Save Money by Transforming Instead of Buying New | Jennifer Mackay

Posted by Jennifer Mackay - Owner on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 7:45am.

Panama City Home Repair Tips When selling a home, sellers are often advised by their agents to upgrade appliances, remove or replace old looking items as well as offered several other quick selling tips for their particular area.

However, sellers may be better off saving money by "transforming" old, tired looking appliances and furniture making them look new and fresh.

Here are just a few suggestions on how to save money by transforming old items into fresh, new looking items.

Painting can save you a fortune and. it's easy to do yourself...

Spray Painting old furniture

Why buy new furniture such as a dresser or night stand when you can save money by spray painting your old ones?

Take a look at Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint in Flat White to transform old furniture or dressers. It dries quickly and helps make furniture look fresh, new and expensive!

Fusion All-in-One Spray Paint can turn an old, tired looking chair into a new looking chair in minutes.

Spray Painting Fixtures 

Fixtures can also be spray painted with products such as Krylon COLORmaxx. This is a simple way to turn an old, dated light fixture into a fresh, new trendy accent piece.

Buying New Door Handles? Try this instead...

Changing the look of a door handle or knob can make a room look and feel modern. If you have a few old brass door hardware pieces in need of replacing, instead simply “Scuff and smooth the old handle with an ultra-fine Scotchbrite pad, then clean with rubbing alcohol. Add two light coats of spray on black primer a few minutes apart, and then finish with an Oil Rubbed Bronze. It will look amazing and expensive and cost pennies on the dollar compared to purchasing new handles.

Paint, Don’t Replace Those Old Countertops

If your countertop looks dated but you don’t want to spend time and money replacing it, you can either hire a professional or do it yourself? Try doing it yourself using Rust-Oleum Stone Creations! It's easy to use, you don't need to sand or prime just clean the counter tops with regular dish soap and water. Let it dry for about 30 minutes, then spray 2 layers of the Stone Creations paint. After the first coat, wait approximately 6 hours and spray a final coat.

Don’t Replace Your Microwave, Paint it!

Did you know that you can spray paint appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators and stoves? A product called Appliance Enamel does a wonderful job of turning appliances with chipped or ugly paint into new, vibrant looking appliances. Usually it only requires a single coat to have a new looking appliance.

Transform Fireplace Doors

If your fireplace doors are tired, old looking you can spray paint them and save money! By using a High Heat spray paint your tired looking fireplace will look brand new!”

Re-Upholstering to save money

Another option is to re-upholster dining chairs and the like. There are many how-to videos to help and it's pretty easy! You can also hire an upholsterer to update other furniture pieces which is often less expensive then purchasing new!



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