Old Furniture & Your New House in Wichita Falls 07/23/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Moving into a new house is an expensive, yet fun experience. After shelling out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your things from point A to point B, there might be little money left for buying new furniture. If you discover yourself in a predicament where the belongings you loved in your previous home do not mesh so wonderfully in your new place in Wichita Falls, roll up your sleeves and get to work the following DIY tricks to give your furniture a renovation! Refinishing Wood Pieces It could be that all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it appear current and fresh again. Modernizing the finish of a piece of wood furniture is fairly simple to do during a free afternoon and will really transform it into an item that will fit into the style of your new home in Wichita Falls. For a modern and contemporary look, plan on a bright or white finish. If you are moving from a contemporary residence to something that is older and classic, ponder warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with bits of color to achieve a shabby chic appearance. TLC for Upholstered Furniture Do you own a sofa that feels like you are sitting on feathers when you put up your feet to watch TV, but the material has seen better days? If this sounds familiar, you could be able to fix up this precious piece of furniture. Give it a good wipe down with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or have a cleaning company to come over and do the tough work for you. If there are rips or tears in the material, you might be able to flip the cushions over, fix the rips with upholstery needle and thread, or reupholster it with new material from your local craft shop. Reupholstering furniture can be complicated to do the right way, but there are numerous videos online that can teach you the process. Teaching yourself how to fix your own furniture can save you hundreds of dollars. Experiment with Placement There is no hard and fast guideline that a specific item of furniture is has to be in a specific room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you find that a certain sofa table, cabinet, or bedside table is not working in a room in your new space, move it into another space where it feels right. When you move into a new residence, you will most likely realize that the dimensions are not the same, and that furniture arrangements that previously worked will not work quite the same in your new area. Rearrange the furniture you own and see if you can find all new arrangements that you love. The Finishing Touches Home decorating is an art and it’s lots of fun giving your new place the ambiance you desire with a little bit of creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other items by accessorizing each room the right way. Use art, blinds, vases, rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and make your used furniture blend in. If you don’t have a big decorating budget, think about making your own curtains and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and adornments. Moving into a new residence in Wichita Falls doesn’t mean that you have to give up cherished furnishings and decorations. You can use your DIY abilities to give your pieces a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture set-up and look for fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new place in Wichita Falls.