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TV stand upcycled into a decorative table with new cabinet door hardware

How to Paint Spray & Upcycle Dated Furniture

Learn how to upcycle your old furniture by paint spraying it with a modern color.



After a few years a piece of furniture can get so worn down (or dated) it is easy to think that it has outlived its usefulness. That can be far from the case—with a little paint and creativity an old piece can easily get a fresh, modern look.


Introduction to upcycling furniture

This cabinet held our TV for years, and it had been updated several times in the past but after being used in our basement for several years it was broken and chipping so I decided to give it an overhaul to make it useful to us again. It takes just a little time and effort, and the right tools like the Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer to upcycle old furniture from dark and dated to light and airy.

An old TV stand with cabinets for paint spraying & furniture upcycling DIY project

Use a paint sprayer to save time

Spraying paint takes just a few minutes using a FLEXIO 3000 HVLP sprayer. It is simple to set up and easy to clean and gives the new paint a perfectly fine finish. Using the Wagner Studio Spray Tent keeps any extra spray from the surrounding area while you are spraying.

A Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer helps to complete projects faster

Paint spray furniture indoors

Before paint spraying with your selected color, you'll get a better result by spraying a coat of primer. For wooden furniture, typically satin or semi-gloss finish that's latex or oil-based work the best. Also, you can use your leftover latex wall paint.

The TV stand primed & inside of a wagner studio spray tent for indoor paint spraying

Paint with a color that accents or matches the room

This piece got a new look with a new coat of fresh white paint. The beaded panel door insets were removed with a jigsaw, and sheets of cane replaced where broken glass was for a trendy and updated new look.

A women paint spraying a tv stand with white latex paint inside a wagner studio spray tent

New hardware completes the furniture upcycling

Updated hardware helps helps complete this DIY furniture upcycling project, it doesn’t even look like the same cabinet! Now it mimics a much more expensive piece and looks perfect with today’s fresh and airy decor style.

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Completed Paint Sprayed DIY Furniture Upcycling Project
Products Used


Latex or oil-based paint

Updated hardware

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