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Reduce, Reuse Recycle: Give Your Furniture a Makeover

Mystic Renter Painting a Dresser Drawer TurquoiseIf your old furniture has become an eyesore, you may be inclined to replace it. But why not repurpose it as an alternative? With a few simple materials, creativity, and elbow grease, you can convert ugly or dated furniture into renewed, refreshed items you’ll adore. There are several simple methods to give almost any piece of furniture in your home a complete makeover! Here are some of our best suggestions for repurposing and updating old furniture.

Dress(er) it Up

That tired, outdated dresser may not be your favorite piece of furniture in the bedroom. So why not repurpose it as a credenza or TV stand as another option? Remove all of the drawers, sand, and repaint – inside and out. Choose whatever paint color you prefer – don’t be hesitant to go bold with a crisp white, cheerful red, or deep blue. You could remove the lower drawers and substitute them with attractive baskets to create a wonderful accent table. Otherwise, remove all the drawers to make a TV stand with open storage.

Add Life to a Tired Table

Coffee tables, side tables, and kitchen tables may all tend to appear beat-up and dirty after some time. However, tables are one of the simplest pieces of furniture to makeover. One of the quickest methods to give your old table a new lease of life is to paint it a new bright color. But if painting by itself isn’t what you had in mind, why not repurpose that unwanted table into an upholstered bench or settee? You may easily build more seating from a coffee table or side table with fabric and cotton fill. Just don’t forget to pick one that is solid wood. Why not build a new surface on top of the old one for kitchen tables? Some elegant stenciling, some contact paper, or a glass top might all give new life and elegance to a worn old table.

Upgraded Chairs

Together with your table, your dining chairs could benefit from a makeover, as well. If you have top-quality wood chairs, you can simply sand and repaint them whatever color you prefer for a completely new appearance. And don’t worry about matching the table exactly; a table and chairs in contrasting or complementary colors can be a delightful addition to any kitchen or dining room.

A New Twist on Shelving

Keep in mind those drawers you pulled from your dresser makeover. You can transform them into hanging shelves for a charming, rustic look. Dresser drawers can be lined with attractive contact paper, then hung against a wall and filled with your favorite knickknacks. If your drawers have antique hardware attached, even better! Think about hanging several drawers together with the hardware extending in various directions.

Reface and Replace

For cabinets of all kinds, one method to modernize a stale design is to add new doors. Removing the doors on a cabinet is extremely straightforward. Next, sand and repaint the entire piece. You can purchase doors pre-made from several hardware stores or add new features to the old ones. One more innovative solution would be to replace part of the cabinet door with glass. There are so several inventive options – what you do with that cabinet is really up to you!

Upgraded Garden Seating

Remember, your outside furniture might need a makeover, as well! If you’ve got good quality patio furniture that’s unattractive, all you need to do is sand and paint the pieces and then add new cushions. That quickly, your patio set will look brand new! Alternatively, turn an old headboard into a charming garden bench! You may not want to utilize that old bed any longer, but if you take the headboard, add a seating box, and then paint the entire thing in your preferred color, you’ve produced a pretty new place to rest and enjoy the outdoors.

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