Restoring furniture for your home

Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2020

Once you have decided a piece of furniture is worth the work, it is important to have a plan to stop costs spiraling out of control. Sometimes a quick fix is all that’s needed and others require a bit more work. No matter how much work is involved, here are some tips to help save some cash on the way.

  1. Know what your budget is

This may sound obvious but it’s the most important part of any renovation. It is rare that a project works out 100% to plan with things taking longer than planned and costs getting out of control. Knowing exactly how much you’re prepared to spend will put you in good stead moving forward.

  1. Have a clear vision

Once your budget is sorted, it is important that you have a clear vision of what you want the final piece to look like. Painting a bookcase to match your new sofa? Make sure you examine the pieces you already have before getting to work. Having a solid plan can save you a lot of pain in the long run.

  1. Give it a clean

Before getting to work on the sanding or painting, make sure you give the piece a solid clean first. For pieces of furniture with a couple of years under their belt it’s likely that there’s some dirt around. Use warm water and cloth before finally scrubbing the harder to reach areas with a toothbrush. Following this, you will be good to go…

  1. Take your time

The easiest way to ruin a project is to rush and this is definitely the case in restoration. Take your time, make sure you have the tools for the job and make sure you seek help if you need it. If you are struggling, watch an online tutorial before proceeding. If you need a second opinion, ask a friend. Finally try and have fun with it.