How to Give Old Furniture a Modern Makeover in 7 Easy Steps

by Flippedbyfaith_

Today we’re going to do a stunning furniture makeover. Give your old furniture a modern makeover with a few simple supplies and minimal work. Follow these steps to turn drab and dated into fresh and modern!

Tools and materials

  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Paint (Navajo White by Sherwin Williams)
  • General Finishes top coat
  • Burlap
  • New hardware
Furniture after the makeover
Furniture before the makeover
Removing the middle of the door
Upcycling the door

Step 1: Door Upcycling

Remove the middle of all the doors. This step is crucial for the transformation ahead.

Sanding the surfaces smooth

Step 2: Sand and Smooth

Get rid of that old finish by sanding the pieces until they're smooth. This is the foundation for your furniture's new life.

Priming the furniture before painting

Step 3: Primer

Apply primer to all the furniture. Let it dry completely—it's like giving your furniture a fresh canvas.

Painting the door in Navajo White by Sherwin Williams

Step 4: Paint

Paint it up with Navajo White by Sherwin Williams. This color is going to breathe new life into your pieces.

Step 5: Add a Top Coat

Seal the deal by top-coating everything with General Finishes. This not only protects your hard work but adds a professional touch.

Step 6: Attach Burlap

Remember that area where you removed the old design? Attach burlap there for a chic and unique touch.

Replacing the hardware

Step 7: Replace the Hardware

It's time to upgrade! Add all new hardware to your pieces. This small change can make a big difference.

Furniture makeover

Furniture makeover

A furniture makeover can transform your room from drab to fab! Have you given old furniture a modern makeover? Share your projects in the comments below.

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