If you have been noticing that lately, the furniture in your home has started to look worn out and old, you may perhaps consider replacing it. However, buying new furniture may not be always a wiser option, or a feasible one at that.
For one thing, it is far too expensive, and secondly you may not always find a piece that will go with the rest of your home décor. In such a situation, opt for refinishing the furniture. It is cheaper and you may even consider doing it yourself. Besides, you are relieved of the hassles of matching the furniture pieces with your home décor.
Simply applying a fresh coat of paint can render them an entirely new look. Before painting them, it is important to sand the surface. Sanding allows the paint to hold better onto the surface.
Take your kitchen cabinets in an open space and start sanding them with a sandpaper. Clear the dust off the surface and apply a coat of furniture primer. Allow it to dry completely before you start painting.
One other useful tip is using a stencil for creating attractive design patterns on the doors of the cabinets. You can also consider replacing cabinet door knobs and handles to give it a brand new look.
Replace the cushioning of the chairs or simply add more stuffing to the existing cushions for more comfort. You may ask a professional to reupholster the chairs, so that you don't mess with the measurements and other technical aspects. Wooden tables and chairs can benefit from different refinishing techniques such as staining and dyeing.
Also invest in a new fabric for the sofa cushions. Beds can be refinished by staining the frame, bedpost, and headboard. You may also invest in a new mattress.
One popular idea and a personal suggestion is to antique your furniture. It lends the atmosphere a very antique, classic, and worn out look. However, this idea may not go down well with everyone. Besides, antique furniture may not look good if you have a very modern home.