Ready to get new furniture for your home? If you’re buying new furniture or are having custom pieces made for your family room, living room, dining room, kitchen or bedroom, don’t be too quick to get rid of your old furniture. There are some excellent options to turn your indoor furniture into beautiful outdoor patio pieces.
Patio sets can cost thousands of dollars—and more than likely, you’ve already spent thousands purchasing your end tables, coffee tables, couches and sofas for your home’s interior. Instead of tossing these pieces you invested in, renew your old furniture and have it repurposed by a professional company for a new function: enjoying the outdoors. Here are some ideas for you:
Couches and Sofas
There may be no reason to get rid of your couch or sofa that has been sitting in your family room. Depending on your sofa’s upholstery, you could possibly just need sofa fabric protection. But often you may need to have your sofa or couch reupholstered with weather resistant fabric. Don’t forget that custom made sofas are always an option! You can have a cedar or oak frame built and have custom cushions made that fit your outdoor décor perfectly.
Think you can’t make a dresser work outside? Think again. A small dresser can be repurposed into a beautiful planting station, the perfect piece for an outdoor bar or simply used as décor with potted flowers and other decorative items. Talk to your furniture repair and redesign company to find out if the wood material is suitable for outside. They’ll be able to sand and properly seal your dresser to withstand the elements.
Now this seems out of place, right? Not at all! If you own a four-poster bed or a bed frame, these can be perfect to place outside for a fantastic and comfortable sitting area. You can have a center platform built and custom made cushions with sofa fabric protection that will weather well outside. Pile the bed with pillows and string some lights or ivy up around the frame—and voila! An absolutely stunning outdoor piece.
Look into bringing your big comfy chair outside. Just like with your sofa or couch, reupholstery is probably the way to go. If you have some dining room chairs or wooden chairs you’d like to bring outside, again, have your professional furniture restoration company look at the kind of wood it is made from. Depending on the wood, the pros can turn your indoor chairs into gorgeous outdoor chairs—perfect for entertaining!
If you have the space for an outdoor dining table, go for it! It would be amazing for your next summer party. You can also look at bringing your end table or coffee table outdoors. By sanding and protecting your indoor furniture, it easily becomes excellent outdoor furniture. Or, perhaps, you could add a glass component to the top of the table.
Don’t spend tons of money buying all new patio pieces when the furniture you have inside can be perfectly repurposed for you!