If you are looking for a way to give your home a fresh new look, consider reinventing your furniture. In order to successfully reinvent your furniture and give your home a new look, you only need the right tools and the willingness to experiment. As long as you have these two things, it is easy to give your furniture an entirely new look with minimal effort.
Ways to reinvent old furniture
Are you stumped for ideas on how to update the look of your home? Have no fear, there are plenty of ways you can reinvent furniture and give your home a fresh new look. There are three main ways to reinvent furniture. You can paint, decoupage or even upcycle your old furniture for new life. Here are some ideas on how to do that:
Paint Your Furniture
One of the most inexpensive ways is to paint your furniture. It’s a great way to give new life to older pieces that may have seen better days. You can match the colors in your décor or paint it a bright color to give your room a new look.
This is a little more intricate than painting furniture, but it can be well worth the extra time and effort. You’ll need a piece of furniture, some newspaper, Mod Podge and other materials to make this work. You take the paper and cover the entire piece of furniture (walls, tables, chairs, etc.), making sure to smooth out any wrinkles. Once you let it dry you can experience your furniture in a whole new way.
Use Stain for an Overhaul
This is not the most common way to reinvent furniture, but it can be a brilliant way to give your furniture a complete makeover. You’ll need to sand down the piece of furniture and then apply stain to it, letting it dry overnight. Then you can paint the piece of furniture to give it a fresh look.
Upholster or Reupholster
This is another way to reinvent furniture, but it can be a little more expensive. There are professionals available who can upholster your furniture for you. You can try doing it yourself, but it’s not easy and there are a lot of pitfalls.
Shelving is another great way to reinvent furniture. A bookshelf can give your room a whole new look, but you can also do this with storage cabinets.
Some tips to keep in mind
Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
You may think that the only place you can go for inspiration is a furniture store, but there are many other resources available. Make sure to talk with friends and family members who have an eye for design. They might know of some great pieces or tips and tricks that will help you to identify new items that you never noticed before. Don’t be afraid to hit the internet either, there are lots of online resources out there with great decorating ideas.
Go with the Flow…or the Décor
Some people prefer to have a theme, while others are happy just having items that go together. Whatever your style maybe, you’ll always have trouble with specific pieces of furniture if they don’t match or work well together. When in doubt, follow the flow of décor through rooms. You might find that you like the way each room flows with each other, or you may decide its time to change things around.
Let Go of the Old Pieces That Don’t Fit
No matter what your style is, there are always pieces of furniture that end up in storage because they don’t work anymore. You might love them for sentimental reasons, but it is time to let go. If you have a yard sale, you could sell them for some quick cash or donate them. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family if they need any furniture before throwing anything out or donating it. That way you are doing your part to keep usable items out of the landfill instead of just throwing them out.
Repurpose That Old Chair No One Wants
Have you ever thought about repurposing an old chair? You can transform that old chair into something new and fresh. You will need to sand the piece down, put on a couple coats of paint and add some decoration if you choose.
Make Your Own Frame for Artwork
Have a favorite picture you wish was in a frame? Why not make your own? All you’ll need is some basic items from a craft store, and you’ll have a beautiful frame ready to hang up. You can choose your own color or paint technique as well as embellish it with beads, buttons, or other objects.
Change the Look of Old Drawers
There are many ways to change the look of old drawers. Many people use them as storage for kitchen utensils or office supplies, but you could also use them to store your makeup. If there isn’t a drawer present, you can always turn the unit into a plant stand with some paint and decorations.
A Fresh Start is a Good Start
Sometimes you can give your home a fresh look simply by rearranging what’s already in it. A simple change in where your furniture is placed can change the look of your room.
Chair and mattresses
When you think about furniture reinventing, mattresses are the first thing that comes to mind. However, mattresses are only one example of ways you can give your home a new look with furniture.
Another thing you can do is change the upholstery on mattresses and chairs. This gives your mattresses and chairs an entirely different look with minimal effort. For mattresses, you can choose from plain designs or patterns. If you want to change the look of your chairs, you can choose from a variety of patterns.
Furniture reinventing projects don’t stop there. You can give your rooms a fresh new look by making new matching furniture pieces. For example, you can make mirrored wall art to match existing mirrors in your home. Or, you can take old pieces of furniture and make your own coffee table.
A new coat of paint or wallpaper can also go a long way in changing the look of your furniture. You can choose an existing color or create a new one, depending on what you prefer. Just remember that you can always change your mind if you decide you don’t like it.