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.
The Products We Rely on to Clean, Refurbish, and Restore Almost Anything
Our editors are like treasure hunters, but the gems they find are often buried beneath layers of tarnish or grime. To restore sparkle, we count on these cleansers, most of which are available at hardware stores—no hunting necessary.
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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