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How to Refurbish Coastal Furniture

If you’re wondering how to refurbish coastal furniture, there are a few things you should keep in mind. You’ll need to know how to care for Slip-covered furniture and weathered woods, as well as how to paint the furniture. Then you can start on the next step: choosing the right paint. Here are some tips to get you started:

Slip-covered furniture

A sofa that looks worn or faded is a potential candidate for refurbishment. In such a case, the best way to restore it is to apply a new slipcover. A slipcover is an inexpensive alternative to reupholstering, as it’s easier to clean and more durable. If you don’t have the time to do this, you can simply purchase a custom slipcover. Below are some of the steps you need to follow when refurbishing your furniture.

Before starting the process of refurbishing your slipcovers, you must remove the covers before they have completely dried. You can also use a washing machine that doesn’t have an agitator. When you wash a slipcover, remember not to overload the machine. If you’re washing more than one piece of furniture, split the project into several loads. For extra-soiled pieces, run the washer through its empty cycle before applying detergent.

Weathered woods

There are many ways to refresh coastal furniture with a weathered wood finish. First, sand off the existing finish. This includes the legs and nooks and crannies. Sand as thoroughly as you can and leave it to dry overnight. Then, apply a layer of weathered wood stain. Wait 24 hours, then apply another one or two coats, if necessary.

To create a natural look, use a variety of techniques to distress wood. Try slinging nails to create random pocking, dragging a wire brush to make striations, or using a tapping drill bit to mimic insect damage. You may also wish to apply a thin layer of sand to temper the overall look. After this process, your furniture will look shabby chic, and beachy!

Natural materials

Coastal furnishings are typically made of natural materials such as wood, wicker, rattan, twine, and cotton. Avoid synthetics, leather, and faux materials. Coastal furnishings should have an open and casual feel. To create a similar look, you can slipcover your furniture. For example, you could replace the old upholstery on a sofa with a new slipcover. This will add dimension and create a fresh, airy feel.

The natural textures of coastal furnishings are a major component of the look. Solid wood, bamboo, and cane are good choices for furniture. You can also incorporate organic elements into the design through accessories, such as woven baskets made of seagrass that can be used to store throw blankets. Organic cotton and linen are also essential in bedding and cushions. For an elevated coastal style, consider adding a sisal area rug.


Painting your furniture will give it a beachy feel if you choose the right coastal paint colors. Coastal furniture paint colors mimic ocean waves. In fact, coastal paint colors are even more vibrant than standard paint colors, so you can paint your furniture to match the mood of the area. Learn more about coastal paint colors below. Then, get creative with your coastal furniture! Here are some suggestions:

If you want a more casual look, consider distressed-painted furniture. This look adds a relaxed air of sophistication, and the seafoam blue table and chairs by Just Perfect Home Staging are a great example. Distressed paint is especially popular with coastal-style homes, and it works well with a seagrass rug. In addition to paint colors, you can also choose from a variety of finishes, from distressed to faded and aged.

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