So you’re short of budget but what to upgrade your furniture? Here are are other cost-effective things you can do
- Use decals
Furniture decals are designs or patterns that are printed on a very thin piece of paper that can be applied to furniture. Once they’re transferred it gives the impression that the print or design was hand-drawn or hand-painted on the surface. The beauty of decals is they’re usually affordable and the application is very easy.
- Sand off and treat the wood beneath
Before sanding off old paint, you want to find out what kind of wood is underneath. If there is solid wood under, sanding off the paint can be a way of refreshing a piece of furniture. To finish off this easy makeover all you have to do is stain the wood with a stainer of your choice.
- Add mirrors
Mirrored furniture is very much ‘in’ at the moment. Depending on the furniture piece that you want to upgrade, the cost can be pretty minimal. You can easily transform a nightstand, a dresser or even a wardrobe. The added perk of this makeover is the things that you need to finish are pretty minimal and not too costly.
Furniture Stencils are perfectly sized for small DIY decor projects such as painting a custom furniture design. Stencil your own rustic bedroom furniture, pallet furniture, contemporary furniture, distressed furniture, or paint kitchen cabinets with furniture paint. DIY furniture can look just like store-bought designer furniture… and save you money!
- Update hardware
- Spray painting your hardware is the cheapest way and probably the easiest way to give it an update. It will only set you back $3 – $5 for a can of paint
- Rub ‘ N Buff
If you want a true metallic look for your hardware, your best bet will be to use Rub ‘N Buff. Rub ‘N Buff is a wax type product that you literally just rub onto your hardware and then buff it to as much of a shine as you would like.
- Restore your hardware
Instead of painting or waxing your hardware, it may just need a really good cleaning. I found Bar Keepers Friend about nine months ago, and in all honesty, I consider it a miracle product for hardware. There’s no doubt in my mind they are working some kind of voodoo magic into that little can.
6. Add LED track lighting
LED strip lights can be easily cut to size or connected to fit perfectly under pieces of furniture, so it looks as though your accent lighting has been expensively custom-made. You don’t need to keep bending down to switch them on either, as many come with handy remote controls. Placing LED light strips under cabinets and dressers will maximise the feeling of space.