After a disaster with "Polyshades" I found my new best friend- java gel stain. I refinished my kitchen cupboards, several end tables, a crate and even a laminated dresser. Love this stuff! (Best Paint For Kitchen Cabinets)
how to paint thrift store futniture that has a veneer or finish on it How-to-paint-a-wood-dresser The dresser my cousin gave me does not match my room, so this is a good idea. Then again, I'm still a teen, and gonna need my mom to Take me out ¦)
Painting used furniture can save you loads of money! Here is a step-by-step tutorial of how an old dresser found new life for a little girl's room. Lots of other before and after projects on this site as well.