If you’re looking for a DIY project that will upgrade an old furniture you have, check out these cool ideas to give your home furniture a fast and easy makeover. This is 30 Furniture Makeovers for Your Home or Apartment.
Part 1 of this video will give you regular list with images and second part of this list will give you around 3 relevant videos that will make you stick to this list little longer.
1. Revamp your drawer handles with spare leather
2. Redo your old step stool and paint it white
A cool way to redo that old step stool is to give it a new paint job. But not just any paint job—this awesome idea has you to tape off a section and only paint the top half of the stool. It gives a cool “dipped” look to the ladder. You can even make it into a nifty table to sit things on. Related info 1,2,and 3
3. Spray Paint Your Metal Furniture (video)
Give your metal furniture an instant upgrade with a fresh coat of spray paint. First, clean any impurities off of the object. Using a blow torch to get old stickers and things off can help make the job easier. Be sure to clean the surface of your metal furniture with a basic kind of solvent like turpentine that’s safe and easy to use.
Next, you’ll use a sander to sand off the old surface, which also may require some sanding by hand. Remember to be careful about inhaling those metal particles! Use painter’s tape or masking tape to exclude any surfaces you don’t want painted.
Before painting, you’ll want to use a primer for a first coat—this will protect the surface of the furniture from rust long-term. Finally, pick your paint color and get painting! You’ll give it a few coats, using smooth straight strokes so the paint doesn’t drip.
4. Make your table into a marble-top surface
If you want a cool faux-marble surface, you can easily do so with an old table and some faux marble adhesive. This guide gives a cool example of what a table looks like both before and after the surface has been redone. It’s a fast and easy furniture update that looks classy and expensive!
Sounds too simple, right? Well it may be simple, but it gives a whole new sophistication to your sofa (as long as you don’t choose really gaudy legs). Go with new sofa legs that are sleek and simple, but offer a more sophisticated look than those old bulky legs.
6. Then tuft the cushions
And by tuft, we mean add some chic buttons to the couch cushions for a more classy sofa look. You’ll need to find some buttons that either match your couch exactly or some that you won’t mind to be attached long-term. In this video-guided idea, you’ll go step by step to making an upgraded tufted sofa.
If you have an old x-frame table or desk you want to convert into a useful standing desk, why not just make it optional? In this video tutorial, you’ll learn the basics of what to do to make it electrically convertible.
Make sure to get all your measurements first, and plan out each step on paper before beginning. You’ll need a few new items, one of which is an electric actuator that fits the table you want to convert. Follow the video to learn how every items fastens together.
You’ll use a DPDT switch for the up and down movement of the table. This requires a bit of technical maneuvering, but it’s a cool DIY project that leaves you with a sweet adjustable desk!
8. Distress a cabinet using petroleum jelly
That old vintage look to a cabinet can be one of the coolest ways to upgrade (or in this case, downgrade) your furniture for a new look. Essentially, you’ll apply petroleum jelly to the painted areas (usually around the edges of the cabinet), and then later use a paint scraper to chip away the paint, which should be easily removable by then. Just be careful not to dig in and scratch the wood!
9. How to secure a dresser to a wall
Use some simple tools and brackets to secure your heavy dresser to the wall to prevent injuries. Check out this cool video to see the step by step guide on what to do! (Watch video on the end of this video for more detail)
10. Dress up a side table with contact paper and spray paint
Everyone gets tired of the same old side tables year after year. Why not give yours a cool makeover to enjoy? In this cool guide, you’ll use some easy spray paint to create a new finish for the legs of your table and some contact paper of your choice to redo the top of the table surface.
If you have to use more than one piece of paper, it will create a seam, but follow the guide to ensure it’s hardly noticeable.
11. 5 Techniques how to paint upholstery successfully
Grandma’s old sofa you inherited doesn’t have to remind you of the 1960s, nor do you have to discard it—give it a fun new modern look by using one of these techniques. Check out this out-of-the-box instructional for how to paint your favorite upholstery chair!
12. How to remove rust
13. How to restore hardware in 5 minutes with no paint or wax
Hardware can easily rust after just a short time. Chrome finishes also grow hazy, cloudy, and dirty. It’s not uncommon to find rust spots on your chrome finish or on your hardware, especially if it’s been exposed to any kind of moisture.
A little bit of Bar Keeper’s Friend goes a long way in this tutorial on how to restore your hardware. With this effective product, you can quickly and easily get your hardware looking new! Check it out below.
14. Use wood putty/filler to cover hardware holes
Sometimes it’s the cabinets or other pieces of hard furniture that develop holes over time. In the guide below, you can quickly fill in these spots using some handy wood putty or filler. Don’t let your hardware look aged when you can easily remedy ugly and annoying holes in the surface.
