Old Furniture & Your New House in Tulsa 07/23/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Moving into a new home can be an expensive, yet exhilarating time. After paying out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to move your belongings from origin to destination, there might be little money left for investing in new furniture. If you find yourself in a predicament where the pieces you adored in your old house do not mesh so well in your new place in Tulsa, roll up your sleeves and use some DIY tricks to give your furniture a renovation! Refinishing Wood Pieces Many times all an old piece of wood furniture needs is a new coat of paint or stain to make it appear lively and fresh again. Updating the finish of a piece of wood furniture is not difficult to do during a free weekend day and will certainly make it into a piece that will fit into the look and feel of your new residence in Tulsa. For a contemporary look, think about a bright or white finish. If you are going from a modern residence to one that is more traditional, consider warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with bits of color to get a shabby chic look. TLC for Upholstered Furniture Do you have a sofa that feels like you are reclining on a cloud when you put up your feet to relax, but the fabric has seen better days? If this resonates with you, you could be able to save this beloved piece of furniture. Give it a good wipe down with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or have a cleaning company to come over and do the tough work for you. If there are tears in the fabric, you may be able to flip the cushions over, mend the snags with a special needle and thread, or reupholster it with new material from your local fabric shop. Reupholstering furniture can be intricate to do right, but there are numerous videos on the internet that can teach you the process. Learning how to repair your own furniture can save you a lot of money. Experiment with Placement There is no set regulation that a certain piece of furniture is supposed to be in a specific room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you find that a certain end table, cabinet, or bedside table is not working in a room in your new home, move it into another room where it feels right. When you move into a new residence, you will most likely realize that the dimensions are not the same, and that furniture alignment that previously worked will not work quite the same in your new space. Rearrange the furniture you own and see if you can come up with a new alignment that you love. The Finishing Touches Home decorating is a fine art and it can be a lot of fun giving your new place the ambiance you desire with a little bit of creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other features by adding accents to each area the right way. Look for art, window treatments, vases, throw rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that bring the room together and make your existing furniture fit in. If you don’t have lots of money for decorating, consider making your own curtains and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and adornments. Moving into a new house in Tulsa doesn’t mean that you have to give up cherished furnishings and decorations. You can utilize your DIY skills to give your stuff a makeover and save a lot of money at the same time. Be creative with the furniture set-up and find fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that show off your true style and showcase the beauty of your new place in Tulsa.