We all take the furniture and homewares we own for granted. We use it day after day for comfort, storage, style and functionality. But with so much use, these one fabulous looking pieces can quickly lose their sparkle. Which in turn can prevent the rooms in our home from looking their absolute best. As we are in the midst of refreshing our homes for spring, it’s important that you don’t overlook your furniture and homewares in the process. It doesn’t have take months or cost a fortune to get them looking good as new. Use this guide to help you get started today.
Give them a deep clean
Sometimes all you need to do to get your furniture and homewares looking their best is by giving them a deep clean. You can use hot water and a sponge or a specialist cleaner for cabinets, chair legs, and tables. Or for textile items you can have them dry cleaned, wash them by hand or put them in the washing machine. Just remember to follow the washing instructions and recommendations closely to avoid disaster. There are even upholstery cleaning products you could use depending on the fabric you are working with. You should also use your vacuum and duster to remove any crumbs, dust or hair. This deep clean will remove stains, dirt and lingering smells. While also making your furniture and homewares more hygienic and appealing to use.
Add a coat of paint
If you want to enhance your rejuvenation even more, you could also give your furniture and homewares a fresh coat of paint. You can stick to the color you already have or choose something entirely different. You can also strategically paint particular areas. You can also use cabinet makers techniques to get a professional looking finish. This will enhance the wood’s color and protect the surface more sufficiently. Always make sure you are using paint, varnish or spray that is suitable for use. That way it’s effect will be more durable and give you the results you want. Take your time and always so this in a well-ventilated room or outside. Try a practice area to begin with so you can see how the paint reacts.
Replace your hardware
One of the quickest ways to revamp furniture and homewares is by replacing the hardware. If you have broken, discolored or ugly pulls, legs, and knobs, you can easily change them for something else. All you have to do is loosen the screws to remove the current hardware and replace it with something more to your liking. Always ensure you choose replacements handles and knobs that are a suitable size with the same attachments. Also, check that they are attached firmly before use. These items can be found in almost all DIY shops, or you could shop at antique fairs for something more unique.
As you can see, with a bit of hard work and know-how you can breathe new life into your most beloved pieces of homeware and furniture. You’ll get instant results that will keep these items looking better for longer.