Over time, furniture wears out–but that doesn’t always mean that we should get rid of it. Many times, it can be revitalized or even improved! While we don’t necessarily like the thought of having to deal with worn out pieces, it does give us an opportunity to customize those pieces to fit our style.
Even if you don’t have a dated piece in need of some TLC, this post may fuel your inspiration to take on a DIY piece for fun. There are several gems that can be found by scouring local thrift stores, flea markets, estate sales, or antique shops. Let’s talk a bit more about what you can do to restore any worn out furniture you may have.
A coat of paint can do wonders to worn out furniture. Something like a tired dresser or end table can look new again with a simple touch-up. Neutrals such as cream or white are always a safe bet, but colors such as gray, green, yellow, red, or blue, can make it look a bit more current. Be sure to opt for low- or zero-VOC paint for your project. Not only is it better for the environment, it’s a better option for your personal health.
If the furniture itself is dated, but still in good shape, consider changing out the hardware. Vintage styles with a modern twist are in–and it couldn’t be easier to get the look than by replacing the old hardware with something updated. Want vintage and unique all the way around? Check secondhand stores or online Etsy shops for hardware that will make your furniture truly one-of-a-kind.
Sometimes all a piece of furniture needs is some fresh fabric. Depending on the piece of furniture, you could actually do the work yourself. Sofas may be a bit more challenging, but stools, dining room chairs, and even some accent chairs are a lot more manageable. The point is to bring the furniture into the present, so don’t be afraid to get creative with your fabric choice.