Open up a world of possibility by revisiting old, busted furniture and making them interesting again. DIY decorative finishes, glazes, and treatments add a variety of textures, patterns, and colors that give surfaces a new life and identity. They take furniture further than it's ever been before.
Jenny of Little Green Notebook might be the master of custom paint jobs that totally transform vintage furniture. She took an old used secretary and gave it a cerused or limed look that's very impressive.
And just to prove how good Jenny is at all this stuff, a malachite desk she painted for her home office.
Crackle finishes look rustic and real, adding character and depth to old pieces. Design Sponge shows you how to do it step by step.
In a similar vein, our Ashley Poskin shows you how to get the perfect distressed finish.
Martha Stewart drags an embossed-paint rocker and a combing tool through a green glaze to leave a faux-bois (wood-grain) imprint.
It's actually really easy to get the look of marble with a little bit of grey paint, in a variety of colors. We tried it on a side table and loved the look.