If you’re growing tired of an old piece of furniture, take a moment to consider an easy DIY makeover before hauling it out to the curb. Check out these easy, budget-friendly ways to update old furniture, so that you can breathe new life and character into worn-out pieces—and fall in love with them all over again.
Project via Hometalker Anna at Way of the Glue Gun
Maybe the only thing getting you down about your piece is the outdated hardware that clashes with your style. Try replacing the hardware with a store-bought substitute, or DIY your own one-of-a-kind knob or drawer pull.
Project via Hometalker Sarah at Sarah’s Big Idea
Add character and plush comfort to an old wooden piece by topping it off with a tufted fabric cover. While you could always lay a nice cushion over your piece for a quick fix, this DIY version is well worth the challenge for a chic, one-of-a-kind finish.
Project via Hometalker Kadie at Seven Alive
Give your old piece a fresh coat of bright paint to preserve the unique antique shape, while adding a fresh dimension. Our recommendation? Make your piece really pop with an eye-catching color and maybe even a drop of glimmering metallic sheen.
Project via Hometalker Amy at Stow and Tell U
To get an interesting look without paint, cover cabinet doors or drawers with an alternative material. Instead of going for plain contact paper or fabric, consider strips of burlap or repurposed coffee sacks to cover your old piece.
Project via Hometalker Bre at Brepurposed
Painting your piece and adding decoupaged details to certain spots will allow you to highlight interesting features. Turning your piece from tired to captivating is as simple as mixing and matching colors and patterns until you find a combination you love.
Project via Hometalker Amanda at Dwelling in Happiness
That old bedroom dresser may feel like an eyesore, but you might actually love it as a TV console or an entryway table. Instead of getting rid of your old, unwanted pieces, try them out somewhere else in your home—you might find the perfect fit for a different room!
Project via Hometalker Ansley at Vivaciously Vintage
Instead of a full paint job, offer your piece an interesting quick-fix by adding brightly colored paint to just the trim or other details to add a two-tone effect. Beyond creating an instant accent piece, his technique allows you to easily cover roughed up edges or other damage.
Looking for more furniture makeover ideas, inspirations and how-to’s? Check out the Painted Furniture page at Hometalk.