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Reduce, Reuse Recycle: Give Your Furniture a Makeover

Fort Collins Renter Painting a Dresser Drawer TurquoiseIf your old furniture has turned into an ugly thing, you may be enticed to replace it. But why not repurpose it? With some essential materials, creativity, and elbow grease, you can transform ugly or dated furniture into better, refreshed pieces you’ll adore. There are numerous simple strategies to give almost any piece of furniture in your house an all-out makeover! The following are a couple of our favorite concepts for repurposing and updating old furniture.

Dress(er) it Up

That tired old dresser may not be your favorite piece of furniture in the bedroom. So why not repurpose it as a credenza or TV stand instead? Remove all of the drawers, sand, and repaint – inside and out. Choose any paint color you like – don’t be afraid to go bold with a crisp white, cheerful red, or deep blue. You could remove the lower drawers and replace them with pretty baskets to make a beautiful accent table. Or, remove all the drawers to create a TV stand with open storage.

Add Life to a Tired Table

Coffee tables, side tables, and kitchen tables can all start to look beat-up and grimy sooner or later. But tables are perhaps the least demanding pieces of furniture to makeover. Probably the most straightforward method to give your old table a new lease of life is to paint it a fresh new shading. Yet, if painting alone isn’t what you had in mind, why not transform that undesirable table into an upholstered bench or settee? You could undoubtedly create additional seating from a coffee table or side table with fabric and cotton fill. Simply make certain to pick one that is solid wood. Why not add a new surface on top of the old one for kitchen tables? Some beautiful stenciling, some contact paper, or a glass top could all give new life and elegance to a tired old table.

Upgraded Chairs

Aside from your table, your dining chairs may profit from a makeover, as well. If you have great-quality wood chairs, you can simply sand and repaint them any color you like for a pristine look. What’s more, don’t stress over matching the table exactly; a table and chairs in contrasting or complementary colors can be a charming addition to any kitchen or dining room.

A New Twist on Shelving

Don’t forget those drawers you removed from your dresser makeover. Why not repurpose them into hanging shelves for a charming, rustic look? Dresser drawers can be lined with lovely contact paper, then hung against a wall and filled with your favorite knickknacks. If your drawers have antique hardware attached, even better! Consider hanging several drawers together with the hardware facing out in various directions.

Reface and Replace

For cabinets of all varieties, one method for reviving a boring look is to add new doors. Removing the doors on a cabinet is exceptionally simple. At that moment, sand and repaint the entire piece. You can get doors pre-made from any hardware store or add new components to the old ones. One more inventive concept is to replace part of the cabinet door with glass. There are countless innovative options – what you do with that cabinet is truly up to you!

Upgraded Garden Seating

Remember; your outside furniture may require a makeover, as well! Assuming you have good quality patio furniture that’s just terrible, you should simply sand and paint the pieces and then add new cushions. That quickly, your patio set will look brand new! Or else, turn an old headboard into a charming garden bench! You probably shouldn’t utilize that old bed any longer, but if you take the headboard, add a seating box, and then paint the whole thing in your ideal color, you’ve made a pretty new place to rest and enjoy the outdoors.

Alongside updating your furniture, would you say you are hoping to move up to a new Fort Collins rental home as well? Contact Real Property Management of the Rockies or review our listings online today!

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