Great ideas for giving a new life to old furniture

Are you getting tired of your old furniture? Is it looking old and worn out? Or do you simply want to freshen up your living space with some new pieces? But, you do not want to spend a fortune on buying new pieces of furniture. If this is the case, you should definitely consider giving life to your old furniture. There is nothing wrong with remodeling and recycling. Trust us, you just need to be creative and resourceful, and you will and up having beautiful, upgraded and almost new furniture And the best part is, you will not spend a fortune. Thus, if you are interested in making some changes around your home and giving life to your new furniture, keep on reading.

Upgrade Your Wooden Furniture

First things first, bear in mind that upgrading wooden furniture is a messy process. If you have a lot of items lying around in your home, try to declutter by storing unwanted furniture. So, here are tons of things you can do to either upgrade or to completely change the look of your wooden furniture. You can paint or polish it, depending on the outcomes and your taste. Thus, if you want to completely change the look of your wooden piece, start by stripping the first layer of the old paint. You can use a paint stripper or a sanding paper. Then you can paint your wooden piece in any color you like, that is, any color that fits the rest of the room. However, if you want to keep the original look of your wooden piece and just upgrade it a bit, you can either polish, stain or oil it. By doing this, you will bring out the natural beauty of the wood, and of course, make your solid wood furniture look really cool and expensive.

Bring Leather Pieces Back to Life Too

Many people avoid doing this as it seems rather intimidating. But, there is nothing to worry about. You can upgrade your old leather furniture in just a few steps that do not require a lot of time nor money. However, if you have pieces of leather furniture like sofas and chairs, that are simply too damaged, unfortunately, nothing can be done, except for calling to help you move it to storage or throw it away. But, if your leather furniture is in good shape and you just want to bring it back to life, here is what you need to do.

First, clean the leather pieces thoroughly with some lemon juice and cream of tartar. Then, go to the hardware store and buy a leather conditioning cream. Do not skip this part, as it will completely revitalize your old leather furniture pieces. If your leather sofa, for instance, looks saggy, you can also consider plumping it. And, if the color of it does not match the rest of the room, buy some leather paint and repaint it completely.

Clean or Change the Upholstery

This is a great way to rejuvenate your old furniture and give it a completely new and upgraded look. Thus, start by cleaning it. The best thing you can use here is your vacuum cleaner. If there are a lot of stains on your fabric pieces however, a vacuum will not be enough. So, try using a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice to clean the stains. What you can also do to make the fabric on your furniture look polished and new is to shave, that is, defuse it. Yes, a normal shaving razor will do! And if you want to go all out and completely change the look of your furniture, change its upholstery. If you have never done this before, better leave this step to professionals. You just have to pick the type of fabric you want.  There is no need for shopping for a new sofa when something as easy as this can save you a lot of money and still look new and modern.

Use Decorative Paper

Another great way to completely change not only the look of your furniture but the look of your entire room too is to add a little style with paper. This is becoming a remodeling trend nowadays. You can print pretty much anything you like and put it on your furniture. For this, you will need an engineering print which then needs to be lacquered. You can use any kind of print you like. Any shape, size and color will do the trick. For example, you can use engineering print to completely cover the front of your dresser or to cover only the drawers and make them pop. The possibilities of this method are endless. And, what is more, it is quite inexpensive. However, if you can not find engineering print and lacquer, you can also use simple wallpapers. Just cut them in the desired shape and glue them to the piece of furniture you want to upgrade.

Replace the Hardware

Replacing the hardware is a simple and easy fix that will transform the look of your dressers, cabinets, and drawers. This is also a great way to upgrade your kitchen without a full renovation. You will be surprised when you see how your old piece of furniture can become modern and luxe. So, if you want to tackle this project, first count the number of pulls and knobs you want to replace. Then, take a photo of your room and bring it with you when you go hardware shopping. It will be much better to coordinate the colors that way.  Knobs and pull come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, bear that in mind. Buy something that will fit your room but also something that is usable and functional. The best part is, replacing the hardware is simple to do. Just unscrew the old piece, and put a new one on its place. Ta-da!


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