Upcycled and painted furniture has become a popular trend for those looking to add an element of uniqueness to their homes. Not only is upcycling furniture a big business it is also better for the environment. Through upcycling, we are able to take old items, which have been discarded and turning them into something beautiful again.
Most upcycling projects are great for beginners. These include repainting a coffee table or turning an old cabinet into a study desk. There really is no doubt that the addition of just one piece of upcycled furniture to the home can give a room an entire a new look and feel. But, the most important part of owning a piece of pre-loved furniture to make sure that you care for it properly.
Have a look at our detail guide to caring for upcycled and re-painted furniture:
The most important thing to remember once you have acquired a piece of upcycled furniture or a re-pained pre-loved piece is that you need to treat it with the utmost respect. This means taking care of the actual pieces as well as ensuring that it is properly maintained. To maintain your upcycled furniture piece you may want to enlist the services of a professional.
To care for the pieces are far easier and for the most part, only requires you to make sure you properly clean your furniture correctly. When properly cared for upcycled furniture pieces will last for many years.
• If you have a piece of upcycled furniture which has been treated with an oil-based or water-based finish you need to know that for it to properly cure there is a 28 day waiting period. During this time make sure that you do not excessively handle the furniture.
• Never put glasses or items with sharp …