It’s that time again – time for spring cleaning! And that means figuring out what the heck to do with your old furniture. We get it – you’re done with that table or chair. Your ottoman has seen better days. And that upholstery is yesterday’s news. Maybe it’s old. Maybe it’s ugly. Maybe it’s someone else’s treasure. Or maybe you will learn to love it again? Wait, what? That’s right, there’s more than one way to reuse or recycle your old furniture and that might include selling it, donating it or refinishing it. Project! Let’s go over some options:
Sell your old furniture on Craigslist, Used Vancouver, Kijiji or just have yourself an old fashioned garage sale. Consignment is another great way to go. Green Coast Rubbish recommends the good people at Consignment Canada in North Vancouver and we’ve also heard good things about The Main Sellution in Vancouver and Champagne Tastes in New Westminster but check your local listings for a consignment store near you.
Donating furniture can be tricky; you need to do your research on where used furniture is accepted. Habitat for Humanity Restore and the Salvation Army are two great places Green Coast Rubbish uses to donate old furniture for our clients. For more ideas on where to take your old furniture, check out these recycling resources.
There’s nothing like giving a beloved piece of furniture a brand new look. Take your furniture to an expert for professional restoration. Or if you prefer to DIY, there are numerous online resources for projects including Pinterest where we found these fabulous examples to share with you:
- How to refinish furniture
- Hundreds of DIY Projects listed by categories
- How to Reupholster Furniture with wood parts
- How to Reupholster a Chair Seat
- The No Sew Way to Recover Your Ottoman
With a little imagination, your old furniture nightmare can turn into a DIY dream. Now get busy and tackle that spring cleaning project!