Furniture can cost a pretty penny. And if that old drawer is still a functional piece of storage or if that old chair is still solid, why toss it? Sometimes old furniture just needs a bit of crafting and elbow grease to look brand new.
One of the benefits of revamping old furniture–aside from saving money–is the ability to fully customize your piece. Furniture can be used to reflect your personality and home décor taste. And once you’re done working, you can take pride in your hard work.
There are many ways to go about revamping an old piece of furniture. Here are 6 ways to easily change up your home furniture and give worn out pieces new life!
1. Change the Knobs
This is a simple fix but can really change the overall appearance of a dresser or vanity. You could update the color, change the material type, or invest in artistic pieces that will show off your personality.
2. Add Some Color
If the look of washed paint isn’t your style, repaint that furniture piece! Staining wood is a simple project and the color options are endless. You could choose a vibrant red or even a rich ebony! Or if you want a statement piece, go with paint.
If you’re intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering a piece of furniture, know that while it can take some time, it can be done! Reupholstering can turn a worn-out grimy chair into a new one! Best of all, you can personalize it with your own choice of fabric.
After you have revamped an old furniture piece, you may still want some more intrigue. Stencils can add flair to any furniture piece easily. You could add typography, mandalas, ornate flowers, or anything else! The choice is yours.
5. Revamp the Legs
Often, old desks or tables will have worn out, scuffed wooden legs. While you could paint them, you could also just replace them! There are plenty of materials and styles to choose from online. And if you wish that table was higher or lower, you could just get different sized legs.
6. Change the Purpose
You may think that an old drawer is worth tossing because you have no use for it. But have you considered using it as something else? That short drawer could be converted in a dog den or a kitchen cart! Look at your furniture from all angles and consider the possibilities.