Tips For Bringing New Life To Used Furniture

Posted on: 8 December 2015

Instead of buying new furniture for your home, you might want to consider breathing new life into used furniture instead. To help you understand just how easy this can be, you might wan to take a few moments to review the following tips.

Remember That Paint Is Your Friend

If the used furniture that you are purchasing is made of wood, it can be painted any color that your heart desires. Of course, depending on the current state of the finish on the furniture, you might have to sand it down first in order to smooth out the surface or remove chipping paint. If the current paint or stain finish is in good condition, you might just want to give it a light sanding in order to rough up the surface a little bit. This will make it easier for the new paint to adhere to it.

You Can Add Your Own Embellishments

You can find a lot of unique metal or wooden embellishments at your local craft store. Add them along the legs or armrests of your furniture. You can add them to the side of your used coffee table or along the front of your bookshelf. They can be painted or stained and glued to your used furniture in order to give it a new look. Just make sure that you are sanding, painting, or staining your used furniture before adding the embellishments in order to make it easier on yourself. Otherwise, you would have to sand around all of the little edges of the embellishments.

Add A New Fabric Pattern

You do not have to live with the old and dirty fabric that is left on the used furniture that you purchase. You can have all of it refurbished so that it has a fresh clean look to it, as well as a modern feel. There are instructions on how to do this sold at many craft stores or you can hire a professional to do it for you. You can really change up the style of the furniture with a new pattern.

With those few tips in mind, it should be easy for you to see how you can bring new life into older pieces of furniture you might purchase from aused furniture dealer or receive as a gift from friends and family. All it takes is a little effort and imagination and you can create something beautiful.