There is nothing more gratifying than making an old piece of furniture feel new and fresh with a simple update. Here are some tips on making your furniture pop.
Knobs, knobs and more knobs. Drawer pulls are such an easy (and inexpensive) way to give a dresser an instant makeover without lifting a paint brush. There are so many great knobs on the market today that can help make a typical dresser feel like the focal point. My favorite source for knobs is Anthropology.
This is a trick that has become increasingly popular in home decor magazines. Wallpapering the back of a bookcase to create interest is a simple way to bring that piece to life. We recently used it for a Bellini photoshoot on our Jessica bookcase. This trellis design added a totally fresh feel to the room.
This last tip is for the artistically inclined (no, I do not fall into this category). If you can paint a straight line or use a stencil, then refinishing a dresser or adding some decorative touches is a more daring approach to bringing an old piece of furniture back to life.
photo courtesy of Chrissie’s Collection