Furniture is our most costly household decorating expense, but there are lots of ways to make your home furniture the star from the show, without breaking your budget! Here are my top 5 furniture fixes on a dime!*Paint. Ok, that's an obvious 1, but did you know it is possible to paint anything these days? Yes, even that hideous laminate bookcase from 1974. All you want is really a primer made specially for non porous surfaces. I recommend Kilz Original or BIN primer. A goose down coat or two of great primer, and any surface can be ready for paint, from tile to plastic to fiberglass. Now paint with interior enamel, and you've an ugly duckling transformation in an afternoon!*Slipcovers. Now making your own slipcovers is feasible, you will find several patterns offered at your fabric store to assist you in measuring and sewing them. Nonetheless, it is no tiny task. Another choice to fixing up worn upholstered furniture is utilizing the art of disguise. Drape a pretty quilt over the back, or cover just the bottom cushions in envelope style covers, in the coordinating color or print. Bring throw blankets draped casually more than every end on the sofa or chair.
Put comfy throw pillows along the length, and by the time you're done, individuals will only notice the accessories, not the piece itself. Dining chairs with removable seats is usually recovered with fabric and a staple gun, or a little cushion having a skirt could be produced to hide the seat and legs. It is possible to make uncomplicated slipcovers that look similar to some regular pillowcase to slip over the back of your dinged up ding chair also.*Add character. Often our home furniture is in fine shape, but is merely a bit boring. Add some wood molding or appliqus it is possible to pick up at the household improvement store. A straightforward line of crown molding along the top of the kitchen cabinets can take them from blah to custom. Change out the hardware...just pick up cheap wood knobs and paint them for a a single of your kind seem. You possibly can also make your personal drawer pulls out of just about anything...old silverware, twigs, even toy cars! Just use your handy drill and attach a screw. Paint the inside of bookshelves an accent color, or include a skirt to a leggy table.*Add tile. It is possible to often get broken tiles for free from a flooring shop and you'll be able to break them further and attach them to some dresser or chest in the mosaic pattern.