When a beloved piece of furniture gets old, you don’t have to throw it away. Here are tips on how to revamp old furniture and breathe new life into your home.
If you’re familiar with the investor Rick Otton, then you may have come across his fix and flip videos/podcast on low-costing refurbs while still improving the value of your house dramatically. Today’s article will be similar – in that we’ll look at how to update old furniture in order to breathe new value in them, and consequently your house.
There are various methods that we can all use to sort of ‘spruce up’ our, well, ancient furniture. While some would simply just go out and buy a new couch or a new table, for many of us, there is simply too much sentiment tied to some of our furniture pieces, which make it almost impossible to let them go.
If you have something like that in your life, you would be pleased to learn that you do not necessarily have to throw it out. Here are some things that you can do to revamp old furniture.
Stain old wood furniture
If you have a dining table or a chair that is made out of solid wood then maybe the best route to take is to stain it. This will tend to show off the wood grain in those pieces of furniture. To stain old wood furniture, you would have to strip it first and then sandpaper it down to a smooth finish then apply some wood conditioner that will help the even out the finish.
You can then finish it all off by rubbing wood stain on the piece of furniture using a piece of soft cloth. Be sure to apply multiple coats to give that beautiful look and finish it off with a coat of polyurethane.
Try reupholstering your antiques
If you want, you can take on upholstering projects yourself. You will, however, need a respectable degree of patience and some remarkable DIY skills. If you don’t think that is you, then you can simply hire someone to do it for you. But whichever way you choose to go, reupholstering your antiques is a wonderful way to breathe new lives into those old pieces that will retain most of its original structure and only take on a new face, so to speak.
How about milk painting your furniture?
Milk paint is actually made out of milk. You can mix it yourself because it comes in powder form. The best thing about it all is that you can customise it in a wide range of colours and use it on different types of wood surfaces. It is also non-toxic and easy to use. You can simply strip old pieces of furniture of its old paint and use milk paint to give them a facelift.
Spray paint your outdoor furniture
When it comes to your outdoor furniture, sometimes the simplest and most efficient way to revamp them is to spray paint them with new and exciting designs. This, of course, depends on how creative you are inately. The best thing about it is that we all probably have that one teenage nephew or niece who is very artistic and would be willing to do this for you in exchange for some money or permision to use your car (I would advise against the latter option; teenagers are not known for their responsible car driving traits).
These are just some ideas that will help you learn how to revamp old furniture and make them look as good as new while keeping that sentimental piece within the family.