So, you bought some cheap second-hand furniture and you want to bring it to life. Want to know how to go about it without incurring too much cost? In this post, we’ve got you covered. 

Transforming or renovating your second-hand and old furniture is a simple and cost-effective way to add a touch of freshness to your home. Here are some great DIY tips you can follow to make your second hand furniture perfect for your home on a budget:

Do the Repairs

Sure, there might be a few scratches and cuts on the furniture, but it shouldn’t be something that a good sandpapering cannot smoothen out. You can blend imperfect areas with the rest of the surface for a cleaner look. For deep scratches, you can fill the spot with wood filler, then sand. Apart from scratches, you can also sand down simple water damage spots.

Replace Paint

If you love a chic rustic furniture style, then you should consider getting rid of paint coats and replace it with clear wax. This idea is not for furniture made of particle board. With a paint stripper, you can take out all the paints and brighten surface with natural wax – bringing out the natural beauty of your furniture.

Paints and colors

Nothing can go wrong with a bright colored paint. You can either choose to repaint your furniture with the existing color or go for a bolder color.

Stain it!

While some are in love with painting, others prefer to stain wooden furniture for a more refined accent. Give your furniture a warm and modern look with the different brilliant stain tones available. 

Quick tip: Before staining, conduct a patch test on a small area of your furniture to know how the stain works on your furniture.

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