Got an old chair that could really use some love or a bench that would be perfect if only the cushion weren’t covered in a horrible, dated fabric? Don’t despair! We’ve got some DIY furniture projects to help you transform that damage or outdated piece into something you’ll love.
Whether you need to fix up a piece you’ve had for years or you found something at the thrift store with great bones but a few fatal flaws, revamping furniture is a gratifying experience. Some revamps – like refinishing or sometimes painting – can be a lot of work, but the results can be striking.
Of course, you’ve got a lot of options when it comes to re-doing old furniture. The fabrics and finishes that you choose can vary greatly in their environmental impacts, and it’s important to go as low-impact as possible to keep your furniture revamp in line with your crafty ethics. We’ve got a roundup of tutorials and materials to hopefully help you achieve the results you want without sacrificing your environmental standards!
photo by Lenore MacLeod-Bickley