How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood FurnitureWood furniture can get damaged in a number of ways. This is a page about how to fix damaged surfaces of wood furniture.
Repairing Fabric UpholsteryThis page is about repairing fabric upholstery. Knowing a good way to fix fabric upholstery can extend the life of your furniture.
Making Couch Cushions Firmer?This is a page about making couch cushions firmer. Couch cushions that are too soft can make your sofa uncomfortable.
Isopropyl Alcohol Stain on Wood FurnitureThis is a page about isopropyl alcohol stain on wood furniture. Alcohol spills on wood furniture can damage the finish.
Repairing Cane ChairsThis is a page about repairing cane chairs. Chairs with cane backs or seats are lovely, but once the cane begins to break down they need to be repaired.
Repairing a Sofa Bed FrameThis is a page about repairing a sofa bed frame. The frame on a sofa bed can become damaged from use.
Sofa Bed Frame ReplacementSometimes the frame for your sofa bed becomes damaged beyond repair. Finding a new replacement frame can be a challenge. This is a page about sofa bed frame replacement.
Fixing a Wood Table With a Nail Polish Remover StainNail polish remove can stain your wooden furniture if it gets spilled. Because it may have attacked the finish, it can be difficult to remove the stain. This is a page about fixing a wood table with a nail polish remover stain.
Repairing a Glider ChairThis is a page about repairing a glider chair. Repairing a glider is generally more cost effective than replacing it, besides it may be your favorite chair and well broken in.
Fixing Black Spots on MirrorsOver time mirrors can develop black areas. This page is about fixing black spots on mirrors.
Touching Up Worn Spots on a Leather SofaWith use, a leather sofa can develop worn spots that differ in color and finish from the rest of the piece. This is a page about touching up worn spots on a leather sofa.
Repairing Wood Table Finish?This is a page about repairing wood table finish. When the lacquer or vanish coating is damaged on a veneer or solid wood table top, there are numerous ways to fix it.
Repairing Tears on Microfiber FurnitureThis page is about repairing tears on microfiber furniture. When furniture fabric is torn, fixing it can be a challenge.
Removing Heat Marks from FurnitureYou have just enjoyed a steaming cup of hot coffee. When you move the cup, to your dismay there is a heat mark on the table. This is a page about removing heat marks from furniture.
Faux Leather Sofa Is Peeling?If you have furniture with vinyl or another material that resembles leather, you may find that it will crack over time. This page has solutions for a faux leather sofa is peeling.
Repairing Faux Leather Upholstery?This is a page about repairing faux leather upholstery. Leather-like furniture covering can be a challenge to repair when damaged.
Reducing Static Electricity From...This is a page about reducing static electricity from microfiber furniture. Synthetic fibers can create a lot of static electricity. It is not fun to get a shock from your couch or chair.
Removing a Heat Mark from Leather Sofa?This is a page about removing a heat mark from leather sofa. A hot coffee cup or warm plate can leave unsightly marks on your leather furniture.
Fixing Wood Furniture Damaged by Household...Using the wrong cleaner on your wood furniture may result in damage to the finish and the wood below. This is a page about fixing wood furniture damaged by household cleaners.
Repairing a Rolltop DeskThis is a page about repairing a rolltop desk. A rolltop desk may reflect days gone by and serve as an accent piece, but when it gets stuck it is only frustrating.
Repairing a Cat Scratched CouchCats love and need to scratch, for example, to groom their claws, to stretch, and mark territory. Unfortunately, sometimes this results in damaged furniture. This is a page about repairing a cat scratched couch.
Repairing Scratches on Leather FurnitureThis is a page about repairing scratches on leather furniture. Pets, children, and normal usage can result in scratches on your leather furniture.
Use Baby Oil To Treat Wood FurnitureThere are varying schools of thought on what type of products to use on wood furniture. For those people who like to use oil, this tip might appeal to you. This is a page about use baby oil to treat wood furniture.
Repairing Couch Springs?Over time the springs in your couch can break or become compressed resulting in a sagging couch. You can buy a new couch, or perhaps you can save a lot of money and simply repair the worn springs. This is a page about repairing couch springs.
