How to Upcycle the Pro Way

How to Upcycle the Pro Way

Making your house look amazing without spending a fortune is something few have been able to master. The key factor is being able to make something look chic and new, without it being new - thus upcycling was born.

Upcycling, however, is a lot more than just a fresh coat of paint. You need to have the eye for something that can be transformed into a fresh and timeless piece, plus you need to ensure that what you are buying is a sturdy piece of furniture that will last - so your time and money isn’t going to waste. Do you think you have what it takes? Take a look at these tips that even expert designers live by to make sure you are upcycling just like the pros.

The world is your scavenger hunt!

When you are on the hunt for an upcycled piece, make sure you exhaust all avenues. Garage sales, flea markets, junk yards...the world is your oyster. The most exciting part of upcycling is searching for the piece.

What types of furniture is worth upcycling?

Finding something that is made of solid wood ensure that you will have something good and sturdy to work with. Along with that, find something that has unique intricate detail to make your piece stick out. You’re going to be putting some elbow grease into your reclaimed piece, so make sure it catches your guest’s eye!

Best restoration practices.

When starting your restoration project, two of the most important things to have is a clear vision of what you want your piece to turn into and have all of your supplies on hand. If this is your first time restoring a piece of furniture, do some additional research to make sure you know what steps need to be taken and even some tricks of the trade.