Lately, it’s been a trend to buy unique DIY furniture pieces or funky, restored antiques. The great part is, you can take advantage of this trend and restore some thrift store or garage sale finds to use in your own home or to sell to others. As you’ll find out, it’s easy to DIY furniture and it’s fun too!
- Spray-paint Wood Furniture
Sand a piece of old wood furniture lightly, then apply a few coats of spray paint for a brand new, modern look.
- Use Furniture Oil
You can find furniture oil in most stores that sell home good products. Simply use a rag to apply the oil to the wood and let it soak in overnight. Then, rub the furniture against the grain with a piece of steel wool before finishing with a topcoat.
- Get a Leather Repair Kit
A leather repair kit contains many items that will help you clean and restore faded leather furniture.
- Decoupage a Tabletop
Decoupage old photos, newspaper clippings, etc., to the top of an old table for a one-of-a-kind creation that tells a lasting story.
- Remove Rust Stains
Spray white vinegar on the rust, sprinkle on some baking soda and scrub with aluminum foil.
- Make Scratches disappear
Remove scratches from wood furniture by boiling a tea bag for 2-3 minutes, then using a cotton swab, apply the tea to the scratch. Repeat as many times as needed.
- Create Distressed Details
Apply a coat of paint to old wood furniture, then after it dries, sand it lightly with sandpaper for an old-fashioned chic look.
- Paint Your Upholstery
Did you know you can use special kinds of paint to paint cloth and upholstery? This is one of the easiest ways to give vintage furniture a unique modern look instantly.
- Try new doorknobs
Refresh an old dresser by replacing the old doorknobs and handles with newer ones in a modern style, or refresh the old ones with a bright coat of paint in an unexpected color.
- Remove stains from fabric furniture
While you can always buy an upholstery cleaner, a great DIY to clean stains from fabric is to rub piece chalk on the furniture. The chalk will absorb greasy stains, leaving the couch looking a lot cleaner.
What piece of furniture would you like to restore in your home? Let us know in the comments below.