Save money on furniture by making it last as long as
possible. Many furniture flaws can be either disguised or fixed.
Scratches in furniture can be hidden with wood crayons or shoe polish. Hot
irons can expand wood to fix cracks. "Patches" can be put on wood in the
form of leather with decorative tacks. All wood can be sanded, stripped,
refinished and painted.
Furniture can be repurposed by cutting it down, or
adding to it. Sofas and chairs can be reupholstered or slip covered.
Make your furniture last longer, and make your money go farther with a little
creativity and work.
some more frugal tips to save money on
- Add a piece of vinyl or
leather to a tabletop to disguise a bad surface.
- Add a mirror to top a bad
- Torn upholstery can be hand
- Flat cushions can be opened
and additional stuffing can make them look new.
- Replace nails with screws for
- Cover sofas with slipcovers.
- Disguise problem areas on sofa
backs with quilts or blankets.