We all have at least one old piece of furniture that we simply can’t throw away. Those items often aren’t in their best condition, but they can come in handy if you have a limited budget when decorating your home, or they simply have a great sentimental value.
In either case, you want to make them a part of your interior decor, but they need a new life. Luckily for all of us, transforming old furniture has never been easier.
You can have a lot of fun while doing this little restoration project. Thus, we bring you some amazing ideas on how to transform your not-so-new furniture.
An old cabinet, chair, or even an old coffee table will look much better and much more expensive if you treat them with a new coat of paint.
This may take a bit more time, as you want to prepare and deliver the whole process of painting furniture just right but it is definitely worth it.
Moreover, if you don’t consider yourself skillful with a foam roller or with a painting brush, you may want to use spray paint.
This is an affordable and quick option, which will still give the chosen piece of furniture a nice gloss finish. Additionally, spray paint doesn’t require that much preparation and you will avoid the messy marks from brush strokes.
Obsolete in design or dirty and worn-out fabric on a sofa or an armchair can make the item look completely unattractive, although it may still be in quite a good condition.
That is why new upholstery, especially a colorful one, can give a new life to a sofa your grandma loved, and with minimal effort, can become the focal point of your living room.
Luckily, nowadays you can easily get some high-quality upholstery fabrics from a fabric store and recover a piece of furniture that has been sitting in your basement.
Mixing a bit of classic, in the current frame of the sofa or armchair, and a bit of new, in the upholstery fabric you chose, will give a unique look to the piece of furniture, making it more beautiful than anything you could buy at a store.
What is more, it will give you an interesting story of renovation that you can share with your friends when they come over.
Refreshing a vintage kitchen cabinet will not only save you a lot of money, but it will add a distinct charm to your kitchen.
Especially if you love cooking and your family spends a lot of time in this part of the home, using old pieces for the interior will certainly pay off.
Additionally, you don’t even have to invest much effort into the renovation, especially if the piece is in solid condition.
So, for example, you can change the knobs on the cabinet doors, and mix the rich design of the piece with minimalistic or completely invisible kitchen cabinet hardware to get a one-of-a-kind blend.
What is more, you can apply this technique to other furniture pieces. For instance, an old coffee table may be in a style that is not as contemporary as the rest of your living room.
So, you can remove the old coffee table legs and replace them with metal ones, which are more modern and will give a refreshed and elegant look to the piece of furniture.
Of course, you can also paint the coffee table a colorful green or vibrant yellow and get a truly eclectic piece that deserves to be mentioned in Architectural Digest.
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To sum up, we can say that it takes just a bit of creativity and time to give new life to your old furniture. Not only will it save you a lot of money, but you will get mesmerizing and exclusive pieces that you will adore.