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Elevating Your Upcycled Furniture with Decorative Details

Here’s My Top Tips To Elevating Your Upcycled Furniture With Decorative Details

Are you a fan of upcycling furniture but sometimes find yourself working with plain, uninspiring pieces? Fear not! There are plenty of ways to add a touch of magic to your furniture restoration projects, and it's all about the decorative details. I'm passionate about taking seemingly ordinary furniture and transforming it into something extraordinary with the help of various embellishments. In this blog, I'll share some of my favourite decorative elements that can turn your upcycling projects into showstoppers.

1. WoodUbend Wooden Mouldings and Trims:

One of my absolute favourite ways to elevate the look of plain furniture is by using WoodUbend wooden mouldings and trims. These versatile decorative elements are designed to be heated, which reactivates the glue inside the wood particles. This allows you to easily manipulate the moulding to fit your furniture's shape, creating a seamless and elegant appearance.

I typically use a hairdryer to heat the WoodUbend pieces, but a heat gun works more quickly. The beauty of these mouldings is that they give the impression of being an integral part of the original design. While they may not be the cheapest option, they are certainly affordable, and their transformative power is worth every penny.

When looking for WoodUbend, I often turn to, where you can find a variety of stockists offering an array of designs to suit your project.

2. Polyonlay Intricate Wooden Shapes:

For those seeking even more intricate and delicate wooden embellishments, I've recently discovered Polyonlay. This company specialises in crafting fine, detailed wooden shapes that can add a unique touch to your furniture upcycling endeavours.

Polyonlay pieces are finer than WoodUbend mouldings, but they offer some truly beautiful designs that can serve as the focal point of your furniture design or complement other decorative elements. You can explore their extensive collection on their website to find the perfect shapes for your project but feel free to message me if you would like anything ordering in!

3. Furniture Transfers:

If painting intricate designs isn't your forte, furniture transfers can be a lifesaver. These rub-on transfers allow you to effortlessly add stunning imagery and patterns to your upcycled pieces, creating a professional and artistic finish.

My go-to brands for furniture transfers are Prima by Design and Belles and Whistles. These transfers are not only high-quality but also come in a variety of styles to suit different design aesthetics. Keep an eye on for any special offers or discounts on these brands to save a few extra pounds.

4. Prima by Design Fibre Decoupage:

While I don't use decoupage frequently, I absolutely love Prima by Design's fibre decoupage for rustic furniture projects. It adds a unique, textural element that can enhance the overall appeal of your piece. The fibre decoupage creates a distressed and weathered look, perfect for achieving a shabby-chic or farmhouse-inspired design.

So, when upcycling furniture, it's the decorative details that can make all the difference. Whether you opt for WoodUbend wooden mouldings, intricate Polyonlay shapes, furniture transfers from Prima by Design and Belles and Whistles, or the rustic charm of Prima by Design's fibre decoupage, there are endless ways to breathe new life into your furniture projects. These decorative elements provide a creative and affordable means to transform plain furniture into stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect your unique style and personality. So, let your creativity shine, and let the vavavoom begin!

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