There’s nothing like the look and feel of brand new furniture. Yet, nothing new lasts forever. As a matter of fact, the average sofa wears away after seven years, 15 at the most.
No worries. If you’re at this point with your furniture, don’t go broke buying new stuff. You can update furniture you already have.
Restoring old furniture gives your bank account a break and saves you time. The hassle it takes to find the same comfort, make, and model could disappoint you in the long run.
Refurbishing also affords you the liberty to modernize the style at your own taste. Not to mention, the environmental benefits. Updating what you have puts less of a carbon footprint on the living world.
If you’re looking to refashion the look in your home without spending a lot, read this. Take a look at our article and see how to update furniture to look new and contemporary.
Upholster the Coffee Table
The coffee table is the first place people prop their feet when they sit down on the couch. Why not make it more comfortable for them.
One of the best ways to modernize a coffee or end table is to turn it into an ottoman.
Strip off the old paint, if need be. If not, sand and dust it, then add a little shellac for shine. Use old sheets or curtains for fabric, or hit up a thrift store for cool but cheap fabrics.
The best part of this update is you can still leave space to rest a drink while you watch tv or read a good book.
Update Furniture Like Dining Room Chairs
In most homes, the family room and dining rooms get the most traffic. So wear and tear on furniture in these areas go without saying.
When the dining room chairs get a little shabby, break out the cans of spray paint. You read that right. Spray paint.
If you have old metal chairs that look worn. Don’t put them in the garbage. Grab a few cans of your favorite color spray paint and go to town. The results will surprise you. And, if you want to soften up the room, consider paster colors.
Pastels add a calming effect to a room, perfect for dining and enjoying dinner.
Staining can make all the wood pieces of furniture in a home look brand new. Plus, it’s not an expensive project, considering you can make your own stain.
If you’ve never stained before, you’ll need to practice a bit on some old wood pieces first. Once you get the stain or stains you like, start on small pieces like legs on the sofa.
Add some contrast by using different stains on the tv stand, bookshelves, dressers, and bedposts.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to enjoy a modernized space. All you have to do is update furniture in your home to look like new.
Make a list of old pieces you’d like to upgrade, then refurbish them one by one.
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