Everyone has at least one piece of furniture that’s old and has seen better days. And I am sure you have dreamt about replacing it. Maybe with a designer piece of your dreams, or a piece that has the functionality you desire without the bruises of a hard-lived life.
And then, I can imagine, for some of your dreams turn into nightmares when you begin to think about the cost to do so — especially when we are talking about quality crafted, wood furniture.
Undoubtedly, redesigning a piece — in most cases — is less expensive than replacing it. Plus, it’s way more fun!
Of course, sources and websites like Pinterest are flooded with before and after’s, and the inspiration is endless — between the Internet and social media. But how do you actually do it?
Step 1: Decide What Needs to Change
Look at the elements of your piece and decide what’s dated. From time to time there are elements of a piece that show age, but not in a good way. Make a plan to change these elements and bring light to the more relevant design elements.
Here is a perfect example. The china cabinet has great lines, and it’s beautifully made from solid pine. But the wood rails and wine glass rack say DATED!