if youâ€™re looking for a diy project thatwill upgrade the old furniture you have, check out these cool ideas to give your home furniturea fast and easy makeover. this is 27 furniture makeovers for your homeor apartment no: 1 revamp your drawer handles with spare leather. what about that old leather fringe purse youkept from the 90s thatâ€™s just sitting at the bottom of your closet? put it to use with this diy project that requireslittle to no technical help. you can simply remove old or ugly drawer handlesand use strips of the spare leather to put
into place as a handy and cool drawer handle. 2. redo your old step stool and paint it white. a cool way to redo that old step stool isto give it a new paint job. but not just any paint jobâ€”this awesomeidea has you to tape off a section and only paint the top half of the stool. it gives a cool â€œdippedâ€ look to the ladder. you can even make it into a nifty table tosit things on. 3.
spray paint your metal furniture. give your metal furniture an instant upgradewith a fresh coat of spray paint. first, clean any impurities off of the object. using a blow torch to get old stickers andthings off can help make the job easier. be sure to clean the surface of your metalfurniture with a basic kind of solvent like turpentine thatâ€™s safe and easy to use. next, youâ€™ll use a sander to sand off theold surface, which also may require some sanding by hand. remember to be careful about inhaling thosemetal particles!
use painterâ€™s tape or masking tape to excludeany surfaces you donâ€™t want painted. before painting, youâ€™ll want to use a primerfor a first coatâ€”this will protect the surface of the furniture from rust long-term. finally, pick your paint color and get painting! youâ€™ll give it a few coats, using smoothstraight strokes so the paint doesnâ€™t drip. 4. make your table into a marble-top surface. if you want a cool faux-marble surface, youcan easily do so with an old table and some faux marble adhesive.
this guide gives a cool example of what atable looks like both before and after the surface has been redone. itâ€™s a fast and easy furniture update thatlooks classy and expensive! 5. replace the legs on your sofa. sounds too simple, right? well it may be simple, but it gives a wholenew sophistication to your sofa (as long as you donâ€™t choose really gaudy legs). go with new sofa legs that are sleek and simple,but offer a more sophisticated look than those
old bulky legs. 6. then tuft the cushions. and by tuft, we mean add some chic buttonsto the couch cushions for a more classy sofa look. youâ€™ll need to find some buttons that eithermatch your couch exactly or some that you wonâ€™t mind to be attached long-term. in this video-guided idea, youâ€™ll go stepby step to making an upgraded tufted sofa. 7.
how to make an electric sitting and standingdesk. if you have an old x-frame table or desk youwant to convert into a useful standing desk, why not just make it optional? in this video tutorial, youâ€™ll learn thebasics of what to do to make it electrically convertible. make sure to get all your measurements first,and plan out each step on paper before beginning. youâ€™ll need a few new items, one of whichis an electric actuator that fits the table you want to convert. follow the video to learn how every itemsfastens together.
youâ€™ll use a dpdt switch for the up anddown movement of the table. this requires a bit of technical maneuvering,but itâ€™s a cool diy project that leaves you with a sweet adjustable desk! 8. distress a cabinet using petroleum jelly. that old vintage look to a cabinet can beone of the coolest ways to upgrade (or in this case, downgrade) your furniture for anew look. essentially, youâ€™ll apply petroleum jellyto the painted areas (usually around the edges of the cabinet), and then later use a paintscraper to chip away the paint, which should
be easily removable by then. just be careful not to dig in and scratchthe wood! 9. how to secure a dresser to a wall. use some simple tools and brackets to secureyour heavy dresser to the wall to prevent injuries. check out this cool video to see the stepby step guide on what to do! 10. dress up a side table with contact paper andspray paint.
everyone gets tired of the same old side tablesyear after year. why not give yours a cool makeover to enjoy? in this cool guide, youâ€™ll use some easyspray paint to create a new finish for the legs of your table and some contact paperof your choice to redo the top of the table surface. if you have to use more than one piece ofpaper, it will create a seam, but follow the guide to ensure itâ€™s hardly noticeable. 11. 5 techniques to painting upholstery successfully.
from chalk paint to spray-on fabric paint,this guide gives some really cool diy options to revamping your old and ugly fabric furniture. grandmaâ€™s old sofa you inherited doesnâ€™thave to remind you of the 1960s, nor do you have to discard itâ€”give it a fun new modernlook by using one of these techniques. check out this out-of-the-box instructionalfor how to paint your favorite upholstery chair! 12. how to remove rust. this is a cool step-by-step on how to removerust from your chrome-finished anything.
