There is nothing more fun than a good DIY project! Now is the perfect time to take an outdated piece of furniture and reimagine it. A successful DIY project starts with selecting the right piece. Some pieces are better suited for a makeover than others. Consider the questions below when picking the furniture to makeover for your next DIY project.
Which Furniture is Best for Your DIY Level of Expertise?
You should choose a project that matches your level of experience. If you are a novice, a large dining room table creates an overwhelming first project. Instead, start with a smaller project! Try painting a picture frame to suit your style. Additionally, smaller projects serve as a learning opportunity. If you make a mistake, you can easily learn from it and correct it for next time. As you grow in your DIY skills, you can confidently undertake larger projects.
Which Furniture Suits Your Current Home Decor?
Your personality and taste dictate your home aesthetics. This is why some individuals find themselves becoming indecisive when searching for furniture to flip. Before bringing home your next DIY project, you should consider a few things:
- Does it fit with my current decor theme?
- What color will I paint this item?
- How will this piece be used in my home?
These questions can act as a guide to make sure you are choosing the right piece that is both a reflection of your current decor and an extension of yourself.
Does the Furniture Need to be Prepped First?
In most cases, furniture will need to be prepped before painting can begin. The typical process requires sanding older finishes, priming, and multiple coats of paint. However, Milk Paint is different. Milk Paint can be used on raw wood surfaces and finishes already in place. However, if you want to avoid unwanted chipping and flaking, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint recommends mixing your paint with bonding agents and applying multiple coats.
The furniture you choose for your DIY dream is important. Trendy colors and pieces are great, but choosing an item that complements your personal design aesthetic contributes to a timeless design. Are you looking for expert tips and tricks for DIY? Our James T. Davis design experts host regular workshops that will teach you skills for DIY projects. Join us for an upcoming workshop.