Tips for restoring old fitted wardrobes

Whether it’s an antique or a newer piece, fitted wardrobes can become outdated, cluttered or a bit drab over time. Before you decide to completely replace it, here are a few key tips for restoring old fitted wardrobes that can help make your furniture look and feel fresh: 

1. Start with a thorough clean

Old fitted wardrobes can accumulate a lot of dust and grime over the years, so it’s important to give them a good clean before starting any restoration work. Use a soft brush or cloth for a quick dust off, before vacuuming the inside and outside of the wardrobe to remove any remaining dirt.

2. Refinish the wood

Depending on the type of wood your wardrobe is made from, you may need to refinish it to restore its original beauty. If the wood is in good condition, you can simply clean and polish it to bring back the shine. For more serious damage, you may need to sand down the surface and then apply a new finish.

3. Replace any missing hardware

One of the easiest ways to update an old fitted wardrobe is to replace any missing or damaged hardware. New knobs, pulls, and hinges can make a big difference in the overall look of the piece and help to fit in with the style of your room. 

4. Add some new embellishments

Another tip for restoring old fitted wardrobes is adding some personal touches with new embellishments. Hooks, shelves, or trim can help to give your furniture a custom look that perfectly complements your style. Mirrors are another functional feature to maximise natural light and create the illusion of space. 

5. Repaint your fitted wardrobe

Finally, If your old fitted wardrobe is looking faded or dingy, consider repainting it using a fresh coat of paint in a clean, modern colour. Here at Sprayworks UK, we offer the full range of Farrow and Ball, RAL and British Standard (BS) paints with a flawless finish that will withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. 

For more information about our fast and affordable fitted furniture respraying service in Birmingham, call 01922 254034 and we’ll talk you through our process.