Building & Renovating

5 Furniture Upgrades that You Can Try Today

Save on costs by turning vintage pieces into stylish accents for your space


Giving your home a new look doesn't mean going to the nearest furniture store to purchase new pieces and accessories. Liven up your space without splurging by working with what you already have. A fresh coat of paint and a few adjustments here and there will surely do the trick.

Main photos from and Jun Pinzon.

Painted Electric Fan

If your electric fan has been with you since your teenage years, chances are it might be rusty and worn-out. Upcycle your piece using gold spray paint.

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Crafts by Paula de Guzman, Dagny Madamba, and Tala Singson. Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Decoupage Drawers

Personalize your drawers with your favorite family photos through decoupaging. Simply choose the photos then cover the surface using Mod Podge.

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Stylish Drawer Knobs

Replace your factory-assembled drawer knobs with something more stylish! You just need a new set of drawer knobs or pulls, a screw driver, and wood putty.

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Side Table with Chevron Patterns

Prints and patterns instantly add life to any room. Turn a plain side table into an accent piece by painting chevron stripes. To make it even more fun and colorful, don't stick with one color. Experiment with a vibrant palette by working with red and yellow then balancing it out with gray.

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Styling by Tala Singson. Photographed by Jun Pinzon. 

Modern Chandelier

If your chandelier has missing bulbs and tarnished arms, give it an update by covering it with fabric. Doing this gives your piece a modern twist! After completing the project, you can display the new chandelier in your bedroom.

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Pictorial direction by Nat M.Clave. Photographed by Pat Martires.

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