The art of upcycling. Brighten your home on a budget

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Decorating your home is the perfect way to keep your living space feeling fresh but also personal. Your eye for your own space can never be underestimated so trust your instinct, if you think it is time to give your home an update then go ahead and do it. Now lets discuss some of the ways you can do that along with some budget tips.

Redecorating on a budget can seem a little daunting, but there are so many ways that you can add something new or improve a tired looking room. One of those ways is to look outside of the shops and into either investing your time in some DIY or repurposing other people’s no longer required furniture. Recycling doesn’t just mean separating your cardboard and paper, often perfectly good home items are thrown out because, well exactly the reason you’re looking to redecorate, people like to keep their homes fresh.

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Upcycling is the name given to the practice of taking something old and giving it a creative reuse. In fact, there are a number of innovative ways to upcycle most items you have purchased throughout the years, especially when it comes to furniture.

There are a number of websites out there offering tips on how to upcycle furniture. Here are some favorites:

First of all, be selective when choosing your materials. You want to make sure what you are using to repurpose an old piece of furniture is workable. Secondly, this is still DIY so look up some basic advice from battle hardened do-it-yourselfers.

You might want to start at the more accessible end of the spectrum so that you can get a feel for the work involved but also get an end product in your home as soon as possible. It’s common knowledge that progress pictures are used in fitness to show the small changes, so do the same at home especially when taking on a big redecorating plan.

Sometimes it can feel like you’re standing still so making small changes quickly will give you that feeling of development to push you forward.

Finally, be careful with getting furniture from unknown sources. The last thing you want to do is bring materials with the best of intentions, only to find out the wood has an infestation of termites or worse. But, don’t let that deter you, these things can happen even when we aren’t upcycling or decorating and can be easily fixed with help from the likes of Economy Exterminators; so it isn’t something to stop you pursuing this new hobby but rather a note to be cautious of.

Your new look is out there now and could be mistaken for something old. So get that chest of drawers sanded down, reupholster your favorite chair and have the paint on standby – you’re redecorating.  

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