Feeling The Pinch?

Happy New Year! Is it too late to be saying that now? I hope you all had a lovely, festive few weeks. My holiday season consisted of eating to much and spending too much but all in the company of friends and family so it can't be all bad. Christmas Day I helped my mum cook for 12 people (I don't know how she does it) and had a drive up to Lincoln on Christmas Day to surprise my other half and his family before the snow hit. I spent New Years Eve with my sisters which was an eventful evening, but all in all a good end to 2014. 

However, now my bank account is looking a little sorry for itself and all anyone is talking about is new year, new me, new start, new, new, new, new, new! This time of year you want a bit of change for the better, out with the old, in with the new, but on a budget. With this in mind, here are some cheap ways to jazz up your old furniture, to save you breaking the bank. 

Ombre Draws 

This is a great way to inject some colour on a budget, just buy one can of paint in the colour of your choice and add a bit more white for each draw. This means you don't have to worry about getting the right shades and you save the pennies too. 

Image Source Babble

Bronze Lights

You guessed it, I'm getting that spray can out again! This is a brilliant way to re vamp an old pendant light (or even a cheap one if you want to buy something new). Bronze is a huge trend right now so simply spray your light and enjoy the compliments on your new lighting! 

Image Source Old and Cold

Image Source Old and Cold

Remove the Doors 

Have an old, tired wardrobe? Ever thought of removing the doors? This is a great way to create the illusion of more space whilst also making a fake 'walk in wardrobe' - what more could you want? 

Image Source Stylizimo

Image Source Stylizimo


When up-cycling, revamping or just breathing fresh air into your furniture, the paintbrush is your friend. A fresh coat of paint always does wonders, don't over think it and you can create something fab! Just look at this side board, love, love, love it! 

Image Source Samantha Pattillo 

Now go get creative! I hope these pictures have given you some inspiration...I'd love to see your before and after pictures of your new furniture! Please feel free to comment below, visit my website www.sophiehowarddesign.co.uk or follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings 

Much love, 



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