Would you like to give your living room or bedroom a breath of fresh air? Choose vintage style furniture! The stylish antique-look furniture can create a cozy and romantic atmosphere in any room, and is also currently in fashion. As they also cost a lot of money, we show a better idea in this article, namely how to make vintage furniture yourself and how to decorate it beautifully with simple means! The task is actually a lot easier than it might seem at first glance, and you’d be guaranteed to enjoy it. Let yourself be inspired!

Making vintage furniture yourself: modern interior design ideas in shabby style







Making vintage furniture yourself is a creative idea for your free time that would bring you a lot of positive emotions! You do not need any special craftsmanship – you just have to pick the piece of furniture that you want to “restore” (or possibly buy from the flea market) and opt for a particular technique. The materials you need are not expensive and can be found in any hobby shop or hardware store. The result is certainly worth it, because the furniture in a retro look radiates warmth and comfort and would give you the feeling as if you were in your grandmother’s house. They could either decide on the whole decor in the vintage style, or spice up just a few pieces of furniture and skillfully put them into the scene as an accent. We hope you enjoy our suggestions, and hope you enjoy reading!

Make and decorate vintage furniture yourself

Bevor Sie das gewählte Möbelstück beliebig dekorieren, sollten Sie es gut vorbereiten und reinigen. Machen Sie das am besten mit einem feuchtem Tuch und speziellem Reinigungsmittel für Holz oder Brennspiritus. Lassen Sie das Holz völlig austrocknen und schleifen Sie es mit feinem Schleifpapier leicht an, um die Oberfläche wieder schön und glatt zu machen. Bei Holzarten wie Kiefer, Eiche und Mahagoni ist es empfehlenswert auch passende Grundierung aufzutragen. Einen tollen Antik-Look würden Sie dem Möbelstück verleihen, wenn Sie es in Kreidefarbe nach Ihrer Wahl anstreichen. Danach sollten Sie das Holz für mindestens 8 Stunden austrocknen lassen. Den gewünschten Vintage Effekt bekommen Sie, indem Sie die Kanten, Ecken und Flächen mit feinem Schleifpapier bearbeiten. Wenn Sie mit dem Ergebnis schon zufrieden sind, streichen Sie das Möbelstück mit Klarlack, Schutzanstrich oder versiegeln Sie es mit etwas Wachs. Schon fertig! Statt Kreidefarbe könnten Sie Türen- oder Fensterlasur in beliebiger Farbe verwenden.

Decorate retro furniture with decoupage technique

An even simpler alternative that you can use to decorate vintage furniture yourself is the decoupage technique. This will decorate the furniture with beautiful patterns according to your preferences, and in the end they will get a great, romantic vintage look (see the photos above to see for yourself). For decoupage you can use different stickers, stickers and even napkins or wallpaper. The patterns should simply be glued to the cleaned surface of the piece of furniture and then a layer of clear coat applied to it. The specific thing about decoupage is that the images are not cut out, but carefully ripped with your fingers, so that no clear outlines are visible.

Shabby Chic furniture make with candle wax

Another great idea is to use candle wax. You will also need two acrylic paints – one darker (for example, dark brown or cream) and one lighter (white, pale yellow). First you should clean the furniture and apply a primer. Then paint it in the darker shade and wait until the paint dries out completely. Use candle wax to rub specific areas, such as all edges, ornaments and handles. Apply the lighter color to it, and if it is already dry, remove the wax with steel wool. So you get a subtle retro effect, which would make the “restored” pieces of furniture to ecten eye-catcher.

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