Do you want to add some fun style to your house without spending a lot or getting more stuff?
Great news: old furniture can be transformed! You can radically change the style in your house without external help, using some creative ideas and your old furniture.
Give New Style to an Old Chair
Have an ugly old chair? Whether it’s an armchair or table chair, you don’t have to hide it anymore. There are simple ways to transform it into something better! Many upholstery fabrics respond well to being painted or dyed, which can change their look completely. You can paint or stain wooden legs in a complementary or matching hue, and add an new cushion or throw pillow. This is one of the easiest and biggest changes you can make to the look of a room. It can be a simple one-day project to transform old furniture.
Use Your Old Suitcase
You can transform your old table and a forgotten hard-sided suitcase into a fantastic bedside table! Start by cleaning and dusting your suitcase. Then remove the legs from the table, and if you want to change their color paint them now. Lay a wooden sheet or other strong material inside the case to make the structure sturdier, and connect the legs to the wood through the bottom side of the case. If you didn’t have a table, you can use the same method with homemade legs. Now just put your new coffee table wherever you want it!
Make a Pallet Table
You may have already heard about alternative applications for wooden pallets. With a properly treated and painted single pallet, you can make a beautiful and big table for the living room that you will worship. You can redistribute the pallet boards to eliminate gaps or you can place a glass surface on top (or both). There are lots of ways to use reclaimed wood. You can have a striking and unique table that costs little more than a bit of your time.
Turn an Old Ladder into a New Style
You may have a simple ladder that you no longer use. Fancy new folding ones feel safer anyway, right? But don’t rush to throw your old ladder out. It could be so many other things! If it’s telescoping, you can extend or retract the ladder to a length that would fit on your wall. A plain ladder you can cut it down if you have to. Paint it if you want, and hang it on your wall horizontally. The rungs are now separators between cubbies on a long shallow shelf! This can be used lots of ways! It can be a library for novels over the couch. In the bedroom as a place for photos, or use it to highlight framed art. Mounted with a gap between the rungs and the wall, you can place it in the bathroom to hang all of your towels, or the living room for blankets. Suspended over a kitchen island, an old ladder is a great place to hang your pots and pans.
Give Color to A Discarded Window
Do you have old windows in your garage? A useless window whose existence you’ve forgotten can become a beautiful decorative item for your house. You need regular white glue, a brush, sealant for protection and some very thin paper. You can use rice paper, origami paper, newspaper, or even tissue paper. With these simple materials, you can create a beautiful image on the glass.
Cut out shapes that please you and glue each down smoothly as you go, allowing drying time when layers overlap. Light will come through the thin layers so keep in mind the thickness of paper layers. When all is done and dry, put a coat of sealant on top. Now hang this in an archway, mount it on a wall, display it at the hearth, whatever calls to you!
Your home is a great place to get creative and have fun. And of course, for your home to look it’s best, you need floors you love too. You can transform old furniture all day and it still may not look so good on ratty old floors. Whereas you might have an old ladder or window, or an old armchair to refresh, your floors are a more specialized adventure to update. When it’s time for new hardwood, tile, carpet, or area rugs, call Dublin Carpet.