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Creative Ways to use Furniture

by Shelly Summer Hudson 08/11/2019

Have you ever discovered you needed a piece of furniture that you can't readily find or your space requirements leave you with limited choices? Options still exist, and they can be a perfect match not only for your space but for your style as well.

First, identify what you need

Measure the available spot and height. Then, have in mind the type of furniture that you need there. A multi-purpose function is critical if space is an issue. For example, find a small chest of drawers to stand that TV on so that there is extra storage underneath. Knowing what you need is essential since with a couple of strategic steps you could create it, but only if you first determine what the result should be. 

Then, figure out from where the furniture will come 

Some great places to find pieces are thrift stores and garage sales. The furniture will not look the same when you finish, so view it with your creative mind's eye. When shopping for your furniture, it does not have to meet the exact dimensions if you can make adjustments once you bring it home. For example, if you need an end/bedside table for a daybed, but it is hard to find one tall enough, find something that you can work with and change the legs to give it the correct height. 

Next, bring it home

It doesn’t quite work yet. It still needs adjustments and probably is not the correct style. Having it already home gives you the ability to see how it fits into the room. Once you have it in its space, you can check that it is suitable, decide the exact corrections that you need to make, and figure out which color selection you will settle on. Take lighting and other colors of the room into consideration. Determine if this piece will match existing colors or be a splash-of-color accent piece.Here is where style becomes a reality.

Finish it up

You can now create the vision that you identified before shopping. One of the simplest ways to change the look of something is with paint. Depending on the style that you are going for the furniture can have one color, marbled coloring, or if you’re a little brave, a design. The option also exists to re-stain it if you happened to have found a wooden piece that you like but has the wrong wood tone. If the sound of marbling is intriguing, take the article outside. Paint the base color as a solid, then water down the second color and lightly paint over the first or dip the brush in and splash it onto the piece until you achieve a design that you like. 

Have fun! 

Think beyond the furniture store! Have fun filling the spaces in your home and making memories in the process. Your handiwork will not only fulfill your furniture need but will become a conversation piece you should be proud of for years to come.

About the Author
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Shelly Summer Hudson

 My name is Shelly Hudson, I own/operate Hudson Homes and Properties with EXIT Real Estate Solutions. As a Realtor I bring extensive knowledge of the Real Estate Market, Interior Design and Vision to my career. I work in Middle Tennessee and surrounding counties.   My clients are important to me!!  You, as my client, means much more than a real estate transaction, it's about YOUR life and YOUR dreams.  

I was born in Nashville, TN.  Shortly after my family moved to Florence, AL only to return to Nashville 7 years later.  Having lived in Nashville now for over 30 years it is my "Home sweet Home".   I have many hobbies but among my favorite are traveling, football, golf, hunting, home remodeling and spending time with my family.

My education and training, in harmony with years of experience purchasing,owning and selling investment property allow me to excel at every level of the real estate transaction.  I am known by clients, customers and colleagues for drive, tenacity, perseverance and honesty.  Having a quick response time to each client's needs and concerns is also extremely important to me. I LOVE what I do for a living and consider it a privilege to help others navigate through one of the biggest endeavors of their life. Buying or Selling,I want to be there every step of the way for my clients.  Investment of Heart to each of my clients, that is my mission.

EXIT Real Estate Solutions - Hudson Homes and Properties utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations.   Taking a different approach to Real Estate, I have earned the respect of colleagues and clients for my exceptional results. I have built my career on personal touches and positive results.  I am here for my clients from marketing and selling residential/income homes and land, to representing clients in new home construction. Serving the real estate needs of my clients and customers with commitment and integrity.