Don’t Get Rid of Your Old Furniture!

February 12, 2014 by No Comments

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The first thing we usually do with items around the house that we no longer need, is throw them out. But this might not be the best thing to do. Old ladders, wall hangings, cabinets, drawers, chests, and furniture can instead be repurposed and turned into the perfect decor for your home.

In many cases, furniture repurposing is used to give different items a vintage or antique look. This usually means that it represents an older style from earlier time periods from at least 50 years ago. Vintage repurposed furniture can include old tables, mirrors, dressers, wood pieces from your garage, and even old mattress springs. Sites like HGTV often offer homeowners ideas for repurposing furniture that you have laying around the house. For example, a rickety old step ladder can be re-stained and hung on the wall, and the steps can hold different knick knacks like a shelf. This can add a cottage look to your home.

Other ideas for repurposing furniture in your home involve re-painting old wood or veneered furniture, and giving it a modern classical look. Veneered furniture is usually covered with a thin sheet of high quality wood, and can be stripped and re-finished with new veneer, or completely redone with new fabric. Some other innovative decor ideas take old cabinet doors and place them around the house on the walls as interior design accents, use old bedroom headboards as a coat rack by re-painting and adding hooks to them, and also utilize decoupage to turn any furniture from shabby to chic.

Because of the nostalgia that this kind of antique looking furniture evokes, many people buy vintage furniture from stores that sell repurposed furnishings. In fact, sales for vintage furniture have grown by 30% in the U.S. in the last decade. This could mean that you could also make some extra money selling repurposed furniture from your own home.

So instead of tossing old things out, take a look around and see how a repurposed version could add appeal to your home. The vintage effect it creates could add visual interest, and this way, getting the perfect touch of rustic charm in your home will not have to cost you a fortune. For more information, read this website:

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