DIY Furniture Refinishing

DIY Furniture Refinishing

“It’s a good thing until you discover a better thing.” Martha Stewart

Are you familiar with the term ‘upcycling?’ Upcycling – or creative reuse - is basically about finding innovative ways to use or showcase an object. It’s about finding an inspired way to convert old stuff into refreshing and beautiful new stuff. It’s all about transformation.

Upcycling is not the same as recycling. Recycling is about discarding things – sending them away to be safely converted into reusable forms. Upcycling, however, is about keeping things and transforming them into something novel and pleasing. It’s all about The Revamp.

DIY furniture refinishing colour trends with Fusion Mineral Paint

The benefits of upcycling

Upcycling is fun. It’s creative and it’s without rules. On a grander scale, upcycling:

·       Minimizes the volume of discarded materials sent to landfills

·       Is a cost-effective way to redecorate

·       Allows you to adapt your furniture to suit your evolving home décor style

·       Brings joy through transforming personal items with your unique touch

·       Keeps family treasures with much-loved history where they belong - in your home!

Out with the old and in with the new…with paint

Bringing new life to cherished objects in your home can be just the thing to give your home décor a much-needed boost. A mini-makeover of well-loved furniture, for example, can add instant oomph to a room!

And it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, upcycling beloved treasures around the house can be easy, enjoyable and rewarding. Paint, for example, can be extraordinarily transformative. Upcycling is a great way to breathe new life into good furniture – and it’s amazing how a simple lick of paint can completely transform an old chair, chest or table.

What timeworn treasures do you see in your home that could use a loving lift? A small side-table? A stool? A bench? An old wooden box?

Put your upcycling creativity to work

Grab your small piece of furniture in need of a pick-me-up and come join us at Homeworks Etc. We want to inspire you to learn new skills and create beautiful items - it doesn’t get better than that!

Register now in our next upcycling DIY furniture painting workshop:

DIY Furniture 101 | January 26 | $95

Interested in refinishing an old piece of furniture?
Want the feeling of NEW by adding a new pop of colour?

Bring a small piece of furniture to practice learning these techniques.  Please sand and clean in advance.  This class includes use of our paint, tools and supplies to complete your project.

Join us to learn the basic techniques and tools to tackling this project successfully from start to finish including: 

  • prepping your project

  • choosing your paint 

  • paint techniques so that you can find the one that suits your style including: basic brush strokes, antiquing and two-tone finishes

  • finishing touches

Take a sneak peak at the FUSION Mineral Paint product line. You are gonna love this paint!

You get to practice your techniques on a wood panel door.

Register now!

DIY Furniture 101

Date: Saturday, January 26th

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Location: #102 – 16793 60th Avenue

Cost: $95

Check out other DIY Furniture workshop refinishing dates here.

 Happy Painting,


Jacqueline DIY