How Do I Restore & Restyle a Bedroom Collection?

Old furniture can be boring, it can go out of style, and it can collect a lot of nicks, but old furniture is usually built with sturdy and durable materials. If you're not ready to get rid of your old bedroom furniture, spice it up with a few techniques such as repainting, adding customized details, and replacing old hardware.

Things You'll Need
  • Microfiber rags
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Decorative wood molding
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Stencils
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Hardware (knobs)
Restoring and Restyling Bedroom Furniture Collection
Clean the bedroom furniture by wiping it down with a damp rag immediately following with a dry rag. Use a sandpaper with a fine grit to lightly sand the bedroom furniture. After sanding, wipe the furniture with a microfiber rag to remove dust.

Paint or stain the furniture depending on the look that you want. Paint the furniture with white paint for a casual chic style, stain it darker for a modern style, use light to medium brown shades for traditional style, or go with bright green or blue for country style.

Nail decorative wood molding to a wooden headboard to give it a distinctive look. Write a romantic quotation or paint some simple twirls and designs on the headboard using a stencil for a personalized design. If you have a padded headboard, remove the old fabric and wrap a luxurious new fabric tightly around the headboard, attaching the fabric on the back using a staple gun. Use a textile with lots of texture and bold colors for an eye-catching headboard or use browns and beiges for a neutral look.

Install curtain rods between the posts of a poster bed and hang soft cotton curtains, or drape and tie some gauze netting around the posts for a romantic and exotic look. Matching bed coverings and accessories such as a mosquito net can instantly transform an old bedroom furniture collection.

Replace the old hardware on armoires, chests, and dressers with new hardware. For a modern style, select sleek stainless knobs. For children's furniture, use colorful knobs with their favorite characters. A traditional style can have knobs with intricate designs. Most hardware stores have a wide assortment of knobs and other hardware.


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