Whether you buy it at a garage sale or it’s already gathering dust in your home, old furniture can become new again — or, at least, look like it.

How to Put New Life Into Old Furniture

You can customize things to reflect your individual taste for a fraction of what you might spend buying entirely new décor. And what you save in cash could more than make up for the time you spend restoring the furniture, depending on your creativity and tastes.

As with any type of interior design, the more you plan, the better your results will be. Knowing the possibilities and limitations of different decorating tactics will help manage your expectations about redesigning.

With that in mind, here are some of the things you can do to make older furnishings look newer:

Drapery and Pillows

How: Housewares stores sell a wide variety of pillows, curtains, tablecloths, and even sheets that could cover up worn-out…

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