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Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job, but it can transform the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets. It may sound daunting, but breaking it down into bite-size steps can take away the fear factor.

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Milk paint, chalk paint, furniture paint, mineral paint … it can get confusing. There are a large number of paints on the market these days for refinishing and updating furniture and interior projects, and there seem to be more every day. Let’s take a look at the different (and same) characteristics of each.

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For this furniture flip, Woodcraft blogger Lori Harper took a tired old dresser and turned it into a blushing pink beauty. Here’s how she achieved this soft, barely-there look.

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Faux finishes are a lot of fun to paint and can be simulated with just a few simple steps. This project features four unique looks, and we’ll show you how to create each one. We used 8" paper-mache letters purchased from Pat Catan’s for this tutorial. The letters H, O, M and E each have a different technique used.

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Author Hugh Foster writing in Making Wood Tables advises you to do as much sanding, planing, or scraping on the project as you can before the pieces are glued together; then glue them carefully. 

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An old desk becomes part of a glamorous dressing room as a makeup vanity in this furniture makeover. 

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Work some magic with paint to create a convincing imitation of a classic stone tabletop.
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Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint Color Recipes!  Mix It Up!

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Use paint and brushing techniques to work some magic on your next project.


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Woodcraft blogger and upcycler Lori Haught shares her Top 15 paint colors for updating furniture. See if your favorites made the list. 

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