Just what can you do with an old dining set? Well, that really depends on its condition and style. Whether you’re empty nesters downsizing to a smaller home or are replacing it, an old dining set isn’t exactly a high-demand item. So, you’ll have only a full options at your disposal. The good news is you aren’t stuck with it for good and you might even discover a way to put it to use in its current incarnation or another.
Things You can Do with an Old Dining Set
One of the biggest challenges to dealing with old furniture (practically of any kind or style) is that it’s often out-of-date. And that means it’s usually a largely unwanted item. Now, if it’s a true antique, it could have some value or even substantial value. If this is the case, you might be able to cash in and put a little money in your pocket. Unlike dealing with an old futon sofa, dealing with an old dining set doesn’t pose as many challenges.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot to own a table that suits your fancy. Stores like Target and IKEA have furniture that’s on-trend and affordable enough to buy without guilt. This isn’t just a fun way to experiment with a look or color (firehouse red, anyone?). It also allows you to buy new, inexpensive tables more often—or save up until you can buy a more expensive, permanent installation. —HGTV.com
The first thing to do (if you have reason to believe it’s an antique) is to conduct a quick internet search. If it isn’t an antique of value, perhaps it is of good use to someone else. For instance, there are historical societies which might treasure such a set. It could be a great donation for a museum or could be sold as set props for film product. But, most likely, it’s not worth much. So, here are some things you can do with an old dining set:
- Refinish it for new life. An old wood dining set is rife for a makeover, if it’s still in usable condition. Look for inspiration on social media and other sources and you can transform it into an entirely new set with plenty of life to enjoy for years to come.
- Put it in a rental property. Do you have a rental property? Perhaps a cabin or condo? Whatever the case, if you own another property, you can put that old dining set in it. Or, you might consider placing it in a pool cabana or elsewhere to get it out of the house.
- Host a garage or yard sale. Take that old dining set and all your other unwanted stuff, bundle it all together to host a yard or garage sale. Price it all to sell so you don’t wind up doing all that work for nothing.
- Put it in a consignment store. If the dining set is in good, usable condition and you don’t want to go through the hassle of trying to sell it online or hosting a garage sale, you can always try a consignment shop. For a fee, the shop will sell it and you’ll get some cash in return.
If you need any sort of furniture removal, all you need to do is phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We come right out to wherever you want and we’ll do furniture removal, as well as anything else you might need done.