Monthly Archives: August 2015

England Furniture Reviews: DIY Wall Décor

Wall décor can be the hardest thing to look for and find, and when you find the perfect piece it can be really expensive. The next best thing to buying your perfect piece is making your perfect piece! Do it yourself wall décor can be easy and inexpensive. Here are a few pieces you can make today.

Patterned Canvas – If you want to give your living room that pop of color you can easily make a patterned canvas. All you need is a piece of plywood and your favorite fabric to go with your living room style. You can either leave the plywood as one piece or cut it into three separate pieces. Once your plywood is ready you’re going to take your fabric and drape it over one side. Take a staple gun and staple along that one side, you’re going to do this to all the sides but make sure you pull the fabric tightly. This should give you beautiful “canvas’” to hang on your wall.

Pallet Quote – If you have some old wood pallets lying around you could use them as wall décor as well. Just paint over the wood with your favorite color, let it dry. Once your paint is dry you can use some stencils to paint the quote you want on the pallet. Let it dry for a day and you’re all set to hang your new art piece.  Check out this one great example from the blog, Life as a Losey

wooden pallet sign with quote "home is wherever i'm with you" LARGE

Source: Life as a Losey

Mirror Frame – A great must-have piece in your living room is a mirror. An alternative to going out and buying an expensive already made mirror, is making it yourself. For this project, you’re going to need to buy some paint, a mirror, and a wood frame. You simply paint the wood and secure your mirror to the frame. Now you have another accent piece which will make your living room look elegant.

Hang your DIY décor pieces over your England Furniture sofa and give your living room a POP!

 

 

England Furniture Reviews: Out With the Old And In With the New

Are you planning to buy yourself some new furniture soon? If you are, you may be selling your old pieces and that can be hard sometimes. You’ve become so attached to them and you can’t see perfectly good furniture go for less than what you feel its worth.

england-furniture-selling-old-furniture

England Furniture is here to help you get a bang for your buck!  First thing make sure your furniture is clean before you start to take pictures. The pictures you post for selling is key. Make sure your surrounding area is clean and your furniture items are the main focus.

Second, price appropriately. If your furniture has a big stain or tear accept that you won’t get much for them. While they may still hold a great amount of sentimental value to you have to think of yourself as a buyer as well.  Would you spend a lot of money for a furniture item with a rip or stain?

Third, decide where you want to place your ad. With so many yard sale sites you can post multiple ads to see where you get the most. Also don’t feel like there isn’t going to be any haggling, you and your buyer will need to negotiate a price that works for both.

Once your old furniture items are sold visit England Furniture online.  We can help find you something new that will fit beautifully into your home and work with your family’s lifestyle and aesthetics senses.