Save the environment one piece of furniture at a time
Did you know that furniture restoration and refinishing reduces the impact of carbon on the environment? When compared to the furniture restoration process, it takes 1000 times more carbon dioxide in order to make a new furniture piece. That piece of furniture that you spot at a garage sale or find hiding in your basement is a great project! Utilizing existing furniture is better for the environment and you get a one of kind piece.
Once furniture starts looking worn, don’t replace it. Refinish it and give it new life. Wood furniture needs to be maintained just like any part of your house. That means spending some time to strip any existing coatings, sanding out any scratches or dings and repainting or staining to make it look new again.
Breathe new life into your furniture for a fraction of the price
On top of getting a one of a kind piece, refinishing furniture also is significantly less expensive than buying new furniture. The cost of paint remover, a few tools, new paint and a few hours of your time is significantly lower than buying a new piece of furniture. Think of how much more memorable this piece of furniture will be after a little investment of your time! Not to mention the other benefits of refinishing your furniture.
Old furniture can stand the test of time with a little facelift
Generally older furniture is made of higher quality wood. That means that you will get a lot more life out of the piece after you refinish it. Modern furniture is generally made out of plywood meaning that it won’t last more than a few years. It’s much more likely that an older piece of furniture is made out of hardwood and had a lot more life left.
Do want your furniture to look more modern? Stripping away paint or varnish and choosing a new colour or stain can completely transform a piece of furniture.
Recap: reasons to refinish instead of buying new furniture
- Environmentally friendly
- Saves money
- Allows you to utilize high quality furniture
- Chance to redesign to your specifications
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