Weekend DIY: How to Repurpose Wood Furniture

When it comes to giving your space a new look, furniture is one of the best ways to give your house or apartment a facelift. But did you know that you don’t have to buy new to get that fresh feeling? Learning how to repurpose wood furniture is a good way to reinvent your space without breaking your budget.

Repurposed furniture ideas aren’t limited to small pieces, either; both large items and smaller accent pieces are great candidates for a makeover. All it takes is a little time and creativity to reimagine what’s possible and come up with new solutions for your space. Here are three simple DIY ideas for reinventing wood furniture that you can do in a weekend; just add creativity.

Rethink What You Have

Not all furniture items have to serve their original purpose. For example, that little wooden stepladder can be painted a bright or funky color, mounted on the wall and transformed into a conversation-sparking shelf. Reimagine old window frames as innovative photo frames, just add a fresh coat of paint. Alternatively, paint an old dresser or armoire, and then transform it into a workspace by adding a shelf for your computer — and you’ll have all the storage space your home office needs.

Dress It Up

Reupholstering is another simple but effective way to dress up wood furniture, be it a vintage find or a modern piece. Add a colorful padded seat to a wooden bench, and it becomes a comfy corner piece for guests and family members, or add fabric insets and accents to a wooden headboard for a softer look in your bedroom.

Add Some Color

Of course, painting and staining your wood furniture is another way to give it a new look, and it’s a great way to create a “statement piece” in your home. Large items, like kitchen tables, can get a new lease on life with some new paint. If you’re sprucing up a kitchen table, make sure you add a few extra coats of paint and finish with a clear coating, as your table gets more wear than most furniture. You don’t have to be locked into a single shade, either. Mix it up by adding colorful accent pieces that are repainted to complement the furniture and serve as the room’s focal point.

When you’re ready to create a new look for your home, CORT Furniture Clearance Centers can help you find the right pieces to give each room exactly what you need. Buying quality pieces and then re-purposing them ensures that they’ll be around for years to come — and ready for you to use them in a whole new way down the road.