Surely more than one has some old furniture at home, which would like to renew. Some time ago we saw how transform old chairs into flowerpots, to give an example. Yes, the old pieces give personality, character and a certain warmth. However, we do not always know what to do with them. That’s what we want to talk about in this article. Next we will give you 5 different ideas to restore old furniture.
There are many resources at our disposal, from painting them to covering them with painted paper, as we saw in “5 things you can do with wallpaper“Everything depends on the skill we have and the time we want to invest, because the truth is that they are all Low Cost ideas, that is to say economic ideas, that you can put into practice from now on.
Antique pickled furniture
The wooden furniture pickling They are pieces with a lot of charm. The technique of pickling is not complicated, it’s a matter of learning it and having a little patience at the beginning. The idea is to paint our furniture of any color and use a sandpaper to “age” certain parts. Be careful, because you will have to previously remove the varnishes or old paint from the furniture so that the new paint will grip better. Also, keep in mind that not all paintings are the same. Those that have an oily base tend to be brighter, but at the time of sanding it will cost you a little more. If you also want a more original finish, you can paint your furniture in one color and then cover it in a different color, so, when you sand it, you will remove the first tonality.
Restore old furniture with Chalk Paint or chalk paint
The chalk paint, popularly known as Chalk Paint, is causing real furor. No wonder, because its application is much simpler than conventional paints. What is this about? Well, it is not necessary to remove any previous varnish or finish (it is not necessary to treat the wood previously). It covers perfectly, both wood and plastic and any other material. Yes, metal too. Another of the properties of chalk paint is that the effect it leaves is velvety. Pastel colors that will be great in any room of the house.
How to restore old furniture with chalk paint?
Once again, what better to see how it is done to understand. On this occasion we share this videotutorial of Craftabulous, where he shows us step by step how to paint an old piece of furniture with chalk paint or chalk paint: