It may require focusing on secondhand things but our B&Q, Wickes and Amazon voucher codes can still help you save money if you want to embark on a bit of beginners’ upcycling. Yes, giving new life to old furniture is now the hot trend in interiors and the beauty of it is that anyone can have a go with a minimum outlay. Here’s our quick guide on how to get started along with a few online savings that will help you along the way…
1) Choose Your Item of Furniture
We don’t mean the specific item of furniture (more on that in a bit), but more the type of piece you want to turn your hand too initially. A chest of drawers or bedside table is an ideal starting point because not only are there plenty of reasonably priced secondhand options, but they’re sturdy and not to fiddly.
2) Find that Furniture
There are so many options available, but probably the most fun one is a car boot sale. You can also try larger branches of charity shops, secondhand furniture warehouses, and internet sites such as Gumtree and FreeCycle.
3) Prepare For Less With Wickes Voucher Codes
There are a lot of chalk paints available that don’t necessarily require you to sand surfaces first, but for a better finish, it’s always worth doing this. Our Wickes voucher codes are suitable for all basic and more advanced DIY requirements, and with the current Wickes coupon code that gets you access to all their latest offers when you sign up to their newsletter, you can get even better prices. For those sandpapering needs, how about stocking up with the Wickes General Purpose Assorted 25 Pack for £8.99?
4) Painting Your Furniture While Saving Money With B&Q Promo Codes
Choosing your finish is probably the best part of the process, but don’t forget to prime with an undercoat first. Once you’ve gotten this slightly less interesting bit out of the way, you can head on over to our B&Q voucher codes page and use the B&Q discount voucher that gets you free delivery to order your lovely paint. In fact, B&Q have the perfect offer for you right now – you can purchase Rust-Oleum Furniture Paints for just £10 each (were £14) and they come in a fabulous selection of classy colours.
5) Time To Start Sanding it Down
Yes, sanding again! But this time it’s to give your chest of drawers that slightly aged look – pay extra attention to the bits which will see the most wear and tear such as the edges of the drawers and the corners.
6) Save Money On Attaching the Handles With Amazon Promotional Codes
Whether you’ve kept the originals or have bought new ones, you’ll need a screwdriver or two if you want to complete this task and continue with your new upcycling hobby. Our comprehensive list of Amazon promotional codes can help, particularly the Amazon voucher code that saves you up to 70% on selected items – take a look at their tool offers and invest in a Precision 6 Piece Torx Star Screwdriver Set (was £4.99, now £2.43), or more something more advanced, a VanHaus 3.6V Cordless Li-Ion 102 Piece Screwdriver with 2 Year Warranty (was £29.99, now £18.99).
Upcycling can open up a whole new world of interior design and make your home look truly unique, so why not get a helping hand with our B&Q, Wickes and Amazon voucher codes?
By Anna Scott, 20th January 2016