Hate to see your favourite piece of furniture lying in its last stages before crumbling into bits and pieces? Worry not! You can refurbish them! Let us resonate with you whether you should or should not DIY.
Do you have ample free time?
If your answer is yes the YES! You should refurbish your crumbling furniture by yourself. Time is the most limited resource for most and if you are one of those lucky ones with enough time to spare on knocking down and rebuilding the furniture then you should give it a go. Take your time and try out new things, make sure to watch as many YouTube how to videos as possible. This should give you quite an in depth idea of refurbishing and how to do them!
On the other hand if you have very limited free time and not experienced in refurbishing furniture then its best you don’t go down the DIY lane cause you are only going to end up creating huge mess. So it would be better left to the professionals or you could even try an Singapore online furniture for something similar within your budget.
Assess the value of the item you’re considering on refurbishing
Try to assess how old your furniture is and how much worth it is in terms of money. Finding out the age of your furniture is not hard especially with sofas, chairs, tables and etc. just feel the interior of your furniture for any dull surfaces that are falling off. If not just unscrew the nails and have a look. If your furniture threads have inconsistent widths between them or consist dovetail joints then they are likely to be precious antiques. Get a professional have a look at them and assess the value for you. If it’s not very valuable then go ahead with the tearing down and rebuilding process.
What is your budget?
Decide on your budget first and foremost before tearing down any furniture. Ask yourself: Can I afford this? If the answer is no, better stop right there. If you can, then let’s get into the tearing process. Refurbishing something like a bean bag would be much less costly than a three seater sofa. So make sure to include all the costs that would most likely be incurred. The budget would include the cost of new materials, tools, paint and other necessities. If the costs exceed the price of a new piece of furniture or hiring a professional its best to buy the furniture or leave it to a professional.
Do you have the right tools? And can you handle them?
Finally, as with all trades do you have the necessary tools. As the saying goes tools can make or break. If you have the right tools you can make it if not you’re just wasting your time. Research on the tools that would be required for a makeover and make sure you can handle all of them in the right way. Some of the tools required in a common refurbish project are: hammers, spanners, nails, silicon glue, sand paper, screw drivers, rubber mallet, wood putty & glue, gloves, safety aids, respirator, paint and paint brush.
If you had a positive response to most of the above questions, then YAY! Let’s start refurbishing! What are you waiting for? Let’s breathe some life into those poor little furniture’s breathing their last!