So many of us look to replace our furniture as it becomes dated, however, have you considered revamping of your furniture to give it a new lease of life?
You don’t need to be a super talented DIY’er to do this, in fact, there are plenty of ways to give something a new lease of life with minimal effort or cost. Here are some suggestions to get you started on your revamp journey.
- Change the look, starting with the handles – Cupboards and draws can all be changed but simply changing the handles. This can bring a new lease of life into an item with something that doesn’t cost a fortune and only takes a few minutes to do.
- Reupholster your chairs – If you have some dining room style chairs with fabric seats, why not look to reupholster the chairs. Fabric is more easily available at places such as Dunelm and Amazon and it does not require any sewing skills. Just take your time to ensure you have removed the old fabric cleanly to give you a nice surface to place your next fabric on.
- Don’t be afraid of paint – You can now get paint for pretty much any surface, so whether you are looking to brighten up some horrid tiles in a bathroom or give some kitchen units a new lease of life. Just be sure that you are preparing the surface as per the instructions on the paint, some will require prep work to be done and others you may be able to paint straight over the top.
- Go for it – If you are considering getting rid of a piece of furniture but are in two minds whether to try and give it a new lease of life, why not try anyway! You never know you may find you are actually a dab hand at this DIY and it might spur you on to try other things.
When it comes to our homes, we can sometimes feel like we need to invest heavy however that is not always the case. Sometimes we just need to get a little more creative with our approach to how we look at our furniture.