Furniture makeover is, as any enthusiastic homeowner would tell you, a labor of love. Giving your neglected or dull furniture a second life is a commitment in time. Anybody familiar with the process instinctively understands that it isn’t a hobby you can rush through. However, some projects are much quicker than others. And if you’re new to the world of furniture makeover and wondering how to proceed you have to take several factors into consideration before starting. For instance, if you already have a plan about what you want to achieve and understand the process, you’re likely to be quicker than if you are still clueless about what to do with your items. The key is just some creativity! Some makeovers can take less than an hour such as our Quick Folding Chair Makeover. Some take a great deal more time. We’ve got suggestions for all of them!!
Painting the quickest way to makeover furniture
It’s amazing what just a new coat of paint can do to pretty much anything. There’s something inherently artistic about DIY activities. However, you’ll rapidly discover that having a clear strategy about what you want to do and how to achieve it can make a huge difference. Let’s put it that way: If you have a plan, you’re going to move rapidly through the makeover steps. Take a look at this old hutch makeover that went from being a tired-looking, narrow element to becoming a bright, bold, and spacious piece of furniture. Following a plan means that you can go as fast as it takes for the paint and other resources to dry. You’ve already got your eyes fixed on the next step so that you’re never wasting time.
Check out this unique project below where paint was the key feature!
More Detailed makeovers
Damaged furniture or items that you wish to modify can require longer. If you’re going to restore an old wooden table, for instance, it may not be a smooth and straightforward project. Sanding and polishing can only get you so far. However, if you’re looking at more intricate repair or restoration work, such as replacing broken legs or top, it can take several weeks to source the right material. Ideally, you want a separate workshop or local storage facilities to keep your item during the process. Some extensive makeover projects can take several months, depending on the material you need!
The hutch makeover below took a bit more time as it was painted, had some parts cut and new hardware was added. But it turned out amazing!
So, you’ve bought that vintage piece from the flea market. It doesn’t look like much at the moment, but you want to turn it into something fresh and funky for your home. You just don’t know what. The most challenging part of a makeover project is to figure out what you want to do. Inspiration is a mixture of opportunity and creativity. Perhaps there’s no need for the item right now. You may need to store it away until you finally get an idea. This could take days, weeks, or even years! Even crafters can have creative blocks. Our Furniture Makeover Category is filled with ideas!
Refurbishing Furniture with Modern Colors (From a Thrift Store find!)
In conclusion, there is no right or wrong answer. For some people, a furniture makeover project is a matter of an afternoon. Others will need several days or weeks, depending on the work that needs doing. And if you don’t know where to start, you can take as long as you need for creativity to hit you! The bottom line: Don’t set yourself a deadline and enjoy the process.