Imagine turning an old dresser that you bought for into an entertainment unit that looks like it costs hundreds.You just have to enjoy DIY and redoing furnishings and you can literally change any piece of furniture into something that is perfect for your home.In short, getting our hardware the nice beautiful silver you see in the photo above took a lot of procrastination, research, scrubbing, soaking, brasso-ing, rub’n’buffing and finally, pure (exasperated) experimentation. In the photo below, you can see how dull and tarnished the rings and hinges were when we bought the piece.
Tables, dressers, chairs, really anything that you have that is old and outdated can be restored and when you do it yourself, you can save money and have pieces that you are proud to show off.
The next time you visit a thrift store, yard sale or anywhere that you may find furnishings, pay close attention to the price of old furniture. Now, start looking at pieces that you may want to redo.
We have a lot of ideas for you here that will show you how to turn boring, old pieces into fabulous new creations with very little time and money. It’s cheap and best of all, it gives you lots of opportunities to redo it the way you want.
Two-tiered end tables and nightstands were all the rage back in the 50s. With a new coat of paint or finish, an old relic like this can become an indispensible piece of furniture. Floral patterns were blocked out over the original wood finish while the whole table was painted white.
The results are earthy-looking flowers on a crisp white palette. The rustic finish is perfect for a family room -- you can put your feet up, spill soda on it, not use your coaster – it doesn’t matter – it'll all add to the natural, rich patina.