5 Easy Furniture Makeovers That Skip the Paint

Give a plain Jane piece a new look — with minimal mess.

Give a plain Jane piece a new look — with minimal mess.
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Fall For DIY
Skip the White Paint
Just because you love the look of pristine white furniture doesn't mean you have to take hours of your life to paint it perfectly. Here, upgraded this dated dresser with paper, iron-on edgeboarding, and cute new legs.
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Add Faux Wood
Contact paper can cover all manner of sins, including turning furniture white or mimicking the look of real wood. Jonathan Lo of used walnut-effect paper to spruce up the birch wood of his IKEA .
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In My Own Style
Make Metal More Attractive
Metal side tables may seem more suited for the patio than your living room, but anything's possible with a roll of removable wallpaper. These scalloped tables got a fun refresh with a funky olive-colored pattern.
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Sugar and Cloth
Use Sticky Wood
IKEA bed frames may be cheap, but they're lacking if you're dreaming of a more natural aesthetic. Ashley from had a brilliant solution: She used — reclaimed wood with adhesive strips — to turn a plain Jane white frame into a rustic dream.
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Syl and Sam
Marbleize It
IKEA's is a favorite of DIY bloggers because of its endless customizability. For this makeover, bloggers cover its glass top with marble paper to create a glamorous and super-stylish console.
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