Funky Furniture: DIY Projects You Didn’t Know You Could Do

Furniture is an essential aspect in modern homes. Most people have at least a handful of objects like this, from chairs and tables to sofas and beds, and you’ll struggle to find a property which doesn’t have any. Of course, though, most of the options you find in today’s world are rather lackluster. A lot of people want something more from their home, but can’t see a way to improve it. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the easiest DIY projects you can take on with your furniture, giving you the chance to transform your home.

Painting

While you may doubt your own artistic abilities, painting doesn’t have to be reserved for those who have dedicated their lives to it. Going ahead and painting your furniture freehand can be a mistake, but there are plenty of tools out there which can help with this. Stencils are a prime example, with most people being able to print and cut one out from the comfort of their computer. With a stencil and some paint, you could decorate table legs and tops, bed frames, and just about any other piece of furniture you have around your home, and this is an approach which a lot of people are choosing to take.

Reupholstering

Most people don’t feel confident in their sewing skills, having not had many chances to hone them. When it comes to changing the upholstery on a piece of furniture, though, you don’t need to be able to sew to leave a great impression. Trimmings can be attached using glue or sticky strips, giving you the chance to add to a piece without the chance of ruining it. If you’d like to go further, you could use the current upholstery as your guide, with a sewing machine making it nice and easy to apply strong stitching to your work. This gives you the opportunity to create something which looks completely new out of a very old piece.

Upcycling

If you’ve spent much time in the world of furniture and interior design, you’ve probably heard the word upcycling before. This is the process of taking something old, like a piece of industrial equipment, and transforming it into something you can use in your home. There are countless guides around the web which can help you with this. Pallets are particularly popular, and you can find used ones very cheaply around the web. Of course, though, it’s worth spending some time thinking about the work which will go into this, as some people won’t have time to spend a couple of weeks making furniture. Creating a unique and interesting home can be a challenge. A lot of people find themselves stuck with a place which doesn’t reflect their personality, and this can be hard to overcome when you’re first getting started. This post should give you the inspiration you need, but you will need to put a lot of time and effort into this to get it right. Thankfully, though, it should be plenty of fun.

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Jethro

I'm Jethro. I'm a carpenter, and love to build things! You can find me in the garage or at work most days of the week. My sister is Crystal, who you might know from this very blog. Her son Johnny loves video games just as much as I do - so we have a lot of fun playing together!

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