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How to breathe new life into old furniture

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By Samantha Nicole Alarilla

All of us have it: old dark wood wardrobes and shelving, cushions and couches that have seen generations come and go, nightstands and bookcases worn down by time. We are familiar with at least one of these things because old furniture is simply hard to just throw out or replace; perhaps they are family heirlooms or maybe because it’s just too expensive to buy new pieces for your home. Whatever the case, your old furniture needs revamping stat if you still want your home to look good and put-together.

Here are easy, affordable, and stylish ways to breathe new life into your old furniture and give them a makeover:

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01.A fresh paint job.

A fresh coat of paint can easily brighten up your wooden furniture items. Paint your wardrobes, drawers, shelving, and chairs happy and vibrant colors – you may even make use of stencils and designs to give it extra uniqueness and character. But don’t limit yourself to wood furniture – there are specially made paints for other materials like metal, laminate, and even fabric. Just be sure to pick out the right paint and tools, and you can DIY the day away and end up with fabulous “new” furniture.

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02.Upcycle.

If you’re the creative and crafty type, then perhaps creating something different from your old furniture pieces might be for you. One fun and common transformation would be turning old drawers or dressers into nightstands or bookshelves. This method will take a lot of skill, patience, and extensive knowledge on working with tools, but there are a lot of easy video tutorials and online guides to choose from. Remember to pick the projects that are most suitable to your skill level and resources to avoid accidents.

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03.Upholstering.

It doesn’t take a professional seamstress to fix fabrics that have begun to wear and tear. There are plenty of sewing tutorials online that will guide you on repairing your cushions and cloths and making them look good as new.

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