15. How to keep rugs from sliding
Want to lock down your rugs to keep from slipping without damaging your floor? Especially if you’re spent a lot of money on a beautiful hardwood floor, you have to be careful with what you use. Since simple adhesives like tape can be damaging and leave a nasty sticky mess, you can use a safer product called Ruglock. The tutorial in hyperlink explains in 4 simple steps how to use Ruglock to lock down your rugs to keep them in place. Learn about the dangers of falling here.
16. Turn your old dresser into a bench
Everyone can appreciate a comfy chair anywhere in the home. But who would think to turn an old dresser into a cool vintage bench to rest on? In this tutorial, follow the steps to find out how you can make this your next fun DIY project.
Okay, so we’re really into converting old furniture into something new and fresh. It can be really rewarding if you’re willing to put in the work. Here’s how to turn your old dresser into a cool new TV stand to brag about.
A fair warning: love for assembly is required in this tutorial on old furniture makeovers.
18. Make an old cabinet into a beautiful little buffet
Here’s a really neat idea: converting an old cabinet into a beautiful and classy new buffet for your kitchen or dining room. This one is shockingly different from the original. You’ll be purchasing a few additional new items, like new handles and feet to add to your new piece of furniture, as well as disassembling the old cabinet, sanding and painting, and then making a few modifications. These before and after pictures will leave you amazed!
19. How to strip furniture and re-stain it
There will come a day when you may want to strip the paint off a piece of furniture in order to revamp it. It can seem like buying a brand new piece of furniture (except way less than half the price)! Maybe you want to be bold and change an old wooden and drab dresser into a chic new red TV stand, or just make some slight modifications to restore its class.
Learn how to use this handy heat gun in tandem with a sander, tackcloths, and some high quality (but cheap) fancy topcoat products, as demonstrated here in this awesome guide.
20. How to make a dresser into a vanity.
Old dresser that nobody wants (including you)? Fear not! You can add this fun DIY project to your week and come away with a totally cool and unique vanity for the bedroom.
21. How to Fix a Furniture Finish
Kids can put your furniture through the ringer. Whether it’s water stains or deep scratches, learn how to restore the quality of your wooden furniture here in this super helpful how-to guide.
22. 5 Great ways to “weather” or distress furniture
Well, other than leaving them OUT in the weather. Anyone can “distress” some furniture, but the key is not to damage the actual furniture… just to make it look like a vintage piece or a special antique! From coffee to vinegar to Vaseline, these approaches are handy and super easy!
A brewed cup of coffee never was more useful (except around 7am when you’re trying to de-zombie yourself).
23. Cabinet transformed into a kitchen island
Who doesn’t want a new kitchen island? Well, people are realizing that they don’t need to spend thousands on an island for the kitchen (well, unless you just want to). Here’s how to transform your old cabinet into an awesome (and handy) kitchen island.
24. Upgrade chair to bench
Who would have thought this up? In this awesome DIY guide, you’ll find out how to take a few old toss-out chairs and make them into a gorgeous bench. The legs of the chairs stay, but the seats get replaced with a few long boards so everything is connected.
25. The amazing red coffee table
Okay, so it doesn’t HAVE to be red if you’re not such a fan of that color, or if you prefer another color that would be more fitting for your room. But this tutorial is super cool because just open the table and voila! There’s a TV!
You can make it into pretty much any kind of table you want. If you’re really into doing furniture makeovers, this is a great DIY option that will leave you in awe of your new fancy TV stand, side table, buffet, or entry way display.
27. How to make DIY drawer pulls from anything
Now that you’ve restored an old piece of furniture, it’s time to get creative with some fancy drawer pulls. The handle may seem like not such a big deal, but really, it’s the finishing touch that will truly upgrade your furniture and make it special or unique.
28. 3 Clever shelving ideas worth your attention
These ideas will de-stress your limited space and at a same time, upgrade your decor to a new height. Here you can find ways or tricks how to build your own Scandinavian style nightstand, how to build a Moeba large shelving system (whatever that means) and how to build a flexible shelving system that will make your vertical space more optimized.
29. 3 Ideas how to makeover your bedroom
One idea allows you to craft a new headboard pegboard system that won’t rob your saving, second idea will reduce your piping waste and give you a new piping table and last one will hide your TV and leave you with a new wall decor that is not only functional but also rustic. Of course if shabby style is not your think, you are welcomed to advantage your creativity and unique signature style. Inside the video: 3 Ideas How to Makeover a Room (Part 1)
30. Another ideas how to makeover your room to a new stage
We also have three ideas here. With your elbow grease and two pallets, first idea here will give you a new Multi-functional coffee table, second idea will give you a vintage fold-able dinner table and third idea will submit you a new DIY tabletop fire bowl that will accompany your hangout session on your backyard. Inside the video: 3 Ideas How to Makeover a Room (Part 2)
27 Home’s Furniture Makeover Ideas
That’s it for now, and as I stated, this is last video I made view months ago related to this list that will upgrade your learning experiences. I hope