Old furniture can be just the right fit to brighten up your space. Not everyone can afford expensive, state-of-the-art furniture. But, with a little patience and some skills, you can upcycle an old piece into the article of your dreams. Here are some tips to hit gold with the old.
Imagination is what makes a trunk of a tree into a beautiful study table. And that imagination is what can turn that study table into a patio bar. Creative ideas will help you turn the furniture into something else entirely.
The beauty of DIY-ing is that there are no rules for using things for their intended purpose. You can turn an old ladder into a great statement piece that can be used to hang coats or hats, or they can even be turned into plant displays. All you need to do is clean it up and give it a fresh coat of paint to match your vibe.
You can also use big tires as a coffee table. This is one of the most popular DIY projects that people undertake. Use a rope to wrap the side of the tire and then cut a wood plank the same diameter of the tire and fix it on top. Give it a good varnish or a coat of paint, and you have a cool coffee table.
Explore New Products
New products launch all the time that make DIY-ing easier and more worthwhile. You can achieve looks that can only be dreamed of. Different glazes, finishes, and paints have made giving old furniture expensive look that much easier.
There are so many protective outdoor paints and sprays that let you transform the outdoors into your dream space while protecting your masterpieces from rain and moisture. Some insect repellents are also included in these outdoor sprays.
Have Fun and Experiment
You don’t always have to play space when upcycling old furniture. Because you are making it for yourself, there is room for mistakes and improvements. Don’t stick to safe colors. Go bold, try colors that you have always wanted to but never had the courage to spend money on. If you don’t like it, you can always repaint it.
It’s finally time to try to replicate what you saw on Pinterest! Let the colors and patterns around you inspire you, you do not have to be bound by the constraints of what is the current norm. Make timeless pieces, and most importantly, make the pieces YOU!