maybe itâ€™s an old rusted chair that couldbe transformed into a cool modern piece for your bedroom, or something else that has rusted. youâ€™ll be using bar keepers friend, whichis a quick and easy product to make your project worth your while. 13. how to restore hardware in 5 minutes withno paint or wax. hardware can easily rust after just a shorttime. chrome finishes also grow hazy, cloudy, anddirty. itâ€™s not uncommon to find rust spots onyour chrome finish or on your hardware, especially
if itâ€™s been exposed to any kind of moisture. a little bit of bar keeperâ€™s friend goesa long way in this tutorial on how to restore your hardware. with this effective product, you can quicklyand easily get your hardware looking new! check it out below. 14. use wood putty/filler to cover hardware holes. sometimes itâ€™s the cabinets or other piecesof hard furniture that develop holes over time.
in the guide below, you can quickly fill inthese spots using some handy wood putty or filler. donâ€™t let your hardware look aged when youcan easily remedy ugly and annoying holes in the surface. 15. how to keep rugs from sliding. want to lock down your rugs to keep from slippingwithout damaging your floor? especially if youâ€™re spent a lot of moneyon a beautiful hardwood floor, you have to be careful with what you use.
since simple adhesives like tape can be damagingand leave a nasty sticky mess, you can use a safer product called ruglock. the tutorial here explains in 4 simple stepshow to use ruglock to lock down your rugs to keep them in place. 16. turn your old dresser into a bench. everyone can appreciate a comfy chair anywherein the home. but who would think to turn an old dresserinto a cool vintage bench to rest on? in this tutorial, follow the steps to findout how you can make this your next fun diy
project. 17. go from old dresser to new tv stand. okay, so weâ€™re really into converting oldfurniture into something new and fresh. it can be really rewarding if youâ€™re willingto put in the work. hereâ€™s how to turn your old dresser intoa cool new tv stand to brag about. a fair warning: love for assembly is requiredin this tutorial on old furniture makeovers. 18. make an old cabinet into a beautiful littlebuffet.
hereâ€™s a really neat idea: converting anold cabinet into a beautiful and classy new buffet for your kitchen or dining room. this one is shockingly different from theoriginal. youâ€™ll be purchasing a few additional newitems, like new handles and feet to add to your new piece of furniture, as well as disassemblingthe old cabinet, sanding and painting, and then making a few modifications. these before and after pictures will leaveyou amazed! 19. how to strip furniture and restain it.
there will come a day when you may want tostrip the paint off a piece of furniture in order to revamp it. it can seem like buying a brand new pieceof furniture (except way less than half the price)! maybe you want to be bold and change an oldwooden and drab dresser into a chic new red tv stand, or just make some slight modificationsto restore its class. learn how to use this handy heat gun in tandemwith a sander, tackcloths, and some high quality (but cheap) fancy topcoat products, as demonstratedhere in this awesome guide. 20.
how to make a dresser into a vanity. have an old dresser that nobody wants (including you) ? fear not! you can add this fun diy project to your weekand come away with a totally cool and unique vanity for the bedroom. 21. how to fix a furniture finish. kids can put your furniture through the ringer. whether itâ€™s water stains or deep scratches,learn how to restore the quality of your wooden
furniture here in this super helpful how-toguide. 22. 5 great ways to â€œweatherâ€ or distressfurniture. well, other than leaving them out in the weather. anyone can â€œdistressâ€ some furniture,but the key is not to damage the actual furniture… just to make it look like a vintage pieceor a special antique! from coffee to vinegar to vaseline, theseapproaches are handy and super easy! a brewed cup of coffee never was more useful(except around 7am when youâ€™re trying to de-zombie yourself).
23. cabinet transformed into a kitchen island. who doesnâ€™t want a new kitchen island? well, people are realizing that they donâ€™tneed to spend thousands on an island for the kitchen (well, unless you just want to). hereâ€™s how to transform your old cabinetinto an awesome (and handy) kitchen island. 24. upgrade chair to bench. who would have thought this up?
in this awesome diy guide, youâ€™ll find outhow to take a few old toss-out chairs and make them into a gorgeous bench. the legs of the chairs stay, but the seatsget replaced with a few long boards so everything is connected. 25. the amazing red coffee table. okay, so it doesnâ€™t have to be red if youâ€™renot such a fan of that color, or if you prefer another color that would be more fitting foryour room. but this tutorial is super cool because justopen the table and voila!
thereâ€™s a tv! 26. thrifted dresser to functional accessory table. you can make it into pretty much any kindof table you want. if youâ€™re really into doing furniture makeovers,this is a great diy option that will leave you in awe of your new fancy tv stand, sidetable, buffet, or entry way display. and last,27. how to make diy drawer pulls from anything. now that youâ€™ve restored an old piece offurniture, itâ€™s time to get creative with
some fancy drawer pulls. the handle may seem like not such a big deal,but really, itâ€™s the finishing touch that will truly upgrade your furniture and makeit special or unique. donâ€™t let your old (and truly unique) furniturego to wasteâ€”take on a fun diy listed here and be sure to tell friends and family aboutit. also, please like, comment, and share thisvideo to spread the word! and lastly,press subscribe button under this video if you want to see more video like this pop onyour youtube home page. thanks for watching.