12 upcycled furniture ideas: before and after

Proof that a fresh lick of paint can transform outdated furniture into unique home treasures...

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by Ellen Kinsey |

Redesigning your home doesn’t need to be expensive! There are endless upcycling ideas you can have a go at which can totally transform your furniture.

If you are crafty or would like to take on a DIY project then decorating your interiors can be a very fulfilling task! See the gallery below for some upcycled furniture ideas.

Maybe you can take some inspiration on how to turn your battered old desk into some fresh and chic side tables!

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CREDIT: Girl about Town House

Chalk paint chair makeover

Whether you have bought new furniture or looking to upcycle some flea market finds you can turn an old chair into a freshly chalk painted chair! See the tutorial from Girl about Town House

Get started on your upcycling venture with these handy essential products.

Chalkboard paint

chalk paint

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Refresh your chairs and dressers with this stylish chalk paint.

Interior wood paint

Wood paint

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Give your wooden furniture a fresh lick of paint with interior wood paint.

Cotton fabric


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You can transform a drawer into a cushioned seat with fabric.

Hot glue gun

glue gun

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A DIY must! A hot glue gun is perfect for decorating any items or furniture.

Harris angled paint brush

paint brush

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This handy paintbrush is good for precision. It is suitable for solvent, water-based paints and varnishes

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