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Three Ways to Revitalize Old Furniture

Whether you’ve found at excellent old piece at a thrift shop or your favorite chair is looking a trifle worn, you can breathe new life into your furniture without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for reworking old furniture instead of tossing it out.

Give It a Coat of Paint

For wood, wicker and plastic, a quick coat of paint can take furniture from drab to fab. While of course you don’t want to slap paint on quality antiques, mass-produced furniture can be spruced up with paint. Make sure to sand and prepare the surface so that the paint will stick properly, and be aware that painting wicker is easiest with spray paint.

Reupholster the Piece

Stained or worn upholstery can make furniture look ratty, but some new fabric can make all the difference. You can browse upholstery fabric stores to score discounts on discontinued fabrics, or you can even cut upholstery from discarded furniture and reuse it.

Have It Professionally Serviced

Sometimes, a professional can restore your furniture to its showroom luster. This is especially true for more advanced restorations such as re-caning seats on chairs, stripping and refinishing wood or reinforcing loose joins. If your furniture is made well and you’d rather not toss it on the junk pile just yet, a professional can add decades of life to an old piece.

Furniture doesn’t necessarily have a finite lifespan. With careful restoration or DIY methods, you can extend the useful life of your pieces without needing to replace them.

Easy Home Decor

Foam cushion is one of the most versatile items that can be used for the home and garden. It can be used for any sitting area—whether in the home or outside of the home. It can be used to decorate any area by a choice of textile coverings and assists in many uses.

Using foam outside makes the outdoors comfortable. For instance, lawn chairs, benches and other surfaces can be covered to make any seating or lounging area comfortable. A popular trend in home décor is incorporating the use of various rooms in the home and placing them outdoors. For instance, people are increasingly building outdoor kitchens and living rooms. Using foam to adorn outdoor furniture makes it comfortable so that making an outdoor living room is both functional and easy to clean. Foam can also be used to create a place to kneel for gardening as well.

One creative way to use foam is to create a unique sitting area in a room. This may be a family TV room or a place to exercise. Simply cover foam with any material desired and situate it around the room against the walls. Add some pillows and the room is equipped for the perfect place to lounge. It also makes a really nice room for babies and toddlers to take naps in since they can’t fall off of it. This is always a concern when placing babies and toddlers on any raised surface.

Placing foam on the floor of a child’s room is beneficial as well. Again, simply cover with fabric. Allow kids to tumble on the cushions or play on them. This may be beneficial for people that live in apartments that are placed above others to reduce the noise that occurs from rough play. Foam helps to keep children safe. Another useful do-it-yourself “thing” to make is a stackable couch. Numerous cushions are stacked on top of one another to create a couch. They can be covered with different patterned and colored fabrics to make a room particularly colorful and fun.

The home can take on any appearance desired. By having a few basics, any look can be created on a budget. Use paints, repurpose items and do anything else desired. There are no rules to creating décor for the home. If the homeowner likes what they’ve created, that’s all that’s needed for approval.

Greendale Home Fashions 46-Inch Indoor/Outdoor Swing/Bench Cushion, Summerside