3 Ways to Jazz Up Your Furniture


Wondering about finishing touches on a piece of painted furniture?   Then you’re in luck because today we’re focusing on how to jazz up your furniture using 3 fabulous techniques!

Three Techniques to Jazz Up Your Furniture

Finishing touches on a piece of furniture can make a big difference. Three ways we like to jazz up furniture is distressing, changing out hardware, and adding appliques.

1.  Distressing Paint

Distressing is a nice and easy way to add personality and texture to any piece. We use either a sand block for lighter distressing or even a electric sander for heavier distressing. With this oriental silk painted dresser we use the sander to roughen up the edges. Distressing also hides wear and tear of furniture.

2.  Change Hardware

Changing out hardware can help any dated piece be brought back to life. With this Sassy Pink Nightstand we added crystal knobs. The nightstand has a matching nightstand and a matching dresser. I got the set for a steal because there were a few missing knobs. The crystal knobs added a classy and timeless feel to the furniture. Most of the knobs we get are from Hobby Lobby, but Anthropologie has amazing knobs! On the piece above we spray painted the hardware which is a cheap and quick solution to ugly hardware.

One of my favorite blogs and furniture inspiration is In the Fun Lane! Holly’s piece always have great hardware. She finds some of her hardware at www.leevalley.com. She even moves location of her hardware in some cases. I LOVE This card catalog dresser. She turned a normal dresser into something extra special with hardware.

3.  Appliques

Appliques are great to dress up a plain piece of furniture. Whether it be a headboard, dresser, or even a mirror like this one. Appliques can be found at local home department stores or online. Most appliques are pretty cheap depending on the size.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to jazzing up a piece of furniture. Now its your turn!

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I hope that gives you a few ideas on jazzing up your furniture. {wink} If you have a make over tutorial on your blog, we’d love to see it! Feel free to leave the blog link in the comments or on the Tip Junkie Facebook page. Or if you’re looking for a specific tutorial, let me know! I’ll be happy to find it for you. {I’ve got your back!}

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Mallory and Savannah are best friends and the brains behind Classy Clutter, a one-stop shop for all things creative with a focus on Furniture and Home Décor. Both are moms with a mission for being creative on the cheap!  Mallory is a full-time mom of two little boys and a student.  She runs her Etsy Shop –Heartfelt Designs and Photography Business from her home in New York. Savannah is a cosmetologist at an Arizona salon called Hair Do and keeps busy doing furniture, crafts and activities with her two little girls!  Classy Clutter keeps them connected from NY to AZ! Classy Clutter is your place for inspiration, tips and tutorials!  Please hop over and check us out!  We’d love to have you!


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  1. Thanks for the ideas for jazzing up your existing furniture. It seem like there is a lot you can do with only a few updates to really change the look.

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