When you're dealing with tired and busted furniture, you have a couple of options. You can fix the easy water stains, dents, or cracks. But if fixing all the boo boos takes too much time, or you want a completely new look, you can cover up the old with a completely new material. When you've tried everything, and it still doesn't look right, it might be time to start from scratch and take your furniture back to its beginnings. Here's a range of problems your furniture faces, and what you can do about them.
Nicole of Making It Lovely shows you how she repaired a small tear in her upholstered chair.
Jewelry maker Mat Brown repaired the cracks and holes in these chestnut shelves with a resin inlay. (His also glows in the dark but just plain colored resin in possible too.)
Water rings are pretty common but luckily there's a pretty easy way to fix this. Learn the trick in one of our earlier posts.
Don't forget there's more than just wood furniture out there. Luca of This Way Home takes you through her process of repairing damaged her lucite chair.
Everybody sags when they get old, and sofas are no exception. Ashley shows you how to plump up tired cushions for under $30.
QUICK-ISH COVER UPS
It's hard to believe that these was an old plastic rickety table before it got the snakeskin fabric and Modge Podge treatment, courtesy of Recently.
This beaten up dresser got a major refresh with wallpaper from Spoonflower and some paint.
You can also paint the actual upholstery fabric in addition to the wood parts. Sibylle of Funkytime assures us it holds up well after use.
Tan Rutley of Used.ca found these two Barcelona chairs on the side of the road (WUT?) and threw a couple of sheepskins over them to hide all the cat scratches.
If you find yourself with a piece of veneered furniture, follow in Kate Sykes' footsteps. She refinished this Broyhill Brasilia dining room table.
This Mid-Century Modern credenza was once disguised in flat white paint but June spent the time and energy to get it back to its best self.