Dos and don’ts of decorating your home with old furniture
A lot of us look for new furniture, discounting the value of the old ones, when we move into a new home. This is also true for those of us who wish to renovate our homes.
However, one could always reuse these furniture items instead of discarding them completely. Or you could save up and sell your current furniture items on OLX to sponsor the purchase of new furniture.
Get rid of old paint and remove old varnish on wooden furniture.
First, ensure the furniture items are not affected by moisture. After this, use an electronic sander to remove the paint and remember to move the sander while following the grain and not against it. If you move against the grain, you’ll end up staining the furniture and ruin it.
It’d be best for you to repaint and varnish wooden furniture in the summers.
Apply new paint.
After removing the paint, apply an oil-based primer onto the furniture items. While primer does have a strong and pungent smell, it’ll dry up after 30-40 minutes. Though using water-based primer isn’t a bad idea, you’ll have to use more than 1-2 coats or the primer will seep through and stain the furniture.
Put anything on the repainted furniture until 48 hours have passed.
This might seem like an obvious pointer to bear in mind but many are urged to keep decoration items on their furniture immediately after they’ve been repainted. Allow the furniture items to ‘recover’ for 2-7 days first.
Always remember, you can get a great deal on used furniture on OLX to help you decorate for less. Just visit http://olx.com.pk/home-furniture/categories/