Replacing old furniture for new furniture can be costly. If it is not in your budget for new, repurpose old! No-one wants to stay surrounded by the same old things and interior design fashion changes so frequently it’s hard to keep up. However, you may be delighted to hear that you don’t have to throw out old furniture to keep up with modern design. In fact, upscaling your old furniture is all the trend. Here’s five ways to turn your old furniture into something fresh and exciting.
Keep Old Step Ladders
You wouldn’t think an old wooden step ladder would be of much use, but when you bring it inside it can add heaps of character to your living room. Give it a lick of good quality wood paint in a colour that will match your living room style. Then all you need to do is secure it in place onto your wall and you can use the steps as small shelves to house photo frames or ornaments. Of course, you need to use a ladder that isn’t falling apart and still has plenty of strength in it, but the results are amazing.
Shabby Chic Dressers
If you’ve had the same old wooden dresser for years, you may be starting to think that it’s time for a change. You’re right, but you don’t have to buy a new one. There is so much you can do with wooden dressers. Just have a look at the range of wood oil. Let your creativity shine by painting the dresser in a light color, like ivory or duck egg white. Grab yourself a few stencils and have a go at arranging them on the dresser. A gold or silver spray paint is perfect for getting stencils right and they’re colours that will suit any living room. Your home deserves a touch of sparkle!
Wood is just too good to throw away. If you’re bored of your dressers, cabinets or dining tables, why not use the wood for something else. Just look at everything you can do with wooden pallets. Salvaging your wood can lead to beautiful and bespoke items in your home. You don’t have to be a master carpenter to put together a bespoke coffee table. You also won’t have to worry about treating the wood or making sure it’s safe for house use because it has already come from items within your home.
Why not pair the old with the old to create something new? If you have a piece of furniture you want to update, why not consider using old sheets of music? You can use the music sheets as a wallpaper for your furniture, renewing its life span. Decoupage isn’t just creative, it’s fun to do and you’ll be able to add a bit of your personality to the room. For example, book lovers could use pages from their favourite books to cover a piece of furniture and lacquer the top so they stay in place and add a new shine.
If you’re creative enough, old furniture can be an opportunity rather than a disappointment.
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