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5 Reasons Why You Should Try Upcycling and Painting Old Furniture - Instead of Buying New

Upcycling and painting furniture is a fun and creative hobby that allows you to work with your hands. To upcycle furniture means to take a piece of old furniture from a yard sale, thrift store, or from around the house, repaint and redesign it, and turn it into something new! Thanks to social media, you can now find vast amounts of videos, guides, and step by step tutorials that teach you exactly how to paint furniture!

The next time you’re looking to redecorate or add to your home décor, instead of buying something new, here’s 5 reasons you should try upcycling and repainting old furniture instead!

It’s good for the environment.

When you choose to upcycle furniture rather than buying something new, you help to reduce waste on our planet.

Anytime you can recycle something old and continue using it, rather than throwing it away and purchasing another, you help reduce your waste footprint and help to do your part for the environment.

Many times a piece of furniture may just need some sanding and a coat of paint to become good as new!

It’s a great creative outlet.

You can do SO much more to furniture than just sanding and painting! Brands like Dixie Belle offer products such as their Gemstone Mousse which can add shimmer and shiny accents to furniture.

Furniture transfers and moulds allow you to COMPLETELY customize the look and feel of your furniture. You can add images of all kinds using the decoupage technique and add elegant embellishments using furniture moulds by WoodUBend.

If you can imagine it, you can create it, using the multitude of products and furniture painting techniques available today.

Being able to work with your hands to take a piece from an old and tarnished state, into something beautiful makes furniture painting a great hobby for creatives!

Check out this list of 5 MUST TRY furniture painting techniques!

You can turn this hobby into a profitable business.

Most of the time, you can find furniture for sale at thrift stores, yard sales, or online locally at a reasonable and low price. Once you get the hang of painting furniture and have built up a good base of supplies, you can easily source, refinish, and sell your newly painted furniture for a handsome profit!

Since painting furniture is a popular hobby, you can share your expertise online in the form of blogs, social media, and leading online workshops.

As your knowledge and following grows, you can become a product ambassador or even create your own line of products to sell!

Furniture will always be a necessity and many people would rather have something custom made than search all around town to find something that matches their home décor.

If you have talent at painting furniture and know how to market yourself, you can definitely turn this creative hobby into a full time business!

Repurposing and repainting your old furniture can save you money!

Many times you can find used furniture items that are still in good shape for a fraction of the cost of a new piece. Searching for used furniture to paint and refinish rather than purchasing a new set may take more time, but it can save you hundreds of dollars!

If you have a bedroom set that while still in good condition, doesn’t match your decorating style, try upcycling and repainting it!

Want to change your décor style to a more bohemian look?

Check out these Boho Mandala Silk Screen Stencils by Dixie Belle!

Applying these stencils and a blend of bold and bright chalk paint colors can instantly change the entire look and feel of a piece of furniture!

Learn how to paint a bohemian style furniture makeover!

The possibilities are endless!

When you buy furniture from a store, you’re limited to what a certain designer has made or what the store has in stock.

However, when you paint and upcycle your own custom furniture, the possibilities are endless. You can create pieces that please and excite each and every member of your family, or cater to any customer!

New products are added to the market daily to help you customize each piece, as well as unique furniture painting techniques and ideas that are discovered and shared on social media.

All of these things make upcycling and painting old furniture, turning it into something new, a fun and rewarding hobby to try.

If you're interested in learning how to paint furniture and getting all of the best tips for how it's done, you're in the right place!

Check out this blog on how I upcycled a mirror harp to create a custom piece of DIY home décor!

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