Refinishing and personalizing old children’s furniture makes a great DIY project. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Start by cleaning the chair thoroughly, making sure all the dust is removed.
  • Next, apply on coat of primer, and allow it to dry. Tinting the primer to the color of the paint can cut down on the number of coats needed.
  • Apply two coats of paint and allow to dry.
  • Personalize the furniture with the child’s name or decorative artwork.
  • Finally, spray on a coat of clear finish to seal the paint and increase the longevity of your work.
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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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