Breathing new life into your old furniture

Photo credit: Atelier la 9e vie

Posted on December 1, 2022

In recent years, furniture restoration has become more and more popular. It is an environmentally friendly trend which can also save you a lot of money. It's a way to personalize your interior décor with your unique, self-branded furniture.

Terms often used for furniture salvage are makeover, upgrade and flip. Several brands of specialized products have been developed around this DIY trend, including the Fusion Mineral Paint range, newly arrived at Ardec.

There are a wide variety of finishing styles to update old furniture to suit all tastes. Following are a few examples:

You can give a classic look with a smooth finish and uniform color, thanks to a paint designed for your project.

Classic Finish
Photo credit: Atelier Renouveau

It is also possible to give a piece of furniture a rustic look using cracks or wear effects on the finish.

You can also play with natural wood, embellished with an ecological oil and painted wood on the same piece of furniture.

Natural painted wood
Photo credit: Atelier La fille de son père

You can also apply an image or create raised stencils!

The secret to a successful project? Good preparation of your surface, the right finishing products and the right application tools.

Today, we are clearly spoiled for choice when it comes to wood finishing products. All you have to do is unleash your creativity!

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