Why You Should Refinish Furniture Instead of Replacing It
When furniture is dated, chipped, or worn, it can be tempting to throw it out and start fresh, especially if your goal is to change up your interior décor. But there is one option that many don’t consider: refinishing. There are plenty of reasons why you should refinish your furniture instead of replacing it, whether your goal is simply to get cleaner looking pieces or to redo your room entirely.
It’s More Cost-Effective
Furniture prices can be exorbitant, especially for higher quality pieces. Just a coffee table can run between two hundred and four hundred dollars, dressers at one thousand dollars, and dining room sets as high as fifteen hundred dollars. Refinishing a furniture piece will cost half as much as buying an entirely new piece, if not less.
Increase Furniture Value
As we mentioned, furniture is expensive, and there is a good chance you spent a lot of money on yours. Refinishing the furniture ensures you get your money’s worth out of it. Along those lines, if you refinish the furniture now and later want to get rid of it, you will be able to sell the piece at a much higher price.
Change the Furniture Piece’s Look
Sometimes the reason for replacing the furniture isn’t that the furniture is distressed, but that you want to change the room’s look and the furniture no longer matches. The nice thing about refinishing furniture pieces is the ability to change the furniture’s look. When you refinish furniture, you can change the color or finish of the wood and invite the opportunity to paint or stain the item to match your room’s aesthetic.
It’s More Eco-Friendly
As fast furniture has become more popular in recent years, so has throwing out furniture when we’re done with it. This impacts the environment as we put more materials into landfills and use more resources to replace them. Refinishing furniture instead of replacing it means less wood and other materials are used and thrown out.
Refinishing furniture may take a little more elbow grease, but the benefits are well worth the effort. When you’re ready to get started, ECOS Paints has a collection of non-toxic* wood stain to help your furniture look good as new.
*Non-toxic: Conforms to ASTM-D4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.