Repairing a Broken Couch Frame?This is a page about repairing a broken couch frame. Fixing a broken couch may seem daunting, especially when it is covered with upholstery.
Repairing Wear on a Leather Couch?This page is about repairing wear on a leather couch. Regular maintenance will help extend the life of upholstery covering your sofa.
Removing Water Marks from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing water marks from wood furniture. Whether someone forgot to use a coaster or a plant got over watered, water marks on wood furniture can happen very easily. Cleaning them off is a chore, but it can be done.
Broken Board Inside a Sofa?The wooden board inside of my sofa that holds the springs in place and gives support is broken and now the sofa sags all the way when you sit down. Can this be repaired and how.
Repairing Bubble in Wood Veneer Furniture?This page is about repairing bubble in wood veneer furniture. When the thin layer of finish wood on furniture is raised up, it can be difficult to repair.
Repairing Legs on Couch?The wood that the couch legs screw into is completely obliterated. What can I do to fix it? I'd like to have a couch that doesn't sit on the floor.
Fixing a Sagging MattressWhen a useful mattress sags you can add a few things between the mattress and box springs to level it out. This is a page about fixing a sagging mattress.
Repairing Cigarette Burns on a CouchThis is a page about repairing cigarette burns on a couch. Depending on the type of upholstery, you may be able to make repairs to a couch that has been damaged by a cigarette burn.
Removing the Color from Sofa Covers to Make Them White?I have cotton, mustard color sofa covers. I want to bleach them white, but the label says no bleach. I tried it anyway and the color remained the same. Can you help me to get them white please?
Opening a Stuck DrawerThis is a page about opening a stuck drawer. Depending on the access available to the drawer, fixing a stuck drawer can be easy or difficult.
Repairing Vinyl UpholsteryThis page is about repairing vinyl upholstery. There are a few ways to fix torn or damaged vinyl upholstery.
Reupholstering a ReclinerThis is a page about reupholstering a recliner. Sometimes it is less costly to reupholster a comfortable chair, rather than buy a new one.
Repairing Cat Scratches on Leather FurnitureThis is a page about repairing cat scratches on leather furniture. Cats like to scratch, particularly when grooming their nails. If you have leather furniture it may have been damaged by your kitty.
Repairing a Rice Bed?These free standing carved posts bed frames are also known as plantation beds. This is a page about repairing a rice bed with a broken corner post.
Using Shoe Polish On Leather Furniture?I have beautiful leather living room furniture in a dark reddish brown color. It was expensive and (I thought) good quality. I'm very careful with it and use leather cleaning products regularly. My husband's recliner has patches where the leather is "crinkling" as opposed to cracking.
Repairing a Broken Arm on a Fabric Couch?This is a page about repairing a broken arm on a fabric couch. Repairing the broken arm on a couch may seem daunting, especially if it is upholstered.
Repairing a Papasan Chair?The wood base of my Papasan chair broke. What is the best way to repair it?
Removing Stuck on Flannel from a Dining TableSometimes, flannel backed tablecloths can be left on a table for years, becoming stuck to the finish. This is a page about removing stuck on flannel from a dining table.
Fixing a Sagging CouchThis is a page about fixing a sagging couch. Over time and with continued usage your couch may begin to sag.
Repairing a Leather CouchYour beautiful leather couch is starting to show its age, with worn spots, wrinkles, and more. Before you go buy a new one, consider repairing and rejuvenating it yourself. This is a page about repairing a leather couch.
Repairing Resin Furniture?This page is about repairing resin furniture. When plastic gets cracked it can be a difficult to repair.
Cigarette Burn on Wood Furniture?I have a blond wood stool which was left outside during a party. It now has 4 or 5 cigarette burns on it. Any way to get rid of them?
Wood Can Be Felt Through Flattened Furniture Stuffing?I have a sofa and arm chair that I have owned for about 5 years now. They "had" large, overstuffed arms, but now the stuffing inside has flattened (and seemingly moved around a bit, too). When you rest your arm on the arms of this furniture, you can actually feel the wood inside.
