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12 Stained Furniture Makeovers + Techniques that will Inspire You

Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

We’ve been talking about painted furniture all year long, but I wouldn’t recommend that a home is filled with only painted furniture. Even if you love painted furniture, mix in a few stained pieces.

Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Stained furniture has a warmth and a sense of history that many painted pieces don’t offer. The stained wood provides texture and dimension, that isn’t as easily found in painted furniture. Let’s take a look at several great examples of stained furniture.

Note: Click through to each blog {listed below each photo} to access details about the technique, finish, and stain brands.

Stained Furniture Makeovers

Build furniture from new or reclaimed wood, and give it a timeless coat of stain.

Console Table by Sustain My Craft Habit, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.
Sustain My Craft Habit | Console Table

North Country Nest, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

North Country Nest | Table

Or, simply cut a single board, and add a stained top to a basic white dresser.

By Brittany Goldwyn, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

By Brittany Goldwyn | Dresser

Refinish a beat-up table with a two-tone stain + paint combo.

Table by Chic Misfits, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.
Chic Misfits | Table

The Wood Spa, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

The Wood Spa | Table

Artsy Chicks Rule, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Artsy Chicks Rule | Console Table

The two-tone look works great for worn out dressers, too.

Vintage Desk buy Just the Woods, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Just the Woods | Desk

Stacy Risenmay took a twist on two-tone with a set of old metal cabinets. She built and stained a wood stand and a wood surround, creating two modern side tables.

Stacy Risenmay

Stacy Risenmay | Side Table

Stacy Risenmay, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Stacy Risenmay | Card Catalog Table

Update light pine furniture with a dark wood stain.

Cherished Bliss, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Cherished Bliss | Dresser

Create the look of wood inlay, or planks, with this clever staining technique.

Little Red Window, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Little Red Window | Table

Layer stain with wax to create more dimension in a finished piece of furniture, or a wood mantle.

Seeking Lavender Lane, Do you have old furniture lying around? Update it! Check out 12 stained furniture makeovers and techniques that will inspire you to get started, today.

Seeking Lavender Lane | Mantle

Which stained furniture makeover is your favorite? I love the white card catalog table, with a wood surround and the reclaimed wood console table on hairpin legs. Both projects are the perfect mix of modern, rustic, and industrial.

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