DIY: Ghost Furniture

Ghost Furniture, a UK-based company, buys vintage furniture and restores it with a modern, eco-chic look. But you don’t have to spend the big bucks to get furniture like this.

My first summer after college I had a hard time finding a job that would take me for only three months. So, I went to garage sales, bought some old furniture and refurbished it. I painted it. Decoupaged it. And sold it for an easy profit. It was one of the best jobs I ever had. Do it yourself! Buy an old chair or table and fix it up. Or better yet, refurb your own furniture. 

Fix the furniture: Screw in wobbly legs. Use a metal brace to mend cracks in the frame. Metal reinforcements can go a long way toward making your unusable furniture usable. For more tips go here.

Fabulousify your furniture: Go crazy. Experiment with color and texture. HGTV has a fantastic how-to on recovering your chair.