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Cost-effective ways to make old furniture look new

We all have those well-loved pieces of old furniture, either passed down by our parents or found at a vintage store that add a touch of character to our homes. 

But, these can start to look a little outdated over time and if you simply don’t have the budget to replace it, there are some easy ways to give your old dresser or cabinet a modern makeover. 

Here are five cost-effective ways to make old furniture look new: 

1. Clean, repair & refinish – If your old furniture is looking a little worse for wear, the first step is to give it a good clean. You might also need to make some repairs, such as fixing loose handles or repairing scratches and dents. Once you’ve done that, you can consider refinishing the piece to make it pristine once again. 

2. Respray old furniture – A fresh coat of paint can work wonders on tired, old furniture. Respraying is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to give any statement piece a new lease on life, leaving no unsightly brush strokes for a flawless finish with minimal prep work required and unlimited colour choices to choose from!  

3. Upgrade hardware – Another quick and easy way to modernise old furniture is to swap out the hardware. This could mean replacing drawer pulls, handles or knobs for something more contemporary like stainless steel, brass, matt black or even geometric fittings. You’ll make a big impact for less! 

4. Add texture & textiles – Textured fabrics and materials can create instant interest and dimension to any piece of furniture. Place a matching cushion, throw on a couch or chair or reupholster in modern fabrics. For something really different, add decorative elements like tassels or fringe for a chic look. 

5. Change furniture legs – A cost-effective way to make old furniture look new is to simply switch out the legs. There are tons of different styles available for chairs, tables, wardrobes and more, so you’re sure to find something that suits your taste. For example, if you have a cabinet with very ornate legs, you could switch them out for streamlined or industrial style ones. 

With these simple tips, you can easily and cost-effectively update your furniture. So don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative – your home will thank you for it!

Trusted furniture spray painting experts 

We offer a fast and affordable furniture respraying service for all homes and businesses in Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Leicester and all other major areas across the Midlands. 

Our 10 year guarantee means that your furniture paint will not crack, fade away or peel for a decade! Get in touch with us on 01922 254034 and let us talk you through the process.