Furniture restoration is not only satisfying but often a great eco-friendly option, preventing pieces that still have a lot of life left in them from going to landfill. Here are 7 points to consider when it comes to restoring furniture for your home or garden.
Choosing the right piece
Selecting the right piece of furniture is essential to your success with restoration. Be realistic about what you want to achieve, your abilities and the time you have to dedicate to the project.
Do your research
Once you’ve chosen your piece of furniture do some research into the different techniques and materials you’ll be using. There is an abundance of resources online and a quick search will bring up numerous blogs and “how-to” videos that can guide you from start to finish.
Before you start any work set out a realistic budget for what you want to do, this should include the cost of all the materials, any tools you might not already have, and any safety equipment you might need.
Make a plan
Having a properly thought out plan will make the whole project run much more smoothly. Try breaking it down into stages and have a clear outcome for each one.
Keep your guide handy
Whether you’re following a blog, a “how-to” video, or your own plan, keep it nearby to refer back to regularly so you don’t forget any steps or get too far off track.
Remember this project shouldn’t be a chore, it should be something you get enjoyment from so if it stops being fun, take a break, no one wants an armchair they’ve grown to resent in their living room.
Know when to call in the professionals
Finally, it’s important to know when it’s time to seek real expertise. Some pieces of furniture need to be handled with some extra loving care by people who really know what they’re doing.
Luckily, there are people out there who are passionate – not only about furniture restoration but the door and window restoration as well. As local painters and decorators we are able to give your space a lift and bring your dream home to life. Contact us here.