Dresser Transformation with Varathane Premium

Repurposing furniture can be an easy and rewarding DIY projectAshley Basnight of Handmade Haven shows how a quick coat of Varathane Premium wood stain can transform an old piece of furniture into a beautiful brand new masterpiece.

Who doesn’t love bringing a furniture piece back to life? When I first started blogging, furniture repurposing was actually how I got started. Refreshing a piece always brought me a sense of enjoyment, so I was super excited to take it back to my roots and transform this dresser.

Repurposed Furniture: Dresser Transformation with Varathane Premium

Lately, I have been working on my master bedroom refresh and needed a dresser to complete the look. Luckily, while browsing online, I was able to find this incredible piece of furniture. I knew with a little love, it would be the perfect addition to my bedroom.

I am happy to walk you through the process of how I gave my dresser a refresh and hopefully it inspires you to dust off that old piece in your house!

Materials Used

First, things first, I had to gather all of the materials I needed to get this dresser looking great again.

Repurposed Furniture: Dresser Transformation with Varathane Premium

Step 1: Furniture Prep

Once I had all of my materials gathered,

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How To Build A Large Wall Shelf with Varathane Premium

Everyone loves when a DIY project can add functionality and beauty to a home! Dena Breitmeyer of Fletcher Creek Cottage demonstrates how a simple staining project can be completed in one afternoon with a just a few materials from The Home Depot.

I love it when a DIY project can add functionality and beauty to my home! I love it even more when the project is super simple, requires very few materials and you can get it done in just one afternoon!

How To Build A Large Wall Shelf with Varathane Premium

This DIY Is Fun And Easy To Do

How To Build A Large Wall Shelf with Varathane Premium

Today I’m excited to share the steps on how I built the large wall shelves that I have in our home! I’m also going to share how to finish them, so they have a custom look that’ll help them to really stand out on your wall. Chances are if you have a garage with a few things on hand you won’t need to buy a lot for this project! I only needed to buy the three following materials to build this shelf.

How To Build A Large Wall Shelf with Varathane Premium

How To Build A Large Wall Shelf with Varathane Premium

Materials Needed To Build This Large Wall Shelf

Tools Needed For This Project

This project is super simple so you’re only going to need a few tools. You

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Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Everyone has an old piece of furniture in their home that they wish they could revive. Monica Chavez of House of Esperanza shows us how to take an antique piece of furniture and refinish it using Varathane Premium interior wood stain.

Hi everyone! Monica Chavez here with a super simple furniture refinishing project.

I have a collection of vintage and antique sewing machines with tables accumulating in my furniture hoard pile. It was time we brought one in for a refresh.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

We decided to give new life to a tall and narrow sewing table using Varathane Premium interior wood stain from The Home Depot.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

This sewing table in particular was found at an estate sale for $5!  FIVE DOLLARS.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

This piece needed lots of attention as it had been well loved in its prime. I also wanted to take the opportunity to make it more my style.  Varathane Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain in Ebony was going to be exactly what I needed to get it there.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Supplies

We gathered our supplies which included the Varathane wood stain, Varathane Water Based Interior Polyurethane in clear satin, orbital sander and sanding discs of various grits, a foam brush

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Exploring the Little Free Library Phenomenon

This Little Free Library — located near the Eudora Welty House in the Belhaven Neighborhood of Jackson, Mississippi — is one of more than 100,000 worldwide. (©Chad Robertson, Adobe Stock)

Most do-it-yourselfers build, create and fix things for themselves, but some spend hours in the workshop to benefit others with a Little Free Library.

Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization, promotes literacy, creativity and community through its book exchanges that bear the same name.

The organization started in 2009 with one book exchange in Hudson, Wisconsin, but its reach has expanded across the globe. Today, 100,000-plus book exchanges are in more than 100 countries.


Little Free Library with a red roof and blue sides in the Garden District of New Orleans
This Little Free Library — located in the Uptown Garden District of New Orleans — works on the honor system. If you take a book, you must donate a book. (©Kristina Blokhin – stock.adobe.com)

About the Little Free Library’s Bookcase

The signature bookcase — resembling a small building — makes a Little Free Library instantly recognizable. It’s usually made of wood, mounted on a post and has a door with a window to protect books from the elements.

The Little Free Library’s website has building plans and installation tips, but the nonprofit doesn’t require bookcases to

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