Furniture Upcycling

How To Make an Upcycled Blue Chest of Drawers: Tips and Tricks

Upcycling old furniture is a great way to save money and reduce waste. It’s also an excellent way to up-cycle your old furniture and give it new life. If you have a chest of drawers that needs a little TLC, but you don’t want to buy something new, this guide is for you! It features helpful tips, tricks, and a shopping list for making your own upcycled blue chest of drawers. It’s easy when you know how!


The first step is to get your tools and materials. All you need are a few simple tools and a few inexpensive supplies.

  1. Screwdriver or drill
  2. Sandpaper or sander (optional)
  3. 2 paintbrushes (one wide and one narrow)
  4. Paints in your choice of color(s) – You can also use fabric paints instead of regular house paint!


Sand the sides of the piece. Use 80 grit sandpaper instead of sanding board because it fit better in a small hand. Make sure to sand the sides only, because this is where you are going to paint!

Satin up your white wood piece by applying a layer or two of semi-gloss paint. Don’t be afraid to go heavy on this step!… for real. Like, too much. This is probably my favorite step of all time because it helps make the chest look really professional and helps wipe up any unevenness.


There are many ways to paint old furniture, but it’s hard to top a nice hand-painted finish. We tried painting one of our furniture pieces and it was a disaster. Using a small brush, you’ll have a hard time putting on the paint and the surface.

It may not be as pretty as a hand-painted finish, but the strength of the siding and the fact that we saved some money make it worth it.


To finish, sand and stain your upcycled chest of drawers. You’ll need to seal the stain and sand to smooth it down, then install new knobs.

Don’t forget to add stains to your new knobs before installing them! In addition to giving your chest of drawers a bit more character, it makes the finished product seem like it was assembled just for you.


It’s a great idea to shop around to find the best deal and lowest price when you’re buying new furniture. But sometimes it’s just not worth it. Most of the time we can make furniture and fix it up to suit our own needs. Some pieces are easier than others to create your own with a little money and time, but you can still do it.

You just have to have the right tools for the job. The thing to remember is to start out small and pick your design well, you want to make sure that what you make will still look great in 10 years. You’ll need to select a more well-made piece or build your own with better materials. If you build your own, be sure to put a level or test your measurements!

Furniture Upcycling

Purchasing upcycled black furniture

Furniture is essential for making any property livable. So when individuals or businesses purchase or rent any property, they are interested in finding a suitable furniture supplier. People also require additional furniture when their family size increases, when they find that existing furniture is not adequate, or damaged. While the furniture is available in different colors, many individuals, families are interested in purchasing black furniture since it matches the room decor and dirt, stain marks are not easily visible. They prefer to purchase upcycled furniture, since it is sometimes cheaper, more ecofriendly and vintage furniture is a good investment, whose value increases. Some of the considerations for purchasing upcycled black furniture are described below.

Furniture location

The furniture is usually classified based on the room where it is being used. Though some furniture like chairs, tables can be used in different rooms, other furniture, especially beds are only used in the bedroom. The different rooms for which the furniture is designed are

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Hallway
  • Home office
  • Storage
  • Children’s furniture

Furniture type

The furniture is used for different applications like sitting, sleeping, writing, eating and storage, so the furniture design will vary and the right furniture should be selected. The different types of upcycled furniture available for sale can be classified into following categories

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Stools
  • Writing desk
  • Cabinets
  • Cupboards
  • Display cabinets
  • Dressing tables
  • Beds
  • Mirrors


One of the main reasons why more people are preferring upcycled furniture is because it is made from high quality wood like teakwood, mahogany, oak and pine. It also does not contain any harmful chemicals like formaldehyde which are found in particle board used extensively for new furniture. In some cases, the seller will specify the brand of the furniture and the designer if the information is available. They will also mention the age of the furniture and this can help increase the resale value of the furniture. In other cases, the seller will only upload photos of the furniture and provide a description. If the buyer wants more information he can ask for more photos or details. Usually the seller will mention the dimensions of the furniture, material of the furniture. The furniture fittings are usually made from brass for branded furniture. In some cases, the seller may have replaced some of the furniture fittings due to wear and tear, so that the piece looks like new and for greater durability.


It is also advisable to check the condition of the furniture before purchasing it. Often the upcycled furniture is not used extensively especially if it is used for storage. For each upcycled furniture listed for sale, the seller will usually upload several photos. While tables, chairs, and kitchen furniture which are used extensively are more likely to be damaged, often cupboards and storage furniture is in better condition.The furniture is usually painted applying several coatings for greater durability, and multiple layers of wax finish varnish are also applied so that the furniture looks like new for longer.