They say ‘Old is Gold’ and some firmly believe in it. From grandpa’s favorite rocking chair to the wardrobe which is accommodating belongings since childhood, these are not just furniture to be named as but some treasured memories which everyone love to adore. With advancing interiors, these contemporary belongings have their own charm and let’s make them more striking with these 8 easy tips that will refurbish a new look to these treasures:
Old painted finish, Strip-it-off
To produce good results in an economical way, stripping off the old paint and get it polished with the current trends can be a great deal. Not easy, but it will save a lot on the cost and give an elite look to your space with these ‘antiques’. Many tools as solvent respirator with new filters or Chemical stripper are available for the purpose. You need to put-on chemical-resistant gloves and work apron to avoid any chaos. In case you have any respiratory issues, it is recommended to avoid such means. It is recommended to move the piece of furniture to a well-ventilated place or any outside location so that the caustic fumes will not affect you to a greater extent.
Reupholstering your ‘antiques’
Use some DIY skills to revamp you ‘antiques’ with an upholstery project. It is recommended to get through some online videos to give a fair idea of what you can experiment with your current project. In case you have some structural issues associated, rebuilding your furniture will not only fix it also illuminate a great look to your piece-of-art but an average person cannot fit himself into this DIY that perfectly.
Recover a seat cushion
Under DIY, instead of upholstering the whole chair, recovering a seat cushion is quiet a simple way that can give a ‘trendy’ look to your furniture. A new fabric, staple gun, and foam are required for the purpose. You need to unscrew the seat cushion and remove old fabric. Replace the old foam as well and wrap the chair with new fabric and new foam with the help of staple gun.
Highlight your chairs and tables with ‘Stains’
Those solid pieces of furniture are not always required to be polished all the times, sometimes a staining could also work as wonders. Show those wood grains to grab the attention of every visitor to your place. The lovely dark finish can be accentuated over an original orange-colored dining table by using a wood conditioner rubber, sandpaper, wood stain, and polyurethane varnish. Strip the wood first with a piece of sandpaper and vacuum and apply some wood conditioner to give even finish. Rub some wood stain evenly and finalize it with a coat of polyurethane to give that ‘chic’ look.
Oil paints and Latex can do wonders
Being water soluble, Latex paint has its own advantages as it makes your furniture clean up very easy. Oil-based paint needs to be used more cautiously as the harsh fumes may take a toll on your respiratory system hence it is advised to use them at a well-ventilated place or at outdoors. But if you look for richer colours and better coverage, Oil-paints are the best ones to go with. Drag the piece of furniture required to be painted outside and wipe away the dust. With the help of painter’s tape, tap off all its edges and apply a coat of primer. When dried, uses a small roller apply oil-paint and let it dry for a day or two.
These simple tips will help you to refurbish your old furniture a ‘great’ look.