Do you have an old family heirloom that doesn't match your style, but you can't bear to toss it? Or do you think restoring furniture for money would be a fun profession? Apps can help you learn how to restore your grandmother's dresser or sell old items with a fresh face.
Many people throw out old furniture or sell it at garage sales, but if you want to be creative and resourceful, you can learn how to restore the furniture by giving it a new look. Just imagine, that old antique chest of drawers that is a bit worn down from time, with a little bit of sanding and a fresh layer of paint, could turn into a lovely piece of furniture and the focal point of your room. With apps, you can learn some restoration techniques and cool tricks to turn old pieces into new treasures. Not only can you learn different DIY tips, but with apps like Pinterest, you can also get inspiration from others with before and after pictures of their restoration projects.
So, if you have an old piece of furniture that needs more than just a layer, refinish or paint, apps and online resources can come to your aid. For example, you found an old wooden window frame to restore, and with online tutorials or apps like SnapGuide, you can turn it into a beautiful wall mirror or another type of decorative piece for your home. Just think, the next time you go to a garage or estate sale, you can look upon old furniture merely as a piece that needs rejuvenating, and you can enjoy the new hobby of bringing it back to life.
In addition to enjoying your new hobby of furniture restoration, apps can help you make some money off your creativity. With apps like Esty or Dawanda, you can browse other artists' shops and see what price range their restorations are selling for and find inspiration for new projects. Then, you can create your own store selling vintage and restored pieces. In other words, not only can you enjoy bringing old furniture back to life, but with apps, you can share these pieces with others and make some money in the process.