Rescue & Revamp

What's old is new again! Whether you're looking for a larger DIY you can tackle this weekend or an instant upgrade you can accomplish in just minutes, we're sharing renovations, upgrades, and projects that keep and enhance the bones of something original.

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See How We Gave This Vintage Dresser a Modern Makeover
The restoration is done in three steps—with a new coat of paint, leather fronts, and luxe hardware.
How to Turn a Dresser Into a Custom Dollhouse
It's an upcycling project that's perfect for you and the kids.
How to Restore Metal Garden Furniture
From priming to painting tips, here's what a professional restorer says to do.
How to Refinish Wooden Furniture
Here's the step-by-step of prepping and applying finish, staining, and varnish—all according to a professional restorer.
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This Restored 1980s-Era Daybed Is the Ultimate Home Office Accent
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No-Sew Felt Christmas Tree Skirt

Protect your floors from sap and needles while also enhancing the Christmas cheer in your space with this clever DIY project.