Custom furniture pieces can look great in your new home but budget constraints may pose a limit on what you can buy. If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind piece or a specific colour, you may be finding yourself spending more time in furniture galleries and website than you may want. If so, it’s time to consider a DIY furniture makeover. Using either existing pieces or ones you find at salvage or garage sales, you’ve got a great base for exerting some create might. Here are some inspiring ideas on how you can transform various furniture pieces into fabulous accents for your new home:
It’s amazing how a simple coat of white high gloss paint can transform a piece of furniture into a neutral accent that can be used in virtually any room of your new home. This intricately carved end table sets a heavy mood when left in its natural looking wood tone, but in white has been completely made over to look strong yet sophisticated.
Here again a fresh coat of paint yet in a not so ordinary colour, brings new life to this elegant desk. The vibrant colour gives that pop your guestroom or study might need to be interesting and match the rest of your new home. Just remember, you can always paint over it if the colour doesn’t work or you grow tired of it. Unpainted furniture can withstand several coats so don’t ever feel like you have to stick to the colour you’ve chosen.
Repurposing a dresser into a console table is a great way to add charm to your new home’s dining room. By removing the doors, you can customize shelving for staking plates or arranging wine bottles on a diagonal. Best of all, this custom furniture piece is truly one-of -a-kind which brings loads of character and charm to your new home.
Here again an old dresser finds new life as a kitchen island this time. Hinging a set of wheels to the bottom of the legs and affixing some hooks and a paper towel dispenser make this dresser an ideal element of the kitchen. If your new home’s kitchen lacks an island, why not consider a custom one like this where you can either use a stone slab or butcher block for the countertop.