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furniture_acces   , 24

from Indiana


4 Simple Tips on Redoing Your Furniture


Has the urge to redecorate your home struck again? Is your furniture too boring and bland? Perhaps it’s time for a change. The easiest way to achieve this is by changing your furniture. But before you break out in a sweat at the expense involved, let’s clarify that we are just talking about tweaking your old pieces!


Redecorating does not have to break the bank and redoing old pieces is often the easiest and cheapest way for a complete change. It is also surprisingly easy. If you are good at some DIY, try these yourself. Otherwise, get a carpenter to carry out your designs. A good furniture hardware manufacturer is also necessary for the supplies. The overall expense will still be much lower than looking for new furniture. On the other hand, you will have furniture that is customised according to your taste, trends, preference and function.


Here are 4 simple tips on redoing your furniture:


1. Varnish Old Pieces


If your house has valuable antique pieces, it’s best not to tamper too much with it. High quality wood like teak and sheesham is very highly valued and has an elegance that cannot be replicated. But that does not mean that it looks great at the moment! If you are worried that it looks to battered and shabby, you can easily revive it with a little varnishing. This is easy to do (if a little time consuming) and makes you furniture as good as new. It also gives your furniture added protection, while adding a few more years to its life.


You can quite easily do it yourself. Rub the furniture surface with a regular sandpaper. This takes out the old peeling paint, leaving the surface smooth and ready to absorb the varnish. Carefully mix the varnish in its tin. Now paint the furniture with the vanish, taking care to apply long even strokes. Dry and apply a generous second layer. Ensure even long strokes and no drips.


You may also need to contact furniture hardware manufacturers to redo the hardware. But if you want a complete change, try our other tips.


2. Paint It New


Simply painting the furniture in a new shade can make a surprising difference by giving it a completely new look. The steps are almost the same as above, except for a few changes. After the sandpapering, you will need to apply primer. Sandpaper the furniture again and then paint it in the colour you want. You can then leave it to dry or seal it with varnish.


The important tip here is the paint you pick. Try something completely different, like a stark white, a glossy teal, a turquoise or a cadet blue. Remember you are looking for a change and a new paint can make a starting different. Light, pastel or glossy paints also make a room more cheerful and help it look more spacious.


3. Change The Hardware


This is one of the easiest tricks to pull of and requires the least effect. But you will need a good furniture hardware manufacturer. Simply change the hardware. Go for unusual drawer pulls, knobs or handles. Today you have a wide variety to choose from. Try a glass nob, a brilliant-coloured ceramic knob or stick to a sleek functional zinc handle. The last will go perfectly in a kitchen or in a modern, utilitarian home.


4. Change The Shape


There is no reason why you cannot do something a bit more drastic with your furniture! Especially if your needs have changed. A clever way of reusing old furniture is by reshaping it into something different. This way you can use the valuable wood, while making sure that it fits your needs. You will need a trusty carpenter for this one. Change an old coffee table into a stool by adding a cushion on top. Cut out the bottom from a chest of drawers and put in baskets. Or take out the top and make it a comfortable settee. Make the old bookcase into a bar!


If this seems too drastic, you can also change it with few simple touches, like adding wallpaper to the back of the drawers or putting stained glass on top of the table or wooden door. The possibilities are endless. With the right furniture hardware manufacturers you can add details that make all the difference.