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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How to Upcycle Every Type of Fabric Scrap
Leftover wool, denim, and silk pieces can be easily repurposed in a variety of ways to create something fresh and new for your home.
We Transformed an Old Queen Anne-Style Bench Into a Stunning Modern Piece
Living editor Lorna Aragon walks us through this high-impact refurbishment.
Homemade Easter Basket Handles

Find out how to make these transformative handles using basket strips and ribbon, which mean you can turn anything into an Easter basket this year.