Practical Tips for Restoring Old Furniture



Have you ever wanted to give freshness and new shine to your household? Most immediately think of buying new furniture. However, there is a much simpler and also more financially profitable solution that you can do. You probably have old pieces of furniture sitting somewhere in the corner of your room, preferably covered with different fabrics and things so that they cannot be seen.

The solution for beautifying your home, or even completely changing the appearance of certain rooms, lies precisely in those old, inherited pieces of furniture! In the following text, we present some useful tips for restoring old furniture.

What tools are needed for work?

To process wooden furniture, you need simple tools, and in that sense, there is no need for huge investments. Every investment will definitely pay off because once you restore furniture, you will look at this job in a completely different way, and you will want to do it again.

You can buy tools in specialized stores or online shops that sell tools and give you the opportunity to buy everything you need more conveniently, from the comfort of your armchair.

To make your work much easier, you need, among other things such as: drill, pliers, hammer, nails, screws, screwdriver, scissors, paintbrush for wood, sandpaper, and stapler for wood and textiles. We all have some of these tools in our home workshop, so no purchase is necessary for these occasions.

Tricks for painting furniture

The first step when painting furniture is to apply a putty with which you will fill any cracks and holes in the furniture. This is followed by sanding, which will remove the old paint and get to clean wood. Then you need to wipe all surfaces with a cloth to remove sanding residue.

This procedure is followed by the application of the base (primer), which will ensure the durability of your furniture. After drying, the primer should also be lightly sanded with fine sandpaper and gently wiped with a cloth.

Depending on your desire and the type of wood, you can use acrylic wood paints, water-based wood paints, polyurethane paints, and chipboard paints. First, go over the surface with a roller and then with a brush so that the paint is evenly applied, and the corners are adequately painted.

After the paint dries, you will see if one layer of paint is enough and go over with a brush once more if it is not. We suggest that you consult with a professional when purchasing primer, wood paint, and possibly finishing varnish. It is highly likely that the worker at the paint shop will know the answers to your questions.

Liven up the interior with restored armchairs

Armchairs are a very important part of the interior of every home and generally represent one of the most comfortable and favorite corners of most homes. Precisely because the armchair is the favorite place to sit, the material wears out quickly and loses the charm it once had.

Then it’s time for restoration. The first step is to remove the old fabric, and it is best to save the material in its entirety as it will be helpful when cutting the new material for the armchair. When the armchair has no material left and only the inner filling is visible, you can sand the legs and repaint them according to the instructions we have given above.

After that, it’s time for upholstery. We advise you to search the internet and watch the many videos that offer detailed instructions for reupholstering furniture, as this is still a bit more demanding work. When it comes to choosing the material for armchairs, it is best to match the design with the color of the walls and the design of the entire room.

The budget plays an important role

There are several angles from which to look at the money you invest in furniture restoration. We will illustrate with an example – money invested in tools and materials is a long-term investment, and you will be able to use that tool for a long period of time for various household tasks.

On the other hand, if you spend a large amount of money on paint, fabric for an armchair, and realize that you also need stuffing material, it may still be more cost-effective to buy a new armchair.

That’s why we suggest that before you embark on any of the projects, put everything on paper, ask about the prices, but also the procedures, talk to experts, and make the most practical plan. Sometimes it is enough to change the hinges on the cabinets and dressers and completely change their appearance.

Restoration is a creative and interesting process

For any furniture restoration services you can contact our company VS Design & Upholstery. In addition to saving money, restoration provides you with some other benefits. During this process, you will release your creative energy, enjoy playing with colors and materials, and at the end of the process, you will have the opportunity to admire your masterpiece and enjoy the new interior of your home.

In addition, by deciding to restore furniture, you will contribute to the planet from an ecological aspect. So, there are many reasons to embark on this interesting adventure, and we recommend that you get down to business as soon as possible!

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