5 Reasons Why You Should Refinish Your Furniture

Why Refinish INSTEAD of Replace ?

Refinishing and repairing furniture can be incredibly rewarding. It’s an opportunity to make the most out of the investments you’ve made in the older furniture in your living and working spaces. Even if your older, handmade furniture pieces have some normal wear and tear but are structurally sound, they are usually made of better quality materials than any modern pieces that you’ll find. A Dash of Splash is here to help you reimagine those older furniture pieces and bring them back to life!

Whether it’s minor cleaning and restoration, or even more extensive repair work, people still choose to refinish their furniture for a lot of reasons. The largest motivators are the cost savings that come from refinishing furniture and the choice to preserve the quality of older furniture pieces. But those are just the start. It’s all about of the desire to reduce, re-use, and recycle, instead of simply discarding and buying something new. Here are 5 reasons why people decide to repair and refinish their furniture:

1) Refinishing furniture is a chance to preserve value.

Buying quality, handmade furniture pieces is a long term investment. Just like many other parts of your home, occasional maintenance is required to preserve their value. By doing minor repairs and refinishing to cover up any blemishes from normal use, you can preserve the value of your older furniture pieces and make the most out of your investment in them.

2) Refinishing furniture is a chance to reuse the highest quality materials.

Unfortunately, the stream-lined production process for modern furniture often relies on the most affordable materials that aren’t the highest of quality. Inexpensive plywood furniture just won’t last more than a few years. But the older, handmade furniture pieces are typically created out of the strongest and sturdiest materials, giving you the best foundation for your furniture pieces that will stand the test of time.

3) Refinishing furniture is an opportunity to create a new style.

By using your older furniture pieces as the foundation, you can create a whole new style with some refinishing work. If you’re looking to create a more modern look in your living room, explore the pieces you already have and contact Marianne at A Dash of Splash right here in Bloomington/Normal, IL for ideas to modernize your pieces. You’ll save money and love the process!

4) Refinishing furniture will recycle materials and help protect the environment

A key reason why a lot of people decide to refinish furniture instead of buying new furniture is because it gives them an opportunity to do their part in reducing, reusing, and recycling to help save the environment. Creating new pieces of furniture leaves a significant carbon footprint from collecting all the materials, the machinery that brings it all together, and even the shipping process from the manufacturer to the store. By choosing to refinish your furniture, you can cut out all of that carbon footprint and do your own part in helping protect the environment.

5) Refinishing furniture saves you money!

Last but certainly not least, by refinishing your old furniture pieces you can save a significant amount of money and still get the same updated look that fits your new style. That’s one of the main reasons why customer’s trust Marianne at A Dash of Splash. She has proven time and again for home owners in Bloomington/Normal, IL and all across central IL that they can create the pieces they’ve been longing for with what they already have in their home! It takes an expert to do it right, and Marianne is here to help.

Take advantage of the incredible classes that A Dash of Splash offers to learn some of the most unique refinishing processes to bring your furniture pieces back to life. CLICK HERE to see the upcoming classes.

Be sure to join Marianne for the 3rd Saturday Play Days, where you can bring in your furniture pieces and work alongside Marianne to create the dream pieces you’ve always wanted. You get to take advantage of A Dash of Splash’s space, materials, and Marianne’s expertise. CLICK HERE to see all the information for the next 3rd Saturday Play Day.  

What we can refinish:

  • All furniture pieces
  • Chairs
  • Dressers
  • File cabinets
  • Tables
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Appliances
  • Chandeliers 
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Picture Frames
  • Vases
  • And so much more!

Materials we can refinish:

  • Brick
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Concrete
  • Linoleum​
  • Natural Stone
  • Steel
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood​

What we can replicate:

  • Bamboo
  • Brick​
  • Natural Stone
  • Wood​