People In This Group Are Rescuing Beautiful Wooden Furniture From ‘Pinterest Hell’, Here Are 77 Of Their Best Works

Over the past years, more and more tasteless DIY’ers have been ruining perfectly fine coffee tables, dressers, and other pieces with lousy paint jobs.

However, there’s now a counter-movement, dedicated to fighting their crimes. And many of them can be seen on the subreddit ‘Reverse Pinterest.’

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According to its ‘About’ page, this online community is dedicated to “showcasing handcrafted wood pieces that have been rescued from Pinterest-paint hell and restored to their original glory.”

Maybe it’s not the biggest subreddit, but its 24K members provide a steady stream of content (much of which is produced by their own effort), so continue scrolling and check out their most popular posts.

#1 I Don’t Know If I Can Top This One! Fully Restored Brasilia II Petite Buffet

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#2 Restored This Beauty To Original Glory. $20 Goodwill Cedar Chest Returned From Crackled Paint Torture

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#3 Painted Antique Mantle Restoration Transformation

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#4 Behold, The Most Satisfying Reverse Pinterest Of 2021

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#5 Was Told To Post Here. Before And After De-Pintresting

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#6 Vintage Console I Stripped A While Ago

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#7 I Put Two Months Of My Time On Weekends And After Work To Remove The Awful Paint From This Gorgeous Danish Teak Desk With Floating Legs!

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#8 Something I Did A Few Weeks Ago. 🙂

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#9 Before And After

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#10 Heard You Guys Like A Good Before And After

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#11 Facebook Marketplace Makeover

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#12 Thinking My Recent Rehab Of This Pre-Pinterest Paint Job Would Be Enjoyed Here

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#13 Under 3 Coats Of White Paint And 1 Coat Of Green, Was This Beautiful Rimu Timber

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#14 I Wish I Could Pay $170 To Purchase This Piece Off Of Fb Marketplace And Restore It…literally Should Be A Crime To Do This

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#15 I Saw This Desk On Cl For $50 And Drove From San Antonio To College Station To Pick It Up. Restored It In American Oak And Black Lacquer

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#16 Restored This Johnson Carper Fashion Trend Desk. This Paint Did Not Want To Come Off

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#17 The Abuse Is Finally Over

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#18 Final Update On My Mcm Nightstands! Before, Fully Stripped, And After! They Are My Pride And Joy

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#19 Johnson Carper Ronda Saved From Teal Spray Paint

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#20 Before And After

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#21 American Of Martinsville Dresser That I Tried My Best To Restore

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#22 Lane Acclaim Side Table Hidden Under Pea Green Paint!

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#23 My Refinished Bassett Dresser, It Was Pink!

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#24 Reverse Pinterest That A Friend Did

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#25 Forgot To Take A Pic Of The Finished Product Without Stuff On It But! My First Reverse Pintrest On This $10 Genuine Mahogany Dresser That Had Been Spray Painted

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#26 A Ridiculous Amount Of Love, Patience, And Skill Went Into Reversing These Mid-Century Modern Pieces! I Restore For A Living, And Although I Really Hate Dealing With Painted Stuff, It Makes Me That Much Prouder Of My Craft

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#27 The ‘Distressed’ Console That Caused Me Such Distress

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#28 Stripping Paint Is The Absolute Worst. Three Weeks After Staring I’ve Finally Made It, Boys. Just Picked Up Another Similar Dresser Painted Brown. Why Do I Do This To Myself

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#29 My Crusade Upon Painted Antique Furniture

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#30 Thought Y’all Might Appreciate My Efforts

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#31 Restauration Process, Finished!

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#32 Lane Acclaim End Table For $50 On Facebook Marketplace, Before And After

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#33 Beautiful Wood Grain Revealed

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#34 Reversed It

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#35 I Was In Desperate Need Of A Dresser And Bought This Cheap. 7 Layers Of Paint Later I Found This Beautiful Wood Underneath

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#36 First Time Rehabbing A Piece. Broyhill Sculptra Dresser. Few Mistakes With The Finish Due To Impatience. But I’m Happy With It For A $30 Thrift! All Thanks To Dashner Restoration Youtube Channel 🙂

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#37 I Bought This Coffee Table In 2018 For $15 At A Flea Market Because It Was Cheap And I Needed Something For My Living Room. Finally Got Around To Stripping It This Weekend

