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Upcycling

How you can bring old furniture back to life

Upcyling has taken off, and we know why, follow these steps to re vamp unwanted old furniture and save money in the process

When it comes to DIY, it’s often the small things that make the biggest difference. Armed with a tin of paint and an open mind, the design possibilities are endless. An increasing demand for customising inexpensive pieces of furniture is inspiring us all to get creative and add a splash of style to our homes. Whether you are looking to give your dining chairs a makeover, update existing pieces of furniture to keep in line with seasonal trends, or add eye-catching designs to otherwise plain accessories, upcycling with colour has never been easier. 

“Colour is often overlooked and can too easily become an afterthought. But colour, in addition to interior form, light, space and texture, is a major design element that if used with consideration, can really enrich a space. If you are nervous about using colour, a small upcycling project is a great way to start building your confidence.” Kathryn Lloyd, Crown’s Colour Specialist 

It was once said that ‘If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking’. We feel the same when it comes to colour. Upcycling is a great way to put your own stamp on furniture, and make pieces that truly are one of a kind.

Once you’ve picked the pieces of furniture you want to upcycle, it’s important to first play around with colour and see what works. Crown’s sample pots, available in every hue, are a great way of trying out colour combinations. With smaller pieces of furniture, you can always afford to go a little bolder than you might go on your walls. If your interiors scheme is more neutral, having brightly painted accessories can effortlessly add fun pops of colour and a new lease of life to your home.

Crown’s vast colour palette and room specific collections are on hand to help your imagination run wild as you unleash your creativity. Whether your find yourself a DIY connoisseur or a first-time ‘upcycler’, embrace colour this season.