Did you know that a staggering 9 million tons of furniture thrown out every year? Based on the Environmental Protection Agency, the number of furniture as well as furnishings that were disposed of from 2005 to 2015 has increased from 7.6 million tons to 9.69 million tons. You can already imagine how much each household is contributing to the trash in landfills these days. Fortunately, when it comes to updating your home, you don’t have to throw your old furniture since you can use these upcycling ideas to revamp your home.
Give Shabby Furniture An Update
You don’t have to buy new furniture every time you want to create a new look for your home. Experts at J Fisher Interior Design suggest giving old furniture a proper cleaning and re-staining wood will add an instant facelift and upgrade your home on a budget. If you have an old table that is looking shabby, choose two paint colors that fit your room’s motif. Choose a primary color for which you’ll use for at least ¾ of the table while the secondary color will be used on ¼ of the legs to create a two-tone effect. With a bit of patience and a lot of paint, you can turn your shabby furniture into a chic design.
Stylish Sunscreen Shutters
Adding more privacy to your home doesn’t have to be expensive. If you are looking to upgrade your home on a budget, visit the local salvage yards or garage sales in your area to see if you can land a few shutters. You can incorporate them onto the doors that face your outdoor patio or garden. Add hinges on the sides of the shutters to create a folding screen for more privacy when you need it.
Aged Jam Jars For Extra Storage
Antique jars are one of the best materials used for upcycling. You can easily transform them into something useful for your home by turning them into soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, candy jars, or even storage for your pantry ingredients. Jars provide the perfect touch to any room without taking up too much space. You can even add chalkboard paint for permanent labels to keep them organized.
Updating your furniture and decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune. All it takes is a bit of creativity and manpower to keep upgrade your home on a budget.