Save Money Staging Your Home with Furniture Upcycling

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    Upcycling Furniture Can Give Old Furniture a New Look

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    Try using upcycled and recycled furniture in your home. Nitzman via Deposit Photos

    Staging your home can often be a challenge if you don't have the right furniture to make a good impression. You may have to buy new furniture, remodel rooms, and get new appliances. But you’d be surprised to know that buyers are impressed with much less. Instead of breaking the bank, cut back costs when staging by upcycling furniture. Here’s how to go about it. You may have to buy new furniture, remodel rooms, and get new appliances. But you’d be surprised to know that buyers are impressed...MORE with much less. Instead of breaking the bank, cut back costs when staging by upcycling furniture. Here’s how to go about it.​

    Recycled Furniture Can Give a New Purpose in your Home

    If you think your flower pots and planters could use a little sprucing up, get out your old wood chairs. Cut holes in the seats of the chairs and slot in the pots. If your kids have grown up and no longer use their doll-sized chairs, make use of them. Simply place the pots on the seats – no need to make holes. You can also use potty chairs as they are made with holes.

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    Transform your Old Furniture in your Kitchen and Dining Room

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    Use repurposed decor to decorate your kitchen. Jack Malipan via Deposit photos

    Kitchen Ideas: Transform your Old Furniture

    If there is one furniture piece that takes a lot of strain in the kitchen, it is the dining room table. Chips, stains, and scratches can make it a very unattractive furniture piece. There are many ways you can repurpose your kitchen table. Here are 4 great upcycling ideas. 

    1. Paint the table and select a bold hue for the table top and sides. Once it dries, nail a piece of patterned oilcloth across the top. The bold color will add fun to the elegant look.

    2. Cho...MOREose decorative wallpaper for the tabletop and paint the rest of the table a complimentary color. You can have a glass panel installed on top of the wallpaper. Use the table in your home office.

    3. You can also turn your old kitchen table into a bathroom washstand. But for this project, you may have to enlist the services of a plumber. This is because you’ll have to install tiles on the table as well as a basin.

    4. Lastly, you can turn your old kitchen table into a lovely console table. Paint the tabletop different colors and use masking tape to prevent colors from bleeding. Enhance the beauty of the table by applying clear matt varnish.

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    Turn an Ordinary Piece of Furniture into a New Bookcase

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    Use creative upcycling ideas to transform a bookcase. Photographee.eu via Deposit Photos

    Furniture Upcycling Can Make an Old Bookcase New Again

    If your bookcase no longer complements your living room décor or is simply falling apart, your first thought may be to put it in the basement or throw it away. Why not upcycle it and save the money you would have spent on a new one? With a little creativity and effort, you can transform the piece into these useful items.

    • A desk: You can turn your old bookcase into a desk with a little modification.

    • Under bed storage: Always wished you had more...MORE storage in your home? Add the bookcase under a bed frame and optimize the unused space.

    • Reading bench: You can convert your old bookcase into a kids’ reading bench.

    • Fabric storage: If your closets are small, you can turn the bookcase on its side and create a great fabric storage solution.

    Here are a few ways to repurpose flea market finds into bookcases

    Upcycling Furniture Can Save you Money in the Bedroom

    That old dresser may have outlived its usefulness in your bedroom, but you can use it in other areas of your home. You can turn it into a planter for succulents, a pet bed, a pet food station, a dining room buffet, or a home office desk. To create a home office desk, you will have to take out most of the drawers or replace large drawers with small ones so a chair can slide underneath. You will also have to add a bigger piece of wood to the top.

    Upcycling furniture is all about seeing the beauty in old furniture. It is about giving outdated pieces a new lease on life. You can turn neglected furniture pieces into customized ones and make home buyers see how unique your home is. Before you get rid of that dated desk or that old stool, take the time to consider how the pieces can be updated and reused. Recycled furniture can wow buyers just like new furniture.