Wake Up Tired Furniture With Paint, Paper and Fabric (12 photos)

Wake Up Tired Furniture With Paint, Paper and Fabric (12 photos)

Wake Up Tired Furniture With Paint, Paper and Fabric

Now not the DIY kind however nonetheless hankering for a inventive interiors undertaking? The reply can be type hacking — shorthand for taking an present piece of furnishings, be it a drained outdated chair or an off-the-shelf bookcase, and including some quirky, artful persona. (The trend began a while back when clever folks discovered they could give Ikea staples new life with a few smart style tweaks.)

Style hacking sits in that happy space between DIY madness (new headboard built from scratch? No problem!) and mass-manufactured blandness. The result can mean an original piece for the price of a tester pot of paint or a roll of wallpaper — ideal if, like many of us, you’re on a budget but don’t want cookie cutter interiors. The following projects are achievable even for beginners.

Prettify a table

Swap drawer handles

Upcycle vintage chairs


Cover your seat

Paper the backs of shelves

Paint a mirror frame

Get in the frame

Go collage crazy

Decorate a sideboard

Brighten a wardrobe

Design a pinboard

Copy the crate shelf trend