There are various techniques and handy tricks and tips for helping in revitalizing furniture units or home fittings. It is certainly worth spending a little time to have a go at making some small changes to your home units before making the final decision to get rid of them in one way or another. It is very costly to go out and start buying yourself new furniture units and other fittings you might need after getting rid of the old, so you need to do what you can to really limit the amount of furniture that you are going to need to replace. There are ways to bring old, worn looking furniture units and countertops back to life, giving them a more modernized look or finding ways to cover over and support any cracked, torn or worn surfaces and fittings. Have a read of some of our suggestions below that will hopefully help you come up with ideas for how you will work on certain units and pieces that previously you had written off for being bound for the rubbish dump.
1.) Rubbing Mayonnaise into aged, dated & stained wooden furniture units; really applying it to any wooden surface on any unit and leaving for roughly an hour then wiping back off to get rid of the excess mayonnaise and avoid filling your room with a vinegary smell. The end result will be a table surface that had once been looking dry and covered in stains from various spillages and water marks, to eventually looking fresh and solid and without any stains, or very faint stains, depending on the type of stain in the first place. So, for example, by using Mayonnaise you will have cleaned up a coffee tables surface to give it an almost new look and feel, so negating the need to throw it away.
2.) For any countertops that are looking so used and abused that they have reached the end of their life, you actually have one more way to extend its stay in your home. Try skim coating the laminate worktops with the thin layer of concrete which is purposefully developed for this specific type of use. You will hopefully end up with new looking worktops and not have to spend a large amount replacing them.
3.) A fun way to add some life back into chairs, sofas, stool and cabinets (actually anything that might have some legs on it) is by adding some different colours to them, or even being a little more creative and adding some coloured patterns to the legs. You will be surprised by how much of a difference it can make to certain items and entire rooms by just changing up the colours of the legs.
There are of course many other ways you can try that will also help to refresh and refurbish old looking units and fittings, so be sure to do your research online before chucking anything out.