Old Furniture & Your New House in Denver 07/23/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Moving into a new house can be an expensive, yet exciting experience. After shelling out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your things from one location to another, there may be little money left for purchasing new furniture. If you discover yourself in a predicament where the pieces you adored in your former house do not work so great in your new living space in Denver, push up your sleeves and use these DIY tricks to give your furniture a whole new look! Refinishing Wood Pieces It could be that all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is an updated coat of paint or stain to make it seem current and fresh again. Changing the finish of a piece of wood furniture is easy to do during a free afternoon and will certainly transform it into a piece that will blend into the style of your new home in Denver. For a modern look, plan on a bright or white finish. If you are relocating from a contemporary residence to something that is classic, plan on warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with bits of color to get a shabby chic appearance. TLC for Upholstered Furniture Do you own a love seat that feels like you are lounging on feathers when you put up your feet to relax, but the fabric has seen better days? If this sounds familiar, you may be able to help this precious piece of furniture. Give it a good scrub down with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or arrange for a cleaning company to come over and do the hard work for you. If there are tears in the fabric, you may be able to flip the cushions over, mend the snags with upholstery needle and thread, or reupholster it with new material from your local craft shop. Reupholstering furniture can be tricky to do right, but there are numerous videos on the internet that can walk you through the process. Teaching yourself how to fix your own furniture can save you a lot of money. Experiment with Placement There is no set guideline that a specific piece of furniture is supposed to be in a certain room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you realize that a specific coffee table, cabinet, or bedside table doesn’t look good in a room in your new home, move it into another space where it fits better. When you move into a new house, you will probably find that the dimensions are different, and that furniture arrangements that used to look great will not work quite the same in your new area. Experiment with the furniture you own and see if you can discover a new alignment that you love. The Finishing Touches Home decorating is an art and you can have a lot of fun giving your new place the setting you desire with a little creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other specifics by adding accents to each space the right way. Find art, blinds, vases, throw rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and make your existing furniture fit in. If you don’t have lots of money for decorating, contemplate sewing your own curtains and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and adornments. Moving into a new home in Denver does not mean that you have to give up cherished furnishings and decorations. You can utilize your DIY skills to give your items a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture arrangement and find fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that show off your true style and showcase the beauty of your new house in Denver.