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#38 Beautiful Restoration Job

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#39 Thrift Store “Rescue”

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#40 Stanley Furniture “Linear Precision” Credenza

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#41 Pair Of Lane Acclaim Round Tables

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#42 My First Furniture Unflip

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#43 Stripped The Paint And Transformed It Into A Tilt Out Storage Cabinet

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#44 First Major Restoration

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#45 Thonet Dining Chairs, Redeemed

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#46 It Had To Be Done. I Hope You’ll Enjoy The Result

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#47 Stripped And Sanded This Mission Oak Coffee Table. Happy To See The Tiger Oak Back Out In The Open

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#48 My First Before/After. Any Id Help Would Be Awesome

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#49 Before And After Refinishing A Painted Zenith Mid Century Record Console I Got For $25. Please Please Please Don’t Paint Nice Furniture

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#50 60s/70s Wine Bar Restoration

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#51 Reversed This $10 Fb Marketplace Kroehler Side Table

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#52 Our Neighbours Left This On The Street! So Glad I Picked It Up

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#53 Bassett Rescue: Before And After

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#54 Crossposting This Here. There Really Is A Sub For Everything!

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#55 A Recent Save

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#56 I Found This Painted Broyhill Brasilia On Craigslist And My Husband Fixed It

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#57 Most Recent Restoration. Gunni Omann For Axel Christensen Credenza

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#58 Revived A Streaky, Drab Paint Job! Not Perfect (The Wood Color Is Inconsistent, And There’s Some Dings), But I’m Jazzed It’s Finally Done

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#59 Before And After On My $70 Marketplace Find. Lane Brutalist Nightstands

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#60 My $10 Garage Sale Find Was Pristinely Preserved Under So Many Layers Of Paint

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#61 Stanley Furniture “Rosewood Bow Tie” Credenza I Restored

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#62 Broyhill Pacemaker – Not Perfect, But I’m Pleased With My First Paint Removal Project So Far

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#63 A Mid Century Basset Glow Up! Only Sanded And Teak Oiled, I Loved The Contrast!

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#64 Very Happy With How This Turned Out!

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#65 The Salvation Of A Lane Copenhagen Nightstand

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#66 Stripping! Found This Poor Baby In The Wild

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#67 One Month Of Work And Countless Hours Of Sanding. Nowhere Near Perfect But I’m Really Proud Of How It Turned Out. Details Of The Restoration In The Comments

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#68 They Look Better In Person. Found 1950s Heywood Wakefield Chairs $4 Each, Slathered In Thick Green Drip Dried Paint. I Know It’s Not Their ‘Correct’ Color, But I’m Cheap, Don’t Prefer Light Wood, And They Work For Me, Plus The Wood Grain Is Cool. Total Cost Beyond Materials Already In My House: $8

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#69 Fb Flip! Not Perfect But Much Better

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#70 I Stripped And Sanded A Dresser I Found Earlier This Summer. It Was My Second Project And I’m Really Happy With The Way It Turned Out

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#71 Stripped Another Goodwill Vase. Honestly, I Think That The Textured Paint Looked Better…

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#72 First Reverse Pinterest Project On These Danish Mid Century Candlesticks

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#73 How It Started vs. How It’s Going. Now I Just Need To Reattach The Handle And All That Will Be Left Will Be To Find A Spot For It In My House (The Hard Part)

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#74 Found These Chairs For 12$ Each, Stripped Most Of The Black (The Center Was Veneer And Was Scared I Might End Up Messing It Up) I Think They Are Denmark Mcm

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#75 Found This At The Thrift Store And Figured I Had To Give It A Chance. I’ve Never Sanded, Stripped Or Finished Anything But I Figured It Couldn’t Possibly Get Any Worse. They Also Ripped The Manufacturer Sticker Off The Inside Of The Top Drawer, So I Have No Clue Who Made It. Not Perfect But Better

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#76 Thank Goodness The Paint Wasn’t Too Thick And The Wood Was Nice. Easy Restoration But Always Satisfying When You Scrape Off The Paint And Get The First Glimpse Of The Wood Underneath

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#77 Stripped And Refinished A Couple Of Doors That Had Been Painted And Even Had Wall Paper On Them. Unfortunately The Panels Of Them Were Just Too Much Work To Try And Get To A Condition To Stain Them So We Tried A Unique Color Combination

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