Furniture is essential, yet after few years they become shabby furniture. If you are distressed at the sight of your shabby furniture, it is high time to give a makeover. You may consider diy makeover to your shabby furniture and ensure it looks chic.
Planning for diy for your furniture gives your old furniture a new lease of life and offers a new chic impression after the makeover. Charity shops and auction rooms are ideal places for bargaining and if you are confident about your friends or family ask them to accompany.
To begin with change the handles of the furniture if they look very old. You may paint them, but before painting fill the holes if any on the handles and leave it to dry. Paint the handle or the leg; remember to spread newspaper, so that your floor is protected.
Before beginning to paint, use paint stripper and remove the old paint or using sandpaper of fine grade rub on the key surface to take out the paint. Work in a well ventilated area. If there are areas that are perfect, mask such areas using masking tape. While, wipe other areas with a damp cloth so that dust is removed. Paint the furniture with primer and allow it to dry. If the furniture is a bureau, paint the drawer fronts and the bureau inside and leave to dry. Then do the outside part and allow it to dry.
As it is your diy work, to make the shabby furniture into shabby chic furniture, choose paint color of your choice, matching the other things in the room. Remember to give two or three thin paint coats. Finally remove the masking tape carefully after ensuring everything is dry. Your distress over the furniture piece is eventually gone and you start loving this diy shabby chic furniture makeover.