Old Gold – Why Revitalising Your Living Areas Doesn’t Mean Giving Up What You Love

Is there a sofa or chest of drawers sitting in your house that is of sentimental value to you but no longer is in sync with your interior decoration vision? We know how difficult it can be sometimes to give up pieces of furniture or items in your home when they no longer suit your aesthetic goals.

Fret not, however, because there are a number of ways in which you can upcycle your current furniture without having to throw them out. In this article, we will look at ways in which you can revitalise your living areas without having to give up what you love! Read on to find out more.

1. Lay On Some New Fabrics

Upholstery fabric is one the ways in which you can truly breathe new life into an old piece of furniture. You can completely change the look of your chairs or sofa just by reupholstering it. There are dozens if not hundreds of different kinds of upholstery fabric available in the market today, ensuring that whatever look you are going for is covered.

With a few simple tools and know how, you will be able to upholster anything you have at home. You don’t even need a professional to do this, as there are many guides online that can guide you through the upholstering process.

2. Add A Splash Of Paint

There is no better way to inject some spunk into old drawers, tables or cupboards than to add a bright new splash of paint to them. Painting and glazing furniture in bright and trendy colours, along with adding some new handles can truly breathe new life into an otherwise old and washed out piece of furniture you may have lying around.

With the variety of paints available in the market today, you’ll be able to transform your furniture to suit your exact vision. Looking for chalkboard paint or metallic paints? Most DIY or hardware stores have you covered. So, instead of spending hundreds on a new piece, pick up a can of paint and start slathering it on!

3. Build Your Own Furniture

If upcycling is not your thing, you may even consider building your own furniture from random bits and bobs you may have laying around. Did you know that you can actually turn an old cooler into a funky ottoman for your living room? You can even craft a kitchen table from an old door or barn door!

Not only will DIY furniture have a personal, unique touch to it (imagine, no one else in the world will have what you have!), it can also save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars on commercial pieces. Start getting creative and building!

4. De-Clutter and Rearrange

Last but not least, sometimes all you have to do to revitalize your living space is to declutter and start rearranging things. Often times, things are set in place and we can’t think past what we see every single day. Rearranging furniture and items is a great and cost free way of breathing some new life into your living area.

Before you embark on rearranging though, take some time to declutter. Get rid of things that you have no use for anymore. Donate them, upcycle or use them in a different room. Once you have decluttered, you’ll have more space and focus on what you do have in the room, and you’ll be able to come up with new ideas on how to decorate your room with existing pieces.


We hope that this article has given you some insight into how you can upcycle existing furniture to give your living areas a completely fresh makeover. All the best!