Refurbishing your old home furniture

Refurbishing your old home furniture

Are you tired of your same old scuffed and worn out home furniture? Could your end tables need a good sanding a new coat of varnish? Maybe you could spruce up that old couch with some new fabric or fluffier cushions. With the abundance of websites that offer information on the subject, you can complete just about any refurbishing without spending a lot of money. There are a thousand ways to refurbish your old home furniture but just a few simple do it yourself projects can add new life to your old things.

Wooden home furniture

Working with wooden home furniture while working with wood, you want to remember to strip your piece of any worn varnish or peeling paint, whether it be an end table, shelf, or lamp stand. You can usually find paint and varnish remover at the local hardware store. You will also need sandpaper to sand away any splinters. Once you strip and sand your piece, you can then begin to varnish or paint it. Put down newspaper before you start and be careful when working over the carpet. They call it to stain for a reason.

Choose carefully several shades of varnish

As with paint, there are several shades of varnish that you can choose from, from dark to light. Choose carefully, depending on the kind of wood that you are working with and the color of the rest of the home furniture you own. If you are painting with colored paint, consider contrasting or complimenting rather than completely matching. Reupholstering old home furniture there are several things that you can do with couches and chairs, and even kitchen chairs. Start by taking the cushions off and repairing any support beams that you have in your home furniture. Then you can easily strip the fabric on your couches and sew or staple new fabric back onto it. Don’t forget to make new covers for the cushions and consider getting some new foam if it is old or worn out. One of the most common ways to refurbish kitchen chairs is to remove the bottom supports and replace it with new wood. (Some chairs are made of metal frames and wooden supports).

Then you can tack on new cushioning and sew your fabric right on to it. For multiple aspect projects, check out cushioning a wooden chair – this lets you scrape, sand, stain, tack and sew all in one. Awesome! Refurnishing your home furniture is not complicated, although, for certain projects, you may choose to scrap the entire thing or start over with new materials. Make sure that you’ve researched what you’re doing before you begin and you can’t go wrong.

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