Making Old Furniture Into Something New

bloom-1846197_960_720When it comes to home decor, a popular trend has been to take furniture and modify it into something new and interesting. This has quite a few benefits as used furniture can be obtained quite cheaply, and (if you are a fan of DIY projects) the whole process can be a lot of fun. Not to mention that you are in complete control of the style that you will end up with so you can totally theme your home how you’d like to.

As far as how to make the actual modifications, that information can be found elsewhere, but here we’re going to talk about sourcing your materials. So let’s start with the furniture itself. Stores like Goodwill sometimes actually have things like tables and chairs and smaller dressers and the like. These pieces can be purchased for next to nothing and are great starting points for upcycling furniture. There is also craigslist which has loads of furniture up for sale.

You will also need some tools (unless you are only doing a paint or stain job) and these can be gotten at a local pawn shop in Davie. Typically, you can find all sorts of tool kits and power tools at a pawn shop for not too much money. If you are planning on doing several more serious modifications, then you would be best to own these tools yourself. It is also good to have a good tool collection if you are an avid do-it-yourselfer.

Lastly, there is the matter of getting ideas. Once you have your furniture and tools, you need to know what you would like to create, and the internet is a wealth of inspiration for this type of thing. Sites like Pinterest have thousands of photos and very often you can also find guides as to how certain results were achieved.

Once you have everything needed, all that’s left is to get busy. So good luck on furnishing your home with unique and creative pieces.