DIY is great for many things around the home, whether making new additions to your home, fixing broken items around the house, or simply just hanging a shelf. But one area of DIY that homeowners often overlook is restorative DIY.
Restorative DIY is when you use your DIY skills to upgrade old items around your home to look and feel as good as new without replacing the item outright. Many people are often tempted to simply replace items, but it can be much cheaper and more fulfilling to use your DIY skills to bring an item back to life rather than just getting rid of it.
So, what are some restorative DIY projects you can undertake in your own home to give it a new lease of life and freshen up your home’s décor? Well, read on to find out!
Give Dull Seating A New Look By Re-Upholstering
In living rooms especially, seating like sofas and armchairs are at the heart of the room’s décor, they’re often the largest décor pieces in a living room, so if your seating looks dull and worn, it can bring down the look of a room.
With some DIY know-how, however, you can breathe new life into your sofas and chairs by re-upholstering them with new fabric or leather; this will make your seating look brand new without costing an arm and a leg.
Update The Fabric On Tired Old Window Blinds
A tired old set of window blinds can really put a dampener on any room’s look, you can have the best-decorated room in the world, but a set of tattered old blinds would kill the vibe on the spot. Rather than replace the blinds entirely, you can simply remove the fabric off your current blind and swap out the blinds fabric with some replacement fabric slats and give your old blinds a new look in an instant, which will complement the rest of the room’s decor.
Rejuvenate Wooden Furniture With New Varnish
Wooden furniture almost always has a lot of character to it, especially when it’s handmade. Wooden furniture also has quite a long lifespan, with some pieces being able to last hundreds of years, while it’s amazing that high quality furniture can last so long; that also give the furniture plenty of time to pick up knicks and bumps, which can dull the look of it. But by adding a new layer of varnish to your old wooden furniture you can cover up any wear and tear, leaving your furniture looking as good as new.
Transform Kitchen Cabinets With A New Colour
Kitchens are an area of the home that see a lot of everyday wear and tear, this can quickly make some décor elements like kitchen cabinets age quickly.
Outright replacing kitchen cabinets can be incredibly expensive, but you can easily give them a completely new look in just a few hours by repainting the cabinet doors. By painting the doors, you will completely change the look of the cabinets and give them a fresher style.