Giving your home a refresh does not mean you have to break the bank. With a little bit of effort and some creative flair, you can turn an old piece of furniture into something you absolutely love.
Leah Honeycutt is a visual artist and graphic designer with a passion for do-it-yourself projects. Whether you want to give your existing furniture an upgrade or flip a thrift store find, here are 4 ways to upcycle furniture.
- Use the item for a different purpose. Just because an item is meant to be one thing, doesn’t mean you can’t totally transform it into something you will actually use!
- Add a fresh coat of paint. Turn an old worn-out item into a statement piece with a bright color. That old sideboard you try not to look at now could become the new focal point of the living room.
- Use wallpaper. Wallpaper doesn’t just have to be for walls! Add some interest to a bookshelf by adding a fun patterned wallpaper to the back.
Reupholster furniture. This is a more advanced DIY project, but you could start with something simple, like a cushioned dining chair. Knowing how to reupholster furniture is great if you find a unique antique piece that needs some new fabric.