Updating outdated wood trim

Q: My husband and I will soon be closing on our dream house in the country.

Sadly, it does not come with a dream kitchen — the cabinets are oak and I hate them. My husband will not allow any painting and/or staining of these cabinets under any circumstances.

No need to live with an outdated dining table when there are so many options for updating and making over your table! Idea #1: Paint the apron and base a solid color, and re-stain the top in a rich stain color, like this dining table before and after from Blue 11 Interiors.

Before: After: Click here to see more of this makeover from Blue 11 Interiors Idea #2: Paint the table top and the base in different but coordinating colors, like this before and after table makeover from Celebrating Everyday Life.

We don't have a huge budget and will not be able to replace the countertops right away because the flooring is priority.

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In my living room I used spackle to go between the paneling.

I am trying to remodel an older (1977) trailer to look modern, fresh and newer. How can I make my trailer look really nice inside and outside without spending too much?

How can I paint the ugly dark brown doors and dark paneling? Usually you need to use something that keeps the background from bleeding through.

When I shared my cerused dining table makeover yesterday, I had several people comment and say that their own dining table needed a bit of an update as well.

Since I know that probably not everyone wants a cerused dining table, I thought I’d bring you some other ideas (as well as helpful links) to get your creative juices flowing.