Have you ever wondered how to refurbish your furniture? Or whether the everyday person can accomplish something so complicated? I have! Many people enjoy purchasing furniture that’s already made and setting it up at home. However, sometimes the furniture doesn’t have the style or comfort they are looking for. You may find yourself paying a designer thousands of pounds to create precisely what you want. Whenever I have time, I like to refurbish my furniture instead of buying pre-made pieces.
Get the right tools for the job
In order to get the desired results when refurbishing or restoring any furniture, check that you have all the necessary tools. Buying these tools doesn’t have to be a costly task; there are options for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money. Also, the purchase is worthwhile and will pay off in the future. If you are not familiar with basic carpentry skills, I strongly recommend getting them before starting your refurbishments.
Recovering your sofa with vinyl
Are you surprised that there is a way to recover your sofa with vinyl? Well, it’s not as surprising when you learn that vinyl was actually invented in the 19th century. In fact, vinyl isn’t at all new to anyone over thirty years old. This material became popular because of its durability, ease of upkeep, and ability to be dyed to any colour of the rainbow. A lot can change in 150 years, and today’s vinyl floor covering is a more advanced version of its 19th-century predecessor. Since then, the vinyl industry has advanced so much that its products are used in many applications beyond floors and walls.
I’m not sure who invented the concept of recovering a sofa with vinyl, but it’s just outstanding! The idea of covering an entire item of furniture made up of individual cushions (or pillows) with a durable material that wipes clean was definitely a stroke of genius.
Paint your furniture
Painted furniture is on-trend right now. And it’s gorgeous. But buying new furniture to paint yourself each time you want to go for a new look is pricey. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just paint your old pieces?
If you’re thinking of painting some furniture, you may be intimidated by the process. There are a ton of steps and lots of decisions to make while you’re working your way through it. You could also be worried about the amount of time it’ll take. But fear not–it’s easier than it seems to paint your own furniture and save money in the process!
Make inexpensive posh pillows
Have you ever stopped to think about how people make those gorgeous designer pillow covers? What do you think they use to create those flawless, exquisite and perfectly shaped pillow covers? While some design teams do have a team that spends days cutting and sewing velvet, pillows are also made by we the people, just with far less time on our hands.
You can make inexpensive pillows with a bit of fabric and some stuffing. You can make these with or without zippers, so they will fit on any couch or chair. They also make great gifts.