DIY Furniture Refinishing
“It’s a good thing until you discover a better thing.” Martha Stewart
Are you familiar with the term ‘upcycling?’ Upcycling – or creative reuse - is basically about finding innovative ways to use or showcase an object. It’s about finding an inspired way to convert old stuff into refreshing and beautiful new stuff. It’s all about transformation.
Upcycling is not the same as recycling. Recycling is about discarding things – sending them away to be safely converted into reusable forms. Upcycling, however, is about keeping things and transforming them into something novel and pleasing. It’s all about The Revamp.
The benefits of upcycling
Upcycling is fun. It’s creative and it’s without rules. On a grander scale, upcycling:
· Minimizes the volume of discarded materials sent to landfills
· Is a cost-effective way to redecorate
· Allows you to adapt your furniture to suit your evolving home décor style
· Brings joy through transforming personal items with your unique touch
· Keeps family treasures with much-loved history where they belong - in your home!
Out with the old and in with the new…with paint
Bringing new life to cherished objects in your home can be just the thing to give your home décor a much-needed boost. A mini-makeover of well-loved furniture, for example, can add instant oomph to a room!
And it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, upcycling beloved treasures around the house can be easy, enjoyable and rewarding. Paint, for example, can be extraordinarily transformative. Upcycling is a great way to breathe new life into good furniture – and it’s amazing how a simple lick of paint can completely transform an old chair, chest or table.
What timeworn treasures do you see in your home that could use a loving lift? A small side-table? A stool? A bench? An old wooden box?
Put your upcycling creativity to work!
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