Reduce Reuse & Upcycle
15 July 2015
Has your furniture seen better days? Or are you looking for an affordable way to create a new statement piece for your home? Upcycling is a great way to give a new lease of life to an old, tired piece of furniture or to give a facelift to boring book case, coffee table or cabinet. So before you go out and spend a good chunk of your next pay packet on new furniture, have a look at these quick and easy upcycling ideas.
Découpage is a technique that has been used for centuries in countries such as France, China and Russia. Découpage means “the art of using cut-out paper, plastic or other flat material over which varnish or lacquer is applied.” A quick and easy way to cover marked or scratched surfaces.
Mix & Match
To revamp old shelves or book cases try using a mixture of paint and wallpaper to cover worn or boring surfaces. To allow your ornamental and decorative pieces to stand out we would suggest using a subtle wallpaper, but don’t be scared to go big and bold with your choice of prints.
A Lick Of Paint
A simple fresh lick of paint can work wonders for giving old pieces of furniture a new look.
The Little Things
Painting or placing wallpaper to the bottom of your drawers, is a subtle way of adding to all of those all-important finishing touches that make any room look complete.
We’ve Covered Everything
There’s so many things you can upcycle using off cuts of fabric or wallpaper from foot stools, stair cases to fridges. So what are you waiting for?