Your neighborhood Goodwill store makes affording furniture much easier. But what if the pieces you find don't perfectly suit your vision? Refurbish it! Colors, finishes, knobs and pulls can all be changed to dress up any furniture item. Painting is a logical first step, but we have found some ideas that take refurbishing to the next level! Ideas easy enough even for the novice do-it-yourselfer!
1. Paint is great but adding shelf liner or wallpaper to your project can create a dramatic look. For instance, a nightstand, dresser, or shelving unit can be painted to the color(s) of your choice, then you can apply shelf liner or wallpaper to the interior for a stylish custom look.
2. Furniture conversion! What you want is a buffet or wine rack, but all you found are a few dressers. An old dresser makes a great candidate for either. With a little modification, a dresser can easily be turned into storage for wine or dishes, and provide a surface for serving or display. Does the piece you found have missing or broken drawers? Not a problem! You won't need all the drawers for this refurbishing project. Picture an unused drawer front becoming perfect matching hooked rack or modified shelf to hang over your buffet. 3. Is it a table or a bench? A thrifted coffee table can transform into a bench or ottoman with some padding and beautiful fabric.
Combining your creativity and imagination with the furniture in stock at your neighborhood Goodwill store will give your home the furnishings it needs to function, and function with style. Stop by any Goodwill Industries of New Mexico location today and discover the possibilities!