Alt-tag: An old wooden dresser
There are pieces of furniture in our homes that are far too valuable for us to throw away or sell for a measly price to an ignorant antique shop owner. Let’s say you’ve got a chair or another family heirloom that fits the description above perfectly. It has been an essential part of the living room for decades now. Wondering how to renew it? Say no more. In this article, we’ll show you some tips for restoring old furniture. Your chair or whatever it is you want to restore will soon be good as new!
Have it properly cleaned
Before you proudly start sporting your home-renovating clothes and show off your sandpaper supplies, it might be a good idea to take a piece of cloth and give the piece of furniture you’re planning to restore a nice big scrub! You’re free to use a sponge, warm water, and a bit of vegetable-based oil soap. Also, use a toothbrush to clean delicate spots. Some folks note that baking soda is perfect (and pretty safe) for cleaning old furniture. After you’re done with thoroughly cleansing your family heirloom, you might realize it doesn’t need repairing at all. Years and years of dirt and dust have made you believe differently!
Caption: Use an old toothbrush to clean delicate spots on the piece of furniture you’re planning to restore.
Alt-tag: Three toothbrushes
Replace unrepairable parts
You might find some parts of your furniture unrepairable. In that case, you’ll need to have them replaced. You can either find identical parts at an antique shop or hire professionals to make you a custom-made piece.
Bonus tip: Dealing with old furniture when moving
You can imagine most folks start to think about their old furniture when the relocation date gets close. Some even throw their family history in the garbage can. Whatever you do – avoid doing that. There are plenty of other ways to deal with it. Even if you don’t want to take it to your new home, you can still organize a yard sale or donate it. Allow your soon-to-be ex-furniture to continue being a part of someone’s home.
Caption: Whatever you do – don’t let your furniture end up like this. Organize a yard sale or donate!
Alt-tag: An abandoned armchair
Although it would’ve been a title more suitable for the first paragraph, it really doesn’t matter. Your safety matters! When restoring old furniture, small particles are bound to jump up and down around your face. We can guess you’re pretty tired of wearing a mask, but it’s highly recommended that you wear it while refurbishing your old household inventory. You won’t have to breathe in all the toxic vapor coming from the paint can. Also, a pair of safety goggles is a must. Imagine a small piece of sharp wood going straight into your eye! You probably want to avoid that.
A quick goodbye
That’s all, folks! These were some of the tips for restoring old furniture. With a bit of luck, your old furniture will get the fresh start it most certainly deserves!
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