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Mend and Make Do… tips for revamping your furniture

‘Upcycling’ is the eco-friendly trend that breathes new life into old and worn-out furniture.

Whether it’s a simple lick of paint, reupholstery or adding decorative trims and details, not only is it fun but it’s much more cost effective than replacing for new!

Why not glam up your existing chairs with some studding detail – be inspired by these examples in a silver elaborate design, simple border line in gold and a daring orange with matching orange legs!  A local upholsterer will be able to work to your brief and would be able to source the studs for you in the best finish.

Also consider using wallpaper in panels on your wardrobes, you may have samples, unused half rolls or vintage wallpaper to achieve an authentic look.  Another idea is to use a piece of safety glass cut to fit the top of a sideboard or desk to protect the wallpaper or fabric underneath.

So don’t hold back, just go for it and start getting creative!

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