Old Furniture Are A Reminder Of Happy Memories
Have you been looking at that old armchair hat that belonged to your great grandmother and contemplating what to do with it? You probably don’t have the heart to just toss it out to the bin. No, it has way too many beautiful memories attached to it.
When it comes to updating furniture, just by getting your hands a little dirty you can revive it. You can change it from something that is worn out to something that brings a more classic value to your home decor. What more, if you have some extra time, you could turn it into a DIY weekend project and even develop a hobby from it. Let’s look at 4 easy ways you can fix your old furniture and be proud to show off your skills the next time your guests arrive.
Clear the Paint and Add Wood Wax
If you own good quality wooden furniture, even if it is old, you certainly want to try everything to salvage it. Start by clearing the old paint with a paint stripper until it is all gone. To then add the old beauty to it, use Real Milk Paint’s wood wax product to bring back the shine. This will allow the wooden furniture to show off its natural color. It will also add a layer of protection to the wood. You can use this option on any wooden item that you want to be revived right from tables to wooden cutlery!
Add A Fresh Coat of Paint
If anything adds a fresh and new look to furniture or even walls, it is definitely a fresh coat of paint. You can literally paint anything you get your hands on. If you are even planning to paint the walls of your house, you can paint the old furniture to match the tone of your walls. In fact, before tossing a piece of old furniture out, you could consider painting it and move it to another part of the house where it would fit easily. We are sure, your garden can always have some exotic old furniture to make it look more welcoming.
Make It Clean
Many times, all that the furniture really needs is a good powerful cleaning and scrubbing! If you have used waterproof paint previously on your furniture, all you would need is a sponge and cleaning liquid to remove any stains and make it shine. Other stuff which can handle more rigorous cleaning can go through a nice powerwash to get better results. Some household cleaning agents can help you clean almost any stain right from couch fabrics to bathroom tiles.
Replace The Hardware
The hardware on most of the old furniture items starts to lose its shine and looks worn over time. If you have a tight budget, you can easily unscrew and change the hardware with a newer one to give it a new clean look. You can use this on the door, cabinet, and cupboard knobs. Also, you can replace old faucets with new ones. This is one of the easiest ways to upgrade the look of old furniture.
So the next time you have the thought of doing something with your time and hands, eye that old furniture and start changing it into a beautiful addition to your home decor!