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How to paint furniture like a Pinterest pro

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Repainting furniture is totally intimidating, but it doesn't have to be

You bought all the paint and pinned all the pins to envision exactly how you want to look, but you still haven't gotten to repainting that old dresser you've been meaning to tackle for the past six months. Why? Because you're totally afraid you'll screw it up.

More: 10 painting hacks that will make your next project super simple

It's true, repainting furniture is really scary — because once you start painting, it seems like you can't turn back. The project doesn't have to be so intimidating, though. DIY pro Diane Henkler helps us out by breaking down the process step-by-step.

Repainting furniture is totally intimidating, but it doesn't have to be
Image: Diane Henkler


Next up: Directions on how to get started

Originally published July 2014. Updated January 2017.

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