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DIY: Refreshing Old Furniture

by Neil Castellane 03/22/2020

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Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on custom-made, useful furniture that can really change the look and feel of your home.

Whether you’re trying to fix damage or you want to give your furniture a new look, there are many DIY tips to consider. Keep reading to learn some quick and effective ways on how to refresh your old furniture:

Patch It Up!

If you have a hole or tear in your furniture, then patching it up is a great option. And luckily, there are some simple ways on how to do this yourself. Take a look at this step-by-step guide for patching furniture:

  1. Cut off a piece of thick and hefty fabric to use as your patch. It’s important to make the patch a little bigger than the area you want to cover.
  2. Pull back the ripped upholstery and put the patch beneath it. Hold the flap of the upholstery back, then pin it in place.
  3. Apply a uniform layer of fabric glue to the patch, then add glue to the corners of the ripped upholstery.
  4. Take out the pin, and press down on the upholstery flap.
  5. Insert more pins if needed until the glue has dried.

Reupholstering

Another option is to reupholster your furniture. Whether you want a new look or you have a damaged piece, this can be a very beneficial method. Here is how to do this effectively:

  1. Only choose high-quality furniture. Reupholstering something that isn’t long-lasting could be a waste of time.
  2. Gather your fabric and make sure you have plenty of it.
  3. Assemble your tools: a flathead screwdriver, pliers, a hammer, a staple gun and a sewing machine with supplies.
  4. Remove the fabric from your furniture by removing staples, tacks, or screws.
  5. Clean the furniture or repair it if needed.
  6. Measure and cut the new fabric.
  7. Next, you’ll want to sew the fabric where necessary. Try to mimic the original sewing pattern with your new upholstery work.
  8. Staple the new fabric to the furniture with your staple gun. Work on one section at a time and ensure the fabric is lined up properly.
  9. Add finishing touches such as piping, buttons, or reattaching feet to the bottom of the furniture.

Give Your Home the Refresher It Needs!

A simple DIY furniture project can really take your home to the next level. These easy tactics can leave your furniture looking new and refreshed, which can really wow your guests. Staining and painting are a few other restoration methods you can try, and the results can blow you away! Now pick your furniture, grab your supplies, and get to work on your next DIY project!

About the Author
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Neil Castellane

About Neil

I have been selling Real Estate in the Lowcountry for over 21 years. With sales of over $100 Million and hundreds of transactions under my belt, I have the knowledge, experience and proven track record to help you find a new home or sell your property. I am a member and former board member of the Hilton Head Area Association Realtors. I am also a member of community service based organizations including VanLandingham Rotary and have spent multiple years on the board, and am a founding member of the the local Civitan organization.  

About Larry

I have been working with buyers and sellers on Hilton Head for 30 years. I know the Island and the Lowcountry area and have been tuned into the dynamics and changes that have taken place here over these many years. I have specialized in new construction and ocean oriented property in the Lowcountry. However, I have represented clients in over a quarter of a billion dollars in sales all over Hilton Head Island and Bluffton and in all types of property.  I am a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and a lifetime member of the Distinguished Sales Award.  My wife, Dawn, and I have 3 children - Jonathan, Stephen, and Abigail.  All of us enjoy being involved in the community, primarily through sports, school, and church. I came down here to sell real estate and have never looked back.  I can’t imagine a better place to live and raise a family.  I can help you with villas, golf-oriented properties, plantation homes, oceanfront or rental opportunities.  Call me today for any and all of your real estate needs in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Lowcountry area or e-mail me at [email protected].

My Promise to you

Contact me today and get the representation you need to find property on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Low Country. Get the facts: Rental quotes, costs and hidden fees, past sales, floor plans, current MLS and FSBO listings, even properties that are not currently listed for sale yet. I have the knowledge and experience to give you ONLY the BEST service and all at NO COST TO YOU!!! My record speaks for itself and my clients will tell you, ALL OF THEM!!! Desire...that sums up my persona in one word. The desire to accomplish goals in the work place, in the community, and in my personal life. Since moving to Hilton Head Island and working with the Charter One Realty, that concept is stronger than ever. A resident for over 21 Years, I have already established a foot hold in the community.