With just a little attention and creativity, you can perk up an old piece of furniture. And no, it does not have to be expensive. All you need are a few things that you probably have around the house and a bit of your time to do the work.
I promise you. You’ll be surprised how a neglected, old piece of ‘junk’ can be transformed in to a beautiful home decor that is worth showing off.
#1 Quirk up with chalkboard paint
If vintage is your style, chalkboard paint is taking over home décor these days. There is no surprise to that because first, it’s cheap, and second, it comes in spray-on version (which makes it easy for us non-painters).
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So, if you have an old table or a hand-me-down dresser that’s been sitting in the basement for years, why not paint the whole thing with chalkboard paint and let the kids go crazy with the chalk?
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#2 Go chic with spray paint
Not all furniture we have looks pretty. Some we might have picked from a garage sale, handed down by your parents, or simply worn out by using it over the years.
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However, a simple painting method such as spray painting can give new life to dying furniture. And the best thing about spray painting is you can do it on almost anything!
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Things that we love to spray paint include folding chairs, stools, metal dining chairs, and small accessories like lamps and flower vases.
#3 Have fun with stencil
Yup. Stencil as in the art project you did in grade school. Only this time, you will do it to impress your guests, not your teacher.
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Stencil has been around for centuries, but right now, it’s making a comeback in the home décor world as a trendy way to style homes. It now comes in all sorts of stylish patterns that are readily available in stores.
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But, if you want to save a few bucks on those, you can print yours. I personally recommend applying the paint with a sponge roller for a quick and more polished look.
#4 Play with fabric
Do you have an old dresser? One of the easiest to update it is to cover it with fabric. Linen and grass cloth looks good on dressers. You can also fabric on the backing of a book shelf or the walls inside the cleaning closet.
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#5 Paper power
Hate wasting paper? Well, now you can repurpose those textured or beautifully patterned paper leftovers last Christmas.
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You can use patterned wrapping paper to cover the back of a bookcase or the insides of a drawer. For a more durable alternative, you can use wallpaper to cover your kitchen cabinet for a unique look.
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Most importantly, have fun decorating and make sure that the project you will work on will complement to overall look of your home.