Upgrade the Hardware for an Easy DIY Furniture Makeover
Oftentimes, hardware serves as an afterthought when selecting furniture, so it’s no wonder that pieces with odd or out-of-place hardware quickly become your least favorites. It’s fairly simple to switch out the hardware on your trusted furniture pieces, and is one of the most impactful DIY furniture makeovers with some of the least work involved. Easily upgrade all of your furniture in one fell swoop by replacing all the plastic or ambiguously colored handles and hardware with new hardware in a stylish but classic finish, like gold or copper.
Change Out the Legs on Couches for Looks and Functionality
This is both a fashionable and often functional DIY furniture makeover. Changing the out the legs on your couches can have a huge impact on the way they look, from clunky and unoriginal to refined and classic. And when you change out the legs, you can often opt for taller ones, allowing you to effectively raise the height of your couch and clean more easily underneath (buh-bye, dust bunnies!). If you’re going for a more down-to-earth look (or height), you can always opt for shorter legs instead of longer.
And Change Out the Upholstery While You’re At It
Maybe when you first purchased that loveseat, you thought millennial pink was the perfect choice for the covers. But now that it’s weathered a few years, and the millennial pink has turned into a muddy salmon, it’s time for an upgrade. Getting new upholstery for a couch or lounge chair isn’t the easiest task if you brought designer furniture, but furniture from big-box stores or websites is simple to find new covers for (IKEA in particular is the master of this, with covers available in a multitude of colors for popular pieces like their lofallet sectionals).
Makeover Your Couch Even Further by Tufting the Cushions
Tufting your couch cushions will take your couch from depressed to designer in all of ten minutes. All you need is rudimentary sewing skills, a tape measure, and buttons (which you can order online, from the comfort of your soon-to-be-tufted couch).
Get More Out of Old Furniture by Repurposing It
One of the best ways to makeover your furniture is to change not only its design, but its purpose. Ask yourself, what function is this piece of furniture serving in your home? If it’s not functioning as it should, or may be functioning as another piece would, consider transitioning it to a new role. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Turn that random table or dated dresser into a kitchen island
Use your unloved entryway way table as a storage shelf or shoe rack
Transform an out-of-use vanity into a storage space
Empty out your ottoman to make it a hidden home for remote controllers
Rework your dresser into a media center
Once your furniture is redone and ready for new use, make sure to get rid of the rejects. Dolly can help with that. We’ll connect you with a local pickup truck owner who’s ready to take your unwanted stuff away at an affordable price, giving you more time to enjoy your like-new home.