The E.E. Ward Moving & Storage team is dedicated to helping you transition into your new home. That transition is about more than just moving your possessions from your old house to the new one. In our ongoing blog series of DIY tips, tricks, and project for your new home, the home experts at E.E. Ward have put together this quick list of simple ways to makeover your old or plain furniture.
Giving wooden furniture a fresh coat of paint in a new color is a great way to bring new life to an older piece. You can buy inexpensive furniture at garage sales or flea markets and then make them new again by adding your own touch with new paint. Here is a beginners guide to furniture painting from diyonthecheap.com
Another fun way to renew your furniture is to Decoupage it. Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on. Commonly cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers cover an object like a small box or an item of furniture. Each layer is sealed with varnishes (often multiple coats) until the “stuck on” appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work. For Decoupage tips visit doityourself.com
Furniture repurposing is becoming more and more popular. Turn an old end table into a dog bed, or an old truck into a coffee table. The possibilities are almost endless. Here are 22 Clever Way To Repurpose Furniture from the DIY Network.
During a move it is not uncommon for individuals to decide to discard or leave behind furniture. As a partner with The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, E.E. Ward would like you to consider donating any unwanted furniture you may have. The Furniture Bank is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing free furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. It is our shared belief that everyone deserves to live in a furnished home, regardless of his or her financial circumstances.