Are you looking for some creative ways to beat #QuarantineBoredom? We’re right there with you. While the DIY Rental team is busy at work helping homeowners with their projects, we still need to think of how to stay busy in our off-time. That’s where furniture refinishing comes in! If you have an outdated dresser or side table lying around, this is the project for you. 

White Wash and Distress for a Coastal, Shabby Chic Look

The coastal look is here to stay in spots around Jacksonville. Distressed white decor with simple hardware fixtures is the way to go for your beachy or farmhouse look. But how to do it, exactly? Now that’s the question.

You need white paint, some water, a paintbrush and a sponge. Mix ⅓ water with ⅔ of your paint. Brush the mixture over your furniture to equal two coats. After the second coat, lightly brush the surface with the sponge to add an exposed, distressed look. 

Bold Lacquer Paint Takes any Piece into the 21st Century

Lacquer is the shiniest version of paint you can find. Head to your local paint shop for some lacquer in any color you desire. Hot pink? Done. Black? Totally. Lacquer achieves a deco-esque look that’s so on-trend right now. 

Gold knobs and handles are the perfect pairings with this paint choice. 

Keep in Simple and Swap out the Hardware

Simple updates like drawer pulls and knobs can take a drab piece of furniture into the modern era. If you don’t have the energy to completely refinish an old statement piece, new hardware will certainly do the trick. 

Unsure which style is right for the times? Contemporary lines and chic understated designs are great choices. Look for simple, clay knobs or modern brass pulls for your dresser or chest of drawers. 

Stay Under Budget for Your Fun Project with the Help of DIY Rental

We have everything from hand sanders to furniture dollies to help with your quarantine project. Instead of wasting unnecessary time and money by skipping the tools (or buying your own), every pro will point you toward tool rental. 

Do you have a fun project in mind? We’re here to help! Call us today to reserve the tools you need to get it done.