse table was made for under $100. Find out how!

Plank Tables


11. DIY Coffee Table ~ Plank tables are all the rage these days! Here is a great tutorial for making your own. WOW!

faux plank coffee table

12. Faux Planked Coffee Table Makeover ~  This transformation is going to make you want to redo your table!  The top if a faux plank finish!

Palette Table

Build a Palette Table

13.  Build a Palette Table ~ If you want or need to make a DIY table, this idea for a side table using a palette is fantastic. It can be made for $10!

upcycled palette coffee table

14.  Upcycled Palette Coffee Table ~ This two level palette coffee table is a great way to upcycle your palette and add extra storage to your space, all in an eye-pleasing package!

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15. DIY Palette Nightstands ~ Top a regular nightstand with palette pieces and see what a beautiful transformation it can make. This is one of our favorites!

Restore Furniture

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16. Restoring a Yard Sale Steal {coffee table} ~  Learn how to restore a piece of furniture like this coffee table which was purchased at a yard sale for $5!

side table rehab

17. Side Table Rehab ~ Here’s a great tutorial for refinishing a side table using a stripping agent and a white washed top!

restoring a dining table

18. Restoring a Dining Room Table ~ Here’s a great tutorial for restoring a kitchen table sanding the wood down and then using a poly finish. The think I love about this post is the side by side comparison of the table top with and without poly so you can see what a difference it makes.

18 How to Refinish a Table Tutorials

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