Removing Polyurethane from a Table?I need advice on how to remove polyurethane from my beautiful dining room table. I took it upon myself to put three coats of satin polyurethane on it, when all I wanted was a shiny top coat to keep it from scratching. Now it's a mess and I don't know what to do. Is there some kind of remover I can use that won't take the finish off the table?
How Can I Restuff a Leather Couch Cushion?I have a leather couch with non-removable cushions. One side of one cushion is entirely broken down and needs to be re-fluffed. How can I do this myself?
Make Seat Covers from a Vinyl TableclothRecovering seating such as deck chairs or other furniture that needs a sturdy or spill proof seat cover can be done less expensively with a pretty vinyl tablecloth. This is a page about make seat covers from a vinyl tablecloth.
Repairing Dents in Lampshades?This is a page about repairing dents in lampshades. Because of the materials used, lampshades can get dents if hit or knocked to the floor.
Replacing the Canopy on a Patio SwingTime and the elements can take their toll on the fabric canopy of your outdoor swing. Rather than purchasing an entirely new swing you can replace the canopy. This is a page about replacing canopy on a patio swing.
Sofa Bed is Stuck Open?This is a page about when the sofa bed is stuck open. The folding frames on a sofa bed can get stuck, either open or closed.
Fixing a Burn Mark on Microfiber?This is a page about fixing a burn mark on microfiber. Burns to fabric are often difficult to repair.
Repairing a Coffee Table With Missing GlassThis is a page about repairing a coffee table with missing glass. A glass topped coffee table without the glass isn't much of a table. You could get a replacement piece of glass or you might consider some more creative ways of redoing the top.
Repairing Antique Upholstered Furniture?This is a page about repairing antique upholstered furniture. Repairing your antique upholstered furniture needs to be done, keeping the antique value in mind.
Removing a Water Stain on Oak TableSpills or overflowing potted plants can result in water marks on your furniture. This is a page about removing a water stain on an oak table.
Repairing a Lamp Shade That Leans?How can I fix a lamp shade that leans to one side? I've tried rubber bands, cardboard, tape, etc. nothing helps. Any info will be appreciated. The lamp is the type that you put the bulb in after you put on the shade. Thank you.
Replacement Leaves for My Table?I have a dining room table (oval) that we traded someone for, but I lost the leaves due to water and smoke damage in a fire. Does anyone know of an inexpensive place to find replacement leaves?
Repairing Scratches on Wood FurnitureThis is a page about repairing scratches on wood furniture. It is very dismaying to discover scratches on your wood furniture.
Finding Parts to Repair a Sofa BedThis is a page about finding parts to repair a sofa bed. The mechanical parts and springs on your sofa bed may need to be replaced periodically, depending on use and age.
Fixing a Squeaky CouchRusty springs and loos attachments can make a couch squeaky when you sit down in it. This is a page about fixing a squeaky couch.
Furniture Finish Damaged by Scented Diffuser Oil?This page is about furniture finish damaged by scented diffuser oil. When the finish is damaged on a piece of furniture it can a challenge to repair.
Replacing The Canvas In a Sleeper Sofa?Replacing The Canvas In a Sleeper Sofa. The canvas on my sleeper sofa is ruined. Is there anywhere I can order a replacement?
Repairing Lumpy Couch Cushions?This is a page about repairing lumpy couch cushions. Long before a couch reaches the end of its life, the cushions can get lumpy and uncomfortable.
Nail Polish Remover Stain On Dresser?Nail polish remover spills on furniture can damage the finish and be difficult to repair without refinishing the piece. This is a page about nail polish remover stain on dresser.
Repairing a Rip in Suede Upholstered Furniture?When the suede is faux, you can sew the rip or real suede may need a patch. This is a page about repairing a rip in suede upholstered recliner.
Re-Covering a Speaker Cabinet?I have a speaker that was damaged in shipping (UPS) and was thinking of re-covering the cabinet. The cabinet is constructed of particle board covered with a fake wood vinyl laminate - or something. Anyway, I was thinking of completely re-covering the cabinet with some sort of cool fabric.
Repairing a Burn Hole on Couch?I have a burn hole in my couch. What is the best way to repair it?
