Too many people are getting rid of perfectly good furnishings, when all they want is a change to the look or a style update. Here's a fact the furniture companies don't want you to know: a little rehab can absolutely transform the look of any furnishing.
Case in point is this bed transformation I recently pulled off for a client. She really, really loved her bed but wanted an updated look with a little more pop. Here's the “before” look:
This bed had a shabby chic, DIY kinda look with a monotone palette that definitely lacked eye appeal. She also loves my Howlite Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks and wanted those to be a major part of the new look.
So here's a peek at the “after” transformation:
What do you think, is that a dramatic change or what?!? Refinishing and a new paint job make the headboard look like it's just off the showroom floor. For that “little more pop” I added a field of button-tufted velvet with Howlite DHUT trim, for a look that is attractive, elegant and contemporary.
My client is ecstatic: she got the new look she desperately wanted and also got to keep her favorite bed. It's a win-win!
Don't Give Up on Your Favorite Furnishings!
The moral of this story: you don't have to buy new furnishings to get a fabulous new look. If you have furnishings you love, you can keep them AND rehab or update their style. It's a lot cheaper than buying new furnishings and you'll end up much happier because you can create a one-of-a-kind piece with gorgeous character and customize the look to something that perfectly matches your décor.
Do you want a new look for your old furnishings? It's easier than you think and less expensive than buying new. Let's talk – we can discuss ways to transform your décor and create a new look that will thrill you!