Refresh Dated or Second-hand Furniture
Follow the helpful tips and advice below to revive and refresh dated or second-hand furniture.
Reviving old furniture and second-hand buys has become the norm when furniture prices are skyrocketing. And it's not just that second-hand or used furniture is more affordable, it's about layering the home with pieces that are natural in origin and bring warmth and comfort into a home.
If you are looking to add second-hand pieces to your home, first consider the style that you love - one that will complement your lifestyle and decor. There are so many different ways to revive and give old furniture a makeover and you need to consider your skills before taking on a project. Even though second-hand furniture is more affordable, you don't want to waste money by purchasing pieces and not being able to carry through on what you want.
1. Restoration with a twist
There are more than a few DIY enthusiasts who are taking old furniture and adding a twist to the restoration process. It might simply be replacing the hardware, replacing drawers with doors, or removing or adding existing features to make it more modern, but one thing is for sure - these days anything goes! Solid wood furniture that has been unloved and discarded is worth the investment and there is nothing better than solid wood for adding warmth and beauty to a room setting, whether you sand and stain, apply a lacquer, or give it a more modern look with paint and accessories.
If you are interested in restoring old or second-hand furniture, take to social media and check out how furniture flippers are adding their unique touch to old-fashioned pieces and giving them a new lease on life.
We have previously looked at the topic of how you can flip furniture to make extra cash, but in this feature, we delve into furniture flippers on social media that can offer you advice and tips on flipping furniture for your own home. Read on to find out how easy it is and how you can save money by purchasing second-hand furniture and applying your personal touch.
If you thought that flipping furniture was difficult... Think again. We are lucky that we have Builders stores around the country and they offer everything you could possibly need to flip furniture. Handles and knobs, paint or stain and varnish, wooden trim, you name it - they have it and this makes it so easy to realise your furniture goals.
2. Is flipping furniture easy?
Flipping furniture is easy so long as you have a few basic DIY skills. Firstly, you should be able to handle a few basic power tools such as a jigsaw, sander, and drill. You also need to know about all the different paint techniques, and you will find all the information you need for this on the web or social media. And lastly, a trip to your nearest Builders to see what they offer will open up the possibilities of what you can do with what is available locally. Keep in mind that a lot of overseas flips show items that are not available here, so you have to make do with alternatives or substitutes.
3. How do they make furniture flips look so good?
I find it amazing how they show the before and after pics of furniture and the final result always looks fantastic, but how do they do it? Easy, don't cut corners and try to take the easy way out! Too often, enthusiastic DIY Divas get stuck into a project and then lose interest or become frustrated. Start with an idea, make up a list of what you need to do and what you need to do it, and take your time. A project rushed is a project spoilt.
4. Is flipping furniture expensive?
Flipping furniture doesn't have to cost a lot of money. When you select a piece of furniture to flip, think carefully about what you want to do and then pop into Builders on go online to their website to check what's in stock and the price. That way, you can budget for paint or supplies that you need and know exactly how much it is going to cost.
Join millions of other furniture flippers and put your creativity to use to fill your home with furniture that you love and give secondhand furniture a new life.