After seeing the same furniture day in and day out, it’s only natural that you’d want to change it up after awhile, but you may not have the finances to do a complete furniture overhaul. That’s where repurposing comes in.
Naturally, you may think about going for the big items in the room first, but focusing on smaller statement pieces, such as an old chair, can transform a room and instantly make it more modern. An old chair can be made new in a variety of ways. First, if the chair has fabric already on it, you can opt to replace it with a new design that is more fashion forward or richly adorned depending on your style. This repurposing process is not too time consuming, and once the chair is reupholstered, you will feel like you went out and bought a brand new piece of furniture. If you are in the process of redesigning the whole room, this will be a money saver and it will have a special, personal touch.
The next repurposing option you have when fixing up an older chair is painting it. You can make it a unique piece simply by changing the tone or color of chair with paint and adding a second color behind it that will make it look as if it were naturally aging. Not only is the finish beautiful, but it can also be tailored to your specific desired outcome. Painting is a great option if you have multiple chairs that need to be repurposed at the same time.
Lastly, a chair can take on a whole new life by adding different feet, such as a curved line or even claw feet from another piece of furniture. Though this change is subtle, it can still make all the difference in achieving a cohesive design aesthetic throughout your home.
A great repurposed chair can absolutely turn into a statement piece with the right amount of care, so save yourself some money and have fun with that old chair!