Furniture and antiques can be expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece!
Upcycling is a great way to turn old and worn-out furniture into fresh, new pieces that still look great with your modern furniture. Check out our tips here on how to make your next upcycled furniture project!
Pretty Paints and Patterns
One of the best furniture revamp styles right now is to use paints and patterns to turn drab old furniture into unique pieces for your home. A new coat of paint can help you bridge the gap between outdated furniture and chic modern living.
Bold jewel tones and soft pastel shades have been popular this year for upcycled furniture. One idea is to paint the legs of the tables or chairs with an accent color such as a bold teal or pastel pink, keeping the rest white or another neutral tone.
You might also use wallpaper or paint stencils to create patterns, such as floral patterns or geometric designs. For example, you might try using a geometric-patterned wallpaper on the sides or insides of the drawers in an old cabinet, and painting the outside a matching solid color.
Give It New Legs to Stand on
If you’re looking for ideas for a furniture design project to turn something into a table or chair, try to look for ways to update the furniture legs! You might enjoy this set of 4 legs with protector feet that come in a variety of color choices and looks great with both modern and retro furniture.
You can add new legs to your furniture project to turn it into something new! For example, you could add feet and a cushion to an old suitcase or bathtub to turn it into a stool, couch, or ottoman!
Think Outside The Box
The best part about upcycled furniture is that you can use anything at all to make pretty much anything else. Everything from old milk crates and truck parts to bathtubs can be repurposed into cool, modern furniture items.
Some of the best modern DIY furniture projects use old wooden milk crates, ladders, pallets, salvaged wood, and more to craft stunning new creations. You can use these to make shelves, coat hangers, towel racks, sofas, coffee tables, and anything else you can imagine.
Recycling is the name of the game when it comes to decorations, too. Tin cans and reusable jars make great succulent planters! Be creative and think about how you can reuse items you already have in your home.
Tips for Starting Your Next Furniture Project
For your next DIY furniture project, you don’t have to spend a lot of money at the antiques store to have unique furniture pieces. You can refurbish and recycle old materials to make beautiful new furniture for your home using some paint, furniture feet, creativity, and a little love.
We hope you enjoyed these ideas for how you can breathe new life into old furniture! Check out our other blog posts for even more tips and DIY ideas to customize your home!