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5 tips to breathe new life into your old furniture

5 tips to breathe new life into your old furniture

Did you inherit a dining room set that’s a tad, well, outdated? Does the bulky old dresser in your bedroom clash with the surrounding decor? Does your significant other beg you to get rid of your shabby armchair, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it because it’s soooo comfortable? A popular practice, restoring old furniture is a great way to reduce the consumption of natural resources. Curious to know more? Here are several ways to revive the look of your tattered belongings.


1. Strip or paint

It’s crazy how a simple stripping, sanding and varnishing job can transform the look of wooden furniture buried under layers of old paint. What’s more, applying a fresh coat of paint in a bright, beautiful shade works like magic to revive the look of your timeworn pieces. Choose a well-ventilated area, gather your tools and let your creativity run free!


2. Accessorize

To give your furniture some added personality, don’t hesitate to accessorize! How, you may ask? By replacing plain knobs with unique ones or adding decorative details like stickers, small mirrors, jewels and buttons, among other embellishments. All it takes is a little spare time, some creativity and a glue gun!


3. Stuff and upholster

Have the seat cushions on your chairs seen better days? Are they flattened, torn or stained? Remove them and add some upholstery foam before covering them back up with the fabric of your choice. With the help of a friend—and a quality stapler—you can accomplish miracles!


4. Repurpose

Instead of throwing or giving pieces old furniture away, be bold and give them a new purpose. For example, a stool can serve as a stand for your houseplants, a shelf can be used as a coffee table in the living room and a hutch can easily become a bathroom cabinet. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!


5. Delegate

If you’re not the handiest person, or you simply don’t have the time, entrust the job to a professional. There are many dynamic companies specialized in the restoration of old furniture for you to choose from. Get informed!

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As you can see, there are a million different ways to breathe new life into your old furniture. In need of some design inspiration for one or more rooms in your home? Visit the Home Decor section on our website or consult one of our specialists in store. We look forward to meeting you!

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