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Upcycling ideas for the home: Top Tips

An image of someone upcycling a piece of furniture and repainting it.

Upcycling furniture in your home can not only be great fun, it can also save you a lot of money too. Here at Heart of Wood, we’ve put together a list of equipment you’ll need to make sure you get off to the best start.


It can be very tempting to want to dive right into your new project, especially if you’re just brimming with upcycling ideas for the home. However, to ensure your furniture stands the test of time, you should carry out a thorough inspection of the piece first.

If your furniture has dents, scratches, cracks or multiple layers of paint, you’ll need to invest in the following items:

Sandpaper and/or an electric sander for larger items
Wood putty and a putty knife
Paint primer (if you intend to paint the item)
Paint and paint brushes (if you intend to paint the item)

Once you have successfully sanded down your item, filled in any cracks and primed it, you will be ready to move into the fun part of painting the furniture piece in any colour you want. When you have upcycling ideas for the home, getting to the stage of personalising the piece is always the best part. The beauty of upcycling is that you can create something that is truly unique to your space, so always consider your colours carefully.


Once you’ve got your furniture to a stage that you’re happy with, you can let your imagination run wild and accessorise the piece.

Investing in new handles or knobs for your cabinets, doors and wardrobes allows you to transform dated pieces into something truly modern or add a stylish, vintage twist to a newer item of furniture.

If you’ve been pondering various upcycling ideas for the home, take a look at the wide range of home accessories offered by Heart of Wood. For more information on our products, we welcome you to contact us. Please call or head over to our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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