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Repurposing Old Furniture

Let's face it, not all of us have the budget to fill our house with expensive, brand new furniture every time we move, or whenever we fancy something a little bit different, but what can we do when we want a change? Repurposing old furniture is something that people have done for years, and it's only becoming more and more prevalent - just take a look at Pinterest for proof of that! Today, we're going to be talking about upscaling and repurposing your old furniture, and old furniture you can find in charity shops, and second hand on eBay and the like. So, if you think a change of colour scheme or a furniture switch around is on the horizon, just keep on reading!


Let’s face it, not all of us have the budget to fill our house with expensive, brand new furniture every time we move, or whenever we fancy something a little bit different, but what can we do when we want a change? Repurposing old furniture is something that people have done for years, and it’s only becoming more and more prevalent – just take a look at Pinterest for proof of that! Today, we’re going to be talking about upscaling and repurposing your old furniture, and old furniture you can find in charity shops, and second hand on eBay and the like. So, if you think a change of colour scheme or a furniture switch around is on the horizon, just keep on reading!

Repurposing your old furniture

There are a number of things you can do to make your old furniture look and feel brand new, and it doesn’t have to be difficult, or even expensive! Here are a few:

Give it a paint

You can give your furniture a brand new lease of life by giving it a paint! Give it a coat of white or black for a monochrome minimalist feel, or a beautiful wood stain for a hint of rustic charm that wouldn’t be out of place in an old country farm house! No matter what you go for  – even if its a pastel or neon colour – that paint is going to give your furniture the get up and go that it’s been lacking, and in just a few hours!

Embellish, embellish, embellish

Add handles, put knobs on it, add little pieces purely for decoration, whatever you fancy! You can find things to embellish your old furniture with in big craft shops, and home improvement stores, often for a very low price. This is an effective way to bring your furniture to life and make it fit your new aesthetic.

Don’t forget your repairs

Sometimes we’re tempted to buy new furniture purely because the things we have are coming to the end of their life and need a bit of TLC. If this is the case, hold back from the shops and give your furniture a bit of attention. Repair things that are broken, add on handles that have fallen off, sand a scratched top. Spend an afternoon just fixing things up, and then decide if your pieces need any of the above!

Hopefully we’ve given you a few ideas to bring your furniture up to date, and give you what you’re looking for without the massive expense that usually goes along with buying brand new furniture. Give it a go, you won’t regret it!

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.