How you can revive that old furniture
August 25, 2014
No matter how much we like it our furniture is going to eventually fade and become less attractive over the years. We also buy furniture second hand some of these furniture pieces can look pretty bad. However just because it looks bad don’t give on any piece of furniture. There are ways to restore furniture and make it look brand new or at the very least much more attractive than when you originally bought the piece. Restoring furniture can be tricky and it also depends on the type of material or surface that is being restored.
Wood furniture is probably one of the easiest pieces to fix and restore back to a beautiful and charming state. Wood furniture can be re stained, glossed and even have minor nicks and scrapes repaired if you know the right materials to get. This can be a simple matter and won’t cost you a lot. The greatest thing is its simple and it’s not time consuming. Depending on the part of the piece you are restoring and how bad it is you can normally find everything you need in a home improvement store to suit your budget as well.
Furniture legs are one of the most abused pieces on furniture simply because it is the bottom of the piece and take more wear and tear from moving the furniture from place to place. People often don’t think about this but if one part of the furniture looks bad it can throw the whole piece off especially if you are trying to sell used furniture. Many people wouldn’t think that the stand or legs to the pieces would make a difference but believe me it does and it can completely deter a buyer from that one little chip scrape or look.
Repairing upholstery on t=furniture is be far probably the hardest and most time consuming. You have to pick the colors and the style that best suits your needs and then there is the measuring and last but not least the sewing. When sewing anything you have to be care because a lot of people look at the stitching on the furniture they are purchasing even if it is just second hand. Reupholstering your furniture can also give your home great detail and make it look a better with a lot more appeal to the inside of the house.
When repairing or restoring any piece of furniture be sure to ask or search what materials are best suited for the job that you are taking on. Colors and accuracy of the materials are also a vital part in furniture restoration. Now of course there are those who would just rather pay to have someone else do the work and that is fine. There are so many great and qualified companies out there that specialize in furniture restoration. Like any business you think about hiring make sure to ask for pictures of previously restored furniture and check customer reviews as well.