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The 6 Moneysaving Guide to Help You Shop for Furniture

For anyone who is looking to update their apartment, it is a big work choosing the right design, setting the budget, choosing the right people for construction work and all other aspects of proper house decorating.

Usually, people struggle not knowing where to start given that there is so much to do. Plus, if you are aware that your home needs all kinds of changes, yet the budget is not as thick as you would want it, you may feel frustrated.

However, no need to worry. There are so many DIY projects you can pull on your home and make it look absolutely wonderful.

We are giving you some of the best tips and ideas to rely on:

Start looking

Your local thrift shop, garage sale, estate sale or family basement may be full of old pieces of furniture that are really solid and well built. Most of those pieces still have lots of good years left in them and you can buy them for nearly nothing. So, the first step to your redecorating is to find pieces you may use. Hint: choose those that are not only good as they are but pieces that are solid in terms of built but good for some refurbishing.

Paint is your friend

A lot can be done with a can of paint and a good brush. A new coat of paint will turn a drab, boring piece of furniture into a cool, interesting looking one which will instantly give your space a new vibe. If the piece of furniture you are working on has already previously been repainted or it is just too old, you need to sandblast it and then paint it over.  You can go clean and simple with black or white, or go gold bold with color.

With just a little effort, you’ll turn an old piece of furniture into a show stopper! And the brilliant twist? YOU made that showstopper possible!

Hardware is great

A simple act of changing the hardware on your furniture is good enough to give the old pieces some life. With the right piece of hardware your furniture may get that modern or lux look, easily. Go to the hardware store and see what they are offering. You may be surprised what great offers they have!

Reuse

Usually, when we first buy a piece of furniture we are stuck with the idea what it’s for and what it looks like. The best way to go about changing up your home is to take a piece of furniture and look at in a totally different way. Once you find a new use for it, you’ll immediately get an idea how to style it up. For instance, turn a dresser into a kitchen island. How smart, creative and budget-friendly is that?!

Add some fabric

People forget what amazing things can be achieved with just a little bit of fabric. Throwing covers in a new, interesting color or pattern over your current pieces of furniture will give them a totally new vibe! If you can afford it, have your furniture re-done by a professional who will change the skin of your furniture easily and give it an amazing look. You can always style up with some new cushions!

Make it yourself

This is not such a great advice if you are not handy. But, if you are – it’s a blast! Not only will you make new pieces for your home but you’ll discover and channel the artist in you. Plus, it’s super relaxing and fun to do.  Going DIY on your furniture is a pretty good bet as it doesn’t cost much. Also, if you are not professionally involved with making furniture, it will take you longer than expected. Some rough statistics say that it takes three times longer for a newbie to make something than it would for a professional. This shouldn’t stop you, though. There are plenty of ways to create amazing pieces yourself. Use materials like wood, plastic pallets and even glass. Wood is definitely the easiest to manage, while plastic pallets look super interesting.

We hope we helped you embark on the DIY journey and we also hope you’ll enjoy every step of it. Don’t restrain yourself from being totally creative and open to new challenges – enjoy the ride, you never know what good will turn out of it!

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