How to Make Your Old Furniture Look like New Again?

If you are wondering how to make your old furniture look like new again, do not worry! Your search stops here. There are simple methods that can easily make your favorite piece look like it just came fresh off the store shelves.

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Refinishing furniture has become a popular trend. Refinishing helps bring back the character of your favorite furniture, be it a table, piano, or anything else.

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Restoring furniture is also becoming popular. A lot of people are buying used furniture (either broken or functional). If it is broken, they restore it to its original functional state and then paint it and sand it to give off a vintage appeal.

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With any project that requires restoration or restoring, there are definitely a few things to consider. You will want to factor in the time it will take you to either hire someone else or complete the task yourself. Also, consider how much it would cost to buy new materials or hiring someone to buy the materials and then fix the furniture, as well.

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Sand, Paint, and Polish

One of the ways you can make something look new is by sanding, painting, and polishing it. Of course this has its restrictions, but if done correctly can really bring back the life of your furniture. Consider sanding an old wooden desk, painting it, and then polishing it.

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Using the Right Materials

If you are still trying to figure out how to make your old furniture look new again, keep in mind there certain materials that should be used. Certain surfaces will be easier to refinish than others. Some materials you should consider purchasing include:

  • Furniture Stripper
  • Scraper
  • Paint

Furniture Refinishing

There is a lot more to furniture refinishing than a lot of people realize. It requires stripping off the old surface and then sanding it down to prepare the surface for the refinishing. Applying new finish can only be done when the old surface has been completely stripped and the area is clean.

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After the area is cleaned, you can finally apply the finish. Some people decide to leave the furniture as is, as people have different tastes. Others prefer adding another color, or applying a natural finish to give it a glossy touch, almost as if it is brand new.

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Some people embellish their furniture in an effort to make it look brand new. You would be surprised at how simply adding a few embellishments and a few tiles can add a completely new look and feel. Sometimes it also gives the piece of furniture a trendy and modern appeal, depending on your incorporate your style.

Simple Add-Ons

There are simply ways to accessorize your furniture and make it look new by incorporating simple add-ons. Consider accessorizing your old couch with an accented pillow. It will give the furniture a new look even though you have not changed a thing!

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There are a variety of ways to make your old furniture look like it is new again. Just remember to factor in how much time you will be spending on the project and what you will have to pay to get it completed.

Do you have any tips or tricks to making your old furniture look new again? Tell us about it!

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