Fixing Varnish Damaged by Spilled Perfume?Perfume can damage the finish on your furniture if it is spilled. Typically the fix is to sand, stain, and refinish. This is a page about fixing varnish damaged by spilled perfume.
Removing Nail Polish from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing nail polish from wood furniture. Care must be taken when trying to remove nail polish that has spilled on your wood furniture, so as not to damage the finish.
Repairing or Restoring A Marble Table Top?This is a page about repairing or restoring a marble table top. A stone marble table top can be beautiful but sometimes need some refurbishing.
Cigarette Burns on a Wood Table?I have a cigarette burn in a wooden table top, what do I do to fix it?
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Left Wood Furniture Streaky?Certain cleaning products termed all purpose do not always work well on various surfaces. They can leave streaks and residue that can be difficult to remove. Occasionally the wrong cleaner can damage the finish on furniture. This is a page about Lysol All Purpose cleaner left wood furniture streaky.
Using a Screw as a Missing Shelf PegPegs make it easy to adjust shelves in cabinets, desks and bookcases. However, the tiny pegs can often go missing or the holes they go in can become damaged. A screw is a good substitute. This page is about using a screw as a missing shelf peg.
Wood Splitting on Bentwood Rocker?I spent months fixing up an old bentwood rocker whilst I was pregnant and have used it everyday for over a year now. The wood on the very bottom, the rocker part, is starting to split apart causing one side to weaken. Is there a any to fix this without having to cut away that section and replace it?
Smoothing Out a Pillow-top Mattress?The comfort of a pillow top mattress can be compromised if it develops lumps and valleys. This is a page about smoothing out a pillow-top mattress.
Repairing Cigarette Burns on Leather?This is a page about repairing cigarette burns on leather. When you or a guest accidentally drops cigarette ash on the leather couch it can leave a burn mark.
Repairing an Office Chair?This is a page about repairing an office chair. Office chairs can be quite expensive, so when yours breaks it can be less costly to make repairs rather than buy a new one.
Fixing Dresser Drawers That Stick After Painting?This is a page about dresser drawers stick after painting. Its not uncommon for drawers to stick after they have been newly painted. Rubbing the sliding edges of the drawers with a bar of soap or paraffin will usual resolve the issue.
Removing Drink Rings from FurnitureThis is a page about removing drink rings from furniture. Drink glasses or cups can leave marks on your furniture.
Fixing Scratch Marks on a Cream Colored Leather SofaScratches on leather furniture can go through the dye leaving light marks. There are a number of products you can use to mask the damage. This is a page about fixing scratch marks on a cream colored leather sofa.
Repairing Lawn ChairsThis is a page about repairing lawn chairs. Often repairing a lawn chair is less expensive than buying new ones.
Repaired (Glued) Drawer Will Not Open?My husband glued the track which had come loose on the bottom of his dresser drawer. He put it back into the dresser before it was completely dry. 8 years later, it still won't open. Drawers are closed from each other. Any ideas?
Repairing a Spot on a Black Dining Table?This black painted table got something on it that has caused blotches. Is there anything to do to restore the finish? Thank you!
Removing Black Spots on an Antique Mirror?How do I remove black spots on an antique dressing table mirror?
Repairing Broken Legs on an Upholstered Couch?How you repair a broken leg on an upholstered couch will depend on the age and style of the piece. Home improvement stores often sell replacement legs that screw into the couch frame. Other furniture leg styles may require very different solutions such as gluing or having a furniture repair specialist fix it.
Reattaching the Arm on a Reclining Sofa?Sometimes, furniture can become disassembled during use. If an arm becomes detached, it can often be fixed although some damage may still show.
Upcycled Storage TableThe frame from a broken glass topped table can be fitted with a wooden lower shelf and top for its second run. This page offers instructions for salvaging an old table and adding some storage space.
Using a Tablecloth for Reupholstering ChairsUnused or sale tablecloths can be used to reupholster your dining or patio chairs. Here are some of ideas to help you try this solution.
Replacing the Fabric Seat on an Outdoor Porch Swing?Porch swings can be quite expensive to replace. If the fabric sling seat wears out consider replacing it rather than the entire swing. Check out the tips for replacing the fabric seat on an outdoor porch swing.
Opening Locked Drawers?Some antique and vintage furniture had key locks for one or all of the drawers. On some desks, one drawer controlled the ability to open the rest. Without the original key you may need to consult a locksmith.
Repairing the Finish on a Leather Table Top?The leather tops on furniture take a beating over time. They suffer scratches, dents, and rings from glasses to name a few possible mishaps. This page offers some insight into repairing the finish on a leather table top.
Dining Table Stained by Felt Backed Pad?I have a formal dining room table that has a light white-washed look - with shades of light golden brown and cream. I kept a custom made table pad on it with a tablecloth on top of the pad. Since the pad was not removed for probably a couple of years, the light brown felt on under side has turned my table an ugly yellow!
Revamping a Cedar ChestCedar chests have been prized for storage for many generations but some chests have damage over time. A coat of paint or stain can revamp old cedar chests and make them attractive for many more years of use.
How to Prevent Sun Damage on Leather FurnitureFurniture that is left near a bright window for a long time can become faded or even cracked. This is a page about how to prevent sun damage on leather furniture.
Repairing a Sun Damaged Vintage Formica Tabletop?You may want to let the sun finish the bleaching or paint the surface of the table. You can always cover with a vintage table cloth. This is a page about repairing a sun damaged vintage formica tabletop.
Removing Scratches on a Microfiber Couch?When microfiber upholstery is scratched by a pet or other mishaps, you may be able to make them disappear with a vacuum or brush. This is a page about removing scratches on a microfiber couch.
Repairing Cat Scratches on a Banana Leaf Chair?My cat put scratches on my banana leaf chairs and they are hard to get off. Any suggestions?
Repairing Water Damage to a Wood Table?A plastic placemat was left on my table and it had water trapped under it. The table now has a lot of tiny white spots and a hazy look where the placemat was, almost like tiny bubbles. How can I remove those spots and haze?
Best Technique for Painting Wood Furniture?What is the correct way to paint wood furniture?
Problems Assembling a Wood Coat Rack?I have a 3 tier wood coat rack. I assembled the top and middle post, but can't do the bottom one. It just won't go in. Any ideas?
Upcycled Storage TableHere is how to take a table frame that is plain and/or broken and make it into a usable table with plenty of storage. First, taking your table frame, put it on the cardboard and newspaper in a well-ventilated area and paint it the desired color.
Tablecloth for Reupholstering a ChairDo you have any extra tablecloths you don't need? The tablecloths could be turned into upholstery fabric for your chairs! You could save money versus buying fabric by the yard. This is what we did for the chair seats!
Refurbishing Goodwill Patio ChairsI found 2 chairs at Goodwill that will fit with my outdoor deck for extra seating, with little cost. Goodwill had a sale and I got both chairs for under $5. With some outdoor fabric and paints, I transformed them!
Painting a Formica Tabletop?Formica is a long-lasting table or counter top surface. Painting a Formica tabletop is a perfect way to update the look of your kitchen or dining room space without replacing all the furniture.
Repairing a Spot on a Black Dining Table?This black painted table got something on it that has caused blotches. Is there anything to do to restore the finish? Thank you!
Sofa Joints Not Locking?When I pull out my sofa bed frame, the end leg joint is not locking and the bed sags. Nothing appears to be broken. How can I fix this?
Repairing Alcohol Damage to Wooden Table Finish?How do I fix this without ruining the wood?
Fixing a Pneumatic ChairI have an air lift saddle stool that will not stay down! The minute I stand up, the seat rises all the way! It's exactly the opposite of everyone else's problem! I can't find that issue anywhere for advice! Can someone help?
Removing a Water Stain on a Wood Table?How to remove a water stain on a wood table?
Dresser Drawers Not Fitting?Just painted this old 7 foot dresser. I marked all drawers to go back to proper place. Sanded the bottom rails, etc. They are in slide well. PROBLEM: they don't go all the way in - flush . May be the top lip of drawer is painted - but it seems more than just that. That is the problem.