If your old furniture has become an eyesore, you may be tempted to replace it. But why not repurpose it instead? With some basic materials, creativity, and elbow grease, you can turn ugly or dated furniture into refreshed, updated pieces you’ll love. There are many easy ways to give almost any piece of furniture in your house a total makeover! Here are a few of our favorite ideas for repurposing and updating old furniture.
Dress(er) it Up
It’s possible that the dull old dresser isn’t your preferred piece of furniture in the bedroom. Why not repurpose it as a credenza or TV stand as an alternative? Take away all of the drawers, sand, and repaint – inside and out. Pick whatever paint color you enjoy – don’t be fearful of going bold with a crisp white, cheerful red, or deep blue. You could remove the lower drawers and install new baskets to produce a wonderful accent table. As another option, remove all the drawers to construct a TV stand with open storage.
Add Life to a Tired Table
Coffee tables, side tables, and kitchen tables can all begin to appear beat-up and dull in the end. Yet, tables are one of the more uncomplicated pieces of furniture to makeover. One of the simple methods to give your old table a new lease of life is to paint it a fresh new theme. However, if painting alone isn’t what you had in mind, why not convert that old table into an upholstered bench or settee? You may easily create more seating from a coffee table or side table with fabric and cotton fill. Just don’t forget to get one that is solid wood. Why not build a new surface on top of the old one for kitchen tables? Some gorgeous stenciling, some contact paper, or a glass top might all give new life and attractiveness to a boring old table.
Apart from your table, your dining chairs might profit from a makeover, as well. If you have exceptional wood chairs, you can effortlessly sand and repaint them whatever color you desire for a totally fresh look. And don’t bother about matching the table exactly; a table and chairs in contrasting or complementary colors can be a pleasant addition to any kitchen or dining room.
A New Twist on Shelving
Keep in mind those drawers you separated from your dresser makeover? Why not make them hanging shelves for a charming, rustic look? Dresser drawers can be lined with elegant contact paper, then hung against a wall and filled with your favorite knickknacks. If your drawers have antique hardware attached, much greater! Think about hanging several drawers together with the hardware facing in various directions.
Reface and Replace
For cabinets of all forms, one method to remodel an old design is to add new doors. Removing the doors on a cabinet is extremely straightforward. Next, sand and repaint the entire piece. You may purchase doors pre-made from multiple hardware stores or give new decorations to the old ones. Another innovative approach would be to replace part of the cabinet door with glass. There are multiple unique options – what you do with that cabinet is truly up to you!
Upgraded Garden Seating
Remember that your outside furniture might need a makeover, as well! If you’ve got good quality patio furniture that’s just unpleasant to look at, all you have to do is sand and paint the pieces and then add new cushions. That quickly, your patio set will look brand new! As an alternative, turn an old headboard into a charming garden bench! You may not want to utilize that old bed anymore, but if you take the headboard, add a seating box, and then paint the whole piece in your ideal shade, you’ve constructed a pretty new place to rest and enjoy the outdoors.
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