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Stylish Ways To Update and Upcycle

All you need is a little imagination and an unwanted and uninspiring piece of furniture can turn into a unique item that can really make a statement and add a focal point to your home – indoors or out. But where do you start? You might be someone who loves to hunt around for bargains, but when you get home realise that some tweaking is needed for it to work with your home décor, or you might have something already at home that you’re about to throw out, but with an overhaul you could bring it back to life. Whatever your situation, that’s when updating and upcycling is the perfect answer!

Refinish - A bit of paint is all that’s needed

One straightforward way to update a piece of furniture is to paint it. You just need some time and with a bit of effort you can create a whole new look and style! Dressers, chest of drawers and dining room tables and chairs can take on a new lease of life with a bit of paint! Chalk paint is great to use – some brands require little preparation work, just a wipe down and away you go – it alsocreates a lovely smooth velvety finish. You can have fun with colour too!

Remake - Something new from something old

For those more skilled at DIY – creating something completely new out of something old and unwanted is a great way to upcycle. If you have any wood remaining from previous DIY jobs or any old wooden pallets this material is perfect to be able to build a statement piece such as this wooden bed and headboard – given a white-washed finish for a Scandinavian feel – so cool!

Rejuvenate - Even small items can create a big impact

You don’t have to undertake big DIY upcycling projects to achieve fantastic results – small can be beautiful too! Something like storage for the kitchen using old wooden fruit crates is extremely practical and is very ‘shabby chic’ stylish as well.

Enjoy the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and functional from old stuff that might ordinarily be heading for the tip! You can transform your home and have fun in the process – what could be better!

So if you do enjoy trying out your DIY skills on different projects remember our ContiBoard panels provide a versatile solution for shelving, storage and bespoke furniture for around the home and are available in 5 lovely colours and a range of user-friendly sizes. We’ve produced some hints and tips on how to use them with some great project ideas to help inspire you. Don’t forget our easy-to-assemble Conti@Home bookcases too – available in the same 5 colours – and all can be delivered direct to your home for free.  

As always if you have any questions about our Conti bookcases or the ContiBoard range then get in touch and either tweet us @ContiatHome or visit www.conti.co.uk.

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