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 fun time. After spending money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your belongings from one location to another, there may be little money left for purchasing new furniture. If you discover yourself in a dilemma where the items you loved in your previous residence do not work so great in your new living space in Denver, push up your sleeves and use the following 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 color of a piece of wood furniture is easy to do during a free day and will certainly transform it into a piece that will blend into the style of your new home in Denver. For a contemporary look, think about a bright or white finish. If you are relocating from a contemporary abode to something that is classic, ponder warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with tidbits 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 a cloud of cotton when you put up your feet to read, but the fabric has seen better days? If this rings a bell, you may be able to help this precious piece of furniture. Give it a good cleaning with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or have a cleaning company to come over and do the hard work for you. If there are rips 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 correctly, 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 regulation 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 sofa 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 atmosphere you desire with a little creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other specifics by adorning each space the right way. Look for art, blinds, vases, throw rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that bring the room together and make your existing furniture fit in. If you don’t have a big decorating budget, think about sewing your own curtains and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and enhancements. 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 pieces a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture placement and look for fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that show off your true style and showcase the beauty of your new home in Denver.