How to upcycle furniture
Upcycling means taking something old or a little unloved, and giving it a new lease of life. From simple paint ideas to more creative projects, here are a few ideas and the tools you need to get going.
Handy tools for upcycling
Easy upcycling ideas
Paint a piece of furniture
Probably the easiest entry route into upcycling as it doesn't require much equipment or DIY know-how, and can be tailored to your creativity and painting ability. Here're some simple step-by-steps and the tools to get you started...
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Add a wallpaper panel
As an alternative to paint, you could try adding wallpaper panels to furniture. These work really well at the back of shelving and the insides of wardrobes or drawers - but there's no real limit to what you cover.
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