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3 Creative Ways to Give Life to Your Old Furniture

Orlando Buyer’s Agent, Lake Mary RealtorsOrlando Buyer’s Agent, Lake Mary Realtors – Your furniture plays a crucial role in improving the aesthetics of your interior. This is especially true when you buy a new house. As per the Lake Mary Realtors, when buyers buy new houses, the first thing that comes to their mind is to replace the old furniture with the new one.

While this makes absolute sense, there are many creative and smart ways to give your old furniture an absolutely new life. This can be done by slightly tweaking the old furniture, quite effortlessly. To assist you in this regards, in this post we will discuss some creative ways to bring life to your old and down-on-their-luck pieces of furniture.

With just a few alterations, you can easily make your old furniture worthy of center stage at your home!

Let’s have a look!

Stain Chairs and Wood Furniture

If there are a few old pieces of wood furniture and you want to re-furnish them, go with staining than painting. Reason being that; if you paint the wood furniture (old) it is more likely to show wood grains. Thus, strip the old paint first and see the results.
For this, you can use sandpaper, wood conditioner or even wood stain.

To get the best results, always use a small, soft cloth and rub it over the wood furniture evenly. Apply multiple coats and once it’s done, give it a finishing touch by the final application of polyurethane coat.

Pickling, Liming, and Whitewashing

As per the Orlando Buyer’s Agents, many homeowners prefer having a more faded yet whitewashed look in their house. For this, they go with simple methods. However, when you choose liming, pickling or whitewashing, it benefits you in two ways. It lightens the wood, at the same time, it shows the wood grains.

To get the best results, you would need a brass or copper brush, sandpaper, liming wax, soft rags, primer, clear wax or clear polyurethane. First, use a brush and make the surface rough. This makes the whitewash come out better. Before applying the liming solution, wipe off any accumulated dust. Once the wood furniture is dried, seal it by applying a polyurethane coat.

Spray Paint

If you have an outdoor piece of furniture, the best way to transform it is to use multiple spray paint coats. For this purpose, go with spray paint that is particularly designed for outdoor furniture.

The foremost thing is to thoroughly clean the furniture. Scrub off the rust as well as scuffs and let it dry. Once done, wear rubber gloves, painters’ mask, and spray the paint. The best way of application is to apply in even strokes all over the piece of furniture. It’s simple and you can easily get even coverage with the application of several light coats and without any drips.

So follow these three smart ideas and transform your old furniture into new pieces. As per Lake Mary Realtors, many homeowners now use these tricks and make the most of their old furniture while cutting down their expense at the time of renovating a new house.

If you need information about purchase/sale of a house, head over to Megan Dowdy Realty right away.

Megan Dowdy

Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!

When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.

Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post season college football game set to kickoff on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.

Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.