Right-Sizing Part 3: Repurpose Your Favorite Items for Your New Home

Categories: Blog, Right-Sizing, Uncategorized | Posted: October 30, 2018

We all know the phrase out with the old, in with the new, but when it comes to right-sizing your life at Cornerstone Homes, we say keep the old and make it new…


When you’re ready to leave home repairs and yard work behind for good, a maintenance-free, easy-living Cornerstone home is waiting with open arms. But before you dive into the fun, social, and leisurely lifestyle that awaits here, make sure to repurpose your favorite furniture the right way.


Decluttering and getting rid of stuff makes life easier, but you don’t have to say goodbye to absolutely everything. In fact, many of your favorite pieces can feel brand new with the right touch, so you can avoid unnecessary purchases while maintaining a bit of your favorite pieces in your new one.


Reupholster Furniture

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Even with a worn appearance, there’s nothing like the comfort of your favorite chair. Brighten up a timeless staple with beautiful, fresh fabric to give it pops of life. Not to mention, new pillows are always a great way to make an old chair or couch feel updated.


Stools as End Tables

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Versatile and stylish, repurposing any kind of stool is always fun. Use extra stools as end tables in your living room or bedrooms for a trendy and cozy aesthetic. Give your stools a makeover with a new paint color, wrap them with string lights, and get creative with your accessories. 


Repurpose Coffee Table for Outdoor Living

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If you’re buying a nice, new piece of furniture for the centerpiece of your new living room, place your current coffee table in your Cornerstone courtyard or patio! Create a warm and welcoming spot with chairs and seasonal decor for entertaining, as well as to enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings.

A Fresh Coat for Your Dresser

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 If you are ready for new bedroom furniture for your new luxurious owner’s suite, give your current dresser a makeover with a fresh coat of paint in a trendy color or pattern. Repurpose your previous dining room’s chandelier by hanging over your bed to give a touch of elegance in your bedroom, and find some stylish bed linens to match. Your new owner’s suite or guest room will feel comfy, cozy, and stylish as ever.


Dining Room Revamp


Your dining room set has been through it all, from birthday parties to holiday gatherings to simple weeknight dinners. If your table and chairs feel a bit outdated,  you don’t have to let them go just yet! Paint your table and chairs and add new placemats and table settings.  Or, start using your china and silverware every day. Why not enjoy it!!  These small updates can make a big impact in your new dining room.  



Remember, our Concierge team members are here to help you sell or donate your unwanted items, and help you think about how you can repurpose your favorite furniture. We can even help you place your furniture (old and new) in your new home. The goal of the Concierge Program is to help you every step of the way, and our mission is to improve the lives of those 55+ and better, and this is the first step. This process not only makes right-sizing easier, but it also clears your mind and puts you on the right track to a relaxing, leisurely, and comfortable lifestyle.


It’s the beginning of a new milestone.   Bring your treasured items with you and breath new life into some of them.  And, now is the time to spring for a few new pieces, maybe artwork too!   Blending the old with the new is a new chapter. While some of your items may have to go, many of them can make the journey with you (with a little alteration!) Make your furniture more useful than ever before and watch your new Cornerstone home bloom with positivity. Your best life is out there, and it can